25 Things You Are Embarrassed To Ask About Human Penises

What is the average penis size? This is undoubtedly one of the most awkward—as well as frequent—questions that will probably never get a satisfactory answer, despite what science suggests from time to time. Men in every corner of the planet worry about their penis size, and to many of them, this issue has become a nightmare. The thought of having a smaller than average penis, leading to the feeling that they won’t be able to satisfy their lover as desired, drives men crazy to the point where some of them willingly have surgery to increase the size of their penises, even if they don’t need it. But why are so many men so concerned with this matter? Is it a recent phenomenon, or has it always been a concern for men?

By just taking a look back through history, one can easily discover that men have always placed great importance on the size of their penises. Many cultures have associated penis size with masculinity, virility, power, and courage, and in great civilizations such as the ancient Greek and Egyptian an erect, healthy penis was worshiped and glorified as divine. Here follow 25 Things You Are Embarrassed to Ask About Human Penises that will educate you and hopefully make you worry less about the size of your “willy.”


The word penis is from the Latin for “tail.” The word phallus derives from ancient Greek and is sometimes used to mean “penis,” but is traditionally used to describe images or symbols of the penis.


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A male’s penis stops growing when he is in his early twenties.


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Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and graham crackers were originally invented to curb masturbation. Sylvester Graham and John Kellogg thought the problem of masturbating could be solved by keeping body heat out of the penis by monitoring food.


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Among some ancient Mediterranean tribes, it was a common act for a new king to eat his predecessor’s penis to absorb his sacred authority. This practice was banned, however, by the ancient Hebrews.


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The ancient Greeks were horrified by the Hebrew practice of circumcision. Antiochus Epiphanes, a descendant of one of Alexander the Great’s greatest generals, for example, ruled that the rabbis who performed circumcision should be stoned or fed to wild dogs.


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During the Middle Ages, men walked around in a codpiece, an often brightly colored covering for the penis in men’s breaches. It was padded and molded in the shape of a permanent erection. King Henry VIII had the largest codpiece in England.


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During the Inquisition, women were executed for “knowledge of Satan’s penis.” In 1600, a woman named Anna Pappenheimer had her breasts torn off with heated pincers and rubbed in the faces of her sons, and then she was burned alive for having the knowledge of Satan’s penis.


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The male who currently holds the record for the farthest ejaculation is named Horst Schultz. Schultz managed to ejaculated 18.7 feet (5.71 meters), while an unnamed woman holds the record for female ejaculation at 9.8 feet (3 meters).


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It is reported that more than six hundred men in America alone will visit the emergency room for sex-toy injuries at least once during the year, including injuries to both the penis and the anus. The scariest part is that thousands of cases go unreported.


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What most men don’t know is that their penis is actually almost twice as long as they think. Yep, you read that right! This is because half the penis is inside the body. To be more specific, the root of the penis is “hidden” inside the pelvis and attached to the pubic bone. In reality, a fully erect penis is shaped like a boomerang.


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Another popular misconception that many people believe is that the signal to ejaculate comes from a man’s brain, when in reality it is sent from his spinal cord.


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The smallest male penis that has ever been recorded was five-eighths of an inch, while the longest erect penis on record is thirteen inches.


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An average male will ejaculate about seven thousand times during his life, while about two thousand of those times will be through masturbation.


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If you enjoyed this post, you might want to check out 25 Biological Differences Between Men And Women That Aren’t Commonly Known.


According to modern medicine, smoking can shorten a man’s penis by up to a centimeter. Since smoking calcifies blood vessels, it can also hinder erectile circulation, which causes erections. In other words, all male smokers out there who want to satisfy their women should stop smoking now!


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Humans are the only primates that do not have bones in their penises. The males of pretty much every other mammal species, including cats, dogs, and rats, have a bone in their penis called a “baculum,” or “os penis.”


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There’s a very rare condition (less than a hundred cases worldwide) that you have probably never heard of called diphallus. Males who have the misfortune of suffering from this are born with two penises. Usually only one penis is fully formed and semi-functional.


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Contrary to the various myths you’ve probably heard, the average erect penis size is estimated at between five and six inches.


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The most “active” penis in recorded history most likely belongs to King Fatefehi of Tonga, who supposedly deflowered 37,800 women from 1770 to 1784. That would be about seven women per day.


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Micropenis is a term used by researchers to refer to a penis that is less than 2.8 inches long when stretched. The condition affects only 0.6 percent of men, or six in one thousand men. It is caused by inadequate testosterone at a late stage of fetal development.


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According to human anatomy and physiology, there are two kinds of penises: a grower and a shower. The first expands and lengthens when erect, while the second looks big most of the time, but doesn’t get much bigger when hard. For the record, an estimated eighty percent of men are growers, and only twenty percent are showers.


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According to sexuality educator Remi Newman, male babies can (and in some cases will) get erections in the womb.


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In certain cases doctors will use the foreskin of circumcised infants to grow new skin for burn victims. Just one foreskin can create twenty-three thousand square meters of skin.


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The human penis is larger than that of any other primate, both in terms of proportion to body size and in absolute terms.


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At one point in utero, every penis starts as a clitoris. Once certain sex hormones are released, the “clitoris” develops into a penis.


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Lastly, for one to realize how important the human penis is to some people, keep in mind that it’s responsible for such observed and clinically verified psychological disorders as penis panic, a delusion of shrinkage of the penis and retraction into the body, and the notoriously popular penis envy, the contested Freudian belief that all women inherently envy men for having penises.


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