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Refractory Period: 6 Factors That Affect the Refractory Period

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: May 31, 2022 • 2 min read

After climaxing or ejaculating, some people experience a period of sexual satisfaction called the refractory period. They may not feel the desire nor the physical capability of orgasming again, preferring to rest and recover after the intense sexual activity. Learn more about the sexual response cycle and the factors that influence its length.