You have grown up together and have shared plenty of experiences in your life, but how well do you think you know your penis? Here are 5 penis facts you probably did not know about.
It is possible to break your penis
If you violently twist your penis when erect, it can actually break. There are no bones in the penis, but the tubes that fill with blood during an erection can, in fact, burst. Blood pours out of them inside the penis which will cause very painful swelling.
Reported cases of penile fracture are rare, but it is thought that some men are too embarrassed to report it to their doctor. Damage during sex, where their partner is on top, is responsible for around a third of all cases.
Men have plenty of nighttime erections
On average, a man has around 3 to 5 erections during one night’s sleep with each of them lasting between 25 and 35 minutes. It is common for men to wake up with an erection, informally called a “morning glory”. This is, in fact, the last in the series of nighttime erections.
The cause of nighttime erections is not fully understood. But studies have shown that they are closely associated with the phase of sleep known as rapid eye movement. This is when dreaming is most common.
Penis length is not linked to foot size
The idea that the size of your penis is linked your shoe size is a myth, according to a study that was published in the British Journal of Urology, so if you think that you have a 10-inch cock just because you wear size 12 shoes, you may be sorely mistaken. As absolutely no link was found between both shoe and penis size.
Small Penises make Big Erections
Shorter penises can actually increase more in length than longer ones when they become erect. Research based on the penis measurements of 2,770 men found that shorter penises increased by 86% when erect, nearly twice that of longer penises, which increase by 47% if you are wondering.
The penis is not a muscle
Contrary to popular belief, the so-called love muscle does not contain any muscles. That is why you cannot move it very much when it is erect. The penis is a kind of sponge that fills with blood when a man is sexually excited. Blood builds up inside 2-cylinder shaped chambers, causing the penis to swell and stiffen.