These unusual facts about healthy male libido and a man’s body are directly from an educated, respected love coach and author, Dr Trina Read. You’ll be surprised to learn these facts about a healthy male libido – such as how fast some things go!
If you have a health problem that interferes with your sex life, read 5 Sex Tips for Women With Ulcerative Colitis.
To warm up, here’s Dr Read’s take on intimacy versus lovemaking: “Too often people assume that the word ‘intimacy’ has to do solely with sex: saying things like, ‘Let’s get intimate tonight.’ When I appear on some TV shows, the producers ask me to substitute the word ‘intimacy’ for ‘sex’ to make the segment ‘kid friendly’. Intimacy is in fact a deeply shared connection to another human being. Sex just happens to be an easy segue to get to intimacy. We have intimate moments all the time with people who we are closest to: children, parents, friends, spouse.”
Emotional and physical intimacy doesn’t necessarily mean sexual intimacy, though people may confuse the three. To learn more about marriage and intimacy, read Dr Read’s book Till Sex Do Us Part: Make Your Married Sex Irresistible. And, here are her unusual facts about a man’s body…
10 Unusual Facts About a Man’s Body
1. It goes fast! The white stuff leaves a man at roughly the same rate of travel as a city bus, but can reach speeds of 43 miles per hour depending how long since the last time. “It’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye,” says Dr Read.
2. They’re two different sizes. “The average male’s left testicle isn’t quite as pert as his right one on most men,” says Dr Read. “Although the opposite may be true on a left-handed male.” This is a fact that may not affect a healthy male libido.
3. The amount changes. This love coach says that most men shoot approximately one teaspoon to one tablespoon of fluid. And the amount changes: they lose more the first time, and then less thereafter.
4. The most sensitive parts are here…and here… The glans (or head) and the frenulum, which is the skin just below the head on the underside, are the most sensitive parts of the penis. (I bet most men are aware this fact about healthy male libido!).
5. They move up and down. “The cremaster muscle elevates the testicles when a man is aroused or cold due to a change in temperature,” says Dr Read. “The organ itself contains no muscle or bone; it’s made of spongy tissue. Erections occur when blood flows quickly into it and exit veins constrict to keep the blood there.”
6. Sometimes nothing comes out. A man might have a “dry” O experience because he recently had one and doesn’t have anything left at the moment, says this love coach. Taoists believe it builds up a man’s male essence and allows him to absorb female essence, which could be part of a healthy male libido. Tantrics recommend it as a way to experience intimacy as a path to spiritual ecstasy.
7. Male libido enhancements leave something to be desired. A man must be turned on in order for this to work; it helps increase blood flow.
8. Kegels work for both women and men. “Kegel exercises are meant for both men and women,” says Dr Read. “Kegel muscles are located around the pubic to tailbone area; they contract involuntarily during physical excitement. Improving your Kegel muscles means stronger, better endings to intimacy.” This is a fact we hear about women’s libido – but it is a surprising part of a healthy male libido.
9. Patience is a virtue. “The average 65 year old takes 12 to 24 hours to get it up a second time,” says this love coach. “Every man’s refractory period is different at every age.”
If you tend to run cold, read 9 Natural Ways to Increase Your Sex Drive.
10. Men have one, too. Think the G-spot is just for women? Think again. “The male G-spot is his prostate gland, which is a walnut-shaped gland that contains the bulk of the liquid.” This is a little-known fact about healthy male libido!
BONUS TIP: A man falls asleep right after being intimate because his brain is flooded with serotonin (whereas a woman’s brain is flooded with epinephrine).
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Dr Trina Read has a Doctorate from a school in San Francisco, and writes two newspaper columns and manages a practice in Alberta, Canada.