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General Sexual Response

December 27, 2012

In my previous post I showed the vast variety of possible orgasmic sensations a man is able to experience. With all this variety there are certain parameters in the body that go along with sexual arousal and any peak experience!

Although I mentioned many of these co-effects within diverse texts throughout my blog I want to round-up those bodily changes, which automatically occur (in a great number of men) when we pleasure ourselves or be pleasured by a partner.

This post is something like a Male Sexual Response by the Books (compare here concerning ejaculation). I took the info from lecture notes on the Biology of Human Sexuality. The observations will be valid generally. However, as with all things sexual: it´s always the same but different!

Some of these parameters need time to develop, they may not occur in case you rush towards and thru a climax. If you allow your arousal to build up, it may be exciting to observe some of the changes in your own or in a partners body while masturbating.


OK, now picture this: you are primed to go for it, your cock just turned into a boner and you begin your journey into the realm of bliss. These physiological changes occur along with erection in the male excitement phase:

  • The urethral opening (cock mouth) may widen.
  • The scrotal skin may become congested and thick, and thus the scrotal diameter may be reduced.
  • The testes may become elevated due to contraction of the cremaster muscle in the scrotum. This would be the cremasteric reflex.
  • In about 60% of men, the nipples become more erect.
  • Areas of the skin may redden due to dilatation of the blood vessels. This sex flush occurs in about 50 to 60% of men.
  • The heart rate, blood pressure, and depth and rate of breathing begin to increase.
  • There will be an increase in tension of voluntary and involuntary muscles.

In the plateau phase the erection most certainly continues and the following changes occur:

  • There may be a slight increase in the size of the head of the penis, and its color deepens. The coronal ridge also tends to swell.
  • The urethral bulb (inside the body) may enlarge up to three times its normal size.


  • There may be a steady emission of precum from the Cowper’s glands.
  • Your balls may become even more elevated, rotate slightly, and hence come to lie closer to the groin. Also, the volume of the testes may increase by about 50% due to accumulation of fluid.
  • The prostate gland enlarges.
  • The sex flush, if present, spreads and increases in intensity.
  • There is a further increase in heart rate, blood pressure, and the depth and rate of breathing.
  • There will most likely be even more tension of voluntary and involuntary muscles.

When you are entering the orgasmic phase, given you decide to let your ejaculatory climax happen after you built a certain level of arousal, the following will occur:

  • There will be a loss of voluntary control of muscles and a great release of neuromuscular tension.
  • There will be clutching or clawing motions of the hands and feet.
  • When the ejaculatory center in the spinal cord is activated, it sends sympathetic neural stimulation to the bulbocavernosus muscle at the base of the penis. Emission will be triggered, followed by the ejaculatory reflex (with ongoing stimulation).


  • The balls are at their maximal elevation.
  • The heart rate peaks as high as 180 beats per minute (from a resting rate of about 70).
  • The blood pressure peaks at about 200 over 110, from a resting pressure of about 130 over 70. The respiratory rate peaks at about 41 breaths a minute, from a resting rate of about 12 per minute.
  • The sex flush, if present, peaks in intensity and distribution.

In this phase the brain (pituitary gland and hypothalamus) produces and releases endorphins which chemically resemble opiates and generate a strong feeling of pleasure and well-being. The longer you remain in a phase of intense arousal (edging), the stronger may be the effect of this naturally produced chemical, resulting in a opiate-like state of sexual euphoria (I like to call bliss). That´s why (deep) edgers enter an altered state of mind and get „drunk on cock“!

Kind of unfortunately the hormone prolactin is released into the bloodstream after climax, it plays a key part in MRP (please read more about it here!). This is another good reason to practise edging. Mind you, MMO exists as well!

Whatever route to bliss you chose, sexual engagement is being alive in the truest sense of meaning. Enjoy life as much and often as you can!

