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A Guide to the Male Anatomy

April 19, 2016

A Guide to the Male Anatomy

How familiar are you with male anatomy? Believe it or not, many people don’t fully understand the male anatomy. So, girls and guys, we are going into great detail on everything you need to know. Our goal is to help you know and understand all of the wonderful and sexy things that a man has to offer. The male body is an amazing thing and it is important to us for you to know exactly how to find the right spots to pleasure your partner, or yourself. Those magical spots are the penis, scrotum, perineum, and anus.

First, let’s start with the penis. It is the most popular part of the male anatomy and often relates to sexual intercourse and pleasure. It also acts as a part of human reproduction and is also a passageway for urine and semen to leave the body. Penises are much more complex than one would think. Sizes can vary from man to man and are much like that of a tree. The external part of the penis is only about half of its length. Yes, you heard us correctly…about half of the length of the penis is tucked up inside the pelvis similar to a tree’s roots being below ground. The penis is comprised of many parts. Those parts are the glans (head), shaft and urethra.

The glans, simply put, is the head of the penis. The glans is extremely sensitive and has thousands of nerve endings. These nerve endings are responsible for the intense pleasure when the penis is stimulated. For many men, the glans can be covered by foreskin, also known as prepuce. The foreskin covers the glans and protects it from friction and dryness when not erect. Foreskin is also very rich in nerve endings and is considered to be an erogenous tissue. It is very common for many men to have a circumcision, or removal of the foreskin, at birth. Another sensitive part on the glans is called the corona. The corona is the base, or ridge, of the glans. It forms a rounded border at the base. Many people say the glans looks like a “mushroom” shape. It’s the definition of the corona that gives the glans the mushroom-like appearance. The underside of the glans is a very popular stimulation spot that can produce intense pleasure.

The shaft is considered to be the length of the penis between the glans and scrotum. It can change in size when the penis is stimulated. When the penis is erect, many people refer to it as a “boner.” However, no bones really exist in the shaft. The shaft is made of spongy erectile tissue called Corpus Cavernosum and Corpus Spongiosum. The corpus cavernosum tissue runs along the sides of the shaft and fills with blood causing the penis to become erect. Corpus Spongiosum tissue runs along the urethra and ends at the glans. It also fills with blood during the erection and also keeps the urethra open. The underside of the shaft is considered to be an intense pleasure spot.

The urethra is tube of tissue connected to the bladder and runs through the prostate gland and corpus spongiosum. The main function of the urethra is to move urine and semen out of the body.

The Scrotum, also referred to as “ball sac”, is a soft pouch of skin that hangs below the penis. The main function is to hold the testicles and is a temperature control system. The scrotum has various muscles that allow it to contract and relax. When it is warm, the skin of the scrotum relaxes further away from the body to keep the testicles cool. When it is cold, the scrotum contracts bringing the testicles closer to the body to keep them warm. Many men like to have their scrotum massaged during foreplay.

The testicles, located inside the scrotum, are oval shaped organs and function as a factory for both testosterone and sperm. Testosterone is the primary sex hormone that controls a man’s sex drive. In order to ensure proper sperm production, the testicles need to be kept at temperature that is slightly below body temperature.

Well…have you learned anything so far? If not, we are going to keep moving onto the last three important parts.

The space between the scrotum and anus is called the Perineum. Some people call it the “taint.” It is considered to be the base of the pelvic floor. This area is comprised of very sensitive skin and rich with lots of nerve endings. Because there are so many nerve endings, it is common to feel pleasure and arousal from having the area massaged.

The anus is the opening to where the intestinal tract ends and exits the body. The anus starts at the bottom of the rectum and contains circular muscles also referred to as the external sphincter. These muscles form the wall of the anus and hold it closed. There is a second set of muscles called the internal sphincter that surrounds roughly 2 to 5 cm of the anal canal. As we already know, the anus and anal canal are the exiting point for feces. This area should be cleaned as much as possible before playing to prevent bacterial infections. The anus has a very complex set of nerve endings and can be a source for intense pleasure. Be careful…the anus is unable to lubricate itself. Be sure to use plenty of lubrication when playing for this very reason. The last thing you want is to damage the muscles and walls of the anus.

Certainly last, but not least, is the prostate gland. The prostate gland is a walnut-sized gland that is located between the penis and bladder. This gland secretes fluid that protects and nourishes sperm. When a man ejaculates, fluid produced in the prostate is pushed into the urethra along with the sperm and is passed out of the body as semen. The prostate gland is also referred to as the “male g-spot” or “p-spot.” The reason being is that the prostate gland can increase the intensity of an orgasm when stimulated during arousal. It is an erogenous zone that is growing in popularity. The prostate can be stimulated either externally or internally. For external stimulation, there is a raised ridge on the perineum and the prostate is directly behind this raised area. Applying firm pressure to this area can provide great pleasure. The external method is not as effective as the internal method. The prostate is also located between the rectum and penis. The internal method is done by entering through the anus and applying very gentle pressure to the side of the p-spot via the wall of the anal canal. The prostate can be found approximately 2 to 3 inches into the anus and will feel like a small spongy bulge.

Alright, your lesson is finally over. Are you ready to take the quiz? Just kidding…we wouldn’t do that to you. Hopefully you’ve learned some new things about the male anatomy. If not, we hope it was somewhat of a refresher for you. Be sure to check out A Guide to the Female Anatomy. Now, please, go explore that magical male body on your own. Have fun!

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 Robin & Liam

 

 




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