Little known Facts about Man’s One Eyed Monster
Think you know everything about the male reproductive organs? Here are ten basics about male sexuality that are commonly misunderstood about a man’s bat and balls.
(1). A Man’s semen is made in the Prostate, not the Testicles
When a man loses his prostate, he permanently loses his ability to ejaculate. A series of recent studies found that the more often a man blows his load, the less likely he is to lose his prostate gland.
It doesn’t make any difference at all how a man ejects his baby gravy for the sake of his prostate health.
2. Orgasm isn’t just in the Penis.
Most men think that sweet stab of agony is penis-centred and occurring as a climax to intercourse, but there’s more to it than that.
A man can have an orgasm without involving a hard penis, and he can also cause an orgasm in his partner without his pecker performing. Feelings of sexual pleasure in a man involve both the penis and the peritoneum (the area between the testicles and the anus). Pressure on the pertioneal area (not focused on the anus itself) can intensify and prolong orgasm.
When the penis is flaccid, pressure on the peritoneum is still intensely pleasurable. And men can stimulate orgasms in their female partners even without stimulating the vagina. How can men learn these skills? We could point you to some books such as The Multiple-Orgasmic Man by Thai sex expert Dr. Mantak Chia , but practice is what really makes perfect.
3. Nutrition makes a difference in Preventing STDs.
Gonorrhea, syphilis, HPV (the virus that causes genital warts in both sexes and cervical dysplasia in women), and HIV all are much more infectious when skin and membranes are more easily broke. There are, however, ways to protect the linings of your nether parts.
Vitamin A can Help!
Make sure you get enough of the vitamin A. Women should not take more than 5,000 IU of vitamin A a day if they are in their reproductive years, but a man may benefit from taking up to 10,000 IU a day. This will reduce the transmission of these common STDs up to 98%–but not to zero. You still need to know your partner and use protection.
4. The penis can shrink. And a man can do something to prevent it.
Uncontrolled high blood pressure can wear out valves that keep blood in the penis. In the worst cases, even when the penis is not erect it will be smaller. Lower testosterone levels can shrink it too. Fat cells convert testosterone into estrogen; so if you want to keep up your penis size, make sure you don’t gain excess body fat.
Excessive use of iron supplements can also shrink your bed snake, as can a hereditary condition affecting 1 to 2% of men of European descent, called hemochromatosis.
5. If you want to take a natural penis extender, go for chrysin.
Chrysin is an antioxidant extract from the passionflower. It doesn’t cause a man’s body to make more testosterone. It just helps maintain the testosterone that is already there and keep up the health of penis tissue. Chrysin is also a great treatment for performance anxiety.
6. Yohimbe increases a man’s erectile strength and appetite for sex.
Yohimbe is an African herb that was traditionally used in sex ceremonies. The problem with yohimbe is that the real thing is hard to find. The best products are alcohol-based tinctures of the herb manufactured in the USA or Germany. Don’t take yohimbe if you use Elavil (amitriptyline) for diabetic neuropathy or if you have high blood pressure. The South American herb catuaba contains the same chemical and is much less likely to be adulterated.
7. There is a limit to how much semen your prostate can store.
Some men ejaculate as much as 50 ml (several tablespoons) of semen–but there are limits to how much semen the prostate can store. After 4 days without ejaculating, the prostate begins to resorb semen. You can’t build up an ejaculation after that point.
8. The missionary position increases chances of Men becoming Fathers
The man-on-top style of sex forces the penis into a boomerang shape in the cervix, while lowering the woman’s uterus so that the openings of the Fallopian tubes from the ovaries are closer to the point of ejaculation. The sperm have shorter distances to travel to reach the egg in this position and therefore increase the chances of impregnation.
9. The effects of vacuum pumps on the penis are temporary.
Some manufacturers market a pump that looks something like a clear tube attached to a hand pump (similar to that used to pump air into bicycle tires). The user pumps out air to create a near-vacuum around the penis. Don’t worry about it suffocating. You don’t breathe through it 😉
This lowers pressure and causes the penis to expand. Unless you have strong muscular control in your groin, however, the effect only lasts a few seconds. And even if you are a sexual athlete, the effect only lasts a few minutes at most.
10. Contrary to what the Gurus say, you don’t lose your life force when ejaculating.
But learning how to control your ejaculations can help you last longer and stay stronger. You can also build up the muscles that help you control your erections by stopping and starting the flow of your urine when you go to the bathroom.
BY ROBERT RISTER | 50ish Site Contributor
Robert Rister is a senior health writer here at 50ish.org