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Does masturbating before sex affect your performance?

Solo-sex may make you last longer, but there’s no way to confirm this.

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Masturbation.

(Zumi)

Solo-sex is a pleasant and safe way to learn about your body, practice self-love, and get a better sense of what turns you on.

However, there’s no clear evidence that masturbating before sex has any negative or positive effect on how you perform or get off during the act.

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Some people believe masturbating before partner sex gets the buildup out of the way, basically releasing any built up sexual tension that could make you climax quickly. Others may encounter a shift in hormone levels that slow down their sex drive, as well as the time it takes to orgasm.

This fluctuation can also affect your body’s ability to self-lubricate. Vaginal intercourse won’t be comfortable for you or your partner if there isn’t enough lubrication, natural or otherwise.

Everyone experiences a recovery phase after climax. Orgasm occurs when your body reaches its limit for sexual stimulation. Stimulation past this point can be uncomfortable.

Your body stops responding to stimulation during the refractory period to prevent discomfort and allow your body to return to its natural state.

Furthermore, many people find it arousing to see how their partner gets off behind closed doors. In fact, mutual masturbation is a great way to see what gets your partner hot and discover what you can do to further satisfy their desires.

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If you have difficulty climaxing during sex, using your own hand or your favourite toy can bring you closer to climax or send you over the edge entirely.

Listen to your body. If you want to masturbate before sex, go for it. If you don’t, don’t. There’s no right or wrong way to go about it.

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