Updated: 2019, Aug 20

The Science of Ejaculation: Know how it Works

science behind ejaculation

Overview of ejaculation

Ejaculation is an important part of the male reproductive cycle. It is simply a release of semen. The ejaculation process is completed during masturbation and sexual intercourse. It gives the sense of relaxation to males.

However, there are also many males who are not able to take full pleasure of ejaculation due to various sexual dysfunctions. The two major sexual dysfunctions seen among men are erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. A man with erectile dysfunction finds it difficult to achieve rock solid erection, which is needed for ejaculation.

On the other hand, men struggling with premature ejaculation ejaculate very early, and it does not allow them to achieve sexual satisfaction. According to the statistics, more than 18 million American men are diagnosed with erectile dysfunction. However, the good news is that a person can overcome these problems and achieve a sexual pleasure with ejaculation.

Most of you must have experienced the feelings after ejaculation, but most of you may not know the science behind ejaculation. In this article, we will discuss the ejaculation science to enlighten you on how ejaculation actually works. It’s important to know about your own body and how it works to take a better care of the body.

How ejaculation actually works?

The process of ejaculation is closely associated with various other parts of the body other than a penis. Let’s see the process of ejaculation.

1.Arousal and erection

Arousal and erection

The first process of ejaculation is arousal. In the beginning, a man sees something or feels something that is sexually stimulating, which transfers the signal to the brain. After that, his brain again transfers the signal to the spinal cord, all the way to his genitals.
This process depends on the level of testosterone in the body as well. The higher the level of testosterone in a man’s body, the more sex drive he is likely to have. The arteries in a man’s shaft get a signal to open due to the signal of arousal. This makes the blood pump at 50 times more quickly than usual into the soft tissue, which is known as the corpora cavernosa.
The veins that usually drain away from the penis is now tightened, and it locks the blood in the penis. Due to this process, the penis is firm and erected.

2.Preparation for orgasm

preparation for orgasm

After the first ejaculation process, the second step is the preparation for orgasm. The process of warming up is required by the penis after an erection, and it normally takes from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. The heart rate starts to speeds up. It soars around 175 beats per minute during this process.
The muscles in a man’s body are now tensed. After the muscles are tensed, the pre-ejaculatory fluids start to come out of the tip of the penis.

This fluid is an important part of the ejaculation process. It helps in neutralizing pH level at the tip of the man’s penis. This fluid protects the sperm and gives life to the sperm after it is ejaculated. There is a set of glands known as seminal vesicles, named urethra, which releases this fluid.

3.Orgasm and ejaculation

orgasm and ejaculation

After sexual arousal, the roles of tubes known as vas deferens come into the picture. These tubes are responsible for squeezing out the sperm from the testes all the way tothe base of the penis towards the back side of seminal vesicles, urethra, at the penis tip.
During this process, the same seminal vesicles release the fluid, which is mixed with the semen, close to the top of seminal vesicles. When the sexual arousal reaches to the maximum level, the ejaculation takes place.

1.After ejaculation

The erection of the penis is lost slowly after an ejaculation. The muscles start to relax after ejaculation, which lets the blood flow out of the shaft.
All the stress and chemicals inside the body are ejaculated, which gives a man an extreme pleasure. It’s very natural for a man to feel sleepy as well after ejaculation because the hormones released during ejaculation makes a man feel sleepy.
It’s not possible for a man to achieve another erection straightaway after ejaculation. It usually takes around 30 minutes for a man to achieve another erection.

How does ejaculation feel?

The urethra now senses the mixture of sperm after the ejaculation. The signals of pleasure are sent to the spinal cord after this process.
The base of a man’s penis starts to contract after ejaculation after the nerves in the spinal cord direct the muscles to the base of the penis. The contraction process is forcefully taken place every 0.8 seconds, which allows the sperm to come out of the penis.
According to the study, the minimum sperm count should be at least 10 million. The 40 million to 300 million sperm count is considered as a normal sperm count.

What does ejaculation look like?

The sperm that is released after an ejaculation is less than a teaspoon, but it could vary among individuals. The ejaculate is normally white in color, but some have yellowish semen. The consistencies and textures of semen may also vary. There are times when men ejaculate thicker than usual. However, there is nothing to worry about.
The men who have a hard time to ejaculate have to worry, though. These men should consult the doctor if there is a difficulty.

What are the types of ejaculation?

Knowing ejaculation science along with the types of ejaculation would be helpful for men to know more about ejaculation. Here are some types of ejaculation.

  • Retrograde ejaculation

  • Retrograde ejaculation

    The bladder’s sphincter is not properly closed in this condition, which makes the semen spurts backward. The men diagnosed with diabetes, sclerosis, or some other medical conditions may experience this type of ejaculation. In this condition, men may feel an orgasm, but no semen would be released.

  • Premature ejaculation

  • premature ejaculation

    There are many people who struggle with premature ejaculation. The man has no control over his ejaculation in this case. It’s necessary to consult with a doctor and seek for ways to get over this condition for a satisfying sex life.

  • Delayed ejaculation

  • Like premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation is also a problem for men. In this condition, men are not able to ejaculate, even when he is highly sexually aroused. The condition of delayed ejaculation is also known as ejaculatory incompetence.

Read Also: Everything You Need To Know About Pre Ejaculate Fluid (Pre Cum)?

Conclusion

Now that you know the science behind ejaculation, you are now better aware of the male reproductive system and the reproductive cycle. To have a healthy ejaculation all the time, one must also take care of their penile health because the ejaculation process requires a penis to function properly. There are many things a person can do to keep their penis in a right state. Check them out.

Ejaculations along with other factors are equally important to have a healthy sex life. A man also must be aware of their fertility. The study shows that male sperm count is declining among men all over the world. Keep your penile health intact; ejaculate often, and keep track of the fertility to have a satisfying sex and marital life.

References
www.health.howstuffworks.com/sexual-health/male-reproductive-system/ejaculation-dictionary.htm
www.gizmodo.com/heres-how-ejaculation-actually-works-1738246697.
www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3699936/Animation-reveals-science-male-orgasm-s-not-simple-think.html
www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2007/selvin-erectile-dysfunction.html
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15947648
www.resolve.org/infertility-101/infertility-faq/male-fertility-workup/
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Michael Wight is a health enthusiast and blogger. He contributes to different websites in the health and fitness niche. He is a comp

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