Sex for Men: The Facts and Figures
From the lesser-known male turn-ons to the complex range of emotions they experience before, during and after sex, men are surprisingly complicated creatures when it comes to lovemaking.
A man’s motives for sex also seem to be often misunderstood – probably by men themselves as much as anything – sowe at LELO decided once again to team up with our good friends science, logic and common sense to pick out a few of our favorite facts that will hopefully shed some light on the mystery of menkind.
Let’s Talk About Feelings
- Sex is one of the most effective ways men show that they are in love.
- The number one sexual act desired by men is oral.
- Generally speaking, and especially during sex, men don’t notice and never will notice the things women don’t like about their bodies.
- A man’s body releases sleep-inducing hormones after sex so far from being offended if he dozes off after a steamy session, women can be pleased with a job well done.
Facts About Sperm
- Contrary to the school of thought that this is a myth made up and popularized by men, sperm actually is good for the skin, as the tightening effect it has on the epidermis is considered by some to be an effective anti-aging treatment.
- One teaspoon of semen contains five calories, once and for all debunking the idea that if you swallow, you have to forego dessert.
- Sperm has been known to live on in the vagina for as long as eight days after ejaculation, although 48 hours is more common. This is more or less exactly the same time an egg remains open to the idea of fertilization. Coincidence or what?!
- While diet can have an effect on the way semen tastes, the extent to which the flavor of his man milk actually changes is minimal.
- The male G-spot, or prostate, is located at the base of the penis and is best accessed through the anus. Exploring the male G-spot is one of the most effective ways for men to achieve a more powerful orgasm, which is why prostate massagers are gaining in popularity.
- Having at least four orgasms a week can reduce a man’s chances of getting prostate cancer by as much as 33%.
- Statistics show that around 75% of men always reach orgasm during sex.
- The average male orgasm lasts for about six seconds. The average female orgasm lasts for about 23 seconds.
- The oxytocin created during a man’s orgasm can increase his pain threshold by as much as 50%, just one of the many health benefits of sex for men.
Donna is a Volonté contributor and freelancer who lives in San Francisco with her understanding husband and not-so-understanding teenage sons. Her work has been published in The Journal of Sexology and she is currently writing a book on love languages.