A guide to finger-play by Carlyle Jansen, author of Sex Yourself: The Woman’s Guide To Mastering Masturbation And Achieving Powerful Orgasms carlylejansen.com).
BASIC: Gently tap your vulva with a finger. Observe with different speeds. PRO: Fold a string of plastic beads against the clitoris and tap very gently. See how your body reacts to the texture of the beads.
BASIC: Let each hand rest against a thigh, with your thumbs above the pubic mound. Move your hands together and allow the outer and inner labia to get ‘squished’ between your hands. Move them up and down slightly, massaging the tissue. PRO: For more intensity, you can alternatively replace one hand with a vibrator, ideally one with different speed patterns.
FIGURE OF EIGHT
BASIC: With a well-lubed finger, trace a figure of eight around your clitoris, across the inner labia and around the vaginal opening. PRO: Mix up the speed – slower or faster, larger or smaller. Try using a vibrator to trace the pattern.
BASIC: Point a well-lubed index finger downwards, and run it back and forth over your clitoris like a windscreen wiper for at least one minute. PRO: Change your finger position so that it’s pointing sideways, or you can replace your finger with the showerhead.