Multiple Orgasms : Decoded

Multiple orgasms are something many people have heard of, but perhaps way less have ever experienced themselves.  That’s not to say that people don’t have them.

The short refractory period of women means that they have an increased physical capability to have multiple orgasms. Multiple orgasms occur when a woman has more than one orgasm during a sexual experience with her partner or self-play. They don’t always occur immediately in a row, but with continued stimulation and arousal, a woman has the power to continue enjoying orgasms without limitations. Men cannot enjoy multiples because a man’s body needs this refractory period to recover from orgasm.

What are multiple orgasms?

Simply put, multiple orgasms are many orgasms that happen during one sexual session. Where people usually get the wrong idea is in the timing, as multiple orgasms don’t necessarily need to be right after one another.  It could be five, ten or fifteen minutes later. Generally, orgasms may vary in terms of intensity and where they are felt.

For women:

Sorry ladies, but men are more likely to reach orgasm during sex.  Compared to women, this increased rate of orgasm is due to the fact that a man’s orgasm is driven by stimulation, while the rate of orgasm for a woman is driven by social and environmental factors.

For men:

Men have a much longer refractory period, or recovery phase, that is needed between orgasms.  Women on the other hand tend to have a shorter refractory period.  Hence the multiple orgasm phenomenon.

A typical refractory period between orgasms for men can range from a few hours to a few minutes.  If you are in the latter group, or have the meditative breathing techniques down you can likely achieve a multi-orgasmic climax much like that women experience. It is surmised that extra prolactin post-orgasm is not produced by men who are able to achieve this.

Practice makes perfect:

There is a good reason why not everyone has multiple orgasms every time they have sex. For most people, it takes practice. This can help you recognize what feels best during stimulation, including differences in speed and pressure of self-pleasure.  Knowing what feels good can help you verbalize your sexual needs with your partner and have a more fulfilling sex life. Similarly, just as sex with a partner releases tons of feel good hormones, so does masturbation.  Not only does it help you to get in tune with your body, but also helps you reap some great mental and physical benefits.  These include feelings of joy, pleasure, stress relief, relaxation and mental clarity.