Jump Hump

Updated: APRIL 18, 2024
Reviewed by Jen Mallia
on October 14, 2021

Jump hump is a type of sexual help where one person jumps on a bed where a couple is soaking (penis in vagina penetration with no movement.) The jump hump moves the bed for the couple, creating pleasurable friction like the friction couples having sex usually enjoy. Repeated jump humps, or jump humping, may make the couple feel good, but they usually stop before orgasm.

Jump humping is believed to have originated in the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS or Mormon) teen community as a way to enjoy sexual pleasure without technically breaking the religion’s rules forbidding sex outside marriage. While couples who soak enjoy sexual pleasure through jump humping, they believe they are not technically breaking the rules as they are not moving their own bodies. By this logic, they have not committed a sin in the eyes of God. The term jump hump has been listed on Urban Dictionary since 2011, but went viral in 2021 as teens discussed and filmed the trend on the social media video platform, TikTok. The term hump jump is a common variation of jump hump.

While jump humpers may be of any gender, anecdotal evidence suggests they are usually teen boys. Jump humpers are also usually close friends of one or both of the people soaking. To jump hump, the friend waits for the couple to start soaking on a bed. The friend then starts jumping on the bed near them. Jump humpers usually jump on their feet. However, they may also bounce on all fours to create a similar friction for the couple.

Usually, someone jump humps for a couple who are engaging in vaginal penetration with a penis. However, sometimes people jump hump with a couple who stay close but do not penetrate one another. In this variation, one or both members of the couple keep their underwear on. As the person jump humps for them, the couple’s genitals move close together, creating a friction similar to dry humping. This variation is a more chaste variation of soaking.

More About Jump Hump

A variation of jump humping involves crawling underneath the bed of a couple who are soaking. In this variation, the third person puts their hands on the bed’s mattress and moves it from underneath. As with jump humping, this act moves the couple while the penetrating partner is inside the receiving partner. The movement gives the couple sexual pleasure while they theoretically stay pure.

Jump humping is commonly seen as a gray area of activity for young Mormons. The jump humper does not engage in any skin-to-skin contact or get any sexual pleasure from jump humping. However, they are facilitating the sexual pleasure of people outside marriage. Many LDS members see this as sinful.

There are also concerns from older Church members that jump humpers may work with people who enjoy soaking to manipulate others. People who want to remain abstinent may agree to the jump humping just to please a partner. They may feel ashamed or guilty of their actions afterward, especially if they felt aroused.

As jump humpers are third-parties who do not get any sexual pleasure from jump humping, some people feel being the jumper is a lesser sin than engaging in soaking, if it is a sin at all. To be sure, some jumpers ask God for forgiveness after jump humping. Many people believe that forgiveness will be easily granted.

On the other hand, there is also a school of thought that all people involved in soaking with jump humping are engaging in threesomes. While the person jumping doesn’t touch the couple who are soaking, they may experience some sexual arousal being part of the couple’s intimacy.

Jump humping may appeal to voyeurs, who take pleasure from watching other people. People who believe jump humping is participating in a threesome may further struggle with the morality of this act, as Mormonism reserves sex acts for married couples.


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