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11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Ejaculation

Published by Rédac Teemix
Published on January 29, 2015

Despite what you may believe, ladies, ejaculation is not just a (messy) orgasm, it's a mechanical and biological reflex as well. Oh, and another thing to note: for some men, it doesn't always run smoothly. A bit shocking, we know. So how and why do men ejaculate? What are the problems that they can encounter? Here's everything you need to know about the male climax.

1. What is ejaculation?

Ejaculation, FYI, is the expulsion of sperm caused by repetitive stimulation of the penis during sex (or masturbation). It also signifies orgasm for men.

And yes, we know how sticky the situation can be at times, girls, but it's physical proof that your man has climaxed. That almost makes the clean-up worth it.

2. How does it work?

Well, there are two steps:

First, the deferential canals (that come from the testicles) expel sperm towards the prostate following sexual arousal. Then semen mixed with sperm is expelled from the prostate and the seminal vesicles towards the base of the urethra. The man feels tension that tells him that orgasm is almost in sight, and he reaches that 'point of no return.'

After that, sperm is finally released from the body. During this time, men experience 4 to 8 muscular contractions and orgasm at the same time. You might have also noticed your man shaking off the thrill of it all. Orgasm can do that to ya!

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3. Sperm projects with a relatively strong force

So much so that most women feel the shock in their vagina.

Guard those ovaries, gals.

4. Ejaculation is NOT a mix of urine and sperm

The neck of the bladder closes automatically to prevent sperm mixing with urine. So there's no need to freak out that you'll get a little something extra at the end of the romp.

5. Premature ejaculation is more common than you think

Sure it's a problem, but certainly not a serious one. It affects around 1 in 3 men, often on the younger side. Sufferers ejaculate at the beginning of penetration and sometimes even before.

Simply put: it stems from a lack of control. Men with this issue have an uncontrollable reflex that prevents them from holding it in to make sex last.

6. It's possible to ejaculate without sperm

Anejaculation means that no sperm is released during ejaculation. It literally means "no ejaculation". In essence, the sperm flows back towards the bladder, instead of being expelled outwards.

This can be the result of surgery and can cause sterility. It's also caused by some types of cancer treatment.

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7. What it means to have bloody semen

Bloody ejaculation is when sperm contains traces of blood. It’s usually benign, but can sometimes reveal the presence of a tumor of the prostate or of certain infections.

If this happens, we highly recommend that you seek medical consultation immediately.

8. What can cause ejaculation to be painful

Painful ejaculation is when pain occurs in the urethra, pelvis, or anus because of an infection of the prostate.

9. Can guys orgasm twice in a row?

So can they? As great as that would be for them, it actually takes an average of 30-45 minutes between two ejaculations (but this can sometimes be painful).

After orgasm, the penis gradually loses its erection, so it's rare for a man to have two successive ejaculations. It depends on the level of arousal, concentration, and the physical capacity to stay awake.

Rest assured, girlies: it's his pituitary gland, not his partner, that makes a man doze off after sex! During climax, this cerebral gland secretes endorphins that make him sleepy.

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10. Can you control ejaculation?

In general, controlling ejaculation does get easier with age. There are tricks men can learn to delay orgasm, whether he suffers from premature ejaculation or not.

They include:

- The cold water effect. Think about something decidedly not erotic to prevent ejaculation. Though, to be frank, it's not always easy or nice for his partner (we've been there and can personally relate). So only use in emergencies, fellas!

- Masturbating before sex to reduce arousal at a potentially crucial moment.

- Condoms delay ejaculation, so they're a handy way of making sex last longer, not just for men who ejaculate prematurely. (Also, another reason to continue to practice safe sex.)

- The start and stop technique. This consists of asking the partner to apply pressure around the frenulum when he feels he's reaching the point of climax.

11. Erection and ejaculation are two very different things

It sounds like common sense, but you'd be surprised at how many people confuse the two.The process of ejaculation is actually separate from the erection process; erection being controlled by the pituitary gland.

But get this. Men can ejaculate without an erection, andt they can also ejaculate without orgasm (like during the night). They can also release sperm during the night without necessarily having erotic dreams. These are what we call wet dreams. Nightly ejaculations are more frequent in young men and can be linked to their testosterone levels; however, what triggers wet dreams is still not known. But one thing we do know is that the more a man abstains from sex, the more frequent his wet dreams are.

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