Healthy Sexuality – The Mechanics Of Male Sexuality
Learn about the Mechanics of Male Sexuality in this featured article.
Love is the most powerful energy in the world that can be shared.
Sexual fulfillment can provide ultimate joy in shared intimacy, orgasm and emotion. Let me set the record
straight: Sexual chemistry is real! But it’s vastly different for men and women. Even though it seems to
happen very fast (sometimes too fast), a man’s sexual experience goes in stages.
4 Stages of Male Sexual Response
Stage I: Desire. For the male, desire and arousal may begin by just the sight of
a beautiful woman. As any man can tell you, love at first sight can happen—men respond incredibly to
visual stimuli. Picture this: In an instant, his brain registers desire.
His hypothalamus gland, deep in the center of the brain, gathers incoming sensory perceptions of sight, smell,
and touch. It sends out nerve signals, telling his pituitary gland to make hormones that initiate sexual
arousal. A man’s entire body begins to interact with the hypothalamus to initiate the responses needed for
Stage II: Arousal. Male hormones release in response to his senses. His nervous
system sends blood to his pelvis. His blood and tissues heat up and become very sensitive.
Adrenaline makes his heart beat faster. His pulse races; he breathes deeper, taking in more oxygen. His penis
may begin to secrete a little preparatory fluid. He’s ready.
Stage III: Sexual Stamina. A man’s brain responds by releasing endorphins and he
feels even more pleasure. Stimulation of his penis ultimately leads to orgasm. The length of time it takes
to reach orgasm depends on a number of factors, but physical stamina is crucial to a longer lasting erection.
Stage IV: Orgasm. This is important! Men need frequent erections and ejaculations
to recharge his sexual batteries. A healthy young male body ensures that his penis gets enough blood flow
by triggering nocturnal erections an average of two to three hours’ worth every night. With each successive
decade of life, however, nighttime erections become less frequent.
So it is even more important to have regular waking erections. Best results in tests—at least three
Problems that Contribute to a Man’s Sexual Dysfunction
Stress: All central nervous system responses are impaired by stress, including those
of the brain and endocrine glands—the very same glands involved in Stages I and II of a man’s sexual
process. Long-Term stress can hopelessly interfere with a man’s ability to achieve full sexual satisfaction
or to even become aroused at all!
Prolonged recreational drug use lowers libido and stresses adrenal glands, creating lower energy levels. Stress
also affects sperm production and motility. Body stressors, like heavy metal or radiation exposure, damage
sperm as well.
Lower your stress levels with herbs like ginseng and regular exercise. Exercise is critically important for
a man’s sexuality. Find something physical you enjoy. Then, do it three times a week!
Poor nutrition—High fat meals suppress testosterone, depress libido, and make
erection and ejaculation more difficult.
Environmental estrogens – Environmental estrogens enter the body through pesticides
and hormonally enhanced meat and dairy foods.
Eat organic meats, produce and dairy products as much as possible to reduce the load of environmental estrogens
on your system.
Smoking – Smoking interferes with your body’s use of zinc. Smoking just two cigarettes
a day also constricts blood vessels, impairing circulation and the ability to achieve erection. Chewing tobacco
is just as bad.
If you are still smoking, isn’t that enough to make you want to quit?
Too much alcohol – Alcohol consumption (in excess of two beers a day, two glasses
of wine, or one mixed drink) can significantly increase prolactin, which leads to prostate and breast enlargement
Drink wine in moderation. For most men, that means 2 to 3 glasses at mealtime, 2 to 3 times a week.
Obesity – Did you know that fat in a man’s pubic region actually decreases the available
length of his penis? That’s right! Most of the penis lies rooted within the abdominal fat, with only a small
stub protruding. Losing 35 pounds of excess weight can translate to an extra inch of penis! Excess fat also
blocks your arteries and ruins your ability to become erect. If you are overweight, work to lose that excess
Lose pounds to gain inches! Many men can correct their weight simply by improving their diet. (See my weight
Low zinc – Zinc is perhaps the most important single nutrient for a man’s sexuality.
It is crucial for the production of sperm and seminal fluid. Clinical studies show that men who supplement
zinc experience a dramatic increase in testosterone levels. Zinc also reduces the pituitary’s formation of
prolactin, a hormone that stops testosterone production. (See my zinc test)
Drug reactions – Doctors rarely mention the many ways that drugs interfere with
sex. They worry (and rightly so) that men will be reluctant to take a drug that they know could interfere
with this basic human drive. So, sexual side effects are hardly ever discussed when drugs are prescribed.
Besides lowering libido, drugs can cause drowsiness, lethargy, confusion, depression and weight gain. Some
drugs have a direct impact on brain chemistry. Neurotransmitters, the brain’s chemical messengers, are critical
to sexual interest, performance and enjoyment. A wide range of medications – like antidepressants and high
blood pressure medications – disrupt neurotransmitters, interfering with a man’s ability to achieve erection
or reach orgasm. The result is extreme frustration – imagine the outcome if neither you or your partner know
a drug is to blame?!
If you are currently using medications that rob you of your sex life, find a good holistic physician and work
out the lifestyle problems you have. In many cases, you may not need to resign yourself to a life without
sex. If you think sex-robbing drugs don’t apply to you, take a look at the long list of current drugs that
do just that .
Lack of exercise – Exercise reduces tension, depression and anxiety. It increases
self esteem, positive attitude, the capacity for joy, mental acuity, aerobic capacity, energy, and libido.
Even a brief aerobic workout can point your mood towards lovemaking and encourage more intense orgasms. Most
men have no idea how closely regular exercise is linked to their sexual performance. During exercise, the
body produces endorphins – the “feel-good” chemicals that increase arousal and orgasm intensity.
This sexy effect reportedly lasts 1 hour or more after just 10 minutes of activity. In one new study, 78
healthy but sedentary men were studied during nine months of regular exercise. The men exercised for 60 minutes
a day, three days a week. Every man in the study reported significantly enhanced sexuality, including increased
frequency, performance and satisfaction.
Rising sexuality has even been correlated with the degree of fitness improvement! The results were clear:
The higher the level of physical fitness a man is able to attain, the better his sex life.
Cardiovascular disease – Great sex for men depends on clear arteries. Most men know
that being overweight increases their risk for heart disease but cardiovascular disease will destroy a man’s
sex life long before it kills him. Reason: When blood vessels are blocked, a man can’t get the proper engorgement
needed to achieve an erection. Reversing atherosclerosis means better blood flow – and that translates to
better erections and more sensitivity to touch. Those nerve endings that bring you so much pleasure during
sex depend on good blood flow to be fully sensitized. Circulating blood disperses hormones, which regulate
sexual function and response. And, of course, your heart has to be strong for the deep body, physical activity
Change your diet. Avoid fatty fried foods and red meat. Eat more vegetables and salads.
Sexually transmitted diseases – These leave scarring, which obstructs the path of
semen through the penis. If the diseases occur in the testes, infertility results. Your best protection:
Always practice safe sex. Bodywork therapy can help, too.
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