Note: This began as part of a much larger article I'm working on, but the description became so lengthy I figured I'd just go ahead and post it as a separate thread. In attempting to describe ballooning as clearly as possible I found it expedient to coin a couple of new terms. I hope they aid in the cause of clarity.
There has been a lot of talk about ballooning. Some people seem to just get it, while others find it difficult to even figure out exactly what it is. Some have reported profound transcendental states and full-body orgasms through protracted ballooning. If you experience this, consider it a bonus, but that’s not the point of this discussion. Our goals here are more pragmatic.
Practically speaking, and for our purposes, ballooning is simply a form of edging that incorporates Extreme Kegels,* Super Reverse Kegels,** and massaging the fully erect penis with an emphasis on the lower shaft, base, and perineum areas.
When one is extremely aroused and approaching the PONR while ballooning, a very light touch is often required not to slip over the edge. When incorporating long-held reverse kegels, it is not uncommon for semen to “leak” out without the usual sensations of ejaculation, and without losing one’s erection, and the session may be continued uninterrupted. Many find that avoiding the glans and other more sensitive areas helps to prolong the session.
You may find that when practicing this, the very sensitive spot that most men have about an inch below the frenulum will extend down the corpus spongiosum to a point closer to the root of penis. In this highly aroused state, massaging and pressing lightly on the perineum and the very bulb of the penis can be extremely pleasurable. Also, the base of the penis where it meets the pubic bone may be much more sensitive than usual. The key is to experiment and find what works for you, without worrying too much about “magic spots” and the like.
This exercise can greatly expand the size of the glans, at least for the duration of the session. Also, with practice, it can be used as a form of ejaculation control by short-circuiting the involuntary BC contractions. The swelling, or “ballooning” effect can also give great pleasure to a woman during intercourse.
Here is a basic, step-by-step outline to get you started:
1.Begin by stimulating yourself as you normally would when masturbating (without using porn!)
Once you feel yourself approaching the PONR, slow down and begin performing slow, medium-strength kegels on the inhale, and releasing them on the exhale. If you are highly aroused at this point, avoid the glans and use a massage style touch around the base and lower shaft.
Slightly increase the intensity of the kegels with each rep/inhalation. After five or so reps, start to do Reverse Kegels on the exhalations. After about 10 reps, you should be getting close the Super Kegel level, incorporating all the muscles of the pelvic floor in the contraction, with more and more focus on the sphincters. You’ll be moving from kegels to reverse kegels on your in-breath and out-breath.
For the final rep, perform a Super Pulling Kegel,* drawing the energy away from and out of your penis, and hold for three breath cycles. Your erection level should subside somewhat at this point. If it doesn’t, repeat the three breath Super Kegel, and lighten up on the stimulation until it does.
Repeat step one if desired.
2. Now bring yourself back to 100% erection and as close the PONR as you can get, without doing kegels or reverse kegels—keeping you pelvic muscles totally relaxed. Once you’re at 100 % erection, and as aroused as you can comfortably get without involuntary BC contractions beginning, do an Extreme Kegel* on the inhale, hold through the exhale, and repeat. Do as many reps as you wish, but when the erection level starts to fade, relax again and bring yourself back to 100%. If you are doing it correctly, your glans should swell dramatically (a “ballooning” effect.) You might also notice that 100% erection begins to have a greater value as you repeat the cycle. In other words, your relaxed erection should be getting progressively harder, and when it starts to fade, it’s fading back to what used be 100%.
If Performing the Extreme Kegel on the inhale doesn’t work for you, try doing it on the exhale. You’ll know you’ve got it when you can swell the head and keep it swelled throughout the contraction.
3.After repeating step 2 a couple of times, start adding in some Super Reverse Kegels between the Extreme Kegels. Continue to cycle between ballooning the glans until erection begins to subside slightly and bringing yourself back up to full arousal in a relaxed state. At this point you may notice that the base of your shaft becomes more sensitive, and that the super sensitive spot below the glans on the urethra moves further down, maybe even to the scrotum. Massage the perineum behind the balls as well as the shaft and base. You also might find when you perform the reverse kegel, that some semen escapes. If it does, or if you have a full, slightly uncomfortable feeling in your urethra, go ahead and finish the session by ejaculating (but try and prolong the session for as long as you can before busting a nut!).
The ballooning technique can be incorporated into other forms of edging, or treated as a separate session unto itself.
Have fun, experiment, and find what works for you!
*An Extreme Kegel is a reverse kegel leading into a Super Pushing Kegel. (A Super Pushing Kegel is a strong, long-held kegel incorporating all of the muscles of the pelvic floor, including the anal sphincters, directing the force of the contraction into the penis. A Super Pulling Kegel would be the same thing, but with the force of the contraction toward the tailbone, away from the penis.)
**A Super Reverse Kegel is a strong, long-held reverse kegel.