Did you know that masturbation can improve your body image? Or that men who use sex toys make more satisfying lovers? I sat down with sex therapist, Dr. Chris Donaghue, to discuss everything that self love and sex toys have to offer. Watch the video here! By Karley Sciortino
This post was created in partnership with TENGA.
Look, I love jerking-off as much as the next guy, but I didn’t realize I could talk about it passionately for a full hour. (Honestly, I’m impressed with myself). Last week, I sat down with Dr. Chris Donaghue, a licensed sex therapist and TENGA ambassador, to talk about the benefits of self-pleasure, and we went deep. I learned so much from our convo. Mainly, I blabbed about my own sex and masturbation stories, and then Dr. Chris came in with actual facts. Honestly, it made me want to see a sex therapist :)
Here’s what we discussed:
- How masturbation can help improve your body image.
- How Americans compares with the rest of the world in the bedroom.
- Why men who use sex toys are more satisfying lovers.
- The importance of open communication in relationships (especially when it comes to sex)
- How and why sex toys can create a stronger connection with your partner.
- Masculinity, and its link to the stigma against men using sex toys.
- Why men who “feel more” have better relationships with their partners.
And SO much more. Our conversation was inspired by the TENGA 2018 Global Self-Pleasure Report (conducted by sexual health and wellness company TENGA). TENGA questioned 13,000 people between the ages of 18 and 74, across 18 countries, to find out how masculine stereotypes affect men. Data from TENGA’s report shows that men all over the world (and 41% of American men) feel pressured to act “manly” based on outdated masculine norms, and that there is a direct link between how men contend with their masculinity and how fulfilling their relationships and sex lives are.
According to TENGA’s study, Americans who have used sex toys report being more satisfied with their sex life in general. Also—and this is the real kicker—men who are more comfortable with their emotions tend to be happier, have a better relationship and sex life, more confidence, and better overall health. See! It’s official: nothing beats dating a guy with feelings :)
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