When it comes to sex, men and women, most media focus on the female body and all of the mystery that surrounds the female orgasm. The male body, however, is mysterious enough on its own and capable of doing some pretty amazing things.
Would you like to know a bit more about your body, what it does and how you could make sex better? If so, you should definitely acquaint yourself with the following five important male body sex facts.
The Amazing Properties Of Semen
Most of us know that male semen consists of millions of sperm cells. Few, however, realize that things are a lot more complex than that.
Semen consists of both sperm cells and fluids produced by several glands in the male body. Fructose, fatty acids and different proteins are found in the whitish liquid. According to researchers, all of these additional ingredients are needed to help sperm survive and swim towards their target.
The environment in the vagina is acidic and as such, hostile to sperm cells. The liquid that surrounds the little swimmers during and after ejaculation is alkaline in nature. This evolutionary mechanism ensures the survival of a bigger number of sperm cells and it increases the chance of fertilization if an egg is present.
The Male G-Spot
While there isn’t an equivalent for the female G-spot in the male body, he does have a highly sensitive area that’s incredibly receptive to stimulation.
The male prostate is incredibly sensitive and its stimulation can help guys reach a much more pleasurable orgasm. The technique is called prostate massage and many couples practice it effectively to spice things up.
Massaging the perineum is one of the ways to indirectly stimulate the prostate. A full-on massage will usually involve anal stimulation with a single finger. While most guys aren’t really open to this possibility, it can lead to mind-blowing orgasms.
Even if a guy isn’t up to this possibility, a perineum massage is a great alternative. Apart from feeling amazing, it has profound positive effects on male sexual health. The perineum massage stimulates the nerve endings and enhances circulation. Both of these are needed to keep the reproductive organs functioning properly and to maximize pleasure during sex.
It’s A Stinky Affair
Have you ever wondered why male bodies tend to have a more potent smell than the scent of ladies? There’s an explanation and it’s once again related to biology, physiology and survival of the fittest.
When it comes to the male scent, it’s determined by pheromones.
Pheromones are chemicals often secreted with sweat and urine. In mammals, pheromones play an important role in sending messages to a potential mate. The alpha males are the ones that secrete the highest levels of pheromones. Females respond sub-consciously to those.
The most prominent male pheromone is called androstenone. While some people can’t really smell it, it’s detected by an organ in the nose called the vomeronasal organ (VNO).
Obviously, pheromones don’t play such an important role in humans like they do in other mammals. Showering and other hygienic procedures decrease their quantity and make pheromones more difficult to detect. Still, chemical signals could have some impact on attraction. More research will be required to find out.
Some Facts About Male Orgasms
Male and female orgasms are quite different. While a female orgasm may require more time to achieve, it usually lasts longer.
The typical male orgasm continues for up to six seconds. In comparisons, women can have orgasms that last more than 20 seconds. Multiple orgasms are another benefit that ladies get to enjoy over guys.
A guy typically feels anywhere between six and 10 strong pelvic floor muscle contractions during an orgasm. These are also accompanied by a pulsating sensation in the prostate. As a result, doing kegel exercises and strengthening the pelvic floor can contribute to stronger orgasms. The same applies to women – the exact same muscles contract during the female orgasm.
A Little Bit More About Male Sperm
Male sperm is actually fascinating and there are dozens of additional cool facts about it. This is why we had to go back and talk about sperm a little bit more.
In a lifetime, the average man will ejaculate approximately 7,500 times. During this same period, a guy will produce 14 gallons of semen. This is sufficient to impregnate every single fertile woman living on earth during the same period of time.
Inside a man’s body, sperm can survive for long periods of time. Once it gets out, however, it has a short period to do its job. While sperm can survive for a few days in the female body, it can survive for solely 24 hours in a lab. This is a particularly important fact for couples undergoing in vitro fertilization or another kind of fertility treatment.
Yes, the male body is spectacular (and so is the female body). Next time you’re dissatisfied about your sexual performance, think about all of the complex processes that go into it. Your body is very smart and unique. Be proud of this fact and have fun in the bedroom.