Massage is perhaps the best and simplest form of relaxation and establishes a deep communication between people’s bodies. It responds to the most basic need of interpersonal relationships, the exchange of affection.
For this type of massage the atmosphere should be relaxing and relaxed, with soft lighting, warm temperature and ambient sound without stridency. Both participants must be completely naked and have established a sentimental union, although it is not essential that they consider it love.
The beginning is gentle and increases progressively in intensity, pressure and frequency. It can be applied with the hands, fingers, lips or even the whole body, and it is essential to have enough time to allow a relaxed and pressure-free approach.
This type of massage should establish a balance between the two sides of the body, avoiding that the stimulation of one side leaves the other waiting for its part. Otherwise, the brain receives a different signal from the two halves of the body.
The term petting defines the sexual practice that pursues sexual stimulation without intercourse. In this way, different techniques are practiced such as kissing, mutual masturbation, caressing, oral sex, etc. except the introduction of the penis into the vagina.
The greatest diffusion of petting came in the seventies as a result of the studies that Masters and Johnson developed on the application of this technique in sexual dysfunctions such as anorgasmia, vaginismus and frigidity. Nowadays it has gained a new boom as a prevention of AIDS and other venereal diseases.
Women do not require a sexual stimulation so direct and focused on the genital organs, the extension of their erogenous zones is greater and their imagination is wider, so this kind of techniques are very pleasant for them.
On the other hand, men in general have less patience and a pelvic urgency that predisposes them less to non-penetrative intercourse.
Petting should be interpreted as another form of pleasure, not as a denial of the benefits of intercourse or an escape to avoid facing repressions and fears about the loss of virginity or penetration.