How well do you know your penis? Don’t answer that question! Take a look at the list of curious facts we’ve found. Chances are that at least a few of the entries are going to surprise you.
Erections Start Prior To Birth
Do you remember your first erection? Chances are that you don’t really. It’s a well-known scientific fact that baby boys can have erections in the womb prior to birth.
Ultrasounds suggest that fetuses can start have erections during the third trimester of pregnancy.
Erections continue after birth and baby boys are known for having frequent ones. It’s a physiological effect that isn’t linked to arousal. The whole thing is about blood flow and an erection can most often be experienced after a baby boy wakes up from a nap.
Diphallia Or Having Two Penises
While this condition is quite rare, it does occur. Diphallia refers to having two functional penises instead of one.
The first reported case of diphallia was documented in 1609. Usually, the condition occurs in one out of 5.5 million boys.
While having two penises may seem like a cool thing, diphallia increases the risk of suffering from certain medical conditions. Boys that have the condition are more predisposed to getting infections linked to the functioning of the renal and the GI systems.
As already mentioned, both of the penises that guys with diphallia have are functional. Currently, a man with diphallia is a Reddit member and he’s not afraid to share more information about those intimate experiences and how they play out.
The Reason Why Circumcision Is Prominent In The US
In some communities, circumcision is a traditional ritual. In parts of the world like the US, for example, it has gained popularity for completely different reasons.
Circumcisions became such a big thing in the US because they were considered an effective option for countering a certain bad behavior. This bad behavior was masturbation.
In the 19th century, masturbation was considered incredibly unhealthy. People believed that it led to a condition called masturbatory insanity. The removal of the foreskin led to much less frequent masturbation, curing the “epidemic” that society was struggling with at the time.
Let’s Talk About Ejaculation
Now that we have some basic understanding of weird penises, let’s look at some of the weird things that they do.
One of the most prominent things that occur through sexual activity is ejaculation. During ejaculation, a guy will produce approximately a teaspoon of semen.
During his lifetime, an average guy will orgasm approximately 7,000 times. This means that the average guy will produce approximately 14 gallons of ejaculate. That’s approximately 53 liters for guys that use the metric system. Regardless of the measurement being used, the volume is huge!
Why Is The Penis Shaped Like That?
This one may seem a bit unbelievable but the claim is backed up by science.
Have you ever taken the time to wonder why the human penis is shaped the way that it is and why the glans has the very specific mushroom-like form? Yes, there’s a scientific explanation for this development.
The penis of the human is designed in this way so that the glans could “scoop out” any semen left in the vaginal tract by a previous partner. Yes, our reproductive systems are that complex and evolved. No other mammal has a similarly distinctive penis shape that’s capable of doing the same thing.
This mechanism is called “semen displacement theory” and it suggests how men could compete against others to pass on their reproductive material. Chances are that the evolutionary mechanism came into existence due to the fact that many women have not been monogamous and have had more than one sexual partner over a 48-hour period (the amount of time that sperm can survive in the female body).
All of these facts stand as evidence of the claim that the human body is remarkable. Penises are amazing and so is sex. If you want some more curious information, you can take a look at our article about sex records or the one about the world’s most sexually satisfied nations. We promise that you’re not going to be disappointed!