Penis Facts You may Not Know

Your weenie, up close, (photo credits from http://mamajisrant.wordpress.com/)

You’ve lived with it all your lives, but do you really know basic facts about it? Yes, I’m talking about your wang. Your stick shift. Your pecker. Your schlong. Your weenie.

Your weenie, up close, (photo credits from http://mamajisrant.wordpress.com/)

If you don’t, then here’s a few facts that might be helpful in the future. It would help, too, if you could share these to your partners.

What’s the deal with circumcision? In some countries, circumcision is outlawed but in some, newborn males are immediately circumcised and some are circumcised at a certain ages.  But is the foreskin really that big of a deal? Yes, it is.  The foreskin is a functional organ with a purpose – to protect the penis from infection, to provide lubrication (by producing smegma- a combination of of exfoliated epithelial cells, transudate skin oils, and moisture) and it also enhances the sexual experience of the man. Some may think that being uncircumcised is unclean, but it would all depend on the person’s hygiene. Smegma may accumulate under the foreskin, and when not properly washed, can provide an ideal environment for bacterial colonization.

You can only tell its size by actually seeing it. The size of a guy’s feet,  his hands, his height nor his adam’s apple has nothing to do with his penis size. There had been no scientific evidence linking penis size to foot size and length of the fingers. Height, also is not a predictor of penis size. Prominent Adam’s apples are often misconstrued as a sign of virility because they usually accompany deep, booming voices in men, but, they are no indicator of penis size.

Men have several night-time erections, even when not having sex. A healthy man, on the average, can have three to five erections during a full night’s sleep, which each erection lasting 25-35 minutes. Erections usually start in the evening and can continue til the early morning (thus being informally called “morning glory), with men commonly waking up with an erection. The cause of night-time erections isn’t fully understood, but studies suggest that these erections are closely associated with the phase of sleep known as REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, when dreaming is most common. Whatever the causes may be, most doctors agree that night-time erections are a sign that everything is in working order.

Small penises make big erections. Shorter penises increase more in length when they become erect than longer ones.  Shorter penises increased by 86% when erect, nearly twice that of longer penises (47%), according to a research based on the penis measurement of 2, 770 men found in the 1988 study published in the Journal of Sex Research. The same study also concluded that the length difference between a short penis and a longer one is not that obvious when erect than when flaccid.

The penis is not a muscle. Ofen called the love muscle, the penis actually does not contain any muscle. It is a kind of sponge that fills with blood when a man is sexually excited. Blood builds up inside two cylinder-shaped chambers, causing the penis to swell and stiffen. The swelling blocks off the veins that normally take blood away from the penis. The arteries in the two chambers narrow again as an erection disappears, thus allowing blood to drain away from the penis.

Your penis is breakable. If it is violently twisted when erect, it can break. The penis has no bones, but the tubes that fill with blood during an erection can burst. Blood pours out of them inside the penis and can cause a very painful swelling. There are very reported cases of penile fracture, but that may be because some men are too embarrassed to report it to their doctor. Damage during sex, where a partner is on top, is responsible for about one-third of all cases. The breakage usually occurs when a man’s penis slips out of his partner and is violently bent.

 

Web References:

The Top 5 Myths About the Penis

http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/circumcised-penis.shtml

http://www.divinecaroline.com/22081/116971-phallic-fallacies-five-common-penis-size

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/penis-health/Pages/Five-penis-facts.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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