While having an orgasm has some pretty obvious benefits there are also a whole host of other reasons why the big O is so good for you.
According to the good people over at The Daily Star, having an orgasm can help reduce stress, burn calories, and even make you look younger.
Fun fact: an average bloke reaches climax in just two or three minutes with 90 per cent of men ejaculating every time they have sex.
If a guy’s having some ‘alone time’ then apparently three quarters of guys orgasm after two minutes.
What you may not know though is quite how the male body reacts to orgasm and the four stages your body goes through when you reach orgasm.
Unsurprisingly, most guys are pretty quick to react to ‘erotic stimulation’ and it takes just 10-30 seconds for the body to go into excitement mode.
‘Excitement mode’ is a state of arousal where the blood rushes to a guy’s ears, lips, nipples and genitals.
The blood causes a bloke’s John Thomas to harden and the scrotum to thicken which draws the testicles closer to the body.
The rather handsomely named ‘plateau’ is a period when the man’s prostate ‘semen factory’ and seminal vessels contract causing pre-cum to begin to come out of the penis.
As a guy ejaculates the muscles in his pelvis and lower body tense up, while the muscles at the base of his penis will begin to contract between 10 and 14 times a second.
Ejaculating also causes a bloke’s blood pressure to go up and their heartbeat will increase to over 100 beats per minute.
Finally, the penis becomes very sensitive.
After orgasm, a man’s erection will begin to go down and the testicles slowly go back to their normal size as the scrotum gets thinner.
Guys also experience what’s known as a refractory period after orgasm where they can’t ejaculate, which can last minutes, hours or even days – and gets longer as a man ages.