Handjob

A handjob, hand job, tugjob or tug job is a slang term referring to the sexual stimulation of a penis using the hands and fingers.

It is a form of outercourse or non-penetrative sex and, not involving the exchange of bodily fluids, is a type of safer sex.

The manual stimulation of a female's sex organs is usually called fingering, although sometimes "handjob" is used to refer to this act as well.

Overview

A common handjob technique - First, the giving partner grips the receiving partner's penis with their entire hand similar to making a fist (except the fist is made around the penis). An alternative grip is to use only a couple fingers wrapped around the penis. Second, the giving partner moves their hand in an up and down motion, which causes stimulation to the shaft and glans (head) of the penis. Some people prefer to use lubrication to prevent friction on the penis. This is generally done if the partner is circumcised, because without a foreskin to glide back and forth over the head of the penis, greater friction and sometimes discomfort is created. Uncircumcised males can use lubricant, but it is generally not necessary. There are many other techniques that can be used, and some involve the use of both hands. Because each individual male is different, it generally takes patience and practice on behalf of both partners before the most pleasurable hand technique is discovered.

Handjobs may or may not end in ejaculation or orgasm; they may or may not constitute the entire sexual encounter. They may be part of foreplay or part of or a precursor to other sexual activities. They can provide sexual pleasure to a partner when penetrative intercourse is not possible or desirable.

Little physical effort is required for a handjob, and the male is not distracted by the effort of thrusting or the need to stimulate his partner's sexual organs. A handjob can incorporate a large amount of stimulation and variety and, as with other forms of sexual stimulation, the giving partner can receive significant pleasure and sexual arousal, because they can directly control and observe the sexual excitement and physical reactions of their partner.

Prevalence in massage parlours

According to a 1975 study by A.J. Velarde, in an unnamed west-coast city in the United States, provision of a "hand job", where the woman masturbated the client, was one of the services female masseuses were employed to give. Subsequent newspaper publicity of this practice caused local councils to impose licensing requirements upon masseuses similar to the ones used on prostitutes. This licensing led to increased expectations in massage parlour clients, who expected that more than a hand job would be available, that is, sexual intercourse. Because the masseuses themselves considered that they had nothing to lose in acting as prostitutes, and because the local council treated them as prostitutes, anyway, masseuses often complied, and thus attracted more prostitution to the city.

Nomenclature

The term "handjob" is often considered a slang or informal word rather than a clinical term. Therefore, some people take offense to the word when used in general conversation. An academic article would usually refer to a handjob as manual stimulation of a male partner, masturbating a male partner, or manual sex to a penis.

Manual stimulation of the penis by another individual may also informally be called:

Types of handjobs

There are many types of handjobs, with different placing and movements of the hands. Here are some of them:

See also

Other sexual methods that end with "job":

External links

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