images links abstract
Wiki Code Copy Tips Home

Human penis

The human penis is an external male intromittent organ that additionally serves as the urinal duct. The main parts are the root (radix); the body (corpus); and the epithelium of the penis including the shaft skin and the foreskin (prepuce) covering the glans penis. The body of the penis is made up of three columns of tissue: two corpora cavernosa on the dorsal side and corpus spongiosum between them on the ventral side. The human male urethra passes through the prostate gland, where it is joined by the ejaculatory duct, and then through the penis. The urethra traverses the corpus spongiosum, and its opening, the meatus (), lies on the tip of the glans penis. It is a passage both for urination and ejaculation of semen. (See: male reproductive system.)

Most of the penis develops from the same tissue in the embryo as does the clitoris in females; the skin around the penis and the urethra come from the same embryonic tissue from which develops the labia minora in females. An erection is the stiffening and rising of the penis, which occurs during sexual arousal, though it can also happen in non-sexual situations. Spontaneous non-sexual erections frequently occur during adolescence and during sleep.

In its relaxed (flaccid, i.e. soft/limp) state, the shaft of the penis has the feel of a dense sponge encased in very smooth eyelid-type skin. The tip, or glans of the penis is darker in color, and covered by the foreskin, if present. In its fully erect state, the shaft of the penis is rigid, with the skin tightly stretched. The glans of the erect penis has the feel of a raw mushroom. The erect penis may be straight or curved and may point at an upward or downward angle, or straight ahead. It may also have a tendency to the left or right.

Measurements vary, with studies that rely on self-measurement reporting a significantly higher average than those with a health professional measuring. As of 2015, a systematic review of 15,521 men, and the best research to date on the topic, as the subjects were measured by health professionals, rather than self-measured, has concluded that the average length of an erect human penis is 13.12 cm (5.17 inches) long, while the average circumference of an erect human penis is 11.66 cm (4.59 inches). Neither age nor size of the flaccid penis accurately predicts erectile length.

The most common form of genital alteration is circumcision, removal of part or all of the foreskin for various cultural, religious and, more rarely, medical reasons. There is controversy surrounding circumcision.



Source: Human penis
List of Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States
Charlie Hunnam
Taboo (2017 TV series)
United States Constitution
Matt Smith (actor)
Northern Ireland
Hypertext Transfer Protocol
Amphetamine
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
United States Congress
Taron Egerton
List of Naruto: Shippuden episodes
Furious 7
Tiger Woods
Database
James Bond
Wedding anniversary
United States presidential election, 2016
Colossal (film)
Jimmy Carter
Magic Johnson
Jackie Robinson
Blake Griffin
Impractical Jokers
Israel
Shingles
Howard Hughes
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Warren G. Harding
H. H. Holmes
Great Britain
Berkshire Hathaway
Bill Russell
Jeff Bridges
Jab Harry Met Sejal
Satya Nadella
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
The Office (U.S. TV series)
Hypertension
Akon
International Space Station
Ethiopia
Christopher Columbus
Belarus
Freida Pinto
Taika Waititi
Spotlight (film)
Marla Maples
Hope Hicks
Rachel Bilson
Will & Grace
D. B. Cooper
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Namibia
NASA
X-23
Finn Jones
Damien Chazelle
Busy Philipps
Diwali
Isis
Leon Trotsky
Smartphone
The dress
Room (2015 film)
Goldie Hawn
Jordana Brewster
Alex Jones (radio host)
Manson Family
Indo-European languages
Andalusia
Elizabeth Warren
2 Girls 1 Cup
Republic of Ireland
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
Kajal Aggarwal
Lizzy Caplan
Kimberly Guilfoyle
List of colors: A???F
Vince McMahon
Aluminium
Live by Night (film)
Feminism
Paul George
Alicia Keys
List of Adventure Time episodes
Peru
Frontier (2016 TV series)
John Glenn
List of countries by life expectancy
American Made (film)
List of Running Man episodes
Gross domestic product
Bharatiya Janata Party
Ant-Man (film)
Kiss (band)
Freddie Highmore
Fergie (singer)
Oscar Wilde
Suits (season 6)
UFC 208
Miley Cyrus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Anil Kapoor
Colin Farrell
How to Get Away with Murder
Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela
Linkin Park
MDMA
Supernatural (season 12)
Jack Ma
George Foreman
Stephen Curry
Luke Evans (actor)
Deion Sanders
United States dollar
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
Sagrada Família
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Rockwell B-1 Lancer
Didier Drogba
Woodrow Wilson
Black Panther (film)
Gal Gadot
Qatar
ASAP Rocky
Jeremy Clarkson
Multiple sclerosis
Fairy Tail
Nicole Richie
Gabriel Jesus
The Boss Baby
Mileva Maric
Harvey Weinstein
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Vietnam War
List of longest-running scripted U.S. primetime television series
IZombie (TV series)
List of countries and dependencies by population
Plato
John Goodman
Sri Lanka
Dave Chappelle
Carice van Houten
Erwin Rommel
Vikings (TV series)
Gerald Ford
Rachel McAdams
Carl Sagan
Holly Hunter
Neil Gaiman
Grenfell Tower fire
Ariel Winter
American Psycho (film)
Oasis (band)
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Freddie Prinze Jr.
List of best-selling albums
Richard Gere
Bluetooth
Blake Shelton
United Airlines
Provinces and territories of Canada
Charlize Theron
Project MKUltra
Shirley Jones
Autonomous sensory meridian response
Jason Sudeikis
Salman Rushdie
Ozarks
Super Bowl XLIX
Daniel Cormier
United States Marine Corps
Joan Kroc
Reese Witherspoon
Pretty Little Liars (season 7)
Gossip Girl
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Milky Way
Andy Griffith
Jack Reacher (film)
Of Mice and Men
Chanel West Coast
Avatar (2009 film)
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Philippines
Courteney Cox
Allison Janney
U.S. Route 66
Home Alone
Lethal Weapon (TV series)
Battle of Waterloo
Mathematics
Billy Graham
Jimmy Kimmel
Lance Armstrong
Alien (film)
McDonald's
Wes Anderson
William the Conqueror
TIPS: To create new content for your website or blog...
  1. Enter the title of a Wikipedia article in the box above.
  2. Select your options using the checkboxes, or use default settings.
  3. Click the 'go' button to retrieve the article.
  4. Click the 'Copy Code' button to copy the source code of the article to your clipboard.
  5. Paste the source code into your favorite HTML editor.
  6. Edit the content to suit your needs.
  7. Publish your new content to your website or blog.
  8. IMPORTANT: Before publishing, be sure to make significant changes to avoid creating duplicate content.
buy this site
Custom Website Development