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Questions about terminology
  • normaltype
    Posts: 21
    I have read a lot and find contradicting statements here and abroad about some terminology and would like to clear things up.

    I am confused about the term Contraction and how it is used.

    There are four ways I can think of to manipulate the aneros.

    1 - Kegil contraction: contracting the muscle that gives you and erection/makes you stop peeing

    2 - Anal contraction: muscle contolling the anus (sphincter)...contracting this closes the anus which will prevent anything from entering or leaving the rectum.

    3 - Rectal (rectum) contraction: contraction of the rectal muscles (aka pushing out or bearing down)

    4 - reverse rectal contraction: contraction of the lower rectal muscles which results in "sucking in" action without contracting the anus.

    One of these contractions may affect another I.E. Kegil contraction will also cause a small anal contraction.

    However, each of these contractions IS specific. I know, I have tried them all. On a side note, I have found the Kegil contraction most successful so far. This is where I got the advice that so far is working for me. http://www.malegspot.com/displaythread.php?id=520

    Anyways, the reason I am posting this is as I have read through the forum/beeline over the last year or so I have been confused the whole time as to how to use the aneros. I have read, "as you inhale, contract and hold" or "contract this" then later says "contract something else" etc. Other people will used different terms like "contract then bear down"....same thing. As you can see from my definitions above, I have found four different specific contractions.

    People need to be more specific about what contraction they are talking about in their instructions, so I'm hoping this can be used to clear up a lot of confusion that is out there right now cause everytime I re-read most instructionals I still don't completely understand what they are talking about.

    Thanks for listening.
  • (this post was edited 2005-06-17 20:47:13)

    I couldn't agree more. It's confusing to me as well... and I haven't even gotten my Aneros yet. Maybe there should be standard acronyms for these different types of contractions, like:

    KC: kegel (penile) contraction
    AC: anal contraction
    RC: rectal contraction
    RRC: reverse rectal contraction

    I don't really understand the last one. Could you explain it a little more? Is it kinda like when you press inward around the lower abdomen (without the pushing)?

    [Edit: Never mind... I think I figured it out. I believe it's where you pull the lower abdomen/rectum in and up.]
  • Roger
    Posts: 23
    Normaltype,

    I don't think there's a recipe for the super-o that can be broken down so analytically. The path is going to be different for everyone. The important thing, in my opinion, is to follow the sensations. The contraction and breathing excersises are techniques that often create sensations in most people, and as such, it's OK for the instructions to be a bit vague and general. What matters is what works for you. It's very productive, and fun, to try new things with the Aneros. What worked for me, and continues to work, is to turn my attention inwards and pay attention to what I'm feeling. Sometimes the sensations are powerful and pleasurable, sometimes they are subtle, other times they are 'weird', and sometimes even vaugely unpleasant. It's when I allow myself to feel and explore these sensations as they happen that they can build into very powerful and pleasurable peaks.

    Every session I've had has been different. Many of my sessions still surprise me with wonderful things I've never felt before. When I go into a session trying to follow an established pattern and expecting a previously experienced sequence, I often 'stall-out' until I let go and pursue what I'm being given at the moment, rather than trying to repeat what's worked in the past.

    Forgive me if I drifted off a bit here. I know I didn't answer your questions directly, but I hope you find some of what I've written helpful.
  • normaltype
    Posts: 21

    Originally Posted By: Roger
    Normaltype,

    I don't think there's a recipe for the super-o that can be broken down so analytically. The path is going to be different for everyone. The important thing, in my opinion, is to follow the sensations. The contraction and breathing excersises are techniques that often create sensations in most people, and as such, it's OK for the instructions to be a bit vague and general. What matters is what works for you. It's very productive, and fun, to try new things with the Aneros. What worked for me, and continues to work, is to turn my attention inwards and pay attention to what I'm feeling. Sometimes the sensations are powerful and pleasurable, sometimes they are subtle, other times they are 'weird', and sometimes even vaugely unpleasant. It's when I allow myself to feel and explore these sensations as they happen that they can build into very powerful and pleasurable peaks.

    Every session I've had has been different. Many of my sessions still surprise me with wonderful things I've never felt before. When I go into a session trying to follow an established pattern and expecting a previously experienced sequence, I often 'stall-out' until I let go and pursue what I'm being given at the moment, rather than trying to repeat what's worked in the past.

    Forgive me if I drifted off a bit here. I know I didn't answer your questions directly, but I hope you find some of what I've written helpful.


    I think you misread my post, but I completely agree, there is no ONE recipe. My problem (and I think the vast majority of the users here) is that we are trying recipies from an experienced user who is trying to explain in their own words how it is they achived the super o.

    Problem is... whether through lack of education or ignorance, everyone here interprets information differently. Anal contraction to you could mean something very different to me....maybe you "meant" rectal contraction? Understand what I'm saying?

    I would have to say that 99% of us do not have a good grasp of anatomy or the terminology for it, which brings me to the terminology of describing they types of contractions being used when you are trying to explain to everyone what worked for you.

    I believe its important that everyone know and understand the different types of contractions as each can produce different responses from your body. Then it is up to the user to explore those contractions and responses by following other users recipies or just experimenting on their own.

    All I'm trying to say is its hard to follow instructions that you don't fully understand. Perhaps if I fully understood someone elses recipe for success, I might have some success of my own. And If I don't have success, then I move on and try something else. But at least I'm not wondering if it was my misunderstanding that cause me to fail.

    One area of major confusion is involuntaries. Is it the anus (sphincter) that contracts involuntary? Or is it the rectum? Cause I have experienced both.