If you and your partner have recently had sex and you're laying there wondering when he's going to be ready for round two, you may be waiting awhile.
Even though your man may want to have sex again, his body physically might not be able to. This is known as the male refractory period (MRP), which is the time span after ejaculation when he is unable to get an erection again. MRP can last for a few minutes to a few days.
Why does this happen?
After an orgasm happens, both your body and brain are overwhelmed with sensation. The nerves that were stimulated during sex are sending signals to the pleasure part of your brain, releasing oxytocin, a powerful brain chemical (also known as the love hormone) that can make you feel closer and more connected with you partner.
Is there anything you can do to help reduce MRP?
Charles Walker, MD, shares what MRP is and why your guy needs a break between sex sessions.