What’s Up with the Male Erection? – Orgasm Phase

In our last articles we covered the “Excitement Phase” and the “Plateau Phase” of the male erection process.  Now let’s take a look at the third phase in the male sexual response, the “Orgasm Phase.”

The third phase in the male erection, is the “Orgasm Phase.” In men, this phase is directly tied to ejaculation (obviously) but let’s take a look at what’s going on during the “Big O”.

Steps of the Orgasm Phase


Sperm and fluid are expelled from the vas deferens, seminal vesicles and prostate gland. This causes seminal fluid to collect at the base of the urethral bulb near the prostate.


As the seminal fluid collects, Pelvic muscle’s exhibit temporary rigidity before tension relief. This tension build up propels the ejaculation.

Ejaculatory Inevitability (Point of No Return)

Blood pressure and respiratory rates increase further. The bladder sphincter closes tightly protecting the semen from urine contamination.


Rhythmic contractions of the prostate  begin working with the perineal muscles and penile shaft to propel semen outward.  Also a  slight clouding of consciousness or lightheadedness that occurs during ejaculation, but it is entirely pleasant and nothing to worry about.


That describes the Orgasm Phase in a nutshell.  Orgasms are brief, but in the final phase we’ll talk about methods guys can use to increase the frequency at which they can have another orgasm.  Have more questions about the male erection that we haven’t covered?  Ask below!

Don’t forget to check out the other articles on the male erection as well: “Excitement Phase”, “Plateau Phase”, “Resolution Phase

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