Sexology | Science Answers Questions Often Asked
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Thankfully, we now have sexologists who study sex and human behaviour, just so no questions remain questions. And every now and then, they come up with funky explanations to just the things we've always wondered about.
I know a lot of men who used to think that a man had to pee inside a woman's vagina to make a baby. Hilarious, right? I have no right to make fun of them though, since I myself spent a lot of years believing that babies come of the anus; at least those guys knew that the vagina existed. Nobody's fault though, because back then there was less sex education and more sex speculation. Anybody could tell you anything, and you'd believe it because there was no way of cross checking, and you certainly could NOT ask your parents.
With time, most of my questions got answered, but some still remain. These remaining questions would always pop into my head in the middle of a meeting, an interview, or in the middle of a jungle trek, when there was no way to look it up. And they've remained as spirits of the questions unanswered ever since.
Thankfully, we now have sexologists who study sex and human behaviour, just so no questions remain questions. And every now and then, they come up with funky explanations to just the things we've always wondered about. Here are 3 such explanations, so cathartic that it will give some peace to the soul.
Q1. Dear morning wood, what brings you here?
The scientific term for morning wood is nocturnal penile tumescence, and it's supposed to be a part of the sleep cycle in men. A possible explanation for this is that during the REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, our body shuts down some neurotransmitters, and as the neurotransmitter noradrenaline decreases, blood circulation to the penis increases. You'll be surprised to know that even women experience a parallel scenario where there is increased blood circulation to the vagina, and have clitoral erections several times in a night.
Q2. Can the penis get stuck inside the vagina?
Yes, that's possible, even though it's a rare occurrence. The vaginal muscles undergo contractions during penetration, leading to more pleasure for both partners, and can sometimes clamp down on the penis a little too hard. But most times, it only lasts a few minutes, and the penis can be withdrawn after it's gone limp. This is called penis captivus, and has several recorded occurrences that landed people in the emergency room.
Q3. Why do I feel like peeing right after sex?
Oh you lucky, lucky you. That means your partner is hitting the right chord. The G-spot is a centre of complex nerves and tissues, which makes it an instant shortcut to maximum pleasure. And this lies very close to your bladder, so when your partner hits the spot repeatedly, it stimulates the bladder too, making you want to pee as soon as you can. The good part about it is that doctors always advise women to pee after sex, to wash down any urinary tract infection causing bacteria that could've gotten into the urinary tract. 2 birds, 1 stone.