1. Play with the water temperature
Ever heard of temperature play? Try it in the shower. “Run a warm shower, and press your frontside against the cold wall while touching yourself,” says O'Reilly. “Let your clitoris respond to the sensations of the cool wall and the hot water in succession.”
2. Get your grind on
“Sit back against the side of the tub, and slather your hand in a silicone lube like Astroglide X Silicone Liquid,” suggests O'Reilly. “Use a little more than you normally would, as you don't have to worry about the mess. Press all five fingers along the length of your lips, and pull up an inch or two before sliding back down. Press against your hand with your hips, allowing your fingers to increase the speed of grinding as your arousal heightens.”
3. Invest in a suction dildo
This is a shower toy that has a suction cup on the back of it that you can attach to the wall or the surface of the tub. “You can adjust the angle, height, and, of course, the rhythm and depth to suit your needs,” says O'Reilly. Try the Lifelike Vibrating Lover Classic Realistic Dildo Vibrator 8 Inch ($49.95) for added electronic fun.
4. Two words: waterproof vibrator
Speaking of toys you can take in the shower, O'Reilly recommends the We-Vibe Touch ($129.95), which has a wide, flat surface that’s great for getting you all hot and bothered.
5. Try the “thumbs up”
“Slather your thumb in silicone lube, and twirl it inside of you as the water streams down over your nipples and clitoris,” says O'Reilly. “The shallow penetration may be exactly what your body needs to take it over the top.”
6. Read a sexy story
No, you can’t take your laptop in the shower with you, but you can go old school with your erotica. “Print out a sexy story, or grab a hot book before you hop into the shower,” says O'Reilly (you can hold it just outside the shower). “When the mood strikes you, you can drop the book and get yourself off using your fingers and fantasy alone.”
7. Do your kegels
O'Reilly says some women find that simply contracting their pelvic floor muscles for a minute or two gets them all riled up on account of the increased circulation to your lady parts. “If you find your body getting turned on by this sexercise routine, let your mind follow suit as it wanders into an escapist fantasy,” she says.
8. Take a seat
Just like during sex, it helps to change positions. While some women find that standing is a fun way to mix it up, you may have more luck orgasming from a more relaxed, seated position. Try sitting on the base of the bath or on the side of the tub. Hey, there’s no wrong way to masturbate!
9. Turn the lights down low
It helps to ~set the mood~ whether you’re having traditional sex or masturbating, and the same is true for shower masturbation. If your bathroom has those not-so-sexy overhead lights, try lighting a few candles or only turning on one light for a little more romance. You deserve it.
10. Try taking a bath
The only thing hotter than shower masturbation? Bath masturbation. If you’re the type who reallyyyyy needs to relax in order to get in the mood, a bath might be just what you need to take your O to the next level. Just lock the door.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US.