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How to Masturbate with Acrylics

(S)expert-approved tips for solo and partnered pleasure.

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As much as we complain about getting our nails done as femmes, nothing beats those long custom nail sets that leave us “sat” for hours on end — after the hours of ideating concepts via Pinterest. However, if you’re an avid lover of solo sex or kinky partner play, you’ve definitely run into the issue of pleasure disrupted by that same complex set that eats.

To help you navigate this, here are our top (S)expert-approved tips, for the baes with long nails.

How to avoid scratching yourself:

1. Keep your nails clean and trimmed to avoid hardware, for example, pierced clit nails from scraping the inside of your vaginal canal. This also applies to hang nails and lifted corners of nail sets. sets with extra hardware and fire details make for aesthetic value but internally, open a world of bacteria and other elements you just don’t want inside of you. No longer can you stretch or delay those nail appointments until next week – you need to be on top of this.
Ironically, mastering the art of fingering involves mastering the art of our least favorite chore: cleaning.

Clean your acrylics with a bristled brush like a toothbrush daily, for example, when washing your hands or showering. This involves cleaning your nail beds, underneath your fingernails and even the hardware.

2. Use simple, but powerful sex toys. A great option is Dame Products’ Dip sex toy which has a simple design that leaves less room for error like accidentally scraping yourself while hitting your G-Spot. Another great option is clit massagers that keep touch with your vulva at a minimum. Also, LELO’s Gigi 2 is great for direct G-Spot stimulation. Check out our (S)expert-approved clit suckers here.

3. Admittedly a very unsexy option: condoms. Wrapping your fingers in condoms will add an extra layer of protection if your nails scrape you.

4. Lube is your bestie. Truthfully, whether or not you have longer nails, lubricants are a great method for enhancing sensitivity and stimulation.

How to position your fingers:

Contrary to what your vulva may like, fingering with acrylics requires that you don’t aggressively pleasure yourself. One finger at a time is best —  no matter how hot and heavy your pleasure session gets — as your nails can break your nail inside of yourself or like above, scratch yourself.

Sex positions and pleasure:

The best styles of pleasure for solo sex are tapping sex toys and erogenous zones, as listed above. Clitoral suction toys will be your bestie as you don’t have to worry about snapping off an acrylic inside you or your mate. Stimulating erogenous zones such as the nape of your neck, nipples and feet — for the baes with foot fetishes — is a safer mode of pleasure that doesn’t risk breaking nails.

Lastly, for couples, mutual masturbation may be helpful if new to acrylics. For example, queer baes who enjoy the bad b-tch feel of longer nails. Enjoy watching each other as you stimulate your own erogenous zones.

In other news, Madelyn Cline and Dove Cameron spark dating rumors at Paris Fashion Week.

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