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Does masturbation have to lead to orgasm?

Does masturbation have to lead to orgasm?

Not Always: Sexual stimulation, whether with a partner or alone, does not always result in an orgasm. Masturbation allows you to find the right combination of pressure and tempo to result in an orgasm or multiples. This information becomes helpful when you and a sexual partner are learning how best to stimulate you to orgasm. ...Read more

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Orgasm (Definition)

Conventionally, orgasm is the culmination of sexual arousal (and may be repeated) and typically produces great pleasure through direct genital stimulation of the male penis and female clitoris. However, orgasm may also be achieved via the brain or as a reflex arc. The physical characteristics are an explosive peak & repeated neuromuscular action causing release of male ...Read more


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Is holding back the orgasm to extend masturbation session for hours harmful? Can it lead to an increase in male sex hormones in one's body?

Is holding back the orgasm to extend masturbation session for hours harmful? Can it lead to an increase in male sex hormones in one's body?

Edging: This is safe and some men / couples enjoy it. It's not going to raise your homonal levels -- probably at your age (21) you're already getting our maximum effect. Do it because you like it, not to grow bigger muscles or accelerate hair loss. ...Read more

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What could cause me to not orgasm during masturbation?

What could cause me to not orgasm during masturbation?

Many things: Sexual problems are very common in women. In the United States, 40 percent of women have sexual concerns and 12 percent report distressing sexual problems. Sexual response in women is more complicated than it is in men. It involves the brain (anxiety and depression can affect orgasm), hormone levels, the environment (stress, lack of privacy) , etcetera. See your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Is it classified as masturbation if you don't have an orgasm?

Is it classified as masturbation if you don't have an orgasm?

Who cares?: Please forgive my frankness. If you are trying not to masturbate at certain times because of some idea about "spirituality", please talk with an adult of your own gender with some common sense. Essentially all adults touch themselves to feel good; this is healthy and normal. Life's hard enough without worrying about this. ...Read more

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Why do I have a stronger orgasm through masturbation and not sex?

Why do I have a stronger orgasm through masturbation and not sex?

Hand has help: When you masturbate, your brain gives you exact and perfect feed back as to how hard, how fast, where to rub, etc. During sex, even the best partner can only hope to know exactly what you need. In short, it is your brains ability to tell your hand what to do that makes your hand create the strongest orgasms. ...Read more

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Im a male and having trouble reaching orgasm while masturbating.Is this bad?

Im a male and having trouble reaching orgasm while masturbating.Is this bad?

You decide: If you can only climax with your partner(s), they might appreciate this, and perhaps it's not a problem. If this is your principal outlet, some medicine, illness or just your physiology may be an issue. Ask your physician whether a trial of yohimbine is in order. ...Read more

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Does an orgasm (sex, masturbation) effect your mental or physical performance?

It should affect: your physical performance if you overdo it - esp if the orgasm is powerful enough to sap your strength for at least 15-20 mins afterwards. The older you are, the less likely you will recover soon afterwards. And the refractory period is built in unfortunately, it can be the bane of male existence :) Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Im a male and have trouble reaching orgasm while masturbating. Could it be because i'm circumsized?

Im a male and have trouble reaching orgasm while masturbating. Could it be because i'm circumsized?

Probably not: Vary your technique and what you look at and think about. Ask your physician whether yohimbine, an interesting botanical, might be worth trying. ...Read more