What is Edging and How Can I Do It?
Brief overview and guide on edging and how you can perform it.
What exactly is “edging”?
Edging is a sexual act whereby someone brings themselves to the point of almost climax or orgasm. They then cut off any further stimulation and preventing any actual climaxing. The individual will, then, continue to build up towards the climax again.
Why do people practice “edging”?
The climax or orgasm is perhaps the most satisfying part when engaging in sexual activities, so intentionally stop?
There are not only one but multiple good reasons as to why some practice edging:
- More sensual and intense orgasm
When practicing edging repeatedly, your genitalia becomes increasingly sensitive, making way for an intense, sensual, and powerful orgasm.
When you start stimulating your genitals, more blood flows to them, making them ultra-sensitive as they prepare to climax.
By practicing edging, your body is constantly maintaining a sexually aroused and sensitive condition. Once you let this build up and eventually orgasm, the euphoric feeling will be multiplied and intensified.
- Increases your libido and stamina during sex
During intercourse, both parties should be able to achieve orgasm. However, this isn’t always the case, as males, on average, have orgasms almost three times faster than females.
One way which helps both parties to orgasm during sex is to edge. By delaying orgasms, you can continue the intercourse up to the point where both of you are ready to climax. Once you’re both ready to orgasm, the euphoric feeling and rush are even more intoxicating than just a regular orgasm.
So, edging allows both parties to gain the satisfaction that they sought when engaging in sexual intercourse. This also adds to a deeper connection between you and your partner. Also giving both parties something to look forward to the next time you have sex.
It isn’t a surprise that edging is becoming increasingly popular as more couples practice it due to its kinkiness.
Other couples may also be looking to experiment with their sexual preferences or discover new kinks which they can incorporate during intercourse. Edging doesn’t require many complex steps and it’s great for beginners.
Who should be the one doing it?
In the majority of the cases, it would appear that men in a heterosexual relationship are the ones that practice edging during intercourse. This is largely supported by the fact that men are statistically likelier to orgasm than women, thus, having to edge in order to prolong the intercourse.
However, it would be inaccurate to assume that women cannot or should not edge. In fact, for some women, edging is a handy method that makes masturbating more entertaining and gratifying for them.
Some studies have also indicated that women who aren’t able to properly orgasm during intercourse with their partner may choose to edge during masturbation and can achieve an orgasm that is just as good as the one you would get from intercourse.
How should I edge?
To begin with, you should start with masturbation. As you’re alone when masturbating, this allows you to be more self-aware and more space to experiment with edging.
Once you’re more well-versed and comfortable with your edging routine, you should consider practicing edging during intercourse. The same general principles apply: proceed with stimulation to your genitalia and just as you’re about to climax, stop any further stimulation and prevent the orgasm. Then, the build-up towards to climax with stimulation again and repeat as many times as you wish or necessary.
In addition, there are also different methods by which people edge, for this instance, some individuals, just as they are about to orgasm, would cut off any further stimulation abruptly to prevent actual orgasm to edge.
Whilst, some others slowly dial down the stimulation and gradually stops the orgasm instead of cutting it off right off the bat. However, there is truly no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to edging and it is more important that you discover a method of edging which suits you perfectly.
Should I try it?
Edging as a sexual practice is definitely liberating and an opportunity for you to unlock a new level of sexual satisfaction and gain a new perspective on how you can make orgasm much, much better.