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Before one has intercourse, are other things like oral or manual sex necessary for one to be sufficiently aroused?

Do you need a lot of foreplay preceding intercourse or do you just dive right in?

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This is one of those things that can vary tremendously from person to person, and from day to day. Some people may need a lot of foreplay to become aroused enough to enjoy intercourse, others may find that they become aroused very quickly and can "dive right in", as you put it it.

Have a look at Sexual Response and Orgasm and First Intercourse 101 if you haven't already done so, and see if those don't shed a little more light on the subject for you.


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i think the question of 'is foreplay necessary' really depends on both the people and the circumstances ... sometimes foreplay with my partner lasts 2 1/2 hours, whereas sometimes it only takes 10 or 15 minutes before we 'dive right in' for a 'quickie'. for me it's frequently time restraints, and i often find i get aroused faster when i know we only have 1/2 an hour or an hour - sense of excitement maybe?!
for me some foreplay is always necessary for lubrication, i don't want painful sex! , but i spose some people don't -always- need it.
total personal thing i think...


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Hey. :-) For me, I prefer it when my boyfriend makes me orgasm prior to sex either with manual or oral sex. Sometimes though, if we only have time for a quickie, we skip that. But I make sure I am always wet enough for the insertion to feel good. Kissing him and having him stroke my breasts are quick ways for me to become wet. :-)


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