Male sexual longevity
There is a very widespread opinion that a man has a certain “reserve” of ejaculations throughout his life – supposedly, a certain number of sexual intercourse is “put” to every man in his entire life, and if in his youth he leads an intense sexual life and “squanders” his sexual energy in such a way “Uneconomical”, then by old age the entire “reserve” is exhausted, and the sexual abilities of men are weakening.
This opinion is based on a study by O. Effertz, who calculated in 1894 that every man “has a stock of 5400 ejaculations”, so every manifestation of sexual activity (sexual intercourse, masturbation or nightly pollution) is an irreplaceable loss of limited resources, bringing fatally closer the moment when these resources are exhausted and impotence sets in.
The Effertz doctrine is certainly erroneous, because it ignores the basic principles of physiology, and in particular, the phenomena of Tarkhanov and Belov and other physiological laws governing the sexual function of men. Effertz’s opinion contradicts clinical practice. Naturally, she aroused the objections of the largest sexologists in the world.
Although more than a century has passed since the time when Effertz proposed his doctrine, to this day lectures and even publications contain such, to put it mildly, not very literate allegations that the onset of impotence is supposedly fatally predetermined, and the more active the sex life of a man, the sooner he will have impotence.
If you believe the Effertz doctrine, then every new sexual intercourse brings man day after day closer to the moment when his “reserve” is exhausted, and he will, figuratively speaking, remain in front of the “dried up bed” of the once-deep river. Consequently, it is advisable for a man to have as few sexual acts as possible so as not to waste the “gold reserve” and “stretch it” for as long as possible.
But if you approach this problem from physiological, scientific positions, then everything is just the opposite. When ejaculation occurs, that is, emptying of the reservoirs, this is an incentive to enhance the function of the sex glands and seed production. “Stock” is replenished.
But if you “protect” the seed and abstain from sexual activity, then in the period of sexual abstinence (sexual abstinence) due to the Belov phenomenon, the function of the sex glands is inhibited. That is why, after a period of prolonged sexual abstinence, a man cannot immediately enter his usual rhythm of sexual activity, since the activity of his sex glands is reduced.
And with regular sexual activity, when the tanks are constantly freed from seminal fluid, the activity of the sex glands is restored again, and the man enters his usual rhythm of sexual activity.
But this applies precisely to those cases when the sexual life takes place in a physiological, normal rhythm, and not to those cases when a man exceeds his individual physiological norm and “rapes” his own body.
The possibilities of the gonads are not unlimited; nature arranged everything quite reasonably. With too frequent sexual intercourse within one day (the so-called sexual excesses), sperm are not found in the third portion of seminal fluid.
From a biological point of view, this is completely justified – for conception it is enough to have one full sexual intercourse, but 3-4 times is not necessary at all.
A. Kinsey, D. Hesse and G. Roleder define sexual excesses as a pathological condition, when the most minor ideas cause a strong sexual desire, which must be satisfied.
If sexual excesses in young and mature men are regular and occur over many years, then this can lead to sexual dysfunctions. Especially harmful Milman considers sexual excesses for a young, physically fragile organism. Most often, they are in young men in transition.
Normally, after intercourse, a state of short-term fatigue occurs, which quickly passes. But if sexual intercourse follows one after another, then the body does not have time to relax and recover from the previous excitement.
Frequent overexcitation of the nervous system causes its depletion, and, according to Milman, this can cause impotence. He believes that excessive sexual excesses can subsequently lead to a significant decrease in sexual function and, weakening the entire body, delay its formation. They cause depletion of centers of erection and ejaculation in the spinal cord, and this leads to a violation of sexual function.
Excessive sexual excesses can cause weight loss, anemia, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, fatigue, fatigue, palpitations, a feeling of heaviness in the head and headaches, visual disturbances, pain and a feeling of heaviness in the back and lower back, and soreness in the genitals.
Due to the frequent rush of blood to the pelvic organs during sexual intercourse and the absence of a period for rest and normal outflow of blood, men have prostatitis, congestion in the urethra and seminal tubercle.
In addition to the harmful effects on the centers of erection and ejaculation of the spinal cord, sexual excesses have a harmful and debilitating effect on the entire nervous system as a whole.
Milman writes that sexual excesses in adolescence and adulthood lead to a dulling of the orgasm. And the lack of orgasm and the weakening of sexual function often lead to sexual perversions.
The result of sexual excesses in men, in addition to impotence, is also a small amount of sperm in the seminal fluid and necrospermia (death of sperm). With necrospermia, the amount of sperm may be sufficient, but the sperm are dead.
Semen during repeated sexual intercourse becomes more fluid, transparent, the number of sperm and prostatic grains in it decreases. Not only the number of sperm cells changes, but also their quality – their mobility decreases or is completely absent, the head can be separated from the tail, immature forms of spermatozoa appear.
As a result of too frequent sexual intercourse, the so-called transient state of exhaustion of the regenerative ability of the sex glands occurs. If sexual excesses are followed by a period of sexual abstinence or a normal rhythm of sexual activity, then the ability of the sex glands to produce full-fledged sperm can be restored.
Milman, who treated impotence due to sexual excesses, notes that it is very difficult to treat.
And with normal sexual life for a long time, the sexual function of a man is preserved. Most people who have lived more than a hundred years and lived a regular sex life in accordance with the capabilities of their body, for a long time maintained sexual potency.