Erect Penis Myths and Facts Weird Truths about the Male Organ

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Erect Penis Myths and Facts Weird Truths about the Male Organ Photo by John Dugan

Most men know a thing or two about their own male organ. After all, it is the part of their body with which they undoubtedly have the most familiarity, based on long and intimate acquaintance. But even the most well-informed of men may have missed out on these myths and facts about the erect penis - some of which might even affect his choices about penis care.

1) The world’s largest erect penis - belonging to a human, at any rate - is 13.5 inches long; and the proud owner of this magnificent tool measures up at 9 inches when it is completely flaccid.

2) The world’s largest penis of any animal is that of the blue whale, ranging from 8 to 10 feet in length. With this impressive organ, the blue whale can ejaculate over 35 pints of semen at a go.

3) Napoleon’s (amputated… post-mortem, that is) penis once sold for over $2,900. Purchased in 1997 by a New Jersey neurologist, the diminutive tool has since disappeared from the radar. Best not to give that much more thought.

4) The erect penis can break. Well, not break like a bone, exactly, but the connective tissue that surrounds the erectile chambers can rupture if subjected to extreme or sudden force. For this reason, extreme caution is advised when trying out unusual or especially acrobatic positions.

5) The foreskin contains a large number of Langerhans cells. This tissue, which is more familiarly associated with the pancreas and insulin production, is highly susceptible to the HIV virus. This may explain the results of recent research that seems to suggest men who are circumcised are less vulnerable to AIDS.

6) Male fetuses often have erections in utero. Don’t worry, moms; this is a completely unconscious process and is perfectly natural. But isn’t it nice to know?

7) Speaking of babies, doctors can - and do - use the foreskin from circumcised infants to create new skin for burn victims. In fact, the foreskin from one male baby can make up to 23,000 square meters of skin.

8) Male marsupials have a bifurcated (or two-pronged) penis. This is a convenient adaptation, given that their female counterparts have two vaginas.

9) Although the double penis is normal in marsupials, human males are occasionally born with 2 penises, as well, in a condition known as diphallus. Unfortunately, unlike a kangaroo, the double-pronger in male humans is rarely fully functional. Otherwise, imagine the possibilities…

10) Smoking can reduce the size of the erect penis by up to one inch, and it can also impair erectile function. If a guy can’t think of a better reason to ditch the butts, this one should provide some extra motivation.

11) According to a North Korean compilation of world records, the departed Dear Leader Kim Jong Il had a 3 foot long boner.

12) In the Middle Ages, European men often wore a codpiece, an object that resembled a large erect penis, underneath their clothing. Presumably, the higher the status of the wearer, the larger the ersatz erection - King Henry VIII reportedly had the largest codpiece of his time.

13) In ancient Roman cities such as Pompeii, brothels announced their presence to an illiterate populace by fixing a replica of a massive erect penis over their doors.

14) Even the healthiest penis can benefit from a penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil). Much more than a simple moisturizer, a top-notch product contains ingredients like L-arginine, which allows for healthy oxygenation of the penile cells, and acetyl-L-carnitine, which helps to prevent peripheral nerve damage related to aggressive masturbation or sex. Men who apply a penile cream on a regular basis may experience better sensitivity, as well as a healthier-looking, more youthful manhood.

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Visit for more information about treating common penis health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of penis sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.

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