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You Deserve Some Lovin’ Too, So Try Out These Masturbation Positions

ICYMI, you don’t need a partner to try out some new positions in the bedroom. Sometimes, all you need is a comfy bed, a lock on your door (roommate life, amirite?), and your favorite sex toy. So if you’re in the mood for a little me-time, then get ready to try out these solo sex positions. Spoiler alert: You won’t regret it. Like, at all.

While Valentine’s Day is typically aligned with relationships — romantic and platonic — that doesn’t mean you can’t set aside some time for self-love! And I’m not talking about journaling with a face mask on. While indulging in self-care can be a great way to put yourself first, did you know that masturbation has some serious health benefits? From boosting your mood to relaxing your body, solo sex is one of my favorite forms of self-care. Additionally, switching up the positions in which you masturbate can allow you to explore your body even more. It’s a great way to find out what you like, what you don’t like, and what really turns you on.

No date on V-Day? No problem. Skip the dinner reservations, slip into your favorite jammies, and make sure your vibrator is charged. This Valentine’s season, these solo sex positions will give you all of the loving you could ever need. Who needs a mediocre one-night stand when you have yourself?

Solo Snake

This position is one of my all-time favorites. All you need to do is lay on your stomach with your hips raised. From there, take your favorite vibrating toy, or just your fingers, and grind to stimulate your clitoris.

Lone cowgirl

There’s no need for a partner to try out a little cowgirl action. Kneeling on your bed, position a pillow, mountable vibrator, and any other sex toy underneath you. From here, you can stabilize yourself on the wall or headboard as you grind for maximum pleasure. Yee-haw!


This one is for the showerhead stans out there (IYKYK). This position is perfect if you’re looking to kill two birds with one stone and spice up your relaxing bath. Simply position yourself under the faucet or grab your detachable showerhead and use the force of the water to stimulate your clitoris. If you’re looking for an easier angle, consider rush-ordering a WaterSlyde. (Take it from me, it’s so worth it.)

Solo Spoon

This position is comfy, intimate, and feels so good. To try, lay on your side with your legs together. You can either stimulate your clitoris with your fingers or introduce your favorite toy. No matter what you choose, this position is a comfortable way to explore your body all on your own.

Lone Doggy

Finally, this position is for the doggy fans out there. Start by getting in the standard doggy position (on your hands and knees) and use one hand to stimulate your clitoris with your fingers or a sex toy. For a penetrative experience, consider using a dildo, or your fingers, to pleasure yourself as well. There are no rules here!

Solo sex is a great way to get to know your body, and your kinks, more intimately. So, feel free to include more than one toy, or no toys at all! Remember that masturbation is all about you — so use this V-Day to love yourself a little bit more… if you know what I mean.

julianna (she/her) is an associate editor at her campus where she oversees the wellness vertical and all things sex and relationships, wellness, mental health, astrology, and gen-z. during her undergraduate career at chapman university, julianna's work appeared in as if magazine and taylor magazine. additionally, her work as a screenwriter has been recognized and awarded at film festivals worldwide. when she's not writing burning hot takes and spilling way too much about her personal life online, you can find julianna anywhere books, beers, and bands are.