Multiple Orgasms

Fri, 08/06/2010 - 01:51 -- amber

Multiple orgasms occur due to a short or an absence of a refractory period, also known as the recovery phase after the climax.

Mostly common among women, multiple orgasms can also happen with men, especially those who have had orgasms without semen ejaculation (or “dry orgasms”). The refractory period itself is a normal time right after the orgasm itself when a man is unable to achieve erection. Male's sex organ is generally too sensitive even to touch and further sexual stimulation might induce pain, therefore an orgasm is impossible during the refractory period.

Studies have shown that males who are able to achieve orgasm without ejaculation are also prone to having more than one consecutive orgasm. And the following orgasm usually brings along even more intense sensations because sexual stimulation accumulates. There exists a technique on how to avoid ejaculation during orgasm and thus get a chance of having a second, and possibly a third orgasm in a row. However these techniques could be dangerous for male's health. Some men declare that they have been able to achieve multiple orgasms naturally, without learning to do so.

Refractory period also differs with age. Males in their teens tend to have a refractory period of around fifteen minutes, while a man in his sixties or seventies may have to wait for at least twelve or more hours. The hormone oxytocin that is released during orgasm is responsible for the inability to achieve a second orgasm right away.

Women in general do not have a refractory period right after reaching their climax and therefore are more prone to having multiple orgasms especially if they know some relevant techniques. Those women who take enough time to get to know their body reactions often find it easy to achieve climax after climax with each following one being more intense than the previous one.

There also have been cases of using special medications in an attempt to avoid the refractory period. This is achieved mainly through inhibition of the release of hormone prolactin which is responsible for suppressing erection. However any hormone altering therapy could bring along more harm and therefore should not be considered as a means of additional sexual stimulation.