10 Things You Didn't Know About the Male Orgasm But Should

You’ve probably spent the majority of your sexually active life trying to figure out women and what the f*ck is going on down there, but now it’s time to get a little selfish and learn about you.
Below are the top ten facts you need to know about male orgasms. Sex ed’s got nothing on us.

Regular Ejaculation Lowers Risks of Cancer

Research presented at the American Urological Association found that men who orgasm around 20 times a month lower their risk of prostate cancer by 20%, so go at it whenever possible.

Orgasms Can Cure Your Headache

Ah, so much for the old “not now, I have a headache” excuse. Reaching orgasm floods your brain with an endorphin similar to the high athletes experience while running, and endorphins are known to be powerful pain blockers. In a 2013 study, scientists reported that one-third of participants had powered through sex despite having a headache, and as a result, 60% felt better afterwards. Way better than popping tylenol.

On Average, Men Don’t Need More Than Seven Minutes…

Researchers have found that on average, it takes about seven minutes to ejaculate from penetration. The timeline for women is way less predictable.

…And The Climax is Even Shorter

The average male orgasm only lasts from five to 22 seconds, but like, can you really put a number on 100 percent contentment?

The Amount of Ejaculate Released Could Be Affected by Your Giant Belly

Dudes with a spare tire around their midsection and a BMI greater than 30 were 69 perfect more likely to only produce a max of 2 mL of semen during ejaculation, as opposed to the average amount of 3.4 mL. Scottish researchers were unable to determine whether or not the extra fat was hurting sperm production because your excess fat allowed your ball sack to overheat, or if the lack of exercise and proper diet was more to blame, but either way, you’re slacking and need to get to the gym.

Semen Moves Faster Than Any Man Can Run…

Upon initial output, sperm can top out at 28 mph. To put that in perspective, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt’s world-record running pace is 27.79 mph. While the possibility of your jizz crossing 100 meters is extremely rare – the current world record is 18 feet, 9 inches – the speed is still more impressive than your best effort.

…And The Best DNA Gets Released First

According to Ginemed Assisted Human Reproduction Clinic, the first bouts of semen released have better quality DNA and are more likely to fertilize an egg due to greater mobility. So if you practice the “pull-out” method as your form of birth control, you should heavily reconsider.

Orgasms Are Better With a Partner Other Than Your Hand (Or Fleshlight)

This seems like a no-brainer, but we’ll go there anyway. Solo sessions may give you more control, but Scottish researchers found that both men and women release 400 percent more prolactin (the hormone released in your body post-climax) after intercourse with a partner rather than doing it alone. We suggest you try Tinder to fix this issue, heard it works like a charm.

An Orgasm Doesn’t Always Produce Evidence

Men have the ability to orgasm without ejaculating, but if they often experience a retrograde orgasm – colloquially deemed “Dry Dick” – there could be a problem. This is when semen travels to the bladder instead of through the shaft, and it could be a sign of bladder muscle problems.

There’s a Whole Lot More Where That Came From

Men release about 14 gallons of semen throughout their lifetime, making it nearly impossible for you to legitimately run out. Two thumbs up!