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Getting to Know Dry Humping: Do You Want to Try it?

For most people, "dry humping" is a term they used when they were in their early adult years and just beginning to explore their sexuality. As an excellent way to set the mood without taking things too far, dry humping is something you'll want to bring into the bedroom.

Affectionate couple dry humping in bed
Many couples enjoy making dry humping a part of their foreplay routine

Fortunately, there are now more techniques you can use than ever before, which means this part of foreplay never has to be boring. It can easily become something you look forward to when it comes to turning yourself or your partner on.

What is Dry Humping?

This sexual term is pretty straight-forward, meaning to grind on someone in a back and forth motion. However, unlike traditional humping, "dry" humping is done with clothing on. This helps prevent both parties from touching genitals or taking things to the next level with their hands. Essentially, this type of humping is simply meant to stimulate both parties sexually, all without actually having sex.

As with all sexual slang, the meaning of this term can differ for each individual. While some think that it's something to be done fully clothed, others think it's acceptable to do with just a thin sheet covering themselves.

However, one thing all parties can agree on is that dry humping doesn't involve genitals touching each other (or any penetration at all).

What's the Background of Dry Humping?

Although a comprehensive background of how dry humping got started isn't available, it likely began for young adults who weren't yet ready to begin having sex. Most quickly found that this form of sexual stimulation offered a way to avoid traditional sex while still turning each other on. It also offered intimacy by allowing a couple to be incredibly close with one another. It's for this reason that there are a lot of people who still practice this today and rather enjoy making it a part of their foreplay routine.

Tips to Dry Hump and Maximize Pleasure

If you'd like to dry hump in a way that enhances every sexual experience, it's quite easy! Use the following tips:

  1. Try New Positions - One of the best positions for this type of humping is the cowgirl. This allows the person on top to take control and go at their own pace. Reverse cowgirl is another excellent option, although it's important to make sure the female's clit is being stimulated through movement so she feels pleasure.
  2. Wear the Right Clothing - Jeans can restrict movement, which is why wearing sweats or yoga pants is a better decision for this type of foreplay.
  3. Feel the Movement - Humping with clothes on allows you to explore one another in a new way. Enjoy the movement and being able to feel each other's bodies warm up as you get into a rhythm.

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