We at Dr Felix have collected some interesting facts and trivia about the penis. This male organ has been subject to great scrutiny to truly understand it yet it proves to be more complex than ever. Read on for our 20 Hard Facts About Penis.
The average penis size worldwide, when erect, is 5.16 inches (13cm), with the most common range between 4 and 6 inches (11-15cm).
Around 100 men in the world have a medical condition called “Diphallus”, meaning they were born with two penises.
Impotence, AKA erectile dysfunction, is adequate grounds to divorce him in 24 American states.
“Koro”, dubbed ‘penis panic’ is a certified mass hysteria where men believe their members are in danger of vanishing. It’s more common in Africa and the Far East
In death penalty cases, if the cause of death is hanging, the male body often get an erection, known as a death erection.
The average man will experience around 7,200 ejaculations in his lifetime.
The average number of times a man will ejaculate from masturbation in a lifetime is around 2,000
While you technically can’t actually 'break' your penis, as there’s no bone there, you can suffer from a penile fracture where your member turns blue – ouch!
As men get older they’re more likely to suffer from a condition called Peyronie’s syndrome – if their penis bends too much in a certain way during sex it causes small tears in the tissue and gives the penis a curved shape.
The myth surrounding men getting blue balls is not entirely a fabrication. It does exist in science, and is known as “prostatic congestion,”. The common symptom of an ache in the testicles is a result of “trapped” blood. An orgasm can relieve it, but it is not the only solution. Doctors suggest a nice warm shower or aspirin can also fix the issue.
The average speed of ejaculation is 28 miles per hour.
The smallest natural penis ever recorded was 5/8 of an inch, that’s 1.59cm or for British readers. Yes you read that correctly.
And the largest natural penis ever recorded was 11 inches, although he shall remain nameless for obvious reasons. There have been a few people who claim to have beaten the record, but it has never been verified.
An average male experiences 11 erections per day, many of them while asleep.
The average number of erections a man has during the night is 9.
The standard male orgasm lasts six seconds, while girls get an average of 23 seconds. Make it count guys.
The message for ejaculation is sent from the spinal cord and not the brain as one might assume, this would explain the strange facial expressions during climax.
The largest penis recorded in the animal kingdom is a ginormous 11 feet and the proud owner of this is the winner of the contest: the blue whale!
And the smallest belongs to the shrew coming in at a microscopic scale of 0.2 inches. The shrew ‘gals’ probably don’t need the microscopes.
Gorillas are the most disproportionate in the animal kingdom; unfortunately the bulky and masculine presence does not match up with an average size of only 2 inches. Perhaps it would have worked out for mighty Joe young and Charlize Theron after all.
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