Expert Author John Dugan
Since sexual function is so important from both a reproductive and psychological standpoint, it would seem that a great deal of research would have been put into discovering how all aspects of it work. However, surprisingly few studies have focused on what can be considered the main event - ejaculation. Understanding this process can help to improve men's awareness of how to make the climactic moment more enjoyable. What is known about ejaculation and how factors such as the use of penis vitamins and minerals can affect this are discussed here.
What is ejaculation?
Before going into details about the mechanics of ejaculation, it is helpful to define exactly what is meant by this term. Ejaculation is one of the four "e's" of male sexual function, which physiologist Roy Levin describes as "excitation, erection, emission, and ejaculation." While excitation and erection are fairly well understood and familiar to most men, the phases of emission and ejaculation (these are actually two aspects of the same process) are not as well understood.
The general belief, which was summarized in The Science of Orgasm (2005), holds that the following reactions take place:
1. Seminal ducts fill with fluid;
2. This fluid builds up, creating pressure on a closed sphincter in seminal ducts.
3. The built-up pressure causes the seminal sphincters to open and release the fluid.
This idea, known as the "pressure-chamber theory," is considered debatable, but it is the usual working explanation. As to what physiological process causes these things to occur, it is believed that both the spine and the brain are involved, although even men who have no brain function can be stimulated to ejaculate.
What is meant by "dry ejaculation?"
Dry ejaculation occurs when an orgasm takes place without the release of seminal fluid. In this case, the semen may be diverted into the bladder - this is harmless, but when it happens on a regular basis, it can be a cause of infertility. Most men report getting as much pleasure from a dry orgasm as from a normal discharge of fluid.
What occurs in the brain during/after orgasm?
Orgasm is not just a matter of local stimulation - the brain plays a big role in the experience of pleasure, as well as in the lead-up. When orgasm occurs, the pleasure centers of the brain light up and endorphins are released into the body. This leads to the feelings of intense physical and psychological pleasure that are the ordinary goals of sexual activity.
Tips for improving orgasms and overall penile function
While ejaculation can actually take place without a sensation of pleasure, the ecstasy of sex is generally what men are looking for, so it is useful to know how to sustain sexual pleasure or to make it even better. To make the most of their orgasms, men should keep the following in mind:
1. Because the brain is directly involved in sexual pleasure, creating a relaxing atmosphere and visualizing (whether internally or through the use of visual materials) erotic images can help to bring the experience of ejaculation to new heights.
2. Experimenting with different positions and techniques can stimulate new nerve pathways and create different types of sensations. Trying something new, either alone or with a partner, is often recommended for making climax more intense and pleasurable.
3. Maintain healthy penis skin and boost sensitivity through the use of a penis health formula (most health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) which contains essential vitamins, antioxidants and moisturizers. The right combination of penis nutrients may be helpful in increasing the suppleness, tone and responsiveness of the erogenous skin, and may therefore increase the pleasurable sensations experienced during sexual activity.