A mathematical formula about the male orgasm? That sounds a bit strange. Yet new research seems to further unravel the male orgasm. And men have to take a few things into account.
New English research provides more insight into the male orgasm and the researchers have therefore drawn up a mathematical formula that explains the orgasm in more detail. Sexologist Wim Slabbinck tells in a Belgian podcast of Radio 1 how about that.
Research on male orgasm
For this formula, two older sexological studies were combined. The first of these is the famous Masters and Johnson investigation from the 1960s. Wherever the Netflix series Masters of Sex was based on. The researchers invited hundreds of men and women to have sex. At the time, among other things, to investigate what physically happens to men during the act. “It was a gigantic study, involving tens of thousands of sexual acts,” said the sexologist.
The scientists found that the sexual process in men consists of four phases. Which phases? Excitement, the plateau phase (increased sexual arousal during the act), orgasm and finally the rest phase.
Sex under the MRI
A groundbreaking conclusion at the time, but according to critics it lacked the psychological aspect. “What makes men want to make love? The idea of desire was also not sufficiently integrated in the research,” says Slabbinck.
Later, new research followed in the 1990s and 2000s, which mainly took place in our own Groningen. “Again, men and women were invited to have sex, this time under the watchful eye of an MRI scan. By the way, it was not only men and women who had sex with each other, but also people of the same sex. If you ever end up having an MRI in Groningen, there is a good chance that someone there had sex at some point.”
Men are less mentally active during orgasm
That study looked more at the mental component and researchers concluded, among other things, that sexual arousal is comparable to exercising. “When you notice that it does you good and you can achieve goals with it, you feel like exercising again. The same thing happens with sexual desire.” And there was one more finding. Men appear to be less psychologically or mentally active in the run-up to an orgasm. “Parts in the brain that are responsible for self-control, self-awareness and coordination almost fail. That is also important, because in order to cum you have to be in a kind of trance and be able to let go of everything.”
And now the English researchers have merged those two studies in their latest findings. And so a mathematical formula was created that describes the male sexual process.
Men who have too many negative thoughts before sex, like: ‘Will I do it right?’, but also with too much excitement, develop stress and a feeling of anxiety. “Which leads to erection loss.”
From mental to physical
But what is the solution and therefore the formula regarding the male orgasm? According to Slabbinck, the man should first focus on the mental part during sex. „’How beautiful my partner is’ or ‘what a nice feeling’. To reach a climax afterwards, it is important to shift the focus back to the physical after a while.”
And if you’re thinking: ‘But what about women?’, that turns out to be another tricky issue. For example, the researchers at Masters and Johnson assumed that the female orgasm would be ‘too complex’ to include in a formula. Something that Slabbinck questions. “Although there are still many misunderstandings about the female orgasm, research has shown that when women try to reach a climax themselves, it does not take much longer than with a man. I don’t think it’s as complex as people say it is.” Sexologist Elise van Alderen told earlier against Subway about these kinds of sexual ‘myths’. She explains that, biologically speaking, the sexual desire of men and women does not differ. But it is precisely society that puts the differences into effect.
In any case, the English scientists do not intend to bypass the female orgasm. “However, we must bear in mind that such a formula does not apply to every man or woman, but is based on averages,” warns the sexologist. “In addition, the circumstances in which you have sex, your partner and your personal sexual experience also play a major role,” Slabbinck concludes.
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