|Posted by Angie on January 7, 2014 at 8:35 AM|
About the Male Orgasm
It stands to reason that the male orgasm is important for getting pregnant, but what is not often taken into consideration is the way this is achieved. Yet this is an issue that needs to be fully understood for donor?s RECIPIENT. Recipients may want to have the best chance of getting pregnant with a donor as they can. Unfortunately they do not have the opportunity that the heterosexual couples in a fixed relationship have of trying every night around ovulation.
So the amount of ejaculate and quality is a factor worth taking into account when you only get one or two chances.
Some basic details without getting too scientific: semen is the fluid that carries sperm. It is about a teaspoon or a little more. The average is 5-7 ml, and a teaspoon is about 5 ml.,
within that fluid, the seed or sperm tally in the average ejaculation is 375,000,000 sperm.
If the male has been masturbating/milking for a long time and it takes forever for him to reach an ejaculation, he will most likely produce more sperm. If he can masturbate and ejaculate in 5 minutes...the sperm count will be smaller. If the male has the climax caused by stimulation within a vagina, he will produce more sperm than by way of ?milking? because the male?s instinct is aroused which does not happen the same way as with milking. With milking the male is reliant upon whatever he can fantasize about, instinct does not ?kick-in? in that case.
Also, the ejaculation intensity is different which effects the muscular contractions that drive the process.
When a man has achieved a sufficient level of stimulation, ejaculation begins. At that point, under the control of the sympathetic nervous system, semen containing sperm is produced (emission). The semen is ejected through the urethra with rhythmic contractions. These rhythmic contractions are part of the male orgasm. The typical male orgasm lasts several seconds.
After the start of orgasm, pulses of semen begin to flow from the urethra, reach a peak discharge and then diminish in flow. The typical orgasm consists of 10 to 15 contractions. Once the first contraction has taken place, ejaculation will continue to completion as an involuntary process. The rate of contractions gradually slows during the orgasm. Initial contractions occur at an average interval of 0.6 seconds with an increasing increment of 0.1 seconds per contraction. Many men also experience additional irregular contractions at the conclusion of the orgasm (which is not present so much in the case of milking).
For most men the first spurt occurs during the second contraction. The first or second spurt is typically the largest and can contain 40 percent or more of the total ejaculate volume. After this peak the flow of each pulse diminishes. When the flow ends, the muscle contractions of the orgasm continue with no additional semen discharge. (end of quotes)
After the initial ?spurts? about one quarter of the ejaculate will seep up to a minute later. When milking, not only is the volume of the initial ejaculate less, but often the ?seepage? is not harvested and wasted giving the recipient less seed to take in.
For these reasons, if the recipient and donor can demonstrate the correct ?intent?, the most practical method for insemination would be either NI or SAI. Most donors have reported that their recipients have experienced a better rate of conception using these methods.