From gardening to baking to knitting, cottage core has been all the rage in recent years. Just ask Pinterest.
As lovely as all those things are, we’re not here to talk about cottage core, we’re to talk about frottage core. Say what?!
According to the Oxford Dictionary, frottage is “the practice of touching or rubbing against the clothed body of another person in a crowd as a means of obtaining sexual gratification”. Aka, dry humping.
The thought of dry humping may bring you back to grade school make-out sessions in the back of the car you borrowed from your parents. But hear us out.
Dry humping is awesome!
The Benefits of Dry Humping
Wondering why one might dry hump instead of just jumping to take your clothes off?
You might not need convincing, but here are some of the many benefits of frottage:
Very small or no risk of STI transmission, depending on if there is skin-to-skin contact or the exchange of bodily fluids. Talk to your partner about both of your STI statuses before things get hot and heavy.
Very slim risk of pregnancy unless semen happens to be near the vaginal opening. Even then, a very slim chance.
It’s a way of exploring pleasure with a new partner before taking things to the next step of taking your clothes off.
When you make more time for foreplay, you are able to increase arousal, which may help you have more intense orgasms.
It may also help you if you have difficulty orgasming, especially with a partner.
Helps people with reproductive health disorders like endometriosis and vaginismus get pleasure without triggering discomfort or pain.
Last, but certainly not least, it’s fun and it feels really good!
Frottage Fan Tips
Dry humping is great on its own or before other *ahem* activities. If you’re not convinced yet, let’s give you some ideas to get that imagination revved up. All aboard the frottage train!
Warm Up First
Although dry humping may seem like foreplay, you most likely need a little something-something beforehand to get started.
Otherwise, you may be asking for uncomfortable friction and chaffing.
Try some hot and heavy making out, dirty talk, nipple stimulation, or a little over the pants genital action.
Play with Textures
Part of the fun of dry humping is the friction between the fabric of your clothes and your genitals. Different fabrics, of course, give different sensations.
Try playing with different textures and fabrics like lace, satin and silk, cotton, denim, and mesh.
You can ask your partner to do the same and explore what different fabrics feel like rubbing up against each other. Yum!
Switch Up Positions
The classic dry humping position seems to be sitting up and straddling each other.
There’s nothing wrong with the classics, in fact, it’s highly recommended, but we also recommended switching it up and trying out different positions.
Here’s are some other positions you can take for a spin: