When you enter puberty, and you feel the new and exciting sensation that’s brought about by touching yourself sensually, it’s as if you’ve hit the jackpot of pleasure. So, you continue to masturbate and enjoy sheer ecstasy, as if tomorrow never comes.
But guess what? It’s possible to enhance your orgasms ten fold with masterbation tips, sex toys for him, and the use of enticing sexual material. There’s also some great health benefits associated with getting off via the p-spot (like treating an inflamed prostate).
So, if you’ve got male genitals and you love masterbating, here are eight things you probably didn’t know about one of your favourite hobbies…
1. There is a Wrong Way to Masterbate
To jerk off seems pretty simple, right? And essentially, it is. But there’s actually a wrong way to do it.
For men who squeeze too tight, or experience wounds brought on by chafing, it’s possible to injure your penis. In fact, a study published in the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery revealed that 60 percent of penis injuries take place because of masterbation.
(The right way is important)
2. Semen Released During Sex and During Masterbation are Different
Not all semen is created equally, if you can believe it. So when you’re enjoying a bit of solo play, immersing yourself in that sweet release, there is less sperm in your semen than if you were having sex.
A study in Japan found that more sperm is emitted during sex due to a more active prostate. Perhaps it also has something to do with evolution and one’s need to procreate.
3. Feeling Sleepy After Sex?
It’s been experienced and documented extensively, even in a comical way in films and TV shows, that men have a tendency to roll over and fall asleep as soon as they’ve come.
This is because there is an increase in the hormone, prolactin, after a man has achieved an orgasm. This hormone makes them feel sexually satisfied and brings on a feeling of recovery and relaxation.
But in an interesting plot twist, men don’t actually experience this sleepiness after they’ve orgasmed via masterbation. Why? Because when a man masterbates, he produces four times less prolactin than when he’s having sex.
4. Men’s Most Erogenous Zone
For both men and women, the genitals provide a number of different spots that can seriously enhance feelings of pleasure. And for men, this sweet spot is the frenulum. This is the area under the head of the penis.
How so? It is here that the most nerve endings can be found, which means that more intense feelings of arousal can be experienced while stimulated. It’s basically what the clitoris is to a woman.
5. Masterbation is Healthy
If not done in complete excess, masterbation is actually a health activity to enjoy that comes with a lot of mental and physical benefits.
Doing so can release sexual tension, reduce stress, and induce better sleeping patterns. It too can help fight feelings of depression and enhance ones well-being due to the release of the feel-good hormones, serotonin and dopamine, during ejaculation.
It’s also been shown that men who ejaculate more than five times per week during their 20’s were one third less likely to develop prostate cancer later in life. This is believed to be true as frequent ejaculation prevents a build-up of cancer-causing agents in the prostate gland.
6. Semen Travels Fast
You may be interested to know that when you ejaculate, your semen travels at a speed of 28 miles per hour. That’s more than Usain Bolt’s world record of running 100 metres at a speed of 27.79 miles per hour in 2009!
Fun fact: It takes a mere five minutes for sperm to reach a woman’s cervix.
7. Orgasms, Like Heroin
It’s almost unanimously agreed that an orgasm feels freaking fantastic. But did you know that the same part of the brain is active during orgasm as when the drug, heroin, is used?
Both of these vices activate the area of the brain that gives one a feeling of reward and pleasure, making them extremely powerful. Our advice? Opt for the orgasm, not the heroin.
8. A Lifetime of Ejaculation
A man, on average, releases over 50 liters of semen, and produce around 525 billion sperm cells during their lifetime. A healthy adult male has the capacity to release between 40 million and 1.2 billion sperm cells in one single ejaculation.
Adversely, a woman only produces around 450 mature eggs for fertilization.
Why the gap? Evolution! Back in the day, it was all about men showing dominance, and competing with others to get the girl. In this way, men have evolved in such a way that more semen and sperm is produced than the number of mature eggs for women.