Can Masturbation And Edging Help With Premature Ejaculation?

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Masturbation and Edging to Treat Premature Ejaculation

Whether you’ve been clinically diagnosed with premature ejaculation or just want to last a bit longer in the sack, you’re not alone in seeking out ways to keep yourself from finishing too quickly!

Over-the-counter male delay sprays like Promescent are reliably effective in delaying ejaculation, but there are also some alternative therapies that many men have tried, including masturbation before sex and edging. Will they work for you?

How Masturbation Helps with Premature Ejaculation

Masturbating before having sex — getting yourself off before getting it on — is a physiological therapy for premature ejaculation that can partially desensitize the penis and delay ejaculation (hello, refractory period) during intercourse.

A 2011 report published in Therapeutic Advances in Urology cites “pre-coitus masturbation” as particularly prevalent among young men with PE, and a 2013 study published in Translational Andrology and Urology reports that masturbation prior to sexual intercourse is about as effective as the “start-stop” or “squeeze” techniques collectively known as edging.

Masturbation and porn

Some men enjoy a little porn while they masturbate — whatever floats your boat!

But masturbating to porn may actually exacerbate PE. Porn doesn’t depict real-world sex. So while it can be incredibly arousing, it also creates incredibly unrealistic, even unhealthy, expectations for men and women around their own sexual performance.

Michael Castleman, in Psychology Today, names porn as one of the top two causes of premature ejaculation:

Porn-style all-genital sex puts tremendous pressure on the penis, which reacts by ejaculating quickly. Porn-style sex, cements PE.

Porn may also make your premature ejaculation worse if the cause of your PE is sexual trauma in your past or triggered by psychological rather than physiological factors.

What is Edging?

Edging is a behavioral therapy for premature ejaculation, developed during an era where premature ejaculation was seen as purely a psychological problem.

Edging brings you to the edge of ejaculation — hence the name — then asks you to pull back, calm down, and take yourself to the brink once more. (Don’t worry! You’re encouraged to enjoy your orgasm after repeating either method several times.)

The stop-start method

The stop-start method is exactly what it sounds like: providing sexual stimulation until a man senses his body nearing orgasm, then stopping the stimulation until the feeling of approaching orgasm fades.

It’s believed that once you learn to identify what mid-level sexual excitement feels like for you, you can prevent premature ejaculation.

start button and stop button referencing the start-stop method for premature ejaculation
Learn The Stop-Start Method
Try the stop-start method for yourself to see if it will help you last longer. Find out step-by-step how to master this technique.

The squeeze method

The squeeze technique, developed by pioneering sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, is somewhat similar in spirit to the stop-start method.

The general idea: Just before ejaculation, the man firmly squeezes the shaft of his penis between his thumb and forefinger. The squeezing reduces erection and prevents ejaculation. After repeating this several times, the man ejaculates as usual. (Some men without PE actually enjoy the squeeze method recreationally!)

eggplant in hand referencing the squeeze method for premature ejaculation
Try The Squeeze Technique
If you're curious to learn more about how you can use this technique in bed, click the link just below to find simple instruction on how to do it. Remember, don't squeeze too hard!
In a systematic review of behavioral therapies for premature ejaculation, published in a 2015 issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers found “limited evidence” that these techniques offered permanent improvement for premature ejaculation.

Does edging work for PE?

In the same 2011 Therapeutic Advances in Urology report, between 45% and 65% of men claimed short-term benefits from these methods, but after three years of follow-up, 75% of the men who used this method showed no long-term improvement.

One drawback to edging methods like stop-start and squeeze: They tend to kill the mood. (You have to stop the action just when things are getting good!) Start by practicing them alone, then discuss it with your partner before trying these techniques. If your partner’s into it, edging could even help you spice things up in the bedroom.

If you’d rather pass on the dubious physical therapies and skip right to the part where you enjoy a more fulfilling sexual experience with your partner, try an over-the-counter delay spray like Promescent. You can thank us later!

Promescent delay spray travel size and standard size bottles.
Skip The Exercises - Last Longer Today!
These techniques take time to learn, master and use in real life situations - and they may not be right for you. Instead, get an instant boost in lasting power from a FDA compliant premature ejaculation medicine. No prescriptions needed, delivered discreetly.

