When it comes to sexuality and just how complex it is, most people tend to focus on female sexuality. While it often remains unspoken of, however, male sexuality is just as intricate and fascinating.
There are many facts about arousal in guys that you’re probably unaware of. Here are a few of the most interesting things to know.
Causes Of Arousal In Men And Women
The first quite amazing fact that we’d like to focus on is that men and women tend to experience arousal in different ways. Various experiments have been carried out on the topic and researchers have eventually reached a conclusion.
For a start, men are much more sensitive than women to visual cues. The brain’s sexual motivation pathways come with a much better “connectivity” to the reward center in men than in women. This is one of the reasons why some scientists believe it’s easier for guys to get aroused.
This is one of the main reasons why many adult film websites and films that target men tend to zoom in on the private areas of the actors and they provide close-ups of the act.
The explanation is simple – guys are visual creatures and their need such stimuli in order to get aroused.
Strange Things That Occur During Arousal
When a guy experiences sexual arousal, an erection will usually occur. This is when a number of interesting responses become engaged to get the male body prepared for sex.
For a start, the penile length is loose – a fact that’s essential for enabling growth. During an erection, skin in the entire area becomes tighter. The testicles are drawn towards the body and their size increases. For some men, this increase could reach up to 50 percent.
For an orgasm to occur, contractions both of the prostate gland and the pelvic floor muscles will be required. The prostate plays a massive role in the production of semen, which is why the two mechanisms are connected to each other.
Once an orgasm occurs, everything goes back to normal. The testicles return to their usual position and their size decreases. There will be a certain period of time after ejaculation during which a man will be incapable of getting aroused again. This period varies from one guy to another and it can range from a few minutes to a few days.
Ejaculation And Orgasms Don’t Have To Be Connected
In most men, an orgasm comes whenever ejaculation occurs. The two are intimately connected to each other and if they can’t ejaculate, the vast majority of men will also be incapable of climaxing.
This isn’t always the case, however. For some men, it’s possible to have an orgasm without an ejaculation. The so-called dry orgasm can sometimes occur accidentally. Most often, a man will have to practice in order to achieve such a climax.
This fact is very important for the guys who suffer from an ejaculatory disorder. If you’re such a man, you probably think that you’ll never get to orgasm again. This isn’t the case. Some practice will be required but an orgasm without ejaculation is definitely achievable.
Unconscious erections are common in all healthy men. These usually occur in one’s sleep and in the morning (we’re all familiar with the term morning wood).
Researchers, however, have found out that these erections have nothing to do with the ones that guys get during arousal.
Morning erections are entirely unconscious. They are caused by spinal cord and brain signals, rather than by actual arousal. Testosterone receptors located in different parts of the male body are the ones that activate this response.
In essence, the penis is operating on autopilot in the morning.
So, what’s the purpose of these morning erections? These occur in all men who don’t suffer from erectile dysfunction and can happen anywhere between three and five times during the night.
Researchers believe such unconscious erections are a form of “penis exercise.” Another theory is that the erection reduces the need to urinate, even when the bladder is full.
As you can see, both of these have nothing to do with sex or arousal.