Function: Arousal, Engorgement & Orgasm

Biochemistry of Sexual Arousal

Published: May 23 2014
Nitric oxide is the Neurotransmitter of Sex.  The entire human body relies on two critical gasses to survive and thrive. One is oxygen, which we get from the air we breathe. But to move oxygen around into tissue more than 2 mm thick, we need blood flow. To get blood to flow through small blood vessels, our body manufactures a gas called...

Arousal & Chocolate

Published: Mar 20 2014
Dear Dr. Myrtle, Does chocolate actually has an effect on sexual arousal? How does it work? Eat 4 ounces of 70% chocolate, and call me in the morning. Looking for a quick, easy boost for your sexual arousal? Eat dark chocolate, (“straight-up” without other toffee, caramel, sugar-dense junk on it), every day in several doses. Not only will...

What does self-pleasuring have to do with having orgasms with my partner?

Published: Mar 19 2014
Dear Dr. Myrtle I keep hearing about the importance of self-pleasure, but I’m not sure why I should. I'm only interested in sex with my partner. Statistically, people express higher levels of sexual happiness when they are able to persuade their own body to higher levels of sexual arousal. So the short answer to your question is that even if...

Arousal & Tantric Sexuality

Published: Mar 25 2006
Dear Dr. Myrtle, What is "Tantric sex"? Tantric Sexuality generally refers to a process of integration between Eastern spiritual mind focus and a physical sexual connection between lovers. "Mind-Body" connection is one way to think of it, but really that’s too simplistic. Tantra is as much about being aware of your own mind-body connection...

Using a penis pump

Published: Apr 4 2006
Dear Dr. Myrtle, Why use a penis pump? Do penis pumps really enlarge the penis for any length of time? Penis pumps work to pull more blood into the penis than would normally be present during engorgement resulting from sexual arousal. The result is a slightly larger, firmer penis that is more sensitive to contact. This enlargement is not long...

Eager Ejaculation and what you can do

Published: Apr 13 2006
Download PDF brochure version. Dear Dr. Myrtle, Try as I might, I can’t seem to last as long as I’d like to. How can I prolong sexual penetration without coming? In books and movies, our culture glorifies the mad, passionate rush to intercourse as the ultimate sexual experience.  Unfortunately, frenzied sexual experiences can sometimes...

Anorgasmia and Anti-depressants

Published: Apr 1 2006
Dear Dr. Myrtle, Why am I not having orgasms since I started taking antidepressants? I’m a lot happier since I started my antidepressant medication, but ... it’s a weird thing ... I can’t seem to have orgasms anymore. It’s not like I want to be depressed, but this isn’t a great trade-off. Any suggestions? It&rsquo...

I can't quite get to an orgasm when I'm with my partner.

Published: Mar 19 2014
Dear Dr. Myrtle, I can have an orgasm when I'm by myself, but I can’t have an orgasm with my partner. Why is this happening? The following post goes beyond purely technical issues that might be involved, such as what body parts you have and how you are using them. We're going to look deeper into some issues that can impact arousal capacity...

Delayed Ejaculation

Published: Jan 9 2010
Dear Dr. Myrtle-- Lately, it's been taking me a really long time to be able to ejaculate and have an orgasm. Why is this happening? There are a variety of reasons that men may be unable to orgasm and ejaculate, a condition known as delayed ejaculation (DE) or ejaculatory delay. DE is defined as the inability to orgasm and ejaculate within a...