Updated: JULY 21, 2022
Reviewed by Kinkly Staff
on June 12, 2022

Pompoir is a sexual technique in which the vagina is contracted and relaxed around the penis during penetrative sex, stimulating the penis without the need for either partner to move their bodies. This technique stimulates the penis in a different way than typical penetrative sex and is likened to a massage. Performing pompoir requires gaining control of the pubococcygeus muscles, a component of the pelvic floor. These muscles are also activated during Kegel exercises, but pompoir requires greater control and capabilities than the simple contracting and relaxing Kegels require.

Pompoir is believed to have been perfected in Eastern cultures. It was also featured in the "The Joy of Sex." Although it claimed to make a woman a sex goddess, it did not describe how to perform it.

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Unlike regular penetrative sex, where partners tend to move together rhythmically, during pompoir both bodies remain still. The only part that moves is the vaginal muscles, which perform a pulling motion while contracting, and a pushing motion on release. This creates a rhythmic pulsing, which can feel amazing on a penis. The technique can also lead to intense orgasms for the receiver. For the partner with a vagina, the increased strength and blood flow created by practicing pompoir may lead to stronger orgasms.

Kegel or pelvic floor exercises can strengthen the vaginal muscles and help people get more in tune with that part of their body. However, pompoir isn’t simply about performing Kegels during penetration. Rather than simply contracting and releasing the muscles, the vagina actually pushes, pulls and even twists the penis, as though it is being milked. Training for pompoir requires a lot of practice, about an hour a day of exercises for five or more months.


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