Scientists that have hovered over the bouncing beds of thousands of couples suggest that an average encounter lasts for about 7 minutes; and for couples who are pressed for time, some non-essential steps can be skipped, allowing guys to cross the finish line in the time it takes to microwave a packet of popcorn. Sessions like this might be efficient, but they might also be over before both partners are fully satisfied and ready to switch gears and go about their daily business.
However, on those occasions when a couple wants to take the time to really enjoy their sensuality, Tantric sensuality might be the answer, as this technique can allow couples to engage in frisky play for hours before they reach any kind of peak. Those who follow Tantric techniques closely may have an intense experience that just can't be replicated in any other way, but intimacy that lasts for hours can also be incredibly tough on the male organ, and guys might need special male organ care to follow up after a lengthy session.
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Tantric Done Right
Coupling done in the tantric style has little resemblance to a standard bout of furtive relations. Instead, couples might spend long periods of time engaged in activities that most people would consider loving and sweet, rather than sweaty and hot. They might:
• Gaze into one another's eyes without looking away
• Massage one another
• Kiss and kiss and kiss
• Match breathing rates
When the action does start in earnest, couples might continue to emphasize bonding and sweetness, staying physically connected without much thrusting or pushing. The idea is to delay the release for as long as possible, so the release that follows is as intense as it can possibly be.
When it's done properly, tantric sensuality can be a powerful experience that feels wonderful, and that brings two people close together on an emotional level. The couple may also have the memory of an intense physical release, and that might spur them to commit future acts of joy as quickly as possible.
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Tantric Done Wrong
Not all tantric sensuality is so wonderful, however, and men can be the big losers when couples don't follow the playbook to the letter. Staying connected to a partner for hours might sound fun, for example, but if a partner's attention waxes and wanes, that might mean a man is exposing his manhood to the dry, sticky tissues of a bored partner, and small fissures can quickly form in the skin’s surface.
Similarly, couples that take things a bit too fast and furious for hours on end, backing off before the peak of pleasure, only to return to the thrusting, could also endure tiny tears in their delicate tissues. The male organ is just not designed to work for hours, and while the action might not hurt as it moves forward, the damage can become apparent after the fact and in the days that follow.