Good news for men who struggle in the bedroom! Scientists develop a mathematical EQUATION to achieve a male orgasm
- They take how physically turned on a man is – on a scale of 1 to 100, for example
- Then researchers simply subtract figure showing how turned on he is mentally
- Mathematical formula carries an important message — not to ‘overthink’ it
Maths is racier than you might have thought, as researchers have now worked out an equation to stop men falling short in the bedroom.
The mathematical formula for how men can achieve an orgasm carries an important message – not to ‘overthink’ it.
Men fail to orgasm around five percent of the time, which can leave them embarrassed and their partner disappointed, especially if a couple are trying to conceive.
Mathematicians set out to understand how men could achieve the optimal rate of physical arousal to cross the sexual finish line.
Men fail to orgasm around five percent of the time, which can leave them embarrassed and their partner disappointed, especially if a couple are trying to conceive
To work this out, they take how physically turned on a man is – on a scale of one to 100, for example – and multiply that by the average amount of stimulation provided by sex.
Then the researchers simply subtract a figure which shows how turned on the man is mentally.
The researchers are yet to work out an equation for female orgasms, which they say could be far more tricky.
But the male equation works because when the three factors it includes are optimal, men’s rate of physical arousal rises rapidly, then rises less rapidly, before plummeting.
That is the trajectory of arousal which all but guarantees an orgasm, based on sex studies.
The equation sheds light on the most important factors for men who want to achieve orgasm, revealing that whether men are turned on mentally is hugely important, and that overthinking sex could stop them having a happy ending in the bedroom.
Dr Konstantin Blyuss and Dr Yuliya Kyrychko, the husband-and-wife team behind the research from the University of Sussex’s School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, who more usually work on modelling infectious diseases like Covid, hope their new study could help struggling couples.
Dr Kyrychko said: ‘We were trying to have some fun with this and show that maths is not as boring as some people think.
‘However the findings could also benefit people in their sex lives.’
Dr Blyuss said: ‘This could help develop simple tips for men, like trying not to overthink sex or become too worried about their performance, because that takes away from being turned on mentally, which we now know is really important.
‘It could also encourage doctors to recommend counselling for more men, rather than just giving them Viagra.’
The researchers, who fed hundreds of thousands of number combinations into a supercomputer over a week after developing their formula, discovered that men’s psychological arousal during sex was hugely important.
They have a second equation to explain this factor alone.
This equation takes a man’s level of mental excitement during sex and subtracts his mental excitement before sex started.
Then it adds the mental excitement from being physically aroused.
Finally it subtracts the man’s total mental arousal multiplied by how fast he becomes uninterested in sex after the act.
This second equation suggests that men need to be mentally engaged, rather than bored, before sex to reach the level of psychological excitement needed for orgasm.
But they should not be so mentally engaged at the start that they become anxious – i.e they should not ‘overthink’ it.
Next the researchers plan to work out a formula for women’s orgasms, but these are so complicated, with women’s psychological arousal often very separate to their bodily sensations, that it is expected to be a much longer set of calculations.
Dr Kyrychko said: ‘The fact that women can have multiple orgasms, on its own, could mean we need a whole other equation.’
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