Masturbation isn’t usually sexy. We may put in the effort to carefully select some porn and reach for our favourite sex toy, but once we’re into it, we don’t really care about making it a long, drawn out affair. Climax is our goal, and we’re sprinting towards it.
That’s where edging comes in. While women can do this too, it’s most popular amongst men. They say patience is a virtue and edging definitely puts it to the test – but with the promise of an intensified climax and a more explosive ejaculation, it’s definitely worth the wait.
How to edge
Edging, also known as ‘orgasm control’, is surprisingly easy to do – if you’re good at self-control.
To successfully edge, you have to be aware of what’s happening to your body. Don’t get too caught up in the moment as the last thing on your mind will be stopping! To help with this, many men find it easier to edge during masturbation. With zero distractions and no pressure to please your partner, you’re in complete control.
Edging isn’t complicated; the hardest thing about it is willpower. We’re not going to tell you how to masturbate, as we’re fairly confident you’ve done this before. So, you can just go ahead and do your usual thing.
As you feel yourself reaching the brink of climax, stop. It’s up to you whether you stop stimulation completely or just slow things down but if you’re new to this, we suggest doing the first (just to reduce temptation…).
For some, edging just once or twice is enough. But if you want a masturbation marathon, there’s no limit to how many times you can do it. It’s up to you, but bear in mind that the more you edge, the more blood is drawn to the genitalia, heightening sensitivity and building up to a more explosive orgasm.
….and if you’re still not convinced
As well as feeling incredible for you, there are also other reasons to try edging.
If you’re intrigued by BDSM, edging is a great way of easing yourself into power play. Encourage your partner to use their hands or mouth to take you close to climax before stopping. Teased and deprived of an ejaculation, you’ll both get to experience the dom/sub roles without the need for kinky restraints or spanking.
The more you practice, the better you become at holding off your climax. Not only is this great for anyone who suffers from premature ejaculation, it’s also going to work wonders during sex. Everyone knows women take longer to reach their peak, so climb there with them as you both enjoy slow-building pleasure and an intense climax (we know they’ll be grateful).
Finally, edging has also been credited with aiding mild erectile issues and improving low libidos. Who knew masturbation could have so many benefits?!
There’s no reason to not try edging. The worst that will happen is that you lose control and climax – which is hardly a bad thing. Go and hone your new skills!