Two dark pink cherries Two dark pink cherries Your one-stop shop for all luxury toys for him and her

Edging: A Guide to Orgasm Control

Learn about this unique method of sexual stimulation that will greatly improve your sex life.

Portrait of Mia from Blissful Cherry

Mia Hart

January 21, 2024

Portrait of Mia from Blissful Cherry

By Mia Hart    January 21, 2024

Facebook icon Pinterest icon Twitter icon
African-American woman engaging in edging on bed

Reaching orgasm is just about always the end goal when it comes to sexual pleasure.

However, the quality of said orgasm (assuming you get there in the first place) can vary depending on what sort of sexual stimulation is used.

For those looking to reliably improve the quality of their orgasms, they should use the technique known as edging.

Edging has gained popularity in various sexual communities and is often used to enhance pleasure and intimacy between partners.

But it also has immense value as a tool for individuals in the context of solo masturbation and self-exploration.

In this article, we will explore the concept of edging, its potential benefits, and important considerations those interested in incorporating it into their sexual experiences.

Understanding Edging

Edging, also known as orgasm control or peaking, is a sexual practice that involves intentionally delaying one's orgasm to prolong sexual arousal.

It effectively involves bringing oneself or one's partner to the brink of orgasm and then intentionally stopping or slowing down sexual stimulation.

Rather than orgasm at that moment, they are left "right on the edge" of orgasm instead, while still in a state of high sexual arousal.

This process is repeated multiple times before finally allowing the release of orgasm.

There are two main goals when it comes to edging:

  • Extend the duration of sexual arousal

  • Intensify the eventual climax

If edging is done successfully, it leads to a much more satisfying sexual experience from start to finish.

But edging's value goes well beyond just the immediate satisfaction.

Benefits of Edging

Edging is a common technique applied by many people worldwide.

A big reason it is so frequently utilized is becaues it has many benefits worth taking note of:

Increased Pleasure

As mentioned previously, edging can lead to more intense and pleasurable orgasms.

By building up sexual tension, individuals very likely will experience a heightened sense of pleasure when they finally allow themselves to finish.

But by virtue of stopping stimulation before reaching orgasm multiple times, it also means that you are left in a state of arousal for a longer period of time overall, compared if you were not edging.

Blonde woman on her bed playing with herself
Edging is a fantastic way to build up sexual arousal over time and create mind‑blowing orgasms!

Imagine being sexually aroused for only ten minutes as opposed to being in that state of pure ecstasy for an hour or more, and it's clear which one most people would prefer.

So not only will you have a much longer sexual experience overall, but the build up and finale will be absolutely incredible!

Improved Sexual Stamina

Practicing edging may contribute to increased sexual stamina as well.

This is becaues edging inherently involves developing control over one's arousal levels.

In order to build up long enough for an amazing edging orgasm at the end, you need to make sure you don't finish the earlier than planned.

This has obvious benefits for individuals looking to last longer during sex.

After a few edging sessions, you can physically train your body and your mind to hold off from orgasming for longer and longer periods of time.

Enhanced Intimacy

Edging is a great tool for sexual intercourse, especially in the context of giving a male partner head.

(Although giving head via clitoris stimulation is not far behind as far as edging is concerned!)

Beyond the increased sexual pleasure, there is an element of exploration and intimacy with your partner that goes beyond having sex in more typical fashion straight to orgasm.

In particular, it allows you and your partner to explore each other's bodies and see what turns each other on the most.

Edging is often used as a form of foreplay but can also be used anytime within a sexual encounter to change things up and add variety and intimacy in a unique way.

In the end, using edging during sex can really strengthen the emotional connection between individuals, not just in that moment, but over time as well.

Considerations for Couple's Edging

Without a doubt, edging with a partner is an amazing tool worth taking part in.

But it is important to consider a few things to ensure the most positive experience possible.

Prioritize Emotional Well-being

While edging is generally a safe practice, it may not be suitable for everyone, from an emotional perspective.

Edging is directly associated with the orgasm itself, and so if your partner has reservations or fears of premature ejaculation, it needs to be taken into careful consideration.

Make sure you talk it through with them before starting and emphasize the journey of edging together.

Do your best to assure then that orgasming early is not the end of the world, and you'll do your best to work with them to help them edge as long as possible.

If they are still not comfortable being on the receiving end of edging, then repsect their decision and hopefully they will open up to the idea at a later date.

In short, be very mindful of your partner's emotional well-being and comfort level before starting and throughout the edging experience.

Maintain strong communication

Edging during sex involves teamwork and working together to ensure edging is done successful.

After all, the longer you or your partner goes without orgasming, the more fun the edging will be!

It is very crucial to communicate openly with your partner the entire time you are edging.

And this includes verbal and non-verbal communication.

As the receiving partner, be prepared to indicate when you are close to coming, or are about to come.

Outside of verbally expressing your sexual arousal levels, you can also indicate this by the intensity of your moans, or even a physical tap on your partner's head or shoulder to let them know where your body is at.

And as the giving partner, make sure to follow their cues and stop pleasuring them on-time.

Doing all of tihs will ensure that the edging can continue until you are both ready for that amazing finish.

Use Edging for Amazing Orgasms and More!

Edging is a sexual technique that can enhance pleasure, intimacy, and sexual stamina.

For individuals, it can be used every time you masturbating to build up your abilty to last longer over time.

And for both individuals and couples, the act of edging itself will undoubtedly lead to more satisfying orgasms, built up over a longer period of time.

With couples in particular, the enhanced intimacy that comes with edging during sex is also something that cannot be overlooked.

As with any sexual activity, you should always prioritize your physical and emotional well-being when it comes to edging, and for couples specifically, approach edging with open communication, consent and respect for all parties involed.

Ultimately, edging can be a highly rewarding aspect of sexual exploration when approached thoughtfully and deliberately.

So the next time you need a sexual release, definitely consider leveraging the amazing technique known as edging!