"Edging" or "peaking" is a form of sexual practice which allows a person to delay orgasm. It is considered to be beneficial for ejaculation control as well as orgasm intensity. However, many discussion participants were wondering about the possible side effects of this technique.
I have wondered whether there was any adverse effect on the prostate of keeping this feeling of being turned on for 2 or 3 days before having a release.
Some of those who practiced edging regularly reported feeling pain with ejaculation, however, they were unsure whether the pain was caused by delaying orgasm or some other health condition might be in play.
I've been doing this for a while myself, I masturbate almost every day and I edge every time, it seems that recently it can be a little painful ejaculating so I was wondering if edging was the reason I was having the ejaculation pain or if maybe there is something more serious I need to look into.
Users described the pain appearing after longer periods of edging (usually days or weeks), ranging from mild irritation to excruciating pain strong enough to have a person visit the emergency room. The pain may be located in the prostate, penis and/or testicles. Besides the ejaculation pain as the main symptom, other negative effects of edging may include:
- Severe pelvic pain
- Sore testicles
- Blood in urine
- Orgasm intensity lessened
- Decreased ejaculate
- Pinching sensation in the prostate with the urge to urinate
- Emotional insensitivity
- Feeling guilt and/or remorse
On the other hand, not all edging practitioners reported negative effects of the technique. For some people, it has been a pleasurable experience with no side effects.
I have been doing this a couple of years now and haven't had any noticeable problems. I haven't gone more than 3 days without orgasm.
Positive aspects of the experience may include:
- Stronger sex drive
- Multiple consecutive orgasms
- Super intense orgasm
- Improved and longer arousal
- An increased amount of ejaculate (semen)
- Better orgasm control
Discussion participants describe both positive and negative effects associated with this sexual practice and it is directly proportional to the amount of time spent without ejaculating. This means that most people who reported negative effects have been practicing edging without ejaculation over a longer period of time (more than three days). Others attribute their success with edging to the fact that they do not go longer than three days without reaching orgasm.
What do the experts say?
The sexual practice of "edging" allows a person to delay their orgasm. The technique is said to result in more intense orgasms and better sexual control. Edging usually follows this pattern:
- The person is sexually stimulated almost to the point of orgasm ("the edge").
- The stimulation is then reduced to prevent actual climaxing.
- Stimulation is increased again, bringing the person to the edge.
At this point, one can choose to reach the climax or repeat the cycle as many times as they want. It is a common practice used both by males and females, although it is more prevalent with men. The point of prolonged orgasm is to exert more control and thus prolong solo or partner play.
Women can "edge" by turning their focus to physical sensations during sex. When they recognize they may reach orgasm, their partner can stop the stimulation or reduce its intensity.
Edging and premature ejaculation
Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common male sexual problem that can have negative effects on a couple's relationship or a man's self-esteem. PE happens when a man ejaculates/reaches an orgasm sooner than he or his partner would like. When a man reaches orgasm, he loses the erection and therefore cannot continue with intercourse. It may be a frustrating and embarrassing experience. Edging or its variants are used to treat this problem.
Premature ejaculation is the most common ejaculation problem and studies suggest that between 25 and 40 percent of adult men may develop PE at certain stages in their lives. Besides the premature ejaculation, there are no other symptoms of this disorder. There are several ways to treat PE and they include nonmedical therapy (behavioral therapy and psychotherapy), medical therapy (medicines and surgery) and combination therapy. Of these options, nonmedical therapy is both safe and effective.
With the following physical techniques, a man can practice controlling his ejaculation alone or with a partner:
- The "stop-start" technique involves a man or his partner stimulating the penis until he feels the urge to ejaculate and then stopping until the sensation has passed; the process is then repeated after 30 seconds or one minute before allowing ejaculation to occur.
- The "squeeze" technique; when the man is about to climax, he or his partner will gently squeeze the tip of his penis and stop stimulation for at least 30 seconds before continuing. The process is repeated before allowing ejaculation.
Antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), available with a doctor's prescription can be used to treat PE since they seem to help delay ejaculation. Other medicines, including anesthetic creams and erectile dysfunction medicine, can also be used after consulting your doctor.
Edging side effects
There seems to be a common concern that edging causes the blockage or "backing-up" of the semen. There is no evidence to suggest that this might be true. Ejaculate cannot be expelled into your bladder, kidneys, or elsewhere if you don't release it during climax.
Upon reaching climax after edging, any semen or ejaculate your body produced will be released. If you stop edging and do not ejaculate, the body will break down the ejaculate and its components.
A condition in which semen enters the bladder instead of exiting through the urethra during an orgasm is called retrograde ejaculation. The two main symptoms of RE are:
- Producing no semen, or very little, during an orgasm.
- Producing cloudy urine (because of the semen in it) first time going to the bathroom after sex.
Retrograde ejaculation may be caused by damage to the muscles or nerves around the neck of the bladder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, medicines (alpha blockers) and most commonly prostate gland surgery. Edging cannot cause retrograde ejaculation.
Treatment depends on the underlying cause. For example, if the RE is caused by taking medicine, then normal ejaculation will return once the medication is stopped.
- Certainly, some people will experience an ache or blue balls from extended edging.
- I always release at the end of each 'session' and never prolong it overnight or over a period of days.
- I find that the longer I wank, the lesser the intensity of feeling my orgasm will be, but it's not a straight line thing, ie after a couple of hours or so if I were to cum it would be more intense than a quick wank but if I keep going the intensity of feeling will drop off.
- AND - I always have at least four orgasms each time - I mean, once the initial orgasm is done, I keep stroking and have three or four more one after the other.
- the second or third time feels more intense than the first.
- With a little experience, most men can tell when they're coming upon on it.
- and with more practice, they can stop in time.
- Sometimes, you coast past the point, even though you meant to stop.
- (and this is why promises to a partner that you'll withdraw in time can be meaningless.) I've never heard of any report of being "backed up" from this practice of edging.
- And, I've not experienced anything I recall as "mindblowing orgasm" from practicing it.
- I wouldn't do it over a long period of time tho, for example, masterbating yourself to "just about there" then stopping, then starting over a period of days without an actual orgasm.
- It's okay to do it, but make sure you finish yourself off at the same time.
- You'll also need some towels handy because the amount of ejaculate will probably surprise you.
- try kegling it's an exorcise that helps you last longer, by exorcizing the PC an BC muscle, I cant really explain how to do it in detail so google it an learn.
- Eat right and get the rest you need.