Word of the Week: Edging

Word of the Week: Edging

by Violet

on 20 Feb 2021

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Word of the Week:


The act of purposely delaying an orgasm in order to strengthen the sensation.

Edging is a brilliant technique for boosting the power of your orgasm and making your solo sessions extra climatic.

In this week's Word of the Week we take a look at the technique of edging. From what is it, to how to do it, we delve into this orgasm-boosting-beauty.

As you may have guessed, the word edging comes from the act of getting to the 'edge' of your sexual pleasure before climax.

People who practise edging will build up their sexual excitement with masturbation or sex and then slow down or stop completely when they come close to their climax.

The result is a longer session, built up anticipation and even a stronger orgasm when you do decide to let rip and reach your climax.

Toys for edging

Want to try edging?

We recommend giving edging a go by yourself first, then when you've got the hang of it you can introduce the practise to your partner.

1/ Grab your favourite sex toy: For penis owners, any kind of stroker is a good bet for edging. For those with vulvas, we recommend any kind of clitorial stimulation vibrator which can be removed quickly from your hot spots. Avoid internal stimulation toys, as these may be too difficult to whip off when you feel your climax coming round the corner.

2/ When you feel as though you're going to come, stop what you're doing: It's a good idea to move your hands away from your body here, so you can really focus on how your hot spots are feeling in the moment.

3/ Start again: Repeat the process over and over, until you feel you can't possibly last any longer.

4/ When you're ready, let it happen: After 2 -3 times, allow yourself to reach orgasm and enjoy the benefits of your patience.


Written by Violet. Lovehoney Editorial Team
Violet joined Lovehoney's writing team in 2019 as our lingerie aficionado.
Violet is also an avid sex toy collector and co-host of The Sexual Happiness Podcast

Originally published on 20 Feb 2021. Updated on 10 Jan 2022