Before its resurgence, edging technique was a treatment for premature ejaculation. They called it the stop-start method, and it seems like it genuinely helped some people. But now, it’s more often used in a non-medicinal context.
Edgeplay and edging technique are both part of the kink community. However, their definitions are very different. Edgeplay is doing risky things sexually that are considered on the edge of safe, sane, and consensual kink.
7 benefits of edging technique
1. More intense and longer orgasms
2. Introduce some light kink
Depending on how you do it, edging technique can be a little kinky. It can involve dominating and teasing your partner, letting them come only when you say so. You can make this playful or sadistic; whatever works for you and your partner. Edging is a way to try out sensation play, temperature play, and bondage while still keeping things playful and light. Here, I wrote a whole article featuring 5 ways How Can You Avoid ROUTINE SEX
3. Understand each other’s bodies
Edging technique can help you get a better idea of what excites your partner in bed. You have the opportunity to pay more attention to how they’re feeling and watch their physical signs of arousal and orgasm. You can use it as an excuse to try new positions and sex acts to see what works for each of you.
4. Longer sex
One of the main appeals of edging is for people with penises. Taking part in edging can help them have sex for a longer period of time. According to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the average time of hetero penis-in-vagina intercourse is only 5.4 minutes. If there’s little to no foreplay, this definitely isn’t enough time for a person with a vagina to get warmed up and ready to go, which can lead to an orgasm divide.
People with penises can train themselves to last longer in bed by participating in edging by themselves. This can increase stamina and sexual confidence.
5. Improves communication
Talking to each other about what you’re feeling while you’re having sex can be difficult and even embarrassing. However, there’s no way to experiment with edging without communicating. How can you tell them that you’re about to come and they need to lay off if you’re not locked into each other?
Telling your partner how you’re feeling during sex leads to better sex. They know better what you like and what drives you crazy. Edging can be a way to start that discussion.