Sunday, 25 December 2011

5 Interesting Facts That Will Help You Know Your Penis Better

Originally posted HERE.

Rediscover your penis by learning more about it. This article reveals some interesting facts about your penis that have been revealed by medical experts. Men and even women will find this article interesting as well as informative.
1. Your penis has a mind
Urologists opine that your penis has a mind as well. You know, your penis does not always listen to you. For instance, at time you get erection when it may not be appropriate. Similarly, you get erections even while you are asleep and might not necessarily be dreaming about sex. Heavy lifting or straining to have a bowel movement can also cause an erection. Even sexual arousal usually is not voluntary. The conscious mind does play a role but a lot of sexual arousal goes on in the sympathetic nervous system. Moreover, your penis may also shrink without your consent. For instance, exposure to cold water or air makes your penis shrink. Now, this is again the doing of the sympathetic nervous system. You certainly do not wish your penis to be shrunk.
This means you have less command over your penis than other body parts like your arms and legs. Your penis does not react on your commands but it answers the reflexes received from the nervous system which is not always under your conscious control.
2. Your penis may be a grower or a show-er
Though these are not medical terms and aren't scientifically established, men still place a lot of significance to this aspect of the penis. Your penis will be labelled as just a show-er if it doesn't gain much length with an erection. On the other hand, a penis that gains a lot of length with an erection is said to be a "grower." In a study conducted on 80 men, researchers found that increases from flaccid to erect lengths ranged widely in men, from less than a quarter inch to 3.5 inches longer.
An analysis of more than 1000 measurements taken by a sex researcher shows that shorter flaccid penises tend to gain about twice as much length as longer flaccid penises. The data also showed that most penises aren't extreme show-ers or growers. In fact, about 12% of penises gained one-third or less of their total length with an erection and only about 7% penises doubled in length when erect.
3. Your penis is shaped like a boomerang
Researches, who have studied men and women having sex inside an MRI scanner, say that the penis is shaped like a boomerang. You may not be aware of this because just like a tree which has roots inside the soil, your penis is tucked up inside your pelvis and attached to your pubic bone through suspensory ligaments. These ligaments also serve the function of making an erection sturdy.
4. Your penis can get broken
Even though there is no "penis bone," you can break your penis if you do not use it cautiously. Once you suffer from a penile fracture, you may experience a terrible pain and hear a pop or snap and your penis turns black and blue. Penile fracture is rare and is mainly reported in younger men because their erections tend to be quite rigid. You may get a penile fracture if you thrust too hard and fast during sex and your penis slams into your partner's pubic bone. Also, your penis may get broken if your partner moves wildly while on top of you.
Older men may suffer from a related condition called Peyronie's syndrome. This is when your penis bends too much a certain way during sex, small tears in the tissue can form scars and the accumulated scar tissue gives the penis an abnormally curved shape. Therefore, you should never use your penis too roughly.
5. Most penises in world are uncut
Only 30% of males aged 15 and up are circumcised, this was estimated in a report conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
About 70% of all circumcised males in the world are Jewish and Muslim. The United States has the highest proportion of males circumcised for non-religious reasons. A whopping 75% of non-Jewish, non-Muslim American men are circumcised. The CDC estimates that about 65% of all newborn boys are circumcised in the US. While in Canada, only 30% males are. In the UK, it's 20% and in Australia it's merely 6%.
The practice of circumcising baby boys for medical and cosmetic reasons has become controversial in the US. But recently the WHO and the UNAIDS recommended circumcision for adult men, based upon evidence that men with circumcised penises have a lower risk of being infected with HIV.

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