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What are the Benefits of Having Group Sex?

Tickle.Life Editorial Team  |  Jul 22

What are the Benefits of Having Group Sex?

The discussions on the benefits of having group sex have been happening for quite a long time. However, they came into the foreground during the sexual revolutions that took place in the 1960s. But, does that mean it was then the concept evolved? No, it is not.

When we analyze it from a historical point of view, the concept of taking part in sex in groups has been around since the ancient Romans. Besides that, there are cave drawings from the paleolithic age as well that depict the same.

From the Dionysian mystery cults to sex parties, the concept of group sex has evolved in numerous ways. Colloquially known as swinging, indulging in group sex might be the sexual fantasy of many people.

There are several academicians and people who contradict this concept of redefining love. If you believe in exclusivity, having sex in groups might not be your cup of tea. But, if you are into moving beyond the social construct and have a desire to explore more, then you might find it exciting.

Benefits of Having Group Sex

Well, group sex is something that many people wish to explore. From exploring fantasies to liberating yourself, there are several benefits associated with BDSM group sex and others. Let's have a look at them without wasting any more time!

Explore your group sex fantasies

Dr. Justin Lehmiller mentioned in his work, Tell Me What You Want, that sex in groups is one of the most common sexual fantasies in America. To an extent, many people do like to have group sex chats and take part in such intimate relationships with others. Nowadays, there are several sex parties and swinging clubs in the US that celebrate this type of sex. 

As per a national survey conducted in 2017 in the US, 8.8% of people who participated in the study engaged in group sex. 5.8% of them took part in sex parties. 3.8% of them had been involved in kinky or BDSM sex. It shows that this form of sex is something that is gaining popularity among people.

If you wish to have that experience, you can always try it out. Besides that, you can have sex with multiple people together as a way of fulfilling your sexual fantasies. But, when you evaluate it from a deeper perspective, group sex can help you stay calm and explore yourself. We will come into this in a few seconds. On a similar note, you can listen to the experiences shared by Evita Sawyer on non-monogamy here.

Enhance your sexual sensation 

Group sex can play a crucial role in providing simultaneous stimulation to different parts of your body. Through this, you can enhance your sexual experience and focus on your arousal. It is because multiple people are engaging in it at the same time. 

Nonetheless, there are contradicting opinions on engaging this type of sex as it would tamper with the rhythm of the sexual experience. Others have stated that they find it challenging to reach orgasm during BDSM group sex or otherwise. However, it is highly subjective, and it is something you can figure out for yourself with ease. 

Explore the different benefits of having group sex
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Discover yourself

From self-knowing to BDSM, there are numerous horizons associated with engaging in sex with multiple people together. Through this, you can understand more about yourself and travel beyond the hetero normative structure. 

Although most people view it from the point of view of physical pleasure, there is more to it. It can act as a path of bringing in bonding and connection with others. It would help you in "feeling openly sexual" without feeling restricted by societal norms. 

Taking part in group sex is fun and exciting

There are different ways of group sex. If you want emotional detachment, it could be an option. Besides that, engaging in sexual activities in groups is a way of looking at sex as recreational. Many consider it similar to a play. 

When we consider the historical aspect, it was something practiced by tribes. They conducted it as part of celebrating a festival or crop harvesting. Through this, it is apparent that sex in groups existed as a celebratory and fun activity for years.

However, you have to look into hygiene while having sex in groups. As per research conducted in 2014 by Momentum Health Study, 74% of people who participated in it had HIV. It was because they used different substances for enhancing pleasure without correctly using them.

Group sex can be liberating

"Group sex incites responses ranging from fear and disgust to fascination and arousal-sometimes all at once," Katherine Frank wrote in Plays Well in Group: A Journey through the World of Group Sex. From this, it is apparent that numerous factors come to play in having sex with multiple people together.

Along with this, group sex fantasies and engaging in them can be liberating. It can help in building a sense of community. By doing so, you can discover people who share similar sexual interests with you.

Having sex with more than one person at the same time could also bring in a feeling of acceptance and understanding. Due to these reasons, it can be liberating for many people. However, there can be differing opinions, and it is yet another narrative to discuss.

To bring things into perspective, remember that indulging in sexual activities in a group is way more than ticking an item from your sexual bucket list. It can be a path towards exploration, liberation, and self-awareness.

However, you have to ensure that you are taking all the required protection and safety measures before you delve into your group sex fantasy. Most importantly, don't forget about consent which is the cornerstone of any form of intimacy.

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