Orgasm Aint Orgasm Aint Orgasm

November 25, 2012

…or in other words: no climax is exactly like another (in the same guy)! Too many parameters play a part in such a complex physical reaction we label sexual climax.

More general parameters are such like your mood, your excitement and arousal-stage before you cum or your privacy while at it. More specific parameters, which will characterize your climax and will make it even more distinct – even if the general parameters remain unchanged – are the (chosen) kind and moment of triggering (foremost so), the (chosen) psycho-sexual setting (i.e. fetish/fantasy-environment, see this map) and if you are doing it solo or with one or more partners.

As I explained in length here it is commonly known, obvious and accepted, that orgasm and ejaculation are different body-reactions, though tightly related to each other. When you look at my poll #29 some time ago you see this notion reflected in the result, as well as that a significant number of participants agree upon the statement, that many different forms of climaxes are possible.

When we consider ejaculation and orgasm being the two main classifications for sexual climaxes, taking into account the above said, we realize that men find a broad range of different sensational qualities in sexual peak experiences, which we can specify as follows:

Emission – is a peak experience, yet neither an ejaculation (rather part of it) nor an orgasm. Guys who can do this have their milk leave their systems (in a flow) while avoiding the triggering of the ejaculatory reflex at all. They have learned to play their PONR.


Edging light is closely related, when men manage to keep themselves very close to PONR and trigger multiple emissions (harvesting cum) in an attempt to stretch the sensations of the ejaculatory reaction (the reflex itself is impossible to be slowed down).

The so-called ruined orgasm is the dark side of edging light, so to speak. Here a partner basically tries to keep a guy away from his climax (ejaculation) while playing with that guys PONR as well. The climactic results are supposed to be frustrating, which may have their own quality of arousal (at least the scenario is, for those men who engage in this).

The ejaculatory reaction can be experienced in a stand-alone fashion. That works because triggering it is a neural affair. Once you pass PONR your system automatically runs its program. You can aim for that and enjoy your reproductive system perform the reflex while you lean back not touching your genitals, just watching your cock spilling your milk.

With a mentally triggered ejaculation some guys are able to reach PONR (and climax) without touching themselves at all the whole 10 yards!

In-sleep climaxes (wet dreams) with or without dreams are another kind of mentally triggered ejaculations, as are neurally pushed and triggered climaxes when we not yet want them to occur, – premature ejaculations are among these.

Since climaxes and its triggers are processed neurally, it is possible to initiate PONR thru manipulating just and solely parts of a guy genitals or even secondary sexual tissue. These are the cockhead, foreskin, frenum, lower shaft, balls, and for the latter: prostate, seminal vesicles, anus and nipples for the most obvious. Different trigger-points will result in a different taste of climax.

Dry climaxes are peak experiences without cum being expelled while still going thru a climactic reflex. Guys experience this because they either have the (internal) control on their system (clenching sphincters) to keep their milk inside while cumming, or because they physically press shut their urethras at the right spot from the outside, or because their glands are depleted when they cum (again).

A more orgasmic approach to climaxes is one that involves a higher and more holistic level of sexual energy built up in your body and circulating there until release. Emotional and spiritual states of mind play a crucial part here while producing milk is of less importance.

Deep edging is a state of maintained high arousal that offer guys an altered state of mind. These men are in control of PONR and ride the edge for extended periods of time finding bliss in their physical condition of almost sparking off a climactic reflex. And this condition is their (perpetual) sexual peak experience!

MMO may be the opposite way of climaxing to deep edging, because it means a repetitive release of sexual energy thru climactic reflexes (with or without spilling semen). Some guys have mastered MO the dry way, with full control over emission and ejaculation (tantric and taoistic approach may be the keywords). Other guys (and I consider myself belonging to this group) are able to cum multiple times in a row performing a mixed series of ejaculation and orgasm.


Again, the other side of this coin may be forced ejaculations where a partner is able to trigger climaxes in his/her «victim» when the climaxing guy has no control and feels he is not capable to repeatedly cum. Also this psycho-sexual scenario can offer a very arousing appeal and distinct sensations of climaxes, and it should be performed under agreement and a set of rules.

