The penis: learn more about your hidden jewel

The penis, a complex and fascinating organ, occupies a central place in the life of every person who owns one. It goes beyond its simple reproductive function to take on much broader dimensions, touching on self-confidence, mental and physical balance, as well as the quest for pleasure. This is why YESforLOV invites you to come explore the magic that lies behind your most enjoyable body part.


Anatomy: what is the penis made of?

The penis consists of three main parts, each one playing a distinctive role.

The glans, located at the tip of the penis, occupies a prominent place. Exquisitely sensitive, it proves to be the central point of sexual stimulation. In uncircumcised people, it is covered by the foreskin, which protects it from external aggressors.  

The urethra, the canal that runs the length of the penis, carries both urine from the bladder and semen from the testicles.

The shaft, the main part of the penis, consists mainly of three erectile tissue cylinders. Two of them, called the "corpora cavernosa," reside in the upper part of the penis, while the third, the "corpus spongiosum," coats the urethra. When engorged with blood, these tissues cause and maintain erections.


How long is the penis?


The size of the penis, a concern for many people, varies from individual to individual. When it blossoms into an erection, the average length of the penis usually hovers between 12 and 15 centimetres. However, it is important to emphasize that the size of the penis at rest is in no way predictive of its size when erect. This is because there are two types of penises: flesh penises and blood penises. The former have little difference in size between their resting and erect size. The latter, on the other hand, will be smaller at rest than the former, but will gorge themselves much more, doubling in size when the erection appears.

Myths and misconceptions about the penis

Size matters. False: This is one of the most common myths. Many people think that penis size is directly related to their significant other's pleasure. Most sexual partners place more importance on other elements, such as complicity, trust, and the art of reciprocated love. Even with a smaller-than-average penis, there are a thousand and one ways to make your loved one reach crazy orgasm. It should also be remembered that the depth of the vagina is on average 8 to 12 centimetres.

Ejaculation = orgasm. False: The "male" orgasm is often surrounded by misunderstandings. One of the most common myths is that male orgasm is invariably associated with ejaculation. However, the reality is much more nuanced, as it is possible to enjoy an orgasm without the accompaniment of ejaculation, an experience known as a dry orgasm. A precious find for those who want to prolong their moments of pleasure or prevent rapid ejaculation.

Ejaculation cannot be controlled. False: Although ejaculation seems to follow its own rules, there are techniques to improve ejaculatory control, such as breathing practice and Kegel exercises.

Circumcision affects sensitivity. True and false: Although circumcision can sometimes touch the sensitivity of the glans, it does not necessarily equate to a lack of pleasure. This difference can also be beneficial by making the glans less sensitive to irritation. Circumcised people can therefore still fully enjoy the pleasure offered by their penis.

Erection = arousal. False: Erections can be free of sexual desire and occur in situations devoid of sexual arousal. They occur, for example, during sleep or in response to non-sexual stimuli. So, these erections don't necessarily carry the banner of arousal.

One can decide to get an erection at any time. False: Penis owners may have variations in their sexual desire and ability to get erections depending on many factors, such as stress, fatigue, and general health.

Masturbation can be detrimental to health. False: Masturbation is a natural and healthy sexual activity. It usually doesn't cause any hassle unless it becomes excessive and intrusive, impairing daily life. In this case, it is essential to consult a sexologist in order to find a healthy relationship with this practice that is so beneficial for the body and mind.

Penis Health: When Should You Be Worried?

Penis health is a crucial topic for anyone with one, but it's important to distinguish the worrying signs from the occasional problems.

There are several signals that should catch your attention. If you notice persistent pain, abnormal swelling, unusual discharge, sores, rashes, or penile deformities, it is essential to seek medical attention promptly.

Erectile dysfunction and ejaculation can also be a concern, especially if it becomes frequent and impairs your quality of life. However, it is quite normal to experience an occasional issue, especially during times of stress or fatigue. In this case, don't panic, as it may be temporary. It is recommended to be concerned only when these problems recur frequently. Keep in mind that most penile conditions, including erectile dysfunction, are treatable, so don't hesitate to consult a medical professional, such as a sex therapist, for advice and support tailored to your situation.

The penis, like a unique jewel, deserves to be celebrated and explored in all its glory. This complex organ, much more than a simple anatomical component, embodies the sensuality and intimacy of our being. By allowing the time to discover it in depth, we open the door to a better understanding of our own bodies, cherishing our physical and emotional well-being.