Oh, the Daily Fail. (Just FYI, the Daily Mail is a UK tabloid.)
You know, my understanding is that it can be pretty hard. A lot of people aren't exactly turned on by being in an exam room, and the pressure to ejaculate in this situation can be intense for some people. Too, for couples struggling to conceive, a person may have to be going in to do this quite often.
You can probably imagine that reaching orgasm on command in just any environment isn't the easiest thing in the world.
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I know I'm a little late to this, but I worked briefly at a fertility clinic as a laboratory technician (in fact, I was working there right around when these posts went up!), and one of the things I had to do was to "room" male patients into the collection room and provide them with instructions on how to collect semen samples for either a semen analysis procedure, intrauterine insemination (IUI), or in-vitro fertilization (IVF). I could honestly say that a vast majority of these male patients weren't exactly excited about giving a sample, and more often than not, they were scared, embarrassed, and ashamed even. On top of that, some were also under pressure because of the nature of their circumstances, where they only had one chance to make the procedure work, and their partners were counting on them. So yes, it can be stressful, and I've had patients ask to come back to try again at another time because they simply couldn't handle the pressure. The collection room itself isn't exactly all that inviting --the one I worked at consisted primarily of a couch, a TV, some magazines, a sink/wash stand, and a trashcan-- even though I made efforts to keep it clean between patients and did my best to help them feel comfortable and at home with themselves.
Point being, putting stress on something that is otherwise meant to be private, intimate, and pleasurable is almost always going to be a hard thing, whether or not one is capable of doing it on his/her own or not.
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On the other end of the original point, I can't resist posting this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eBT6OSr1TI because I think it's hilarious. There's a reason Heather called it "The Daily Fail". I don't Think these are real headlines, but they might as well be. There's even a game where you construct amusing Fail headlines out of common "controversial" topics and inflammatory language.
I wouldn't expect the Mail to report on something like this with any kind of sensitivity or actual perspective, like Heather and Patricia gave.
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