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Men like to stay mum about their bodily quirks and health issues, in general. But it's this penchant for privacy (perhaps another odd wiring of male minds?) that's cloaked their 'below the belt' anatomy with a fair bit of mystery. Today, however, we have every intention to unveil this mysterious shroud and bombard you with 10 things you--probably--never knew about your love organ!
The facts vacillate between shocking and amusing, but if there's one category you can safely chuck all under, it's 'interesting!' So, without further ado, enjoy the naked truth about male genitalia.
Fact One: Contrary to populate belief, men can break their penises! This may seem odd considering the lack of 'bone' (no pun intended) in this area; and it's not at all easy to do this unless you're an acrobatic sex fiend. But there is most definitely such a thing as penile fracture.
This occurs when one of the membranes surrounding a blood-filled penile chamber breaks. It's usually caused by an awkward bend in the penis, and is excruciating. Naturally, it needs immediate medical attention otherwise victims are at risk of scarring, deformity and/or erectile dysfunction.
Fact Two: When it comes to overall fitness, your penis needs exercise too just to keep it healthy, functioning and capable of erections. To maintain this, a man needs to get a rush of blood going to the genital area. However, in case you're not able to do this in the middle of the day, fear not, for every night, whether you're dreaming about an apocalyptic tsunami or Gisele Bundchen, impulses from a man's brain cause erections in the REM phase of sleep, giving their member sufficient exercise.
Fact Three: Here's a great reason to quit smoking now even if you don't care about your lungs or life, in general. Smoking can shorten your genitalia by as much as a centimeter! When you think about it scientifically, it makes sense too. Erections are all about getting blood flow to the privates, and tobacco stifles bodily circulation, which in turn would lead to shrinkage.
Fact Four: This one is truly amazing. The foreskin of circumcised infants can produce 23,000 sq. meters of skin. This has led to doctors utilizing the same for burn victims' treatments!
Incidentally, the rate of circumcision isn't as high as you might have though. Only 30 percent of males worldwide are circumcised!
Fact Five: Today, we can name any number of creatures that have a similar genital structure but the oldest known species with a penis, discovered by scientists, is actually a hard-shelled sea creature called a Colymosathon Ecplecticos. Believe it or not, that's actually Greek for 'amazing swimmer with large penis.'
Fact Six: There are two types of penises, known as 'growers' and 'showers.' The former is the kind that expands and lengthens sufficiently post erection, while the latter simply appears big all the time but doesn't really grow too much after an erection! An international Men's Health survey reported that 79 percent of men have growers, while only 21 percent have showers.
Either way, don't be too quick to judge everything you see in the locker room!
Fact Seven: There's no way to be 100 percent certain about this, but if we had to take a guess, the penis that's been enjoyed by the most number of women has to be that of King Fatefehi of Tonga. It seems the king found a rather good way of keeping his subjects happy because he supposedly deflowered 37,800 women between 1770 and 1784--which adds up to about seven virgins a day/night!
Fact Eight: Apparently, size does matter, even if it's only for reproductive purposes. If a male's penis is longer, it generally means they will have better semen displacement. This was discovered by researchers in New York who used artificial phalluses to test this out.
Fact Nine: This is probably the best news you'll receive today! Your genitalia is actually a lot bigger than it looks as there's more to it than meets the eye. Imagine a tree and how much of its trunk and roots are below the ground. Similarly, a significant portion of your penis is actually inside your body and this can be seen if you ever get an MRI of the region. PS - It is also shaped like a boomerang!
Fact Ten: Any woman could have probably told you this, but no brain power is required for ejaculation! Though most physical orders come from the brain, in this particular instance, the order to ejaculate comes from the spinal cord!
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