For males, masturbation is the act of manually stimulating the penis to produce pleasure. (If you've ever walked in on someone and saw him rubbing himself down there, or if he suddenly covered himself up, or if he was in bed alone and acted like you interrupted him, he may have been masturbating.) For adults and older teens, masturbation usually ends with ejaculation (ee-JACK-you-LAY-shun), in which the liquid that contains sperm cells, semen (SEE-min), is ejected from the penis. Ejaculation is usually accompanied by orgasm (OR-gaz-im), a whole-body feeling that (for most people) is so powerful and pleasurable it cannot be compared to any other feeling the human body can experience.
jacking off, jerking off, wanking, whacking off, beating off, spanking the monkey.
Common slang terms for ejaculation:
coming, shooting your wad, spooging.
Common slang terms for semen:
cum, jizz, spooge.
EXTREMELY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
EJACULATION, SEMEN & ORGASM
I've tried masturbating, but nothing happens. I can't reach orgasm. What should I do?
There's a section in JackinHow-To devoted to this common problem; go here and follow the directions.
My semen doesn't look right. Is there something wrong with me?
Normal semen can be thick, watery, white, clear, yellowish, brownish, smooth-textured, or even lumpy or slightly granular. It's all good. Even a trace of blood in the semen is not a major cause for alarm; unless you have significant amounts of blood in your semen for several days, don't worry about how your semen looks.
My semen just kind of dribbles out. What can I do to make make it "shoot" out of my penis?
Ejaculation force varies from individual to individual, and often changes over time. There isn't much you can do to change this -- although if you drink a lot of fluids, or if you masturbate for a long time and get very aroused before ejaculating, your semen will tend to be expelled more forcefully than if you just have a ho-hum "quickie."
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