Orgasms are one of our favorite topics around these parts. Whether we're sharing flirty sex tips to get you there with a partner or gossiping about the latest toy that will give you a hand during solo play, dishing about our OH! But what about the male orgasm?
As a sexually active adult, you already know that women are blessed with the ability to orgasm over and over again ad infinitum without needing to take a break to recharge, reload, and revive their naughty bits. Common sense and conventional wisdom say no, you absolutely cannot cum more than once without a refractory period. Some people, however, beg to differ.
After a successful session in the sack, you might be looking for an encore. But unlike us, dudes have to take into account their refractory period—the time between their first orgasm and when they could successfuly have another—before they can even consider having sex again buzzkill. Lee, M.
It's hard to say whether men or women have it better when it comes to sex. An argument in favor of women's superior sexual experience is that they can have multiple orgasms. An extremely small subset of men claim they can achieve this as well — as in have multiple orgasms ejaculations without losing their erection in between — but there's no good evidence that this ability exists. Most men have to wait a considerable amount of time before they can get things going again.
In human sexualitythe refractory period is usually the recovery phase after orgasm during which it is physiologically impossible for a man to have additional orgasms. While the refractory period varies widely among individuals, ranging from minutes to days,    most men cannot achieve or maintain an erection during this time, and many perceive a psychological feeling of satisfaction and are temporarily uninterested in further sexual activity; the penis may be hypersensitive and further sexual stimulation may feel painful during this time frame. An increased infusion of the hormone oxytocin during ejaculation is believed to be chiefly responsible for the male refractory period, and the amount by which oxytocin is increased may affect the length of each refractory period.
Sometimes winding down leads right into starting up again. And indulging in a second mattress session could increase your orgasmic potential because, according to Joan Elizabeth Lloyd, who writes about sex, when your body is still turned on from a previous round, it's easier to climax. Plus, chances are your man won't come as quickly the second time, so he'll have more time to dedicate to pleasing you.
Women may be primed to go seconds after the first big win, but for men, it may not be so easy. What gives? Both women and men have a built-in recovery period after sex. After ejaculation, the whole body is on overdrive.
Richard K. Lee, M. This topic reminds of the times I used to use Grindr and guys planning multiple sex dates on the same day.