Can Men Have Multiple Orgasms?

Can Men Have Multiple Orgasms?

The multiple orgasm might sound like a myth, a glowing treasure that only the likes of tomb raider and Indiana Jones can find, but it’s real. We know it’s a thing, particularly for women, but what about guys? Is a male multiple orgasm even possible? Here’s the lowdown.

What Is A Multiple Orgasm?

A multiple orgasm happens when a person climaxes more than once in a short time frame. Rather than an unusually long orgasm, when it comes to multiple orgasms there’s a clear period after the first orgasm where the person is not having an orgasm, followed by a period where they certainly are - lucky them.

It’s fairly well-known that many women experience (or are capable of experiencing) multiple orgasms. It helps that their refractory period is different to that of men, but we’ll get into that later. For men, it's a little different.

Multiple Orgasms For Men

You’ll be glad to know that multiple orgasms are achievable for men! It’s a myth that only women can experience them. They are, unfortunately, pretty rare, with less than 10% of men in their 20s and less than 7% of men in their 30s being able to finish more than once in a short time.

The refractory period is the window of time it takes a man’s body to recover enough from the previous orgasm to achieve an erection and ejaculation again. This period is generally shorter when you’re younger, and increases as you age, but importantly it varies from man to man. The male refractory period could be anywhere between a few minutes to a full day. The male refractory period limits a man’s ability to have multiple orgasms - and it's for this reason that the male multiple orgasm might be a little different to how you originally imagined it.

Non-Ejaculatory Multiple Orgasms

Non-ejaculatory multiple orgasms feel different to ejaculatory orgasms. They happen in succession unlike your usual orgasm, but they are less intense. To achieve them, work on strengthening your pelvic floor through Kegel exercises and try the squeeze method, which involves squeezing the join between the head and shaft of your penis just as you’re about to 💦. When the intense feeling passes you continue with sex until you’re ready for the final big O. This method also helps you last longer if you battle with premature ejaculation.

Prostate Orgasms

Unlike penile orgasms, prostate orgasms aren’t limited by a refractory period or the impending threat of ejaculation. You can reach a prostate orgasm by first arousing yourself as you normally would. After you’re aroused you can use an anal toy (or your partner) and plenty of lube to find the spot that feels good to you. Do this in combination with your typical masturbation and when you get close to climaxing avert your attention more to your prostate. This is something you can practice solo or with a partner.

Prostate orgasms also feel different to your typical ejaculatory orgasms. They’re more full-body experiences and they don’t affect your refractory period. Essentially, even after you’ve experienced a prostate orgasm you can experience another, as well as a penile orgasm and enjoy multiple, different orgasms in one session.

In Summary

Multiple orgasms are possible for men, but they're probably a little inconsistent with your current expectations. Whether you’re waiting your refractory period out, or experimenting with non-ejaculatory orgasms and prostate orgasms, the male multiple orgasm is pretty different to what you’ve heard about the female counterpart, and not to mention, fairly elusive. As with all things sex, if you’re after a more fulfilling sex life, it’s not always down to quantity, but quality. Talking openly with your partner and being open to experimentation is key for a satisfying sexual relationship for both of you.


The articles published by &BAM are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. If you have any medical questions or concerns, you should contact your doctor.