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Less than one in three men regularly use sex toys for masturbation, research shows

Research by Arcwave shows that for many men, experimenting with masturbation is still something of a taboo.

2021-07-23

In partnership with Arcwave

Did you know the average man masturbates 154 times a year? That works out to roughly 2.96 times a week. We’re not quite sure who’s only going 96% of the way, but each to their own.

Arcwave, the creators of the Arcwave Ion – a new sex toy that promises “female orgasms for men” – have been doing some research and found that 26% of men say they’ve had an orgasm lasting between four and six seconds, while only 18% have had one last between eight or nine seconds.

They also found that, currently, less than a third of men use sex toys on a regular basis for masturbation. Putting two and two together, it seems like a lot of men could be benefitting from the use of something like the Arcwave Ion.

“It is an important part of self-discovery and self-care”

But for many, masturbation is still seen as something of a taboo subject, which psychologist and sex therapist Dr. Christopher Ryan Jones says is “surprising”.

He adds: “Masturbation is not something reserved for those who are lonely or don’t have a partner. It is an important part of self-discovery and self-care and has so many benefits,” which he says can be of use to you and any partners.

We’re all aware of the benefits of masturbation – reduced anxiety, greater levels of endorphins, you can sleep better, and generally a greater sense of satisfaction.

Picking up on some of those benefits, Dr. Gilbert Bou Jaoudé, a medical director and sexologist, says, “studies also show that repeated ejaculations can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer,” and that myths such as masturbation leading to addiction are unfounded, as are those that it leads to infertility, loss of mental capacity and deafness.

Taking all this into consideration, Arcwave thinks their Arcwave Ion is the key to empowering men and getting us all to enjoy masturbation much, much more. And just because we can all be a bit freer now, as we emerge from seemingly endless lockdowns and restrictions, it doesn’t mean we have to give up on self-love and pleasure.

The Arcwave Ion uses arced airwaves to stimulate nerve endings in the frenulum (the tip of the penis to you and me) similar to products of the female sex toy brand Womanizer.

The pulsating airwaves rapidly and lightly stimulate these nerve endings, resulting in an orgasm unlike any other. Previous research by Arcwave shows that around 70% of men said they experienced a more intense climax with words like "explosive" and "overwhelming" being used. I'll have what he's having!

The Ion takes its users on a unique rollercoaster ride that matches the female orgasm in its varied build-up, waves of sensation, and powerful release.

Made of soft, stretchy silicone the Arcwave Ion is suitable for anyone and any penis; circumcised or not. The silicone also makes it a durable and hygienic product that’s easy to clean and maintain.

Arcwave Ion retails at £169 and can be purchased at Arcwave. Watch a review and unboxing for the Arcwave Ion below: