Here at Hot Octopuss we’re always trying to find new ways to get you off, provide unusual sensations, and engineer turbo-charged orgasms. With PULSE, we put the focus on the frenulum of the penis. With the Queen Bee, we produced a new kind of deep, rumbly stimulation for vulvas. And now with ATOM PLUS we’re giving some attention to an oft-overlooked area (that’s present in every body) – the perineum.
So in case you haven’t heard much about why stimulation of the perineum (also known as perineal stimulation or perineum massage) is a must-have move for both partner sex and masturbation, we’ve put together a quick guide to get you started.
What is the perineum?
Exact definitions of the perineum vary, so for this article we’re focusing on the relatively small area of skin between the genitals and the anus. It’s also known as the taint and is full of nerve endings – so it’s very sensitive. And in penis-owners, it sits above the prostate gland, so it’s a great way to stimulate the prostate without penetration.
We’ve had reports from some people that this area is one of the most sensitive in their body – they can even orgasm from stimulation of the perineum alone. Now we’re not promising that everybody can do that, but it’s certainly worth experimenting with. Stimulating this area during masturbation or sex can lead to particularly intense sensations and more powerful orgasms for all genders.
In fact, some sexperts feel the perineum has been unfairly treated as erogenous zones go. In this hilarious article about ‘taint acupuncture’ in MEL Magazine, Neil Leftley bemoans his sense that this area, “situated between two highly popular tourist destinations (the perennially popular genitals to the north, and for more adventurous thrill-seekers, the anus to the south) [is] …the flyover state of body parts, continually bypassed in favor of its exciting coastal elite neighbors.” Clearly this unspoilt area must be full of hidden attractions – so let’s get exploring.
What are the best ways to stimulate the perineum?
When we did some research on this, we found articles focusing on perineum stimulation for women, and others focusing on it for men. But in reality, the advice given was very similar in all cases – this area is basically gender neutral, although for penis-owners there is the added bonus that the prostate gland is not far beneath the surface of the perineum, so for someone who wants prostate stimulation but is unsure about anal sex (the most direct way to stimulate the prostate), it can be a good way to stimulate it externally.
The kind of stimulation you will enjoy will depend very much on how sensitive you are there – and this can vary greatly. Some people will find that gentle stroking (and perhaps licking in long, slow strokes) will be as much as they can take. Other people will be able to take more, and could enjoy techniques such as gentle scratching, massaging in circular motions at shallow and then gradually deeper levels, or a ‘vibrating’ movement with the whole fist in the area.
Stimulating the perineum in this way while also stimulating the clitoris, G-spot or penis, is said to be capable of dramatically increasing the intensity of your orgasm.
What about perineum massage with sex toys?
Well, we’re glad you asked that! Our PULSE II DUO was reviewed by The Big Gay Review, who said that the second motor on the top of our guybrator worked great for his partner for perineal stimulation. When we heard this, we wanted to see if we could find another, more powerful and targeted way to stimulate the perineum while *also* stimulating the penis – and ATOM PLUS was born.
ATOM PLUS is the world’s first cock ring to house dual integrated motors, enabling intense perineum stimulation in addition to powerful vibrations on top of the penis shaft. It has a stretchy ring to create exceptionally strong erections and an intense climax. And it’s not just for solo use: for a partner, it features an ergonomically-shaped contact area for pressure and referred vibrations.
Be warned: this thing is INTENSE. So if you’re new to perineum stimulation, start with gentle explorations in this part of your body as described above (or ask a partner to help out – you can always offer the same in return).
You could also experiment with a small bullet vibe on the area to start with, and then, for perineum stimulation alone, try using a wand toy like our Queen Bee.
And when you’re ready – you can buy ATOM PLUS. Keep an eye on our Twitter account to hear as soon as it drops!