Sunday, September 7, 2014

Ding-a-Ling! - Learn about the Penis

Johnson, dick, cock, skin flute, tiny Tim, Jurassic pork, muff marauder, rod of lordly might...the penis. There were others, but they were a bit raunchy even for me. I'm partial to tiny Tim, but only because it reminds me of Tiny Box Tim. Kind of weird, really.

In this post, we're going over the functions of the penis, as we did with the vagina in a former post. Please note that there will be some images that aren't suitable for work, unless you work somewhere that often shows penises. So it may technically be NSFW.

Here's a brief guide to one very popular organ.

Glans: The head of the penis. This is one of many erogenous zones, especially right under the head. When one is uncircumcised, the head is covered by the prepuce, or the foreskin. In circumcised individuals, there is no foreskin but sometimes there is a ring around the shaft indicating where the foreskin once was. It's just a circumcision scar.

Corpus cavernosum: A set of tissue columns that help make up the shaft of the penis. When the dorsal artery within these tissue columns fills with blood, it causes an erection (boner, woody, etc). The tissues support the erection and they contract during ejaculation (cumming).

Corpus spongiosum: Another erectile tissue column that lies on the underside of the penis. Together with the corpus cavernosum, they make the entire shaft of the penis. This part of the penis contains 90% of blood during the erection.

Seminal vesicle: This gland rests behind the bladder and is responsible for hanging onto the liquid that eventually becomes semen. The seminal vesicle, as well as the vas deferens, prostate gland, and the epididymis all contribute to making semen.

Prostate gland: The prostate is the size of a kiwi or a large walnut and sits right under the bladder. This gland is in charge of exerting fluids that protect the sperm and keep them nourished. During ejaculation, this fluid is squeezed into the urethra (which goes through the center of the prostate) and comes out with the rest of the spermies. The picture to your right makes me think that the prostate is a little doorbell. Ding-dong!

Scrotum: This is the loose skin sack that hangs below the penis and holds the testicles. It keeps the testicles at the right temperature to continue to produce sperm.

Testicles: Oval-shaped organs that hang in the scrotum and are held in place by spermatic cords. These make up the testosterone and generate sperm. Inside the testicles are coiled tubes that produce sperm cells. During sex, the testicles tighten up until ejaculation.

Vas deferens/ductus deferens: A tube of muscle that starts at the epididymis and ends by merging with the spermatic cord. Its function is to carry sperm out of the epididymis.

Epididymis: These are the tubes inside the testicles which carry the sperm to the ductus deferens. They are attached to the back of the testicles and are sort of crescent-shaped.

Urethra: The urethra is a long tube that connects to the urinary bladder and has a sub-connection to the seminal gland. This allows semen and urine to pass through the penis. However, during sex, the body will typically block off connection to the urinary bladder for a short period of time so sperm can pass through.

Male Pleasure Areas

According to, vibrators work on penises too! They say that men with spinal cord injuries can use a vibrator to ejaculate. This works best if the vibrator is against the frenulum.

  • Perineum: I'm saving you all the trouble of searching for this on Google Images. The first thing I saw was a “perineum tear” which was less than comforting...The perineum is located next to the prostate on the male body and is a sensitive area, especially if you're trying to locate his G-spot.
  • Frenulum: The underside of the head. This is an elastic band that is one of the most sensitive areas on a male body.
  • Testicles: Gently holding and fondling his testicles while giving him fellatio is almost guaranteed to help him reach climax.
  • Nipples
  • Neck
  • Ears
  • Anus

Penile Conditions

  • Priapism: An abnormal erection that lasts for hours, long after stimulation has ceased.

  • Phimosis: When the foreskin can't retract or come back from retraction from over the penis.
  • Hypospadias: A problem at birth where the opening for urine is under the tip of the penis.
  • Erectile Dysfunction: A problem with achieving an erection, or peak hardness for intercourse. Usually caused by artery damage.

Thanks very much for reading! If you see anything missing from this post, please let me know in the comments below. Otherwise, please stay tuned for more posts!  

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