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What is Edging?

March 19th, 2020

What is Edging?

Certain sexual techniques in the bedroom can provide men with more pleasure, but can also help with premature ejaculation. Edging, a form of delayed orgasm is a step by step pattern performed during sexual intercourse or masturbation. Edging is the act of stopping yourself from ejaculation (when you reach the point of climax) and then resuming the stimulation.

  • To edge, one brings themselves to the point of climax but doesn’t allow the action to be completed. 
  • The goal is to maintain sex or masturbation for longer periods, preventing climax before your partner. 


There are none! Edging is completely safe and all-natural. There is no need for any external device or supplement. The purpose is to extend sex and maintain a healthier erection

  • Edging does not cause a back up of semen into the body. All materials you have been holding in will be released in the climax. 
    • If you do not release, it will be broken down inside the body and does not pose a risk. 
  • Retrograde ejaculation is when semen enters into the bladder. This is not caused by edging however and is not a risk. This is caused by injuries or certain medical conditions like diabetes or MS. 

Benefits of Edging

Many men report different benefits to edging, not only from a recreational perspective but also for medical purposes as well. 

  • Edging can help to treat premature ejaculation and teach a person more control over their body. 
  • It helps improve concentration and focus during the moment, while also giving increased control over how you react. 
  • Edging can be used to help with firmer and longer erections by promoting blood flow, thus helping with erectile dysfunction. 
  • It can lead to better communication between partners about what each responds best to. Knowing what touches, positions and techniques one prefers. 
  • Edging can bring some excitement to the bedroom. It can add to the foreplay, experience and prolong the interaction. 
  • Edging gives a new focus to sex, keeping the experience going rather than a race to the finish. 
  • It is also known for improving libido or men with difficulties in sex. 
  • Some claim that this leads to a more intense orgasm from the intense anticipation. 

Edging can be a way to increase your time in the bed, the performance and the overall enjoyment. There is no right or wrong way to do it. The time frame is complete to you and your partner as well. Whether you go for once or twice or even all night is your choice. It’s worth a shot to improve the way you move in the bedroom.

Edging & Premature Ejaculation

Edging is a penis exercise that can help with premature ejaculation, as it assists you to recognize when you are on the brink of ejaculation while also desensitizing sexual stimulation. If you can control your brain, you can consequently learn to control your ejaculations. If you can control your ejaculations, you are less likely to “lose control” during intercourse. By learning how your orgasms work, you will know how far you can be stimulated.

Edging & Erectile Dysfunction

Edging is a way to exercise the muscles of your penis. Penile exercises make the penis harder and healthier. Participating in edging makes for the most beneficial erection. Because you are consistently making your penis it’s hardest and strongest for a consecutive and long amount of time, you promote and stimulate blood flow. Those who are suffering from erectile dysfunction due to psychological anxieties can use edging to build confidence. Through edging, you prove to your penis you can maintain an erection.

Edging & Penis Growth

Edging alone will not make your penis grow. However, if you combine edging with other penile exercises it can help improve erection quality, expand the tissues in the shaft, and increase blood flow to the penis.

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How Do You Edge?

Several different techniques can be used to edge. Each revolves around reaching a climax and delaying the process in different ways. 


Through masturbation, a man can begin as normal until he feels himself nearing the big moment. He then backs off from the pressure and slows. Rinse and repeat.

  • Masturbation is the easiest way to start since you’re working alone and know what you can do, how to increase and can adjust as you go. 
  • This can be done alone, with a partner or using a toy though. Whatever makes you feel most comfortable, especially after some practice. 

Slow Sex

Slowing it down during any type of sex can help bring the slow build upwards to the point, then you stop. After a brief break, begin again and repeat the process as many times as you like. 

  • Also known as the stop and start method because it involves breaks of the main action. 
  • This works with women too!
  • Close communication with your partner can ensure that you both get the best experience and can work together towards the same goal. 
  • Slowing breathing or using Kegels can also help to contribute to the experience. 

Switch Around

Changing positions, forms of sex or combining techniques are also effective. When switching from positions, you can also participate in masturbation alone or with your partner. Building up in intensity to another pause or the final release. 

Remember to be patient with yourself and your partner. This takes time to master and means you need a lot of practice. This technique isn’t’ one that happens on the first try, but after a little work, you can improve your game and make the overall result much better for both parties. 

Other Techniques

Besides these common three, other methods can be experimented with to find what works best for you and your partner. Remember, communication and practice are key. 

  • The squeeze technique – when you feel yourself getting close, stop and squeeze the head of the penis for up to 30 seconds and then resume again. 
  • Ballooning- using Kegels before orgasm to slow and stop the stimulation (it gets its name because the penis may deflate and grow again in the process). 
  • Use a toy- you can do this alone or with your partner to heighten the action. 
  • Diverting- right before the big moment, stop and start focusing on another area of the body. 
  • BDSM- there are techniques involved here for the brave that involve withholding from the other party. 

Does Edging Work?

YES! It can help with not only increase the intensity of an orgasm but also the quality of an erection. The goal is to prolong the experience and make it the most enjoyable for both partners. 

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