The End of a Myth

by Frank Senne

Orgasm = The Sex is Over?

Is that what you think too? Once you have reached orgasm the nights lovemaking is over, your erection vanishes and you are tired and exhausted.

Yes? Then we have some news for your. It is not the orgasm that satisfies your sexual desires or at least your genitals. That what is known as the refractory period, is not triggered by your orgasm, but solely by your ejaculation..

Orgasm = Ejaculation

Is that what you think too? Orgasm and ejaculation are inseparably connected to each other?

Yes? In this case we too have some news for you. Orgasm and ejaculation, despite their closeness in terms of time passing between them, are two clearly separable entities of your sexuality. Also, many men have experienced an orgasm without the ejaculation.

Ejaculation = Orgasm?

Is that what you think too? Ejaculation and orgasm are inseparably connected to each other?

Yes? In this case we again have some news for you. We will spare you further the repetition of what has already been said under "Orgasm = Ejaculation?". Suffice it to say, that it may come to an ejaculation without the prior onset of orgasm.

How does it Happen?

If stimulation is continued beyond the plateau phase, you sooner or later reach the so-called "point-of-no-return". That moment during stimulation when the man feels he can no longer control his urge to  ejaculate.

Physical Priming for Ejaculation

  • The testicles are elevated to the pelvic region (the basic requirement for any ejaculation taking place).
  • The testicles turn forward, so the rear of the testes come to be flush up against the perineum
  • The first muscular contractions of the seminal ducts set in.
  • The semen is discharged from the testes through the seminal ducts into the Bulba by muscular spasms.
  • Prostate and other glands secrete their fluids, which is added to the semen in the Bulba.

Onset of Orgasm

  • The psychological orgasm sets in simultaneously (the sexual orgasm resides solely within the brain).

Onset of Ejaculation

  • Approximately two seconds after the onset of the psychic orgasm, unless an ejaculation control technique is employed, the physiological ejaculation sets in.
  • Pulse and blood pressure are significantly raised.
  • The urethral sphincter contracts to prevent a retrograde ejaculation (spilling of the semen into the bladder), which would cause a mixing of urine and ejaculatory fluid.
  • The sphincter ani contracts.
  • The pelvic muscles begin to contract in a precisely 0.8 second rhythm, leading to the secretions from the prostate being mixed with the semen.
  • The penis begins to convulse in a precisely 0.8 second rhythm. The muscular contractions lead to the expulsion of the ejaculatory fluid.
  • The expulsion of the seminal fluid is caused by muscle contractions in the urethra and prostrate.

Refractory Period

  • Normally (not always and not with every man) the glans penis becomes hypersensitive following the ejaculation, making it impossible for (most) men to continue coital stimulation (reports go as far as mentioning strong pains in the glans).
  • Shortly after the ejaculation vasocongestion ends and the blood in penis and pelvis begins to flow back into the bloodstream, leading to the loss of the erection.
  • The testicles descend back to their normal position.
  • Pulse and blood pressure are reduced to their normal levels.
  • Sexual arousal dwindles and make way for feelings of relaxedness and tiredness.

Having familiarised yourself with the "technical background" of things happening within your body, the next section will discuss the undisputed advantages to be gained for you and your partner.

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