Masturbation Meditation: Reclaiming pleasure, connection, and a sense of home in my body

By J.C. Peters

Trigger warning: Sexual assault mention


Masturbation! It’s the safest form of sex and a pleasure practice we all have (quite literally) at our fingertips. It can also be a really powerful form of meditation that can help us process powerful emotions and move stress through our bodies.


I started to use masturbation as a form of meditation when I was in the process of healing from a sexual assault. I wanted a way to come back to sexual pleasure and enjoyment without involving anything as scary as another human being. Masturbation meditation was one of several tools that really helped me in my recovery, but now I use it all the time to connect with my body and generally to help me feel my feelings.