Let’s face it, penises are sort of weird. We don’t know a ton about them because we don’t have them (obviously), they’re seemingly uncontrollable snake-like body parts hanging off of a dude and also they just look really funny. So wouldn’t it be kind of fun to learn some crazy and interesting facts about a penis, even if we don’t have one for ourselves? Yup.
I mean, penises might seem a little bit intimidating, especially if you’ve never actually seen one, but there are actually some seriously crazy facts about them! I learned a lot about every dude’s most prized possession while writing this and honestly, I feel like it’s even helped me understand guys a little bit better. Read on to check out these weird, crazy and interesting penis facts.
Very Little Men Really Need Extra-Large CondomsAccording to condom manufacturers, only 6 percent of men actually need an extra-large condom. Yes, this means that most dudes carry around Trojan Magnums just to impress the ladies. Relax, dudes. Relax. Source: ShutterStock
Guys Can Enjoy Vibrators Also!You probably thought the joy of vibrators was something only women could appreciate. However, not true. Men can use vibrators too, but the feeling is SUPER powerful. Don't believe me? It's so powerful that men with spinal cord injuries who are paralyzed can orgasm using a special vibrator. Crazy. Source: ShutterStock
Most Men Can Have Really Short SexYes, the stereotype is true: men can have faster sex than women. 85 percent of dudes out there can finish up a sex session in three minutes or less and be satisfied. Us ladies? Not so much. So try not to get too annoyed when he's done before you even started. Source: ShutterStock
Erections Keep Dudes HealthyDon't get mad at your boyfriend for watching porn or masturbating on his own - it turns out guys really need to have regular erections in order to stay healthy! Tobias Kohler, MD, says that the penis "has to be essentially exercised" so it stays in shape. Source: ShutterStock
Even Fetuses Can Get HardUm, this is pretty uncomfortable for me to write, but apparently, even a little tiny fetus can have an erection. Ultrasound tests have shown that it can happen in the third trimester. Starting early! Source: ShutterStock
Some Men Are Flexible Enough To Give Themselves Oral SexOne in 400 men on average are flexible enough to actually give themselves oral sex. Ew, yuck, no. Please, no. Just don't. Source: ShutterStock
Dudes Have A LOT Of ErectionsGuys are basically constantly turned on, like, all the time. The average man has 11 erections during the day and 9 at night. Whoa buddy! The average man will also ejaculate 7200 times in his life. That's, um, a lot of pleasure. Source: ShutterStock
The Average Size Of A Dude's Penis Is...An average penis size, when erect, is 5 to 6.4 inches. If you're so inclined, pull out a tape measure and find out if your guy matches up with that. Also, despite what you may have heard from your girl friends or movies or whatever, you cannot tell what a man's penis size is by looking at his hands, his feet, his finger or his nose or anything else. So stop trying to figure it out. Source: ShutterStock
A Male Orgasm Is Very, Very QuickA dude's orgasm only lasts 6 seconds, which is basically no time at all... no wonder they're always coming back for more! In comparison, a woman's orgasm lasts about 23 seconds. We win! Mwahaha. Source: ShutterStock
A Penis Is Darker In Color Than The Rest Of Their SkinHave you ever noticed that a man's penis tends to be darker in color than the rest of his body? Sort of strange, right? While it's partly because of the sexual maturation process and all of the blood flow happening down there, it's also because guys masturbate so much. Think about it. Or don't. Source: ShutterStock
A Man's Penis Is Like... A Tree?Yes, I just compared a penis to a tree. Hear me out. A dude's penis might be 5 inches long when erect, but it's technically a lot bigger than that. That's because half of their penis is inside their body - like a root! Source: ShutterStock
There Are Two Types Of PenisesMaybe you've heard of the terms "grower" and "shower" before. Well, turns out, they're pretty legit. Some penises are growers - they expand and lengthen when they get hard. Other penises are showers - they look big all the time, but don't get much bigger when they get erect. Interesting! Source: ShutterStock
Guys Have No Control Over Their Sleep ErectionsDudes get erections while they're sleeping all of the time and it's not always because they're having a super sexy dream or anything like that. It can happen due to impulses in the brain during REM, which is a deep dreaming phase of sleep. During REM, a guy could be having his worst nightmare ever and his penis could still be erect. So don't freak out if you see it happen. Source: ShutterStock
The Most Sensitive Part Of A Penis Is...The penis in general is super sensitive, but what's the most sensitive part? It seems like it's the underside of the glans and the underside of the shaft in most men. So... be careful with that area. Source: ShutterStock
Smoking Cigarettes Can Ruin Your PenisHere's another reason why cigarettes are pretty much the worst things ever: they can slowly destroy your penis. Not only can smoking make it really hard to get a boner (because inhaling tobacco is bad for your circulation and penises are all about blood flow), but it can also make a penis shorter. Yes, cigarettes can shrink penises. Still want to smoke, dudes? Source: ShutterStock
What do you think about these facts? Did you know any of these already? What do you think is the most interesting? Tell me in the comments!