The world of fetishes (see this map again) adds yet more spice to any given climax within a respective environment. – What I wanted to show is, that a males basic two sexual bodyreactions for releasing sexual energy, ejaculation and orgasm that are, can be altered in many ways to create quite different sensations and overall experiences. And you can read all about it in my blog! Just follow the links.  🙂


April 27, 2011

When we speak of edging we generally associate it with a solosexual practice aimed at the utmost generation of sexual bliss on end for and with ourselves. As I have shown there may be a gain possible if a passionate partner knows us so well, that he or she is able to lock us close to the edge while we are left to just relax and cumpletely surrender to those divine sensations. Now could there still be a maximization of this heavenly circumstance? Yes, in theory at least.

That´s with the help of electrical current working inside of us in a way one could not achieve thru touch alone. I am speaking of Erotic Electro Stimulation (EES). Since the neuronal organisation of our bodies is based on (very weak) electricity it is quite obvious to consider EES for edging. Let me quote a short passage about these biological basics out of a larger text on the subject I found years ago:

The body has its own circuitry known as the nervous system, conducting electrical signals from touch receptors to the brain that register on the consciousness as sensations, and from the brain to the muscles stimulating them into movement. Electrical toys intervene in this directly, sending deceptive sensation signals to the brain and prompting involuntary muscular movements which in turn can cause their own peculiar sensations.

Our objective only can be to incorporate external weak current to generate sensations within our genitals and reproductive system unique to EES for keeping us extremely close to PONR while remaining passive/receiving only (let the device do the job with a finger or two steering it). This, in theory, could be the pinnacle of an edging experience (given you are focused at (or imprinted to) the raw edging sensation and nothing but).

However, the whole subject of EES is quite complex and needs to be studied at least in its basics. It can be considered some masturbatory rocket science (pun intended) and foremost I need to address you with this warning now:

ONLY play with low powered battery devices, not with the mains supply, and DO NOT allow even small currents to pass across the chest cavity or brain! Get acquainted with the technical side of EES, you will find further info on the net!

You probably need extended experimentation on yourself until you find out how to ideally electro-edge yourself. Fortunately there is a variety of specially designed devices on the market for the very purpose (like this neat piece of equipment for example).

In my next post I will present a Closer Look at a guy being triggered to cum via EES!

Emission (1)

April 2, 2010

After having taken a close look at the precursor of the ejaculatory reflex, I want to return to the »real deal« with a special focus on the emission (-phase).
I explained the two phases of ejaculation in this very blog here and you can find another cool description here.
For the sake of it, let me briefly recall what we are talking about:

Ejaculation is the release of semen from the penis and is triggered when a man reaches a critical level of sexual excitement. Sexual stimulation causes nerves in the penis to send impulses to the spinal cord and on to the brain. From there, impulses are sent back to the male reproductive system telling it to release semen.

Ejaculation consists of two phases:

  1. the emission phase (internal release of semen) and
  2. the expulsion phase (external spurting/shooting of semen).

See the two anatomical pics to check on where the secretions travel within the system and how it all mixes up before leaving the cock as male milk.

At this point it gets VERY interesting:
The two phases, emission and expulsion, are separate processes controlled by separate nerve centers, and they can also occur independently of each other! It is as if there is a double-PONR when we take a really close look at the process(es): one for the emission proper and one the ejaculation proper (which makes total sense)!

When the expulsion-reflex does not take place due to sexual activity being abruptly stopped and/or due to muscular control (thru serious relaxation as I discussed before), the leaking (external release) of semen can still be achieved! Some call this milking, some speak of edging with emission-climaxes (both are highly related to this anatomical process). I talk of emission. For me emission describes for one the phase within the ejaculatory process (internal), but even more so the performance of releasing semen in a steady stream of milk out of the penis.

Read some accounts on that in my next post.