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What happens to a man's body after he orgasms?

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  • AMadeleine Castellanos, MD, Sexual Health, answered on behalf of Good In Bed
    The four-stage model for understanding male sexual response is excitement, plateau, orgasm, and response.

    The final phase of sexual response occurs after your guy's orgasm. It's basically a time for his body to relax: The tension seeps out of his muscles, his blood pressure sinks, and his excitement dissipates. Lots of men feel sleepy during resolution and -- unless he's a teenager -- his penis will also take a break. This time, during which his body recovers after orgasm and he can't get an erection again right away, varies depending on his age and is called the refractory period.
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