IS DELAYING EJACULATION HARMFUL?
Some people intentionally prolong orgasm by delaying ejaculation for the sake of getting more pleasure.
This delay can be brought about in several ways. Some of the common techniques used for this purpose are as under:
Some people delay ejaculation by using the stop-squeeze technique during sex or masturbation.
During masturbation, when they reach the climax, they grip their penis at the point where the shaft and the head meet, and squeeze it firmly for a while, blocking the semen and letting the pleasurable feeling ebb away.
During sex, after normal penetration, when they are near ejaculation, they squeeze the end of their penis and do the same as they do during masturbation.
They repeat the process to take more delight.
There is no serious harm to the stop-squeeze technique. However, squeezing the penis harder may cause a minor injury. It may erode the internal mucus membrane. This may result in a stinging sensation while urinating.
Some people delay ejaculation by using the technique of edging.
Edging is when a person holds off ejaculation during sex or masturbation.
In edging, they arouse themselves but they stop sexual stimulation at all before ejaculating, stay for some time, let the sensation die off and then repeat the process.
During masturbation, they begin stimulating themselves, just as they reach the point when ejaculation occurs, they stop the stimulation entirely. And repeat the process.
During sex, they start their desired sexual activity, such as oral sex, anal sex, and vaginal sex. When they reach the climax, they halt the stimulation, and pause for a while. They repeat this process as many times as they desire.
Edging makes masturbation or sex more intense and pleasurable for some people. The goal of edging is to retain masturbation or sex longer.
Research has shown that edging may result in epididymal hypertension, also referred to as “blue balls.”
The symptoms of “blue balls” are pain, discomfort and heaviness in the testicles. Although “blue balls” cause a little discomfort but is not harmful. Discomfort (if there is any) subsides once the erection has passed and blood flow to the genitals returns to normal.
During arousal blood builds up in the testicles causing them to ache if the person remains aroused for too long. Although “blue balls” may be uncomfortable, it does not usually last any longer.
All this discussion boils down to the fact that neither the stop-squeeze technique nor the edging technique is harmful is to health. Blocking sperm from coming out may cause minor discomfort, but that is totally benign.