Here are the things you never knew about a man’s sexual organs, including how fast semen goes. These facts about male sex organs are from sex therapist and author Dr Trina Read.
To warm up, here are Dr Read’s thoughts on intimacy versus lovemaking: “Too often people assume that the word ‘intimacy’ has to do solely with sex: saying things like, ‘Let’s get intimate tonight.’ When I appear on some TV shows, the producers ask me to substitute the word ‘intimacy’ for ‘sex’ to make the segment ‘kid friendly.’ Intimacy is in fact a deeply shared connection to another human being. Sex just happens to be an easy segue to get to intimacy. We have intimate moments all the time with people who we are closest to: children, parents, friends, spouse.”
Emotional and physical intimacy doesn’t necessarily mean sexual intimacy, though people may confuse them. To learn more about marriage and sexual intimacy from Dr Read, read her book Till Sex Do Us Part: Make Your Married Sex Irresistible.
And, here are her shocking facts about a man’s body…
10 Things You Never Knew Male Sex Organs
First, here’s why men fall asleep after sex: his brain is flooded with serotonin, a hormone that makes him sleepy. A woman’s brain, on the other hand, is flooded with epinephrine – and it keeps her up all night long!
Semen is speedy. The white stuff leaves a man at roughly the same rate of travel as a city bus, but can reach speeds of 43 miles per hour depending how long since the last time. “It’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye,” says Dr Read.
Testicles are two different sizes. “The average male’s left testicle isn’t quite as pert as his right one on most men,” says Dr Read. “Although the opposite may be true on a left-handed male.”
The amount of semen varies. This sex therapist says most men shoot approximately one teaspoon to one tablespoon of fluid. And the amount changes: they lose more the first time, and then less thereafter.
The most sensitive parts are here…and here…The glans (or head) and the frenulum, which is the skin just below the head on the underside, are the most sensitive parts of the penis.
Blood flow affects male sex organs. “The cremaster muscle elevates the testicles when a man is aroused or cold due to a change in temperature,” says Dr Read. “The organ itself contains no muscle or bone; it’s made of spongy tissue. Erections occur when blood flows quickly into it and exit veins constrict to keep the blood there.”
Sometimes nothing comes out. A man might have a “dry” orgasm because he recently had one and doesn’t have anything left at the moment. Taoists believe it builds up a man’s male essence and allows him to absorb female essence, which could be part of a healthy male libido. Tantrics recommend this build up as a way to experience intimacy as a path to spiritual ecstasy.
Male libido enhancements leave something to be desired. A man must be turned on in order for libido enhancements to work. They help increase blood flow to the male sex organs, not sexual desire.
Kegels work for both women and men. “Kegel exercises are meant for both men and women,” says Dr Read. “Kegel muscles are located around the pubic to tailbone area; they contract involuntarily during physical excitement. Improving your Kegel muscles means stronger, better endings to intimacy.”
Patience is a virtue in your sex life. “The average 65 year old man takes 12 to 24 hours to get it up a second time,” says this sex therapist. “Every man’s refractory period is different, depending on his age.”
Men have a G-spot, too. Think the G-spot is just for women? Think again. “The male G-spot is his prostate gland, which is a walnut-shaped gland that contains the bulk of the liquid.”
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Dr Trina Read has a Doctorate from a school in San Francisco, and writes two newspaper columns and manages a sex therapy practice in Alberta, Canada.