While it’s often the butt of jokes, your penis is actually an extremely fascinating part of your body that serves several purposes beyond sexual pleasure and reproduction. Here are five strange and interesting facts about your penis that you probably didn’t know!
1. Semen volume per ejaculation:
Humans have a relatively high volume of semen compared to other animals. According to psychologist Gordon Gallup, while there are no recorded figures on semen volume per ejaculation in humans, estimates range from 1–5 cubic centimeters (cc). By comparison, chimpanzees ejaculate 0.2 cc of semen and bonobos only 0.09 cc — about 5% as much as a human male.
The human penis is also one of the longest. It’s common knowledge that women are more attracted to men with larger penises, but a study by David M Buss suggests that penis size also plays a role in female choice. In fact, males from many different species have evolved longer than average penises, including beetles, arachnids, and even barnacles.
There’s also some evidence that women have evolved a preference for penises that are easy to manipulate. Most primates have relatively short, wide penises which make it difficult for males to insert their penis far into females. This is especially true of humans — we’re particularly unique in having such long, thin penises.
Semen quality may also play a role in reproduction. While there’s evidence that semen volume per ejaculation (i.e., sperm count) correlates with measures of semen quality, research suggests it might not be as important for reproduction as some have suggested.
For example, in a 2016 study published in Animal Behavior, researchers found that artificially inseminating female mice with higher volumes of semen didn’t improve their likelihood of pregnancy compared to using standard amounts.
There are also some fun facts about human penises. For example, on average a man’s penis is as long when flaccid as it is when erect. But contrary to popular belief, it’s not true that all men are different lengths. In fact, about 90% of men fall within a specific range of flaccid penis length — about 2 to 6 inches — that doesn’t change significantly with age or erect size.
2. You can add length after puberty:
If you’re looking to add a few inches to your penis, then it’s best to invest in a penis extender. These devices pull on your penis through gentle tension over an extended period of time (many are adjustable) but do not use surgery or pills. The extenders are similar to stretchers used by athletes but can be worn discreetly under clothing — no one will notice that you have them on except you!
Some of these extenders come with a money-back guarantee, so you can buy them with confidence. However, you’ll need to be committed to wearing them regularly for several months in order to see results. These devices will also add a small amount of length when used consistently over a long period. With that said, penis extenders should not be used indefinitely — stretching your penis too much could result in injuries. You may also be interested to learn more about 7 best penis exercises to increase length and girth.
One final option for adding length is through surgery. The methods used are either ligament reconstruction (where tissue from a non-essential part of your body is added to your penis to extend it) or penis enlargement (in which excess fat is added to your pubic area). These surgeries may be difficult to recover from, can cause scarring, disfigurement, and erectile dysfunction in some cases.
None of these options are suitable for everyone. Instead, it’s best to discuss your options with a medical professional before making any decisions. They can talk to you about potential risks and side effects as well as whether or not a product is right for you.
3. Average male member is the same size as a credit card:
Despite what you may have heard, no one’s penis is smaller than a Visa. Sorry, it’s true.
The average size of an erect penis is 5.2 inches (about 13 centimeters), according to a study in BJU International. That’s roughly as big as a Visa card — and only about half an inch bigger than other commonly cited averages. Weird, right? But check out these five facts to really wow your friends at your next cocktail party.
If you’re packing a tape measure in your back pocket, good news! You can put it away. According to researchers from King’s College London, most men fall somewhere between 5.5 inches (14 centimeters) and 6.2 inches (16 centimeters) when they’re flaccid — that is, before they get turned on.
About 68 percent of men say they’re satisfied with their penis size, but if you think yours is below average, you’re not alone. A 2003 study of 1740 adult men found that 55 percent said their penis was too small (compared to 45 percent who thought it was just right). Men were most likely to be dissatisfied with their length.
According to a 2011 University of California study of more than 300 men, an erect penis measures about 5.07 inches (13 centimeters) on average — which is exactly half an inch smaller than most previous studies suggested. But that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you or your equipment! It seems to be only a difference in techniques for measurement.
The average male member is about 1.9 inches, erect: That’s smaller than one of your pinkies! According to King’s College London researchers, that means it could easily get lost in a vagina — for most women. If you want to make sure she can feel every inch of you.
If you’re one of those men who aren’t satisfied with their current penis size, don’t fret. There are a number of ways to make your little guy bigger — and keep it that way.
