Ejaculation is the release of seminal fluid from the prostate gland through the urethra. This fluid contains a hint of urine and some sperm.
Cannabis enhances sensations, including feelings of touch, sight, smell, and taste. A Lioness user reported her weed-enhanced orgasm looked almost indistinguishable from her sober ones.
Increased Endorphin Levels
Ejaculation increases levels of endorphins, polypeptides that bind to opioid receptors in the central nervous system and promote feelings of pleasure. These are the same chemicals that are released during rigorous exercise and may explain why people experience a “runner’s high.” Some researchers have also found that masturbation and sex both cause an increase in endorphins.
During orgasm, the brain releases oxytocin and prolactin, both of which help us feel connected to other people. Oxytocin is the same hormone that is released during breastfeeding and promotes bonding. Prolactin is responsible for milk production in nursing mothers.
When oxytocin and prolactin bind to their respective opioid receptors, they produce the feel-good sensations we associate with sexual arousal. They can also reduce stress, improve our relationships and make us more likely to trust others. Whether they are caused by sex or masturbation, these chemical changes can have positive effects on our mental health and may even lower the risk of prostate cancer.
Many men are worried about how frequent ejaculation can impact their sperm count, but studies have found that if you ejaculate regularly, your body will continue to produce sperm. Moreover, the amount of sperm you produce is not tied to your sexual activity, since the body produces millions of sperm each day anyway. This is why it is important to listen to your body and decide how often you want to ejaculate based on how it feels.
Increased Pain Tolerance
Research has found that the brain becomes more attuned to pain during orgasm. In one experiment, a machine was used to squeeze a finger at gradually increasing pressures until it hurt, and women reported that their pain tolerance increased during the period immediately before and during orgasm. The researchers believe this happens because the dorsal raphe nucleus — an area that controls the release of serotonin and acts as an analgesic — is activated during sexual activity.
Another reason that pain tolerance increases during orgasm is that oxytocin peaks during orgasm, and also relieves pain during childbirth. Oxytocin is produced by the brain as well as the body, and this hormone helps to reduce inflammation, which can also help ease pain.
Men who have trouble coping with PE can try some behavioral therapy. This can involve sex education to learn how to delay climax and psychological counseling to address any anxiety that may be contributing to the condition. A number of medications are available to treat PE, such as antidepressants that affect serotonin levels. Some doctors even use these drugs “off label” to treat PE, since it can be caused by conditions such as thyroid disorders and prostate infections.
Many men have worried about ejaculation making them smell like urine, but it turns out that sperm does not have a strong odor. And if you’re worried about sperm production, remember that the body is constantly producing sperm and it takes 74 days for them to mature.
Easier to Focus
It can be difficult to focus at home, where there are distractions from the TV, chatty coworkers and that vending machine that just called your name. This is why so many people masturbate at work – it’s easier to concentrate when the office is quiet and there are no distractions. Many sex therapists encourage their clients to practice focusing on the sensations that occur just before orgasm during masturbation, to increase orgasm frequency and enjoyment. An old Taoist belief is that controlling how often you ejaculate helps preserve what’s believed to be a finite amount of energy contained in the sperm.
Easier to Let Go
Many men find that a certain level of physical stimulation is needed to experience a climax. This isn’t true for everyone, but it is important to be aware that your body and mind have different needs in the bedroom.
In fact, you can even enjoy orgasm with a simple act of masturbation alone. This is a good idea because it helps to increase endorphin levels in the brain, which can have an impact on sexual pleasure. In addition, research shows that men who ejaculate 21 times or more per month have a 31% lower risk of prostate cancer.
If you’re having trouble achieving orgasm, try to slow down and focus on your masturbation. This can help you enjoy the sensations of arousal more fully, and it may also encourage a better flow of semen.
Delayed ejaculation can occur when you’re masturbating or during sex, but it can also happen to people of any age. Some medical conditions, such as nerve damage, can cause it, as well as some medicines, like antidepressants.
Some people may also develop a condition called premature ejaculation (PE), which is when you start ejaculating before you or your partner are ready. This isn’t always a bad thing, but it can lead to discomfort for both partners. Treatment usually includes a combination of behavioral techniques and medication.