No one knows your glorious pecker better than you. Whilst dearest mother may argue that very fact, there’s a medical (and superhuman) side to it which neither of you probably knew about.
How do we know? We spoke to Dr. Zac Turner to uncover some of the most interesting things men never sought to find out about their dick.
So whatever your junk, know your strengths and limitations and remember stuff like this: Men orgasm for 6 seconds and women for 24 seconds. That means you should try for at least 4 times as many laps as your partner.
It’s a hard task but we’re sure you’re up to it. From morning wood to the effects of smoking to circumcision, here’s what you didn’t know about your penis.
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Your Erection Can Be Graded
The size of your penis when erect or its tumescence (the stiffness of your soldier) - can be measured on a four-step scale: Bigger but not yet rigid; not hard enough for penetration; firm for intercourse, but not rock-hard; and fully engorged.
Bacteria On Your Junk Can Lead To Increased Infection
You’re probably aware that your colon is full of different bacteria, most of which are helpful. The tip of your penis also harbours its own colony of bacteria, but those tiny critters may affect your risk of infection if you’re uncircumcised – sure you can get the snip but you could also wear a condom.
Morning Wood Can Hurt
Whether you’re dreaming of a sexy encounter or not, you probably wake up ready for action on most mornings like most men. In fact, males typically experience between three and five full erections at night during their deep, rapid-eye movement phase of sleep. Some men can get erections so hard that they become painful. How hard? Enough for it to stay hard for hours where it becomes a medical emergency known as priaprism.
Your Penis Tricks People Into Thinking It's A Monster
Recent studies have found that your wishful thinking may not be so off the mark and that lovers tend to leave a hot and steamy night thinking your penis is larger than it actually is.
You Can Dead Lift With Your Dong
Grandmaster Tu Jin-Sheng in Los Angeles teaches students how to lift more weight with straps wrapped around their flaccid penises than you can bench press.
Smoking Can Reduce Your Penis Size
Studies show that smoking can reduce the size of your penis by up to an inch due to its affect on decreasing the size of your blood vessels through atherosclerosis.
Getting The Snip For A Cause
Scientists and surgeons are now using left over skin after circumcision to treat burns victims. Yes, just one foreskin when grown in a lab and multiplied is reported to be able to cover over 23,000 square meters - or every professional field in Australia plus some.
This is not the wet-dream you’re thinking of but rather an enlarged prostate that can cause you to orgasm without trying. If this happens and there isn’t an obvious cause then go get the golden finger and meet your local GP for a prostate check.
Showers vs Growers
A recent study looked at the 'showers' and the 'growers' amongst us. With showers being nearly at their erect stage when flaccid and growers having a large change (two times greater than flaccid). It showed that 65% of men were growers, 30% of men were showers and the lucky 5% had what appeared to be showers but surprised the researchers enough to be put into a third category of Lucky Buggers.
Bigger & Better Looking = The Most Virile
Researchers found two things in the correlation between penis aesthetics and sexual performance:
1 - Men who scored better by women in terms of their looks in fact had a higher sperm count and better virility (perhaps looking good makes you feel good and that helps the little suckers swim better). 2 - The longer the penis (until 10 inches) the more improved the spread of your sperm. This gives them a better chance at both reaching the egg and avoiding all the obstacles along the path.