4. Testicle size – Bigger isn’t always better:
Contrary to popular belief, there is no correlation between an individual’s height and testicle size. A man who is 6’2 tall could have smaller balls than a man who is 5’6 tall, for example. That said, taller men tend to have larger scrotums — but that doesn’t necessarily mean they have larger testicles. Here’s a quick guide: testicle massage to improve erections, fertility and libido.
So if bigger isn’t always better, what is an ideal size?
The average length of an adult male testicle is approximately 2 to 3 inches. If they are longer than that, they might become damaged as a result of temperature fluctuations. As men age, their testicles also tend to shrink in size. By adulthood, it’s not uncommon for them to drop by half a centimeter or more in length. Still sounds big? Keep in mind that size isn’t always proportional to function.
The volume of your testicles, however, is a different story. Men with larger testicles have better sperm production as well as a longer lifespan. As men age, their testicles contain more tissue which protects against harmful radiation that could lead to infertility issues or cancer. So big balls aren’t always bad — as long as they aren’t damaged.
This brings us to temperature. When it comes to how hot your balls should be, there’s a sweet spot you want to aim for: somewhere between 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius) and 97 degrees Fahrenheit (36.1 degrees Celsius). If they get too hot or too cold, their length will shrink — and that can put pressure on their veins which could lead to varicocele, an enlargement of your testicles which is characterized by testicle pain, tenderness or swelling.
While we’re on that subject, know that pain in your testicles is not a good thing. If you feel an ache in your testicles or a heaviness in your scrotum, don’t ignore it. See a doctor to rule out conditions like inflammation of your epididymis, torsion of your spermatic cord or varicocele.
When it comes to testicle size, bigger isn’t always better. In fact, a man can have smaller testicles and still produce plenty of sperm — though having larger balls may offer protection against infertility or cancer as men age.
If you have concerns about your testicle size, talk to your doctor. He can help you determine if you have a problem — and whether any treatment is necessary.
5. Size doesn’t matter?
A survey conducted in 2008 found that 60% of women are satisfied with their partner’s penis size. Despite what pop culture may lead you to believe, most women aren’t too hung up on penis size (and yes, vaginal intercourse isn’t actually deep enough to hit anything called a G-spot). The majority of women reported that size didn’t matter at all.
Whether you’re a male or female, it’s safe to say that penis size has more of an impact on your brain than it does on your actual sex life. So keep calm, relax and enjoy yourself!
Trust me – you won’t be judged for having a smaller than average member. Most people probably don’t even notice. You will still be able to get most people off regardless of how well endowed you are.
Unless you’re dealing with some kind of serious medical condition, don’t stress out about your penis size. It doesn’t matter what it looks like, how long it is or whether it curves to one side. What matters is that you can use it to have great sex and make someone else feel good too.
If you’re having a hard time working up an erection, getting a little help from Cialis or Viagra might be a good idea. These medications can treat erectile dysfunction by helping men get and keep erections when they’re aroused. They don’t help with size.
When it comes to your penis, there are three main things that most women care about: hygiene, location and if you’re circumcised. It doesn’t matter how big or small you are; a little extra attention to cleanliness can go a long way towards making sure your partner enjoys herself.
Most uncircumcised penises need to be pulled back before they can be washed underneath. It’s best to use warm water to wash, as soap can dry out your skin and make it uncomfortable when you go to have sex. Make sure you dry off afterwards – a wet penis is more likely to get an infection than a dry one.
Genitals come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. But if you’re worried about your size, know that it’s often said that more than 50% of women are dissatisfied with their partner’s penis size. If your partner is happy with what you have, you shouldn’t be either!
As long as your penis is working correctly, it doesn’t matter how long or short it is. Sometimes women even prefer smaller penises because they’re easier to handle during sex. If you’re well endowed, remember that there are a variety of ways to use your body to please her!
You might have seen lots of ads on TV or online for male enhancement pills, sprays or other products. While they may give you some short-term help in terms of extra length or girth, there’s no evidence that they work in the long term. In fact, many of these products can be dangerous – always read product labels before you buy!
With all of these interesting facts about your penis, it’s time to tell your friends! You may not think your buddy will be that interested, but you’ll be surprised how much he knows. And there you have it, some fun facts about your penis. There are a lot of ways to make penises better, but one thing is for sure: you don’t want to do something dangerous or painful because that can result in serious issues!