Sexpert Q&A: Recharging His Battery

What is it about the length of time between sexual encounters for men that makes their orgasm more powerful or not?

-Gabe

Whether they've had one or many orgasms during sex, men require a refractory period after sex prior to becoming aroused again. This down time is vital to him being able to, sooner or later, experience arousal, erection and climax all over again.

For many men, the longer it has been since the last time they had an orgasm, the more powerful the orgasm during their next sex session. Their emission is likelier to come faster as well. Possible reasons for this reaction include the release of pent-up sexual tension, the fact that he has been more easily stimulated since it has been a while, and his body's eagerness to ejaculate since it's had plenty of time to replenish his semen load.

Dr. Yvonne KristAn Fulbright is a sex educator, relationship expert, columnist and founder of Sexuality Source Inc. She is the author of several books including, "Touch Me There! A Hands-On Guide to Your Orgasmic Hot Spots."