In general, foreplay is any sexual activity leading up to the main act. Foreplay may foster sexual arousal and sexual consent. While most foreplay is typified by physical touch, there are exciting non-physical activities, such as games, role play and sex talk, that can constitute foreplay. Foreplay gets both partners hot and heavy, and can sometimes be complete in itself or may lead to penetration.
Because it prepares the body for intercourse, foreplay is a vital part of activity leading up to sex itself. The introductory activities before sex itself, can the woman gush with self lubrication, making the penetration itself really pleasant for both parties, as well as edging her closer to orgasm, which can be illusive during regular sex. For men, foreplay can make him hard as a rock and rearing to go.
As far as how long it should last there are no hard and fast rules. The rule of thumb, do it for as long as you want or until you simply cannot wait any longer to have sex. Guys, if you want your partner to climax like a freight train, a long lingering, teasing foreplay is the key. Ladies, be aware that the longer foreplay lasts, the quicker it will be to make him cum when he’s inside you.
What is Foreplay?
Foreplay greases the engine before you drive. In other words, foreplay is everything but penetration. Both of you can perform it and by doing so, not only that you will extend the amount of sex you are having but also broaden your sexual experiences. Most people love foreplay.
Foreplay can also be done by using your hands, your voice as well as quality sex toys, accessories, role-playing, BDSM and where ever else your imagination takes you.The important part is to prepare your partner before you get down to business.
How Long Should It Last?
This question can be tricky to answer but, based on some surveys, the maximum should be half of the entire sexual course. For example, if you spend twenty minutes in bed, the foreplay should last anywhere between five to ten minutes or maybe a bit more. It really depends on the couple. As a rule, it goes as long as the couple wants, until they cannot hold off their desire for penetrative sex.
It is also true some people get off with just foreplay, while other prefer to advance to sexual penetration.
However, some surveys suggest that sex that lasts more than thirty minutes increases the stress in both partners and no longer provides the same amount of pleasure. In that case, foreplay should last up to fifteen minutes, give or take, and the rest of fifteen minutes should be dedicated to old-fashioned sex.
Of course, there are couples that can last a lot longer than thirty minutes. In that case, more power to them. If they can do that, they can certainly invest some time into foreplay. The trick to foreplay is to make it entertaining and fun. Change positions, add some toys, maybe new techniques. Use your imagination.
But what about those people who have sex for only five minutes or even less? Foreplay is important in this case as well. Not only will it increase the duration of the sexual intercourse, but it will last a lot longer. And do not forget, practice makes it better.
The more you do it, the better it will be in the long run, for both of you.
A Durex survey revealed that the women in South Africa are “happier” with sex after twenty-one minutes of foreplay. You hear that, guys? However, for the average men, it is twenty-three. That’s right; men desire two more minutes of foreplay.
Remember that men and women both need and want foreplay but the length and type varies greatly. It’s about reading the needs of your partner and giving in to your desires.