This is where young people come to get help with their sexual health. Guys think they should have a huge penis that will last for an outrageously long time in bed. In a Norwegian study published in the Journal of Public Health in , 27 percent of men reported having premature ejaculation problems, including more younger than older men. He heads the Department of Psychology at the University of Turku and researches premature ejaculation. And statistically, it is normal to deviate up to seven minutes from the average.
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Read on to find out where that number came from, how ejaculation affects your prostate cancer risk, what happens to your sperm, and more. The article details the results of a study of 31, men published in the December issue of European Urology. The study in question relied on self-reported answers — once in and once in — about how often they ejaculated each month and whether they developed prostate cancer. The reason for emission may play a role in any potential benefits.
It all depends on your particular hormones and overall health. You might be able to ejaculate during masturbation or sexual intercourse up to five times in a row and possibly much more during a single solo session or with a partner. Your body constantly produces sperm and stores them in your testicles. This is called spermatogenesis.
Kelly Gonsalves is a sex educator, relationship coach, and journalist. She received her journalism degree from Northwestern University, and her writings on sex, relationships, identity, and wellness have appeared at The Cut, Vice, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and elsewhere. Image by iStock.