Article originally published on August 8th, 2014

Stamina Training 101

Lasting longer during sex is a pretty common goal, and there are tons of tips out there. But it’s important to make sure that your methods are in line with a healthy lifestyle, right?

Delay creams can actually take the pleasure out of sex, because they numb your member, and stamina pills can carry health risks. So what’s a guy to do? Enter Stamina training.

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Stamina Training: The Basics

Remember the old saying, “Practice makes perfect”? Well, it’s true. Stamina training is, in essence, teaching your body to last longer during sex. It’s something that you can do on your own or with a helpful and supportive partner to improve your sex life. In simplest terms, it’s masturbating with goals.

One of the best things about masturbation – for anyone, of any gender – is the ability to experiment with what feels good to you.

Stamina training can help you figure out your speed, pressure, and sex positions that will help you last longer in bed. The pressure to last longer in bed is then is removed, allowing you to concentrate on pleasing your partner, with that being an important goal.

It’s important to vary your methods. If you’ve been masturbating the same way for a long time, you may have it down to a science – orgasm within 5 minutes. But that’s not going to help you get used to holding out.

Practice with different techniques, and see what helps you feel good while still staving off an early climax. Furthermore, practice holding back. Sometimes it’s mind over matter.