This post is part of Mashable's Masturbation Week. Meanwhile, the sympathetic nervous system is in charge of retaining urine in the bladder to make sure you don't like, pee when you're having sex or — if you have a penis — when you ejaculate. Neither Everyday Health, its Licensors nor any third-party content providers guarantee the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any content. Other medical causes for FSD include the following: According to Swann, people with vulvas don't have a post-coital refractory period, which means that they remain sensitive to sexual stimuli and can achieve further orgasms. Granted, we're often far too preoccupied with our own arousal to pay heed to a lot of these little biological quirks. We're using cookies to improve your experience.
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The causes of female sexual dysfunction are poorly defined. Chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer are also associated with a lack of sexual interest. Well, the TL;DR version is this: Siegel says that the swelling and ascension of the testes is "necessary to achieve full expulsion or ejaculation. This is because they have a refractory period, the period of time it takes to regain sexual sensitivity.