The Science Behind Male Orgasms (part2)

  • 3. Orgasm

This phase can be further divided into two sub-parts. The first one is emission, where ejaculation becomes inevitable. Immediately after that, the second sub-phase follows, which is the ejaculation itself. It is accompanied by active contractions of anus, penile and perineal muscles, which is to promote shooting semen out.

During this phase, neurochemicals flood the brain’s reward center triggering a strong emotional release, which is a typical attribute of an orgasm.

The lateral orbitofrontal cortex, another brain area, is shut down fully while this process is developing. It is known to play a key role in an individual’s self-control and judgment. This is why men tend to describe orgasms as a period of time when nothing else really matters.

Resolution and Refraction

Right after an orgasm, a phase of resolution follows. The penis loses its erection gradually, and the feeling of ultimate relaxation comes to overwhelm, which can result in drowsiness.

The refractory period, or simply refraction, is the post-climax stage characterized with a man’s inability to achieve an erection again, even if stimulation is applied. This stage can last from 15 minutes in young men up to a day in older individuals.

Is a Multiple Orgasm in Men Possible?

Multiple orgasms are a series of orgasms successively occurring within several seconds or minutes. In this case, ejaculation will not occur after each orgasm as this is impossible physiologically. So the successive climaxes will be pure psychological events involving all ejaculation-specific emotional components.

According to scientific studies conducted on the subject, only 10% of young men about 20 years old and 7% maximum of 30-years old men are multiorgasmic, that is they are really able to experience this kind of emotional discharge.

There are two types of multiple orgasms:

  • Condensed – when 2 to 4 individual and clearly defined orgasms come within several seconds to a couple of minutes.
  • Sporadic – when the refraction stage is delayed. This makes it possible to achieve more orgasms within a short period of time.

Along with age, there are other factors affecting the ability to experience multiple orgasms. Just a few to name are: taking psychoactive drugs, intercourse with multiple partners, having a new sex partner, enhancing the stimulation effect with sex toys etc. The above consideration leads us to the conclusion that being multiorgasmic depends more on an arousal level achieved than on any individual-specific physiological or hormonal characteristics.

Orgasm Disorders in Men

Orgasm disorders should not be confused with ejaculation disorders as the latter term is about the actual semen emission only and includes premature ejaculation, inability to ejaculate and so-called retrograde ejaculation when semen fluid is thrown to the bladder rather than outside.

Sometimes also, too little amount of semen is produced during orgasms, which is known under the term of orgasmic anejaculation or dry orgasm. The condition occurs mainly after prostate or bladder surgery. Low testosterone levels, high blood pressure and an enlarged prostate can be the factors too.

Another common condition to mention is anorgasmia where a person cannot achieve orgasms at all. Being directly opposite to multiple orgasms, this condition can be found both in men and women. Most of the time, the underlying cause is psychological problems, which may include stress, performance uncertainty or psychological trauma. Hypertension, diabetes, low testosterone levels and other conditions can play their role too. Additionally, prostate surgery and taking certain medications to treat depressive states are known to add to the problem.

How anorgasmia should be treated depends on the specific underlying cause. Generally, the most common approaches are: psychotherapy, switching medications, taking drugs able to boost the male patient’s response, testosterone replacement therapy etc.
Notwithstanding a common misconception, erectile dysfunction-focused drugs, such as Viagra, are useless in treating orgasm-related problems. Affecting only the blood amount supplied to the penis, they actually do not boost a patient’s libido and work only when sexual stimulation is applied.

The Science Behind Male Orgasms (part1)

Orgasms in men are not as simple experience as many might think. In contrast to women, the major purpose of the male orgasm is sperm ejaculation. So pleasure and the insemination function come inseparable from each other. While this is the general case, it should be noticed that men do not always ejaculate when an orgasm occurs.

The study of processes behind male and female orgasms began as far back as in the 1950s, when Alfred Kinsey conducted his first examinations on the subject. Since then, a huge advancement was made in understanding this interesting phenomenon. Researches have been addressing both emotional and physiological aspects, so today, one can state that we know pretty much when it comes to what factors promote or impede the male orgasm.

Physiological Aspects

male orgasmThe male orgasm should be seen as a complex phenomenon, where multiple body organs, hormones and neural signals are involved.

Testosterone, the male-specific hormone, which is produced by a man’s testicles, plays a key role, namely boosting male libido (sexual desire). Consequently, sexual arousal causes the erection, with the orgasm being a culmination of the entire process. Once the ejaculation has taken place, the arousal plummets. Low testosterone levels tend to lead to decreased energy and poor mood in an individual making him more reluctant to respond to mental or physical sexual stimulation.

