Q&A: Male Orgasm without Ejaculation?

QUESTION: I read that blocking the flow of semen at the base of the scrotum (between the testicles and the sphincter) is good for you and that you receive the nutrition back into the blood stream. Is this hard on the prostate?

ANSWER: When you clamp down hard enough on the base of your penis immediately prior to ejaculation, you pinch off your urethra (through which you ejaculate). This actually simulates a condition known as retrograde ejaculation where, due to blockages, malfunctioning of the urethral sphincters or other problems, a man may not be able to ejaculate from the urethral opening, though he can still have an orgasm. In such situations, the semen backs up into the bladder, where it's soon eliminated during urination. This condition has been studied for many years with numerous men, and there's been no evidence of long-term harm to the prostate or any other system.

Most men and couples who practice this "squeeze technique" are doing it to avoid or treat premature ejaculation. If a man doesn't actually ejaculate, he can have an orgasm but not lose his erection.

While there's no evidence doing this is bad for you, there's also no evidence that it's actually good for you, either. The belief that it's good is based on ancient Taoist teachings that a man only has a limited amount of vital fluid and shouldn't waste it. Most modern research doesn't lend much credence to these notions.

Bottom line? It's neither harmful nor helpful.

Source: Health & Wellness

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