What do you consider to be "foreplay"?

So many people have different definitions of what foreplay is to them. What do you group into the category of foreplay?

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  • Foreplay -- also called “outercourse” -- is any sexual activity that happens before sexual intercourse. You can think of it like the warm-up to the main event, although foreplay doesn’t always have to lead to intercourse. Foreplay can include things like kissing, cuddling, touching, texting, or just talking.
    Foreplay doesn't look the same for everyone. Getting in the mood for sex can vary from person to person, and not all men, women, or nonbinary people have similar preferences. Often, foreplay precedes penis-in-vagina sex, but for some LGBTQIA+ people, acts that are often considered part of foreplay can be the main event. People assigned female at birth may also find foreplay to be critical in helping them orgasm.
    Benefits of Foreplay
    Foreplay can make sex more exciting. For example, kissing releases oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine. These feel-good hormones can reduce stress and help you get out of your own head while you’re with your partner and enjoy sex even more. More foreplay benefits include:
    It helps get your body ready for sex. When enjoying foreplay, you may notice your heart pounding. There's an increase in blood flow to your genitals, causing the labia, clitoris, and penis to swell. Arousal also helps lubricate the vagina, making sex more pleasurable and helping prevent pain during intercourse.
    You may last longer. Incorporating a wide range of activities, including oral sex and self-stimulation, into foreplay can extend your experience before orgasm or ejaculation.
    It helps build emotional intimacy. Engaging in foreplay can make you and your partner feel more connected in and out of the bedroom.
    Lowered inhibitions. Foreplay also lowers inhibitions, which can make sex hotter between couples and virtual strangers alike.
    You or your partner are more likely to orgasm. It’s important to keep in mind that, for some people, foreplay is a very important aspect of sex. In fact, many women or people with a vagina or clitoris can’t reach orgasm from intercourse alone.
    But also remember the ‘Afterplay’.
    Afterplay is any intimate activity that happens after sex. It can involve hugging, holding, and talking. During afterplay, you can also stimulate yourself if you're still in the mood.

Most Helpful Guy

  • Anything that gets you in the mood and makes you think about your partner, like subtle universal signs on the commute home.
    Anything that gets you in the mood and makes you think about your partner, like subtle universal signs on the commute home.

Most Helpful Girl

  • Whatever turns the other person on. Woman especially need all engines up and firing or damage can be done.

    • @dustybiker2 101%

    • This is valid haha

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What Girls & Guys Said

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  • All the sexual stuff that not include penetration, and yea lesbian sex is not real sex. :)

    • You’re right about that

  • A form of warm up , to get the girl's mind and body ready for some orgasms

  • It could be spooning with clothes on to anything short of intercourse. I would categorize it as touching or oral mostly.

  • Sexual activities before intercourse

  • Giving a BJ

    • @berethor I thought you only like virgin girls

    • @Jennz6 I don't mind a girl that I don't date doing that, I am not jealous over you. :)

    • @Berethor aww thank you sweetheart

  • Anything leading up to or escalating into sex