Important FAQs about the Male Sexual Organ
IS THE PENIS A MUSCLE?
Well, no it isn’t! That’s the short answer. Although you may find much joy in werking your fine, love organ, “the fact remains that the penis is not a muscle.” It is made up of tissue (with a spongy nature) that fills with blood, thus giving rise to an erection.
IF THE PENIS ISN’T A MUSCLE, THEN HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO FLEX WITH IT?
People who have penises or people who have stayed close to those with penises may have witnessed the dick flexing action that causes it to move up and down.
The penis may not be a muscle, but it is associated with nearby muscles that make it possible to move. The goal is to ease penetration and urination.
If you wish to improve the control of your cock, well, you can try out Kegel exercises. They are great!
Kegel exercises strengthen your pubococcygeal muscles, which function as a sling to maintain the positioning of your pelvic organs. They also help with the control of sexual & bladder function.
Perform the exercises regularly and you will be able to heighten your magic wand.
CAN EXERCISES MAKE THE PENIS BIGGER?
Kegel exercises can improve circulation, which could fill up your erection.
Well, for the adverts that pop on the internet making promises about “effective” exercises that guarantee a bigger penis, well, you may just be out of luck. Subjecting your dick to exercises doesn’t contribute to its size.
One such exercise is Jelqing. Many have spoken of it in whispers. If there are any pieces of evidence of its benefits, then they’re most probably anecdotal.
Before you begin tugging or pulling anything, have it at your mind that the size of your penis doesn’t contribute to your sexual prowess.
You can send ma’am to the moon without penetration, thanks to oral and erogenous play.
Also, if you are working with a smaller penis or even a big one, there are proven ways to have mind-blowing sex. It is all about making the most of what you have.
Also, studies have shown that an individual’s perception of his penis size is mostly skewed, with a lot of overestimation about the “average” or “normal” size of the penis.
WHAT IS INSIDE THE PENIS?
Still tackling the question “is the penis an organ or a muscle?” let’s consider what is inside your love organ. The penis is made up of three cylinders, all wrapped in a sheath known as the buck fascia. These cylinders are the two corpora cavernosa and one corpus spongiosum.
There is a spongy tissue in the corpus cavernosum together with arteries that course through the middle of each. After the muscles around the corpus cavernosum have relaxed, blood circulates into its spaces. The pressure causes the stiffening and swelling of the penis.
WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE PENILE FRACTURES IF THE PENIS IS NOT A BONE?
The fact is, you do not have a bone in your penis, but if you subject your love organ to the right kind of trauma, you’ll get it broken.
The corpus cavernosa can burst if the penis is subjected to severe twisting. This condition is what we call penile fracture.
But why in all creation would a sane human twist his penis? Well, it isn’t done on purpose.
Most cases of penile fracture occur in action, especially when the partner is on top – an act termed the reverse cow sex position.
It occurs when the penis slips out of the vagina or the anus and is bent.
Forceful masturbation can also cause it.
But how does a person know that he has broken his penis? Damn! The symptoms are crazy!
Common symptoms include:
- A popping sounds
- Severe pain
- The penis bends
- Dark bleeding or bruising
- Loss of erection (occurs suddenly).
WHAT ARE “GROWERS” OR “SHOWERS?”
Studies show that growers and showers exist.
Showers are people whose penis remains the same size whether they’re erect or flaccid. On the other hand, growers have a longer penis when erect.
But then, this doesn’t make any significant contribution to your sex life because the average change in length between growers and showers is no more than an inch and a half.
ARE EVERY ERECTIONS SIMILAR?
No, they are not! erections differ, like the morning wood (that happens when you are aroused or stimulated), and random erections that can happen for no specific reason.
The firmness of an erection and how they feel also varies. You may have a boner than rages, or one that doesn’t rage as much, although they depend on several factors.
Factors that can affect the size of an erection and the duration include:
MUST I USE MY PENIS? IS IT NECESSARY?
It is not by force! Sex is a choice, and not having it will not cause a shriveling or falling off of your penis.
Sex has health benefits, and that includes reducing stress levels, reduced blood pressure, and enhanced prostate health.
Staying celibate doesn’t mean that your health will suffer.
You can enjoy the same benefits through other means, like taking care of your physical and mental health through other healthy pleasurable activities and lifestyle habits, as well as exercising.
But then, if you have concerns about your lack of interest in sex, or maybe you have a sudden decrease in libido, or you find it hard to maintain an erection, talk to your urologist.
Erectile or libido changes could be a symptom of an underlying condition.
WHAT EFFECT DOES THE FORESKIN HAVE ON SENSITIVITY?
There isn’t much difference if any.
Studies on the impact that circumcision has on sex have produced conflicting results.
The most recent study showed that there was very little difference in the sensitivity of the penis between people with an uncircumcised and circumcised penis.
You are better off by learning to work with what you have. Masturbation can help you discover what you like and what doesn’t feel good.
IS CIRCUMCISION COMMON?
Yes! It is more common than you can imagine. According to a 2010 report by WHO, 1 in 3 men globally is circumcised.
Your penis is a wonderful organ. It has just the right amount of flexibility to assist with urination, sexual function, and reproductive function (if you like).
Tonika Bruce, MSN, RN, MBA. is an accomplished nurse leader, published author, and personal development expert passionate about advancing healthcare management and quality patient outcomes.
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