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05 Feb 2004

I would like to know if there are any techniques to keep it erected for a longer period of time
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01 Jan 0001

In nature, male animals need to orgasm quickly before they are attacked and eaten by predators. It is humans who have considered it desirable to extend their pleasure and the pleasure of their partner(s).

Many men often learned to have a rapid response pattern because they had no privacy when they were young and needed to finish masturbating quickly, before someone walked in. If you want to learn to last longer, your challenge is to increase the amount of time you spend in arousal.

You might try the "Stop-Start" method. For example, when you feel you are approaching the point of no return, stop what you are doing with and to your partner, and just do nothing, or hold each other, until the urge to ejaculate subsides. Then start again and stop again when you feel you are approaching orgasm. It may take a few tries to identify the point of no return, and to stop before then, but you do have the rest of your life to practice and "get it right." Tell your partner when you need her to slow down or stop her movements for the moment, have sex with her on top, and relax.

Bernie Zilbergeld's book, The New Male Sexuality, has additional useful info and specific exercises to help change the way your body responds.

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