National Orgasm Day: The 7 types of male orgasm and how to have them

It's National Orgasm Day! [Photo: Getty]

We thought we knew quite a lot about orgasms. 

We know there’s an orgasm gender gap, in that women climax a third less than their male partners, and that some people are getting their rocks off while wearing air pods (each to their own.)

What we didn’t know, however, is that men can have seven different types of orgasm.

Yep, you read that right, seven! Clearly we have more to learn about this whole sex thing.

Thankfully, in honour of National Orgasm Day (Wednesday 31 July) Lovehoney sex and relationship expert Annabelle Knight is here to teach men how to have all seven of their big Os.

But not all at the same time, that would just be greedy.

1 Ejaculatory or standard orgasm

No lights and whistles just your bog standard, run-of-the-mill orgasm.

“This is the general type of orgasm that most men experience when they have sex,” explains Knight.

“When a man is stimulated physically or psychologically, he gets an erection. Blood flows into the corpora - the spongy tissue running the length of the penis - causing the penis to grow in size and become rigid. The testicles are drawn up toward the body as the scrotum tightens.

“Semen - a mixture of sperm (5%) and fluid (95%) - is then forced into the urethra by a series of contractions of the pelvic floor muscles and prostate gland and then leaves the penis in a process called ejaculation.”

Fun fact: The average speed of male ejaculation is 28 miles per hour - about the same speed as Usain Bolt sprinting. But semen slow to 4 miles per hour when they reach the vagina.

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2 Blended Orgasm or whole body orgasm

Blended orgasms occur when multiple areas of your body are being touched and pleasured simultaneously.

“They can occur when you're in the middle of fast-paced sex, or when you're slowly building up to the main event,” explains Knight. “This is a great way to get loads of erogenous zones lighting up all at once.”

3 Multiple Orgasms

The holy grail of male orgasms. “Multiple orgasms can be either sequential (when you orgasm, rest, and then orgasm again) or serial (one orgasm after another with no rest in between),” Knight reveals.

If you're hungry for more, she suggests trying sequential style first.

“Orgasm, then take a 30 minute to rest (known as the refactory period when the male body recovers post-orgasm, this time lapse increases as men get older) and enjoy the extra oxytocin (known as the love hormone, which is secreted during sex) flooding the brain. Then go back for round two! “

Fun fact: According to a survey of 1,000 men by Lovehoney two-thirds of men (67%) have experienced multiple orgasms.

Who knew there were 7 types of male orgasm? [Photo: Getty]

4 Wet Dream

Not just for teenage boys, wet dreams occur when you orgasm involuntarily while you are sleeping because of a dream, which may or may not actually be erotic.

“With around 8% of our dreams having some sexual content, wet dreams are more common in adulthood than many people imagine,” Knight explains.

5 Pelvic orgasm

“These can be achieved by perfecting a practice known as edging,” says Knight.

“Edging is an effective way to prolong your performance and have greater control of your orgasm. If you edge effectively, the orgasm, when it comes, is so much more explosive.”

So what does edging involve? “You edge by continuing to masturbate right up to the moment before you are going to come, also known as your PNR, or point of no return,” Knight says.

“At this point you stop, let all sexual feeling subside, then start over. You do this several times before finally letting go. Try it - it's a great way to boost sexual fulfilment for both sexes.”

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6 Prostate orgasm

Apparently the male G-spot is the prostate gland, AKA the P-spot.

“This pleasurable point is a small walnut-sized gland that is accessed through the anus. It sits inside the body at the base of the bladder and can be most easily stimulated by a partner with a lubed index finger or P-spot toy.

According to Knight the P-spot is ultra-sensitive and men can orgasm through it being rubbed gently.

Prostate stimulators have been developed specifically for prostate pleasure,” she adds.

7 Dry orgasm

Believe it or not men don’t have to ejaculate when they orgasm.

“Although we often associate male orgasms with ejaculation, it doesn't have to be part of the equation for a man to orgasm,” Knight says.

“Known as a dry orgasm, a small percentage of men can orgasm without producing any kind of fluid.”