How much do you really know about this interesting feature aside it’s looks and feel? For educational purposes only, here are 10 lesser known facts about the “Johnson”.

1. Breakage.

You probably didn’t know this, but a penis can break. Although it does not contain bone, breakage can occur from vigorous masturbation/intercourse. Any of these, as well as falling on an erect penis can cause Penile Fracture. These fractures can occur from tearing of a membrane called “Tunea albuginea” and recovering from a fracture requires stitches.

2. Semen is more than just sperm.

Semen is made of about 96% water, 2 percent sperm, fructose (which nourishes sperm), Vitamin C (which helps keep the sperm healthy), Sodium bicarbonate which protects the sperm from acidic environment of the vagina, various proteins, enzymes and minerals like magnesium and potassium. I guess we should say the sperm us Nutritious.

3. Shrinkage is not a myth.

Penile tissue can become less elastic if a guy doesn’t get regular erections, meaning his penis could shrink by a centimeter or two if he doesn’t use it enough. Therefore, erection is essential to the health of the said member. Smoking can also reduce or shorten the penis. So also does cold water and cold weather.

4. Presence of Bacteria:

The skin of the penis is home to varying community of bacteria. Lance Price, PhD et al., who are researchers at the Translational Genomic Research Institute in Flagstaff, Arizona used genetic tests to identify the bacteria found on male reproductive organ. Their study shows that 42 unique kind of bacteria inhabit the skin of the penis. Don’t worry ladies—-It’s Healthy bacteria.

5. There is more to the penis than meets the eye.

It’s interesting to know that a man’s penis size is double the length you actually see. This is because half of the length of the penis is trucked up inside the pelvis and attached to the pelvic bone.

6. Orgasm.

The average male orgasm lasts 6 seconds. It doesn’t take very long for a guy to finish his orgasm. Women on the other hand can have orgasms that last for an average of 23 seconds.

7. Men Suffer From Penis Panic.

Officially called “Karo” there is a real and widespread hysteria among’st men that their privates may disappear one day. This could explain why we are always grabbing ourselves; Probably just checking to see if it’s still there.

8. Sensitivity Decreases With Age

Scientific studies have shown that the penis gradually reduces it’s sensitivity as men age through life. In general, the sensitivity of the penis is gauged by the least amount of stimulation a man is able to feel. This is called the “Sensory threshold”

9. Babies have erections.

Refer to my previous articles titled 10 fascinating facts about babies

10. Most men aren’t circumcised

Interestingly, only about 30 percent of men aged 15 and older are circumcised worldwide. According to a 2007 report from the World Health Organisation and UNAIDS, Circumcised men may be less likely to pass STD’s to their female partners or to develop penile cancer and are less likely to contact HIV.

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