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About the INTERCOURSE

About the MALE SEX ORGANS

About the FEMALE  SEX ORGANS

About the  IMPOTENCE

About the  FRIGIDITY

All about MASTURBATION

All about BIRTH CONTROL

All about ABORTION

All about VENEREAL DISEASE

GUIDE TO SEX PROBLEMS

 

CHAPTER FOUR

ABOUT THE IMPOTENCE- ITS CAUSE AND CURE

What is impotence?

            Impotence is a penis that won't do what it's told.  In spite of an unbelievably  complex copulatory birth control   system maintained by the body, the penis may fail to respond to its command at appropriate times. This upsets the  precise  progression of events necessary for successful intercourse  and the entire  undertaking  fails.  For real disappointment, nothing matches the sputtering out of a reluctant penis.

There are  several distinct types of impotence  but they all have  one  thing  in common -sexual  intercourse  becomes  impossible.

The most frustrating potency defect of all is absolute impotence. In this condition, the  penis acts as if it is dead- it just hangs there  forlornly.  No amount of stimulation can encourage it to become  erect. The harder a man  tries, the  less he accomplishes.  Of course there is no possibility of sexual  intercourse it would be like trying  to unlock  a door with a wet noodle.  An accurate description can only  come from a man afflicted with this form of  impotence.

Is impotence very common?

At one time or another, every man suffers from impotence. Because of the design of the male sexual equipment, immediately after ejaculation, the erection usually disappears. For a variable period of time, no erection is possible and no further intercourse can take place. This is temporary impotence. Even that transient experience is somewhat unsettling and can cause feelings of insecurity if erectile capability does not return in fifteen to twenty minutes. Actually this form of enforced relaxation protects the sexual mechanism from being overworked; it operates like a fuse or circuit-breaker. When the nerve pathways controlling copulation are overheated by orgasm , a fuse temporarily blows, disconnecting the power- line to the penis. After things cool off, power is restored, and man is ready. The average "down time" is about thirty minutes; the normal range is twenty minutes to one hour.
After a long period of sexual deprivation, say two to three months, the quiescent period of the sexual reflexes is shortened. After ejaculation, erection can occur again in as little as five minutes. This is a relatively rare situation and is soon replaced by a more conservative waiting period.

Under circumstances of unusually strong sexual stimulation it is also possible for re-erection and ejaculation to take place several times in an hour. At the outset of a new sexual encounter or in a relationship with an especially exciting woman, a significant number of men have expanded ejaculatory capabilities. This, too, tends to fade with time as the level of sexual excitement and the novelty of the situation diminish. A lot of men expect more from their genitals than they were designed to deliver. These fragile structures are controlled by delicately tuned mechanisms oriented to quality, not quantity. Copulation is not a competitive sport. Yet men who compete intensely in every other area of their lives find it hard to take sex as it is.

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