I Tracked My Heart Rate While Self-Pleasuring (and had Multiple Orgasms!)

by Cam Fraser // May 25 // 0 Comments
As you may well know, I am super interested in sex research, particularly if it is about masculinity and pleasure. Unfortunately, funding for pleasure-positive sex research is scarce (because the focus isn’t on identifying a problem, thus there is no incentive for companies/organisations to fund the research if they can’t use it to sell their solution - there is no return on their investment).

Nevertheless, I am not one for shying away from self-experimentation. That is why I’ll often use my own body and experiences for research purposes. I use the word “research” here very loosely because this is by no means peer reviewed.

However, I recently tracked my heart rate during a self-pleasure session. Over approximately 35mins, I wore a Polar H10 heart rate monitor chest strap and proceeded to self-pleasure with the intention of having multiple orgasms. You can see my resulting heart rate here:

Something I noticed about my heart rate - which reflects my experience during sex - is that it was quick to increase at the beginning of the self-pleasuring, peaking at around the 5min mark. This was my first non-ejaculatory orgasm of this self-pleasure session.

Interestingly, when I speak to men about sex, something they often tell with me is that they usually feel like they’re going to ejaculate in the first 3-5mins. But, if they get over this hurdle, they typically are able to settle, get into a rhythm, and enjoy the experience for longer. This was also true for me in this self-pleasuring session and can be seen in my heart rate.

You can see that I settled into a rhythm and my heart rate didn’t spike again until approximately the 20min mark. This spike actually reflects my experience of a prostate orgasm, as I was using a prostate massager during this self-pleasuring session. Notice how the elevated heart rate lingers and doesn’t drop immediately after peaking. That is because prostate orgasms are more intense, more full-bodied, and last longer than regular non-ejaculatory orgasms.

Finally, at approximately the 32min mark, my heart rate increases quickly again. At the beginning of this self-pleasuring I made the decision that I would ejaculate (which is part of my conscious ejaculation practice), and this final increase reflects my experience of an ejaculatory orgasm.

So, in a 35min self-pleasuring session I was able to have one non-ejaculatory orgasm, one prostate orgasm, and one ejaculatory orgasm. That is multiple orgasms both in terms of frequency and variety. Don’t let anyone tell you men aren’t multi-orgasmic!

My desire is to study other men’s experiences of multiple orgasms using heart rate monitors so that we have more comprehensive data which challenges the limiting narratives around male sexuality. That is one of my career goals as a budding sex researcher.

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Cam Fraser is a Certified Professional Sex Coach and Certified Sexologist. Being a former Tantric Yoga Teacher, his work integrates scientifically validated, medically accurate information about sexual health, with sacred sexuality teachings from the mystery traditions. As a coach, he helps men go beyond surface-level sex and into full-bodied, self-expressed, pleasure-oriented sexual experiences free of anxiety or shame.

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