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Factors that affect the strength of male sex drive

Factors that affect men’s orgasm frequencies include their age, the age at which they reached adolescence, as well as their level of education and whether they feel restrained by the judgement of religious teachings.

Frequencies of sexual activity vary but almost all men (92%) orgasm quickly and easily through masturbation as well as through intercourse (research indicates men orgasm 100% with their wives). Highly-sexed men are also slightly more likely to engage in homosexual activities. Even by 60 male orgasm frequencies have not fallen to the female level.

Age is by far the most significant factor in male performance. Men are most sexually active in adolescence. Men’s responsiveness decreases with age because male orgasm depends on the physical process of maintaining an erection. Both the firmness, angle of erection and length of time an erection can be maintained all reduce gradually over decades. Male impotence is relatively rare until old age. At 70 years of age only 27% of white men are impotent but by 80 this has increased to 3 out of 4. The continuing amenability of a man’s partner is doubtless also a factor.

Responsiveness including erection, ejaculation of sperm and the associated orgasm are all key aspects of male sexuality. When boys first start ejaculating, they have the highest responsiveness of any time in their lives. Initially boys orgasm spontaneously as a result of a variety of stimuli such as fright and shock. But over time men become dependent on penile stimulation and some form of fantasy or mental stimulus for orgasm.

As men age, the frequency of their early morning erections decreases. The angle of elevation of the erect penis varies considerably between individuals but also reduces as a man ages. Also the time over which they can maintain an erection reduces (from an average of over one hour in late teens to 7 minutes for 66-70 year olds).

Boys who become adolescent first (before 12 years of age) often have the highest orgasm frequencies throughout their lives. Having a creative imagination affects responsiveness. Boys with a high IQ (intelligence quota) are often those who reach adolescence first.

Male responsiveness gradually declines from adolescence onwards so that few men masturbate regularly by the age of 50. This is natural given the turn-ons available with masturbation (typically images of nudity) are much less arousing for men than having a real-life sexual partner. Similarly the turn-on of penetrative sex is much greater than any sexual fantasy.

Men don’t want to take a contraceptive pill because they don’t want to have their sex drive reduced. Even though sex drive causes men so much frustration, they wouldn’t be without it. There is also a good chance that sex drive is related to personal drive that motivates a man to work. Women have much less reason to be concerned about their hormone levels because they don’t have a sex drive and their earnings are not usually so critical. A high metabolism is evidenced by how physically active we are. In general men are much more active than women. Women are often held back by anxiety, but they also have a natural antipathy to exerting themselves.

If men lived solitary lives like other male mammals, they would be much less sexually motivated. Male arousal occurs in response to being in the physical presence of women or seeing images of attractive female nudity. It is the (primate) custom of living in communities which makes men so sexually active. Sex has become a recreational pleasure for men as the human brain has increased in complexity and with the ready availability of turn-ons (close contact with females).

Nature never intended men to be monogamous. In every society men’s greater inclination for promiscuity is accepted as a natural and defining characteristic of male sexuality. If a woman fails to offer the sex a man needs, she risks him finding another woman. So women’s need for male support, has contributed to the high sex drive many men have today. Men are attracted to women regardless of anyone’s relationship status. Most men try to be faithful because they appreciate that sexual loyalty is important to women’s emotional need to feel loved and appreciated.

the boys who become adolescent first (by 11 years of age) have, on an average, about twice as much sexual outlet per week as the older-adolescent boys have during their early teens. (Alfred Kinsey 1948)

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