I was wondering if anyone has looked into the research done on men who have no refractory period? I seem to recall that a man who goes by the pseudonym, Azael, was studied by Rutger's University for this.
Given that it seems like it's not semen loss (and the energy required to regenerate what's lost) but rather the post-orgasm dopamine depression that might be behind the refractory period, I was wondering if the dopamine levels were looked at? Maybe such men simply do not have a standard neuro-hormonal system, and this might mean they would be happy having passionate sex with one partner for life in addition to the more obvious benefits of not having a refractory period? Or maybe they still suffer the more emotional effects of orgasm but can just have another right away? I'd think this would be an interesting course of study to continue what has been learned so far about what's really going on behind the ancient admonishments against ejaculation.
Until I found this website, I guess I didn't really think too hard about how the mere fact that men with no refractory period exist is strong evidence against the theory that semen loss is behind the deleterious effects of orgasm. Nor did I think too much about the fact that some women, after having an orgasm, don't want sex to continue either.
Or maybe both theories are correct--semen loss does indeed result in deleterious effects AS WELL AS the dopamine drop. Hmm... doesn't that seem strongly likely? Women may suffer ill effects from orgasm too, but they don't feel physically depleted the way men do.