Weiner, pecker, one-eyed trouser snake… whatever you call it, there are some wondrously odd facts about the penis.
1. The World’s Largest Penis measures 18.9 inches
The holder of the record for the world biggest penis is, unsurprisingly, hotly contested with numerous documented claims.
Perhaps most famous is the case of Roberto Esquivel Cabrera, a 54-year-old man from Saltillo, Mexico.
Measuring an eye-watering 18.9 inches in length (that’s half a meter folks) and 3.66 inches in girth, Roberto claims to have the biggest penis in the world and is hopeful of one day being accepted into the Guinness Book of World Records…and to star in a porn movie.
2. Smoking Reduces Penis Size by 1cm
Does Smoking Shrink Your Penis?
Yes. Smoking can reduce the size of the penis by up to 1cm. Smoking causes calcification within the blood vessels which can limit blood flow in the erection. This subsequently limits the size you can achieve.
If you won’t do it for your lungs then at least spare a thought for the little guy downstairs.
2. Growers & Show-ers are Real
A Men’s Health survey report found that 79% of men have ‘growers’ (penises that become wider and longer when erect) vs 21% who have ‘show-ers’ (bigger most of the time and not much bigger when erect).
Studies have found that whilst the length of a flaccid penis doesn’t correlate with the size of an erection, what does correlate is the length of a flaccid penis being stretched as much as it possibly can, away from the body.
3. Penis Size Does Matter (Sorry guys)
Does Penis size matter?
In 2015, a study published within the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that men with longer penises were more frequently and consistently able to give women vaginal orgasms.
“Research indicates that women’s orgasm during penile-vaginal intercourse is influenced by fitness-related male partner characteristics, penis size is important for many women, and preference for a longer penis is associated with greater vaginal orgasm consistency.”
4. You Can’t Tell Penis Size by Shoe Size
Finally, you can stop eyeing up your guest’s shoes at the front door as there’s no proven correlation between shoe and penis size.
You know what they say about men with big shoes?
5. Blue Balls are a Real Thing
Another myth-buster proven to be true. Doctors refer to this as ‘prostatic congestion’ caused by a blockage of blood. The bad
Doctors refer to ‘blue balls’ as ‘prostatic congestion’, caused by a blockage of blood.
The bad news, however, is that this is as easily alleviated by an orgasm as it is by a warm shower or an aspirin.
Your partner doesn’t need to know that though…
6. The Average Male Orgasms Last, on Average, 6 Seconds
Female orgasms, on the other hand, last a whopping 23 seconds.
7. Sex Lasts on Average 2 Minutes 50 Seconds
As reported by men…
However, women report the average to be 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Maybe guys don’t count cuddling as sex..?
8. The Brain and Penis are Actually Independent
The command for ejaculation comes from a spinal cord, not the brain, proving the two muscles are, contrary to common belief, actually separate entities.
So, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, the way to his penis is through his…err…spinal cord.
9. Masturbation is Good For You
Research has found that men who regularly flush their plumbing are less likely to encounter ejaculation issues later on in life.
10. Only 6% Of Men Need Extra-Large Condoms
According to condom manufacturers, sales of extra-large condoms has increased 14% over the past few years however only 6% of men actually need them.