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why does autoeroticism even work

Posted 10 Months ago by chiarizio

So, I have a real question I don’t think I’d be allowed to ask elsewhere.
Places that would allow me to ask wouldn’t generate any serious answers.
This board should also generate some funny answers, but maybe some serious ones too.

Why does masturbation even work?
Why do either men or women achieve orgasm by rubbing their own genitalia?
Are there some animals that can achieve orgasm during sex, but cannot achieve it on their own?
How do they feel about that?

Which other animals have orgasms?
Do all male vertebrates with internal fertilization orgasm when they ejaculate?
Do females in most such species not orgasm from sex unless they don’t ovulate except during sex?

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Its easier to achieve orgasm if there is an attractive trustworthy partner involved.

Some men take steroids which make men ejaculate quicker but also gives them smaller genitalia if taken in the long term.

10 Months ago
Mitch
 

Interesting, but hardly answers the original question.

10 Months ago
chiarizio
 

Umm are u seriously asking how to masterbate

8 Months ago
Brandy
 

If osmeone could do it to me I'd appreciate it. If I stop strugglign and don't move just leav eme there and let whatever ahp pens happen.

8 Months ago
tnu
 

@Brandy:
Umm are u seriously asking how to masterbate

No. I know how..

I’m asking why.

Not “why would you want to”, but “why does it work”.

Biologically, what selective advantage is there to a species to be able to achieve orgasm without a partner?

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There’s a related question; of what use is a female orgasm?
I know of a proposed answer.
In mammalian species in which adult females do not typically live in the company of adult males, frequently the females do not ovulate except during sex. Typically (or at least frequently) such ovulation requires considerable muscular effort, if only internally.
The female body doesn’t have any way of being sure there’s an adult male around except sensing the actual penetration of her genitalia by his.
For instance a sow pig’s clitoris is about halfway up her vagina. She won’t ovulate unless a boar pig’s penis rubs it pretty vigorously several times.
Farm workers who have to artificially inseminate brood sows know this.

Presumably in great apes the females ovulate on a seasonal or even monthly schedule, because there is almost always an adult male around who will take an interest. Their clitorides are just outside the openings to their vaginas, so they can orgasm from non-penetrating “sexual intercourse” (don’t know if those quote-marks are necessary?). They don’t need to orgasm to get fertilized. But their ancestresses did have to, so the modern descendants still typically do orgasm, even though that’s no longer a requirement.

I don’t know that that’s the only currently accepted explanation. Or even if any explanation is currently accepted.

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As for why males typically orgasm when they ejaculate; apparently among human males one can orgasm without ejaculating and one can ejaculate without orgasming. But for either to occur without the other requires special circumstances. Ejaculation of semen requires significant internal effort from muscles which don’t ordinarily get a lot of exercise in any other activity. The seminal fluid which will sustain the spermatozoa requires time to secrete and accumulate. The entire package or payload has to be assembled and loaded into the launching ... area ... before it is squirted out.
That, is at least one explanation, why sexual intercourse of the type that will lead to conception, requires a certain amount of time and sustained coupling.

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I am seriously asking why auto-eroticism works.
Why (possibly a separate answer for each sex, possibly also a separate answer for each species) does it help a species to survive if its members can achieve orgasm without a partner?

8 Months ago
chiarizio
 

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