Neologism: microgooning

I collect neologisms for my newsletter English in Progress. Sometimes I find them myself on social media (by searching for “English language” and similar). Then I write a blog post about them, because I don’t like linking to social media in my newsletter.

“Gooning” is either masturbating a lot, or masturbating in such a way that you bring yourself close to orgasm but never cross the edge, leading to a trance-like state. This is known as “edging”, but edging could also be done with a partner, so “gooning” then is edging by masturbation.

Like the questioner above, I do not know what “microgooning” might be, but I’m intrigued! Googling it gives me lots of links I really don’t want to click. Hopefully someone will come back to me with a definition!

Heddwen Newton is an English teacher and translator. She is fascinated by contemporary English and the way English changes. Her newsletter is English in Progress. 1100 subscribers and growing every day!

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