Remember Me. There's a lot more to your member than meets the eye! Think you know your penis pretty intimately?
Everything from your heart and weight to your stress and testosterone levels can affect your penis and how it works. So if something isn't right with your genitals, it's a good idea to check with your doctor to make sure it's not a symptom of something else. And on the flip side, if you're not taking good care of your overall health, your penis may not work as well.
And the penis is quite a remarkable organ. Consider this your penis primer. Do men worry about the size of their penis?
Although many of us men are relatively familiar with our penis and its antics, there's more to our appendage than meets the eye. In this feature, we discuss 10 interesting things that you probably didn't know about your genitals. Whatever you happen to call it — todger, wang, willy, or dangler — the penis is an odd-looking bit of kit.
Shadow puppetry: This is one of the oldest art forms known to man. Try to experiment with other ideas like putting it in the bottom of a popcorn bucket, in a hot dog bun, or next to a plate of flapjacks. The sky is the limit here.
Genetics and certain health conditions—say, diabetes or heart disease—can make it hard to get hard, since problems that affect your blood vessels can run in families, says Ryan Berglund, M. And you need uncompromised blood flow to your penis to get a healthy erection. Plus, while erectile dysfunction ED can hit guys at any age, the older you get, the higher your likelihood of developing sexual performance issues, he says.
When most people think about penis health, they think about sexually transmitted infections STIs and erectile dysfunction ED. While these conditions can certainly affect the health of your penis, penile health is about so much more than that. There are many different things that can affect the health of your penis, including your hygiene practices, lifestyle changes, and any underlying health conditions. Penis health also includes avoiding certain health conditions, such as penile cancer and STIs.
After all, keeping it happy and healthy is a central goal for most men. In his martial arts studio in Los Angeles, Grandmaster Tu Jin-Sheng teaches students how to lift more weight with straps wrapped around their flaccid penises than you can bench press. In the early s, he gained some media attention for towing a tractor trailer with his junk, and a couple years later followed up that stunt by pulling an 8,pound World War II-era fighter plane down a runway for the National Geographic.
We explain how to improve your penis' health by cleaning it properly, steering clear of STIs and trimming it carefully. The British are a nation of stoics, often too proud to admit we have a problem, and too polite to bother anyone else about it. Men are particularly bad at piping up about health issues, especially when it comes to our penises.