Women may be primed to go seconds after the first big win, but for men, it’s not so easy.
While women don’t have an equivalent (allowing for the possibility of multiple orgasms—lucky them), every man experiences some kind of post-ejaculation recovery period.
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At the same time, production of serotonin and prolactin is increased, which also counteracts arousal.
Prolactin is the hormone most strongly associated with the refractory period—the lower your prolactin levels, the quicker you can get going again.