Male Ejaculation

Ejaculation is the discharge of semen during a male orgasm. While other reasons for ejaculation may occur, it usually occurs in the final stage of orgasm for a male. Ejaculation generally occurs in spurts directly after the male feels the initial sensation of an orgasm. Once the male has ejaculated, the head of the penis…

Foreplay

Foreplay is a term that is generally used to describe any sexual activity that occurs prior to sexual intercourse.¹ However, foreplay does not always have to lead to sex. Unfortunately, foreplay is something that many either rush through or ignore altogether. In doing so, many individuals are missing out on the opportunity to develop a…

Orgasm

Note: Although this article refers to biological sex when describing human anatomy, we acknowledge that some individuals may not identify with their biological sex. An orgasm is the intensely pleasurable physical and emotional sensations experienced at the climax of sexual arousal.1 It is the third and shortest phase of the Masters & Johnson sexual response…

Female Ejaculation

It has been traditionally accepted that while females may experience orgasm, sexual intercourse is centered on the ejaculation of a male. However, modern researchers have built upon the experiments of historically well-known sex researchers to explain the phenomenon known as female ejaculation. These recent studies have shown that women, too, can and have experienced ejaculation. This…

How to Orgasm: The Mangaian People’s Sexual Education

Introduction The orgasm is widely viewed as the ultimate goal of recreational sex, so why is it be so hard to achieve for so many people? The road of discovery toward the orgasm can be a complicated and frustrating journey but filled with sexual self-discovery. If the orgasm is the ultimate goal for recreational sex…

Tantric Sexuality

Tantric traditions, which emerged around the 5th century CE, were born from Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain religious frameworks. Tantra encompasses a wide variety of practices which are united by their common sacred texts, the Tantras. Although it is difficult to pinpoint one comprehensive Tantric theme, Tantrism is often understood as a spiritual quest for salvation…

Voyeurism

Voyeurism, or voyeuristic disorder, is a paraphilia in which a person derives sexual pleasure from the act or fantasy of watching unsuspecting people while they are undressing, bathing, participating in sexual acts, or engaging in other private activities. Voyeurs are also commonly known as “Peeping Toms” or simply, “peepers.” Males are more likely to engage in voyeuristic behaviors…

Aging and the Sexual Response Cycle

Many individuals wonder what will happen to their sex lives as they get older. Will they still be interested in having sex? Will sex continue to be as pleasurable as it was when they were younger?  How does the body change with regards to sexual function, as it gets older? While there are some changes…

The Benefits of Sex

Disclaimer: This article discusses the various benefits of having sex, which, for the sake of simplicity and consistency, will be defined here as both consensual and pleasurable for both partners. Additionally, many of the benefits listed in this article are associated with sex resulting in an orgasm, as opposed to sex that does not result…