Orgasms are great! What more can one say? Have you ever stopped to think about the science behind them, though? There’s more to it than you think! Here are 10 crazy, bizarre things you NEVER knew about the male orgasm!
1. Men can orgasm without ejaculating
That’s right. And no, it doesn’t mean you’re faking it; although some men admit to having faked it just to be done and go to sleep. Having an orgasm is a rhythmic muscular contraction in the pelvic region that releases sexual tension while ejaculation is the result of physical stimulation. Most men experience them simultaneously, but some men report separate occurrences.
2. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no–it’s super sperm!
We knew these little guys were strong swimmers, but did you know that an ejaculation can outpace the fastest runner in the world? Olympian Usain Bolt’s quickest speed is 27.79mph, whereas sperm tops out at an amazing 28 mph!
3. More? Yes, please!
Women aren’t the only ones who can have multiple orgasms. An estimated 15-20% of men report having the rare ability to achieve multiples, but admit that it requires practice.
4. Headaches are no longer an excuse
Several studies have shown that orgasms flood the brain with endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller, which can also kill migraines.
5. Shorter orgasms
As opposed to women, whose climaxes can last upwards of 30 seconds, men’s orgasms last on average between 5 and 20 seconds.
6. Better with a partner
While we all enjoy a good solo session, studies have shown that orgasms during sex are better. According to a 2006 study, men release four hundred times more prolactin during a good old-fashioned roll in the hay.
7. Men have G-spots, too!
The frenulum, which is the tissue that connects the shaft to the head of the penis, and the perineum, which is the area between the scrotum and the anus are just two of them. If you’re looking to hit the jackpot, however, the prostate is the way to go. Carefully slide a finger into the rectum and feel along the abdominal wall for a walnut-sized gland. Gently massage with moderate pressure for the best effect.
8. There is a point of no return
No, not the Bridget Fonda and Gabriel Byrne movie from the early 90’s. (Although that was a great flick) Men have a point where orgasm is unavoidable. Known as ejaculatory inevitability, a term coined by research team Masters and Johnson, this is one hundred percent unique to men.
9. Take your vitamins!
Male ejaculate contains protein, zinc, potassium, calcium and chlorine. It’s also great for dabbing on that blemish that doesn’t want to go away.
10. Seven minutes to Heaven
While so few will ever admit it, most men are seven-minute-men. Many can climax after as little as two minutes, but on average, upon penetration, seven minutes is the magic number.
So guys, you’ve got seven minutes to go find a partner, show them all your G-spots and take your vitamins to charge up for extra rounds because it’s gonna come on fast and it won’t last long; so perhaps you could accomplish this faster than the Energizer Bunny. It’s definitely worth a protein packed shot! Ready, aaaaaaaaand….GO!