After yesterdays promise of an article full of Penis facts I bet you have all been waiting with bated breath. Wait no longer my lovelies here it is!
10. Once upon a time every penis was a clitoris!
That sounds like the beginning of the most twisted fairytale ever. But, seriously every penis in the womb starts as a clitoris before hormones ‘sex’ the brain of the to-be male.” The penis “retains the mark of its female heritage: its dark underskin and the thin ridge or seam, known as the raphe, which runs from scrotum to anus, are remnants of the fusion of the vaginal lips.”
9. Fetuses have erections!
You heard me and the ultrasound scans prove it. “So many newborn males greet the world with an erection that the sexologist William Masters in his earlier obstetric days set himself the challenge of trying to cut the umbilical cord before it happened,” writes Hickman.
8. Before Viagra, there were monkey balls
They didn’t have the little blue pill at the turn of the century, but they did have monkey-ball transplants. In order to cure impotence, doctors began experimenting with surgically transplanting testicles from goats, chimpanzees and baboons into male humans. “Thousands of men around the world in the 1920s went under the knife for the supposed benefits of what were known as ‘monkey glands,” he says. By the way, it didn’t work.
7. Funky Spunk
Asparagus gets a bad rap for causing gross-tasting semen, but “red meat and dairy produce are said to result in the least pleasant flavour.” All those vegans suddenly became a lot more interesting.
6. Ejaculate: The low-calorie treat
Did you know semen “contains only one to seven calories,” That’s about the same as a cup of fresh spinach. Not sure how you’re gonna add that into your tracker though.
5. Billy Big Balls is a Cheat
“Testicular research of a more sociological kind has deduced that men with large testicles are likely to be more unfaithful, the converse being true of men with small testicles,” There you have it, so anyone seeking a reliable long-term partner might be advised to invest in an orchidometer, a medical instrument designed for measuring balls. Just maybe not on the first date?
4. Careful now!
“Every year at least two hundred Americans, and thirty to forty Britons break their erect penis,” Apparently most do so during “violent intercourse.” Let’s be honest though can you trust those medical reports? What happened Mr. O’ Connor? Well Doctor I was riding the heart and soul out of her when it broke. That said there are also cases where men snap their member such incidents are accompanied by an audible crack — by falling out of bed with an erection. Which is a much less impressive story. The cure for a broken penis, you ask? Six weeks of bed rest with a penis splint, possibly a cone around his head and hands to top him from getting at it.
3. Circumcision was once used to prevent the Knuckle Shuffle
King Louis XVI of France was circumcised because of a too-tight foreskin, which caused the procedure to become “fashionable among the aristocracy,” But what made circumcision common among the proliferating nineteenth-century middle classes on both sides of the Atlantic was the hysteria about masturbation; removing the foreskin helped its prevention, doctors declared, and also cured bed-wetting and other conditions.
2. The Lorena Bobbitt effect
When Lorena Bobbitt cut off her husband’s penis, it spawned a “worldwide phenomenon,”. Across America, and from China to Peru, copycat cases began to occur, with Thailand becoming the epicenter: By the end of the millennium, over a hundred cases had been reported to Thai police, who admitted there were probably many more but the victims preferred to keep their loss to themselves. There were reports cases of women feeding dismembered penises to farm-life and one wife in India who attached her husband’s severed member to a helium balloon. Am I the only one who wonders what these men did?
1. The world’s largest penis
The largest penis ever to be medically verified was 13.5 inches long and 6.25 inches in circumference. 13.5 inches long and 6.25 inches wide!! Just to put that in perspective, the average vagina is three to four inches deep.
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