Edging (sexual practice)

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Edging, peaking, or surfing [1] is a sexual technique based on orgasm control that may be practiced either alone or with a partner and involves the maintenance of a high level of sexual arousal for an extended period without reaching climax.

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When practiced by males, orgasm control allows the practitioner to enjoy direct sexual stimulation without waiting through the refractory period after orgasm.[ citation needed ] When the decision is made to allow orgasm, the physical sensations may be greater than if the orgasm were experienced conventionally.[ citation needed ] Orgasm control is referenced as "slow masturbation" in Alex Comfort's The New Joy of Sex (1993) [2] and "extended massive orgasm" in Vera and Steve Bodansky's 2000 book of the same name. [1] It is similar to the Venus Butterfly technique used in the volume The One Hour Orgasm (1988) by Leah and Bob Schwartz.

Orgasm control can involve either sex partner being in control of the other partner's orgasm, or a person delaying their own orgasm during sexual activity with a partner or by masturbation. To experience orgasm control, any method of sexual stimulation can be used.

In partnered sex

When shared in sexual activity between partners, one partner stimulates the other and will reduce the level of stimulation when approaching an orgasm. If control of the orgasm is given to a partner and orgasm is not allowed for a time in order to develop an increased level of sexual tension, it is referred to as erotic sexual denial.[ citation needed ] When a partner eventually provides enough stimulation to achieve an orgasm, it may be stronger than usual due to the increased tension and arousal that builds up during the extended stimulation.[ citation needed ] An example of the use of orgasm control in partnered sex can be seen in BDSM; if the partner whose orgasm is being controlled, sometimes referred to as the submissive partner, is tied up, it may better control the orgasm (the activity is sometimes called tie and tease and if orgasm is denied it is tease and denial).

In masturbation

When practiced alone in masturbation, orgasm control can heighten sexual pleasure. Another reason orgasm control is practiced is as a training tool to extend the amount of time it takes to orgasm.[ citation needed ] For the female, because there is little or no post-orgasm refractory period, the practitioner can enjoy direct sexual stimulation for longer periods of time, as well as with increased frequency and intensity. For the male, the speed of masturbation may vary to navigate right to the edge of ejaculation. With orgasm control, a male can experience a more intense orgasm, as well as a larger volume of semen expelled during his ejaculation.[ citation needed ] One technique, commonly referred to as 'edging', involves masturbating up until the moment before reaching the plateau phase just before orgasm occurs, and then stopping suddenly before experiencing a climax.[ citation needed ] Another technique, commonly referred to as 'surfing', involves reaching the plateau phase and slowing down the stimulation to maintain a heightened level of sensation for an extended time.[ citation needed ] Repeating either of these techniques many times during a single masturbation session may result in a stronger, more intense orgasm.[ citation needed ]

Orgasm control is more often possible with masturbation. [ citation needed ] This is because masturbation allows for individual control and not a reliance on a sexual partner to achieve orgasm. Masturbation can be seen as the starting point in the technique of orgasm control.[ citation needed ]. Self-stimulation can help both men and women learn about the limits of their body and the techniques that may help them in controlling their orgasms. Recent research study suggests masturbation may decrease incidence of prostate cancer. [3]

As it has been described by Steve Bodansky and Vera Bodansky in Extended Massive Orgasm: How You Can Give and Receive Intense Sexual Pleasure, masturbation practiced with the aim of orgasm control should be carried on with the purpose of endured sexual gratification and not to relieve tension, as 'simple' masturbation does. [4] In 2009 Masanobu Sato masturbated for 9 hours and 58 minutes at the 9th annual World Masturbate-a-thon. [5]

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<i>The Illustrated Guide to Extended Massive Orgasm</i>

The Illustrated Guide to Extended Massive Orgasm is a 2002 sex manual by Steve Bodansky and Vera Bodansky. The book illustrates different stimulation techniques to increase pleasure during sexual intercourse. Steve and Vera Bodansky are researchers of pleasure, and authors of multiple books on Extended Massive Orgasm. Such as the book also discusses, both doctors even offer courses that teach about different techniques in method, communication, and sensuality.

References

  1. 1 2 Extended Massive Orgasm, Steve and Vera Bodansky, (2000), pp. 91, 92, 94–98, ISBN   0-89793-289-7.
  2. The New Joy of Sex, Alex Comfort, (1993), ISBN   1-85732-097-2.
  3. Leitzmann MF, Platz EA, Stampfer MJ, Willett WC, Giovannucci E. Ejaculation frequency and subsequent risk of prostate cancer. JAMA. 2004 Apr 7:291 (13): 1578-86.
  4. Bodansky, Steve; Bodansky, Vera (2000-11-01). Extended Massive Orgasm: How You Can Give and Receive Intense Sexual Pleasure. ISBN   9780897932899 . Retrieved 2010-07-27.
  5. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/world-champion-masturbator_n_1163576