To summarize, a man, to achieve arousal, requires only physical stimulation, while a woman, in general, will need both mental and physical stimulation to get to the ultimate point.

To extend the comparison, the orgasm in men is much shorter and comes much faster than that in women. On average, the male orgasm lasts for only 5 to 10 seconds, while the female orgasm can last 15 seconds and more. According to some female respondents, they can experience orgasms up to one minute long, which is absolutely impossible for men, even in theory.

As a culmination of his orgasm, a man ejaculates semen, which consists of the seminal fluid and sperm cells, the former acting as a carrier, and the latter serving the purpose of impregnation. The average amount of semen shot at a time is about a teaspoon.

Major Phases of Men’s Orgasm

There are four major phases that can be classified when it comes to male orgasms. They can vary in intensity and duration in different men. Nevertheless, the process should always go the same path discovered by Virginia Johnson and William Masters in 1966.

  • 1. Arousal

During this stage, a range of external and mental factors urge a man’s brain to produce acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter, which ultimately makes the penis’s blood vessels expand rapidly to accept and hold more blood. As a result, the erection occurs, which is accompanied by hurried breathing, increased overall muscle tension across the whole body and the scrotal sac retraction.

  • 2. Plateau

This is the second phase occurring right before the orgasm. It is characterized by the fact that the voluntary pelvis thrusts become mainly involuntary and increase in speed and intensity. The heart rate soars up to 150-175 beats per minute at this stage, while both the body temperature and the blood pressure tend to rise too. From the urethra, the first seminal fluid traces may leak during this period of time, which has its physiological destination. On average, the plateau stage lasts 30 seconds to two minutes.

Male enlargement methods from pills to surgery

male enlargementPenis enhancement involving lots of various physical procedures and using plenty of different surgical manipulations and devices has a goal of enlarging the male penis with the help of techniques created and approved by medical specialists.
And even though no study can clearly prove that any method works better than the others, some reports show some methods of male penis size increasing can work better for a certain category of men while other techniques are much more effective for other men. Let’s look methods from male enlargement pills to surgery.
According to medical facts, the part of a penis that we see is only a half of it, the other part is situated inside the men.
Thus, special penis enlargement surgeries use the hidden part of a penis by releasing the suspensory ligaments and fundiform sticking them to the pubic bone to add some size to a visible part of penis.
As a result, these kind of operations allow to enhance the penis adding from 2 to 4 cm to its size by taking a part of its shaft from inside the body to the outside to make penis visually larger.
Postoperative rehabilitation period prevents the disrupted suspensory ligaments from healing quicker than it is needed. In fact, to make it as much effective as possible the men undergoing this procedure need to stretch their penises.

  • Penis enlargement surgery usually carries lots of risks including erectile dysfunctions and this is the main reason why in most countries this kind of procedure is not considered as safe. Thus, having erectile dysfunction might be the only reason to allow this kind of operation.
  • Internal penile pump is another possible option. It replaces corpora cavernosa absorbing much of the blood during erections. This is a bit more radical approach although it is very effective for those who suffer impotence since this type of surgery is a therapeutic one.
  • The operating principle of this approach is based on the use of pump, which fills the cylinders with a liquid whenever it is necessary mechanically. The pump itself is implanted inside patient’s scrotum or groin.
    Despite the fact that this surgery is irreversible, this kind of solution allows men with serious dysfunctions to have erections whenever it is needed and for as long as it is needed.
  • Modern non- invasive methods and remedies including penile pump, clamping, or stretchers all allow men to enhance their penises.

Penis pumps are automatic or manual devices which increase the size of penis with the help of vacuum created by device once it is fitted over the penis. The vacuum makes penis to swell and pumps more blood into it.
The penis pump is highly recommended by most conventional medical practices dealing with the issues of impotence since it plays important role in creating and sustenance of erections.
As a matter of fact, to reach the best possible results from a penis pump specialists advise to use it combination with compression rings which do not allow the blood to flow from the penis. This will help to keep the erection after the pump is removed.
Clamping is another technique which is considered as a temporary one. It requires special constricting devices i.e. rings and elastic bands helping to enhance penis which reduce the blood flow out of penis tissues. This effect is achieved by putting the devices on the base of penis before and after an erection.
There are lots of specialized shops where any man can find different products made of soft, safe and approved materials for this technique. Using these devices traps the blood in the penis which leads to engorging – this might cause problems for removing metal rings, however everyone who wishes to enhance their penises can easily find them on market today.
Penis extender is a device which is designed to enlarge male penis by mechanical stretching the tissues for a certain period of time.
The stretching makes the cells of the penis change and grow after splitting. The stretching technique requires special device called extender plus pretty much time and efforts to reach significant results in penis enhancement.