What Is Edging – Orgasm Control And Other Sex Benefits

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Edging is one of the most popular sexual practices nowadays. Men have claimed that edging can be useful for helping to fight off problems like premature ejaculation and improve their stamina during sex. Others say that it just helps them achieve more intense orgasms.

But what is edging exactly? And is it really all that great for your body, or is edging bad for you?

This and more you’ll find out in this short article. I’ll share all you need to know about edging, and how it might help improve your sex life.

What Is Edging
Before You Start Edging
How to Practice Edging Orgasm Control
Benefits of Edging
Is Edging Bad for You?

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What Is Edging

Edging is known by a whole bunch of different names: surfing, peaking, teasing, you name it. The point of edging is to prevent yourself from ejaculating by bringing yourself very close to the ‘edge,’ or the ‘point of no return,’ before you stop masturbating.

The point of no return is that moment when you’re no longer able to turn back. Orgasm is imminent. The floodgates are opening. If you stop yourself right on the edge, before you pass the point of no return, you can basically stop the orgasm from happening.

Once you get really good at edging, and you start to learn more about the process and the muscle groups involved, you can actually learn to have multiple orgasms. You can start having ‘dry orgasms’ once you learn to separate the ejaculation from the orgasm.

That’s right! Most men assume that ejaculation and orgasm are the same things, but they’re not. They’re definitely closely related, but ejaculation actually happens shortly after the orgasm. That means that you can learn to stop your ejaculation while still getting to enjoy the orgasm.

These dry orgasms, as they’re called, tend to eliminate the refractory period. The refractory period is the time during which a man has a hard time getting aroused again after an orgasm. The refractory period can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few days.

Any man who wants to enjoy multiple orgasms (or if you just want to please your partner more) will, naturally, want to eliminate their refractory period. Edging is a great way to help you with this.

Before You Start Edging

Now that you understand what is edging, you’re probably eager to get started. There are a few things to keep in mind before you start edging.

  • Figure out what you want to get out of edging

If you’re hoping to learn to master your orgasm control, great. Edging is a good practice for this. If you want to have more intense orgasms, this is also good.

If you are open-minded, Taoist Tantric monks have been developing the science of ‘sexual energy’ for many thousands of years.

Combining tantric practices like the Microcosmic Orbit with edging can seriously enhance your experience and lead to full-body orgasms and other types of sexual insanity that you really have to try to believe…

  • Make sure you lube up

Some people really enjoy edging, to the point where they can enjoy an edging session for hours on end. If this is the case, you’ll probably want to make sure that you’re lubricated so you don’t hurt yourself.

  • Are you alone or with a partner?

Edging sex with a partner is one of the best ways to improve your stamina. If you’re alone, then you’ll probably be tempted to watch porn. Try to avoid this, as it can lead to unhealthy behavior (more on this later).

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How to Practice Edging Orgasm Control

There are a few different ways that you can practice edging. Here are some of the most common and effective ones.


Masturbation is the most commonly practiced form of edging. You want to stimulate yourself at your normal pace, at a level that would normally bring you to orgasm. Then, when you’re about to reach the point of no return, stop stimulating yourself and let things die down.

If you practice kegel exercises, then you can clench your PC muscles when you reach the point of no return. This will help to ensure that you don’t accidentally ejaculate even a small amount.

This is also key to becoming a multi-orgasmic man. Learning how to control your pelvic floor muscles is very important for anyone who wants to become a star in bed. The pelvic floor muscles are the ones that contract when you ejaculate and have an orgasm.

Learning how to control these muscles, in addition to practicing edging, is the fastest and most effective way to overcome premature ejaculation.

With a Partner

There are a few ways that you can practice edging sex with your partner. Generally, you want to make sure that you’re going slowly enough that you and your partner can both stop moving when you come close to the edge.

Generally, you’ll be able to last longer and longer every time you stop after reaching the edge. After a few times, you’ll probably find that you can last much longer than you would have at the beginning of your sex session.

There are different types of sex that can be useful for improving orgasm control, too. Karezza is one such example, a very slow and intimate form of sex. During karezza, you penetrate your partner. Then, you avoid moving or thrusting your hips. Instead, focus on caressing them or making love with your eyes. You can gradually begin to do very, very slow movements.

Practicing karezza is a great way to open yourself up to the more subtle pleasures of sex. Appreciating these subtleties can be difficult – especially for some guys – but ultimately leads to greater enjoyment of sex.

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Benefits of Edging

There are a few benefits to this male enhancement practice.

  • Increased sexual stamina

The most prominent reason that people start edging is that they’re interested in increasing their sexual stamina. This allows them to please their partner better and can help them overcome issues like premature ejaculation (PE).

  • Increased orgasm control

Orgasm control is not necessarily the same thing as stamina. You can do a lot of crazy things once you’ve learned to master your orgasm. Taoist tantric techniques teach you how to use the power of your orgasm to improve your general vitality, health, and energy levels.

  • More intense orgasms

The longer you edge, the more intense your orgasm will be. Men also tend to ejaculate larger volumes as semen. During drawn-out stimulation, the prostate has a chance to produce more fluid which will then be ejaculated when you climax.

Is Edging Bad for You?

There are a number of benefits to edging, but you should be aware of some of the risks associated with edging as well.

One of the main concerns that men have is related to a condition known as blue balls. This occurs when blood vessels in the genital region become uncomfortable.

However, blue balls don’t cause any long-term damage and can actually be reversed by using techniques such as the Valsalva maneuver or the tantric Upward Draw.

There are a few other possible issues related to edging, aside from blue balls. These issues are more psychological or emotional in nature.

One major concern that also affects edgers is an addiction to edging. There are two main types of addiction that can occur, both of which can become quite serious.

  • Sex/masturbation addiction

Orgasms feel good, and they release a lot of dopamine. However, the practice of edging actually releases a level of dopamine that can be considered dangerous.

Instead of a quick increase, a peak, and then a gradual diminishing of dopamine – as we see during normal sex or masturbation – edging causes dopamine to remain in your brain at elevated quantities for extended amounts of time. Over time, this can lead to dopamine downregulation.

This means that your brain actually starts producing less dopamine and desensitizing dopamine receptors because it’s trying to protect itself from the constant bombardment of dopamine.

Unfortunately, this means that you will become less sensitive to dopamine over time, leading to things like depression, low motivation, changes in libido, or mood problems.

  • Edging porn addiction

It’s generally recommended not to watch porn while you’re edging as this can quite easily lead to porn addiction.

When you’re addicted to porn, you become reliant on it for sexual stimulation. It gets to the point where you’re unable to arouse yourself simply by using your imagination.

Some people become so dependent on porn that they grow unresponsive to their actual partners. At this point, porn addiction can lead to serious problems in a relationship, as well as more physical problems.

Suggested read: Porn-Induced Erectile Dysfunction >>


Edging is a powerful practice that can help men increase their sexual stamina and overcome problems like premature ejaculation. As such, it can really help improve satisfaction in relationships.

However, edging is not without its risks. Two of the main concerns regarding edging are the possible addiction to porn and the possible addiction to masturbation. However, as long as you’re cautious and aware of your habits, you should be able to avoid both of these issues.

Good luck, and happy edging!


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