When do men reach the point of no return during sex?

When do men reach the point of no return during sex?

Ian Kerner, PhD
Sexual Health
When it comes to orgasms, men and women are very different. Men have a point of what's called orgasmic inevitability. This is the moment when you're going to pass the point of no return and climax, no matter what. Your mom could walk in the room (we hope she doesn't), and you wouldn't be able to stop. But women don't have orgasmic inevitability. In fact, many women claim that they can "lose" an orgasm when they're right on the verge of having it.

That's where the "window of female orgasmic opportunity" comes in. This is the minute and a half, (aka the 90-second window) when she's close to climaxing -- and the right moves can help push her over the edge and ensure her orgasm.

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