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Flying solo Ask Dr Angela: Masturbating is now boring after 18 months of no sex

"I enjoyed masturbating, but after a few months, it got boring and now it's a joyless routine"

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Make self love more exciting by changing technique.

Make self love more exciting by changing technique.

Make self love more exciting by changing technique.

Open-minded and practical, Dr Angela Brokmann has answered the nation's sex problems for 18 years. Here, she answers your dilemmas.

Dear Angela: It's been 18 months since I (31) last slept with a guy. I've been single all that time, and the only sex I had was by my own hand.

I enjoyed masturbating, but after a few months, it got boring and now it's a joyless routine. I used to get really intense orgasms, but now my orgasms are kind of weak and unsatisfying.

I still touch myself every day, sometimes twice, but the fun has gone out of it. Is there anything I can do to make masturbation exciting again?

Answer: If you masturbate daily it tends to leave you less satisfied than before. As a first step, try taking a break for a few days - it will work wonders for your sensitivity. To make the feeling more intense again, change your technique. If you usually touch yourself with your right hand, for example, use the left one for a change; it will make your own touch feel completely different.

There are many other little tricks you can try. Use a lubricant, experiment with dildos, vibrators and other sex toys.

Erotic fantasies help as well. Remember steamy sex encounters from your past, replay sexy movie scenes in your mind or fantasise about your dream man - play around to see what works for you when going solo.

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  • Dr Angela Brokmann dr.angela@sundayworld.com

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