Masturbation And Edging

man masturbation to try and treat premature ejaculation and last longer in bed with partner

Masturbation and Edging to Treat Premature Ejaculation

Whether you’ve been clinically diagnosed with premature ejaculation or just want to last a bit longer in the sack, you’re not alone in seeking out ways to keep yourself from finishing too quickly!

Over-the-counter male delay sprays like Promescent are reliably effective in delaying ejaculation, but there are also some alternative therapies that many men have tried, including masturbation before sex and edging. Will they work for you?

How Masturbation Helps with Premature Ejaculation

Masturbating before having sex — getting yourself off before getting it on — is a physiological therapy for premature ejaculation that can partially desensitize the penis and delay ejaculation (hello, refractory period) during intercourse.

A 2011 report published in Therapeutic Advances in Urology cites “pre-coitus masturbation” as particularly prevalent among young men with PE, and a 2013 study published in Translational Andrology and Urology reports that masturbation prior to sexual intercourse is about as effective as the “start-stop” or “squeeze” techniques collectively known as edging.

Masturbation and porn

Some men enjoy a little porn while they masturbate — whatever floats your boat!

But masturbating to porn may actually exacerbate PE. Porn doesn’t depict real-world sex. So while it can be incredibly arousing, it also creates incredibly unrealistic, even unhealthy, expectations for men and women around their own sexual performance.

Michael Castleman, in Psychology Today, names porn as one of the top two causes of premature ejaculation:

Porn-style all-genital sex puts tremendous pressure on the penis, which reacts by ejaculating quickly. Porn-style sex, cements PE.

Porn may also make your premature ejaculation worse if the cause of your PE is sexual trauma in your past or triggered by psychological rather than physiological factors.

What is Edging?

Edging is a behavioral therapy for premature ejaculation, developed during an era where premature ejaculation was seen as purely a psychological problem.

Edging brings you to the edge of ejaculation — hence the name — then asks you to pull back, calm down, and take yourself to the brink once more. (Don’t worry! You’re encouraged to enjoy your orgasm after repeating either method several times.)

The stop-start method

The stop-start method is exactly what it sounds like: providing sexual stimulation until a man senses his body nearing orgasm, then stopping the stimulation until the feeling of approaching orgasm fades.

It’s believed that once you learn to identify what mid-level sexual excitement feels like for you, you can prevent premature ejaculation.

start button and stop button referencing the start-stop method for premature ejaculation
Learn The Stop-Start Method
Try the stop-start method for yourself to see if it will help you last longer. Find out step-by-step how to master this technique.

The squeeze method

The squeeze technique, developed by pioneering sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, is somewhat similar in spirit to the stop-start method.

The general idea: Just before ejaculation, the man firmly squeezes the shaft of his penis between his thumb and forefinger. The squeezing reduces erection and prevents ejaculation. After repeating this several times, the man ejaculates as usual. (Some men without PE actually enjoy the squeeze method recreationally!)

eggplant in hand referencing the squeeze method for premature ejaculation
Try The Squeeze Technique
If you're curious to learn more about how you can use this technique in bed, click the link just below to find simple instruction on how to do it. Remember, don't squeeze too hard!
In a systematic review of behavioral therapies for premature ejaculation, published in a 2015 issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers found “limited evidence” that these techniques offered permanent improvement for premature ejaculation.

Does edging work for PE?

In the same 2011 Therapeutic Advances in Urology report, between 45% and 65% of men claimed short-term benefits from these methods, but after three years of follow-up, 75% of the men who used this method showed no long-term improvement.

One drawback to edging methods like stop-start and squeeze: They tend to kill the mood. (You have to stop the action just when things are getting good!) Start by practicing them alone, then discuss it with your partner before trying these techniques. If your partner’s into it, edging could even help you spice things up in the bedroom.

If you’d rather pass on the dubious physical therapies and skip right to the part where you enjoy a more fulfilling sexual experience with your partner, try an over-the-counter delay spray like Promescent. You can thank us later!

Promescent delay spray travel size and standard size bottles.
Skip The Exercises - Last Longer Today!
These techniques take time to learn, master and use in real life situations - and they may not be right for you. Instead, get an instant boost in lasting power from a FDA compliant premature ejaculation medicine. No prescriptions needed, delivered discreetly.

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