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Ready for Round Two? Why Your Guy Needs a Break Between Orgasms

Ready for Round Two? Why Your Guy Needs a Break Between Orgasms
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.
Featured Speaker:
Charles Walker, MD
Charles Walker Dr. Charles N. Walker has dedicated his career to advocating for men's health and improving quality of life for men who suffer from erectile dysfunction, prostate problems, and other male-related health issues.

"Both erectile dysfunction and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH, or enlargement of the prostate) are non-life-threatening diseases. They can be effectively treated if diagnosed early and treated with the appropriate therapy," Dr. Walker says.

Dr. Walker balances a busy clinical and surgical practice with research and lecturing in the Yale School of Medicine community and nationally. His surgical expertise includes insertion of penile implants, minimally invasive surgery for BPH, "no scalpel" vasectomy, and other related procedures.

He also performs and trains other urologists on Greenlight laser vaporization of the prostate, a new, minimally invasive, outpatient laser technology that can relieve symptoms of obstruction in men with BPH. Dr. Walker was one of the first urologists in Connecticut to be certified in this procedure in 2004.