When you look at men, you picture a sperm-driven, egotistical creature that only cares about drinking, abs, women and sex. You’re not mistaken. Don’t feel offended, but men, in general, are weird creatures. Men may not be as complicated as women are, but underneath the physique is a gift waiting for its discovery.
The truth is, experts are still trying to uncover the mysteries of male body. In fact, there is more to your sperm and biceps than you can imagine. This explains why there are a considerable number of scientists who take the time to study the male human anatomy and come up with interesting theories about it.
Stick around, macho man. Here are 13 abnormal, but interesting facts you should know about your own, amazing body.
You might hate your dad for subjecting to you in pain when you were young. You probably didn’t understand the concept of circumcision, and why the doctor should remove the foreskin.
What is the foreskin anyway? And more importantly, why do experts recommend getting rid of it?
Foreskin down there is a double layer of mucous membrane and skin that covers your penis. The World Health Organization recommends circumcision, because based on studies, uncircumcised men are more at risk of diseases.
Breastfeeding is an activity associated with women. Did you know you could produce milk, too? Believe it or not, you could produce milk under certain circumstances, such as extreme starvation, mechanical stimulation and hormonal treatments.
Disruption of the hypothalamus, or the region in your brain that controls the pituitary gland could also make you lactate. Yes, it’s not impossible to have this happen, under extreme situations of course. You see, breastfeeding is not just a girl thing.
There is an ongoing debate on whether men have g-spot or not; however, some experts believe that the prostate gland is the male g-spot.
The male prostate gland is known for its role in reproduction. It is responsible for releasing fluids to help the sperm swim and also protect them as soon as they leave your man down there. Aside from this, did you know that this area could be stimulated?
The male g-spot is a walnut-sized gland that surrounds the urethra and neck of the bladder. You can stimulate it through the prostate canal, also known as prostate stimulation. You can use your finger or other sex paraphernalia to reach this uncharted area of your body.
When was the first time you experienced a boner? You surely can’t remember, because you might be surprised to know that you probably could get it up as early as 16 weeks inside your mother’s womb. According to the studies published in the Journal of Ultrasound Medicine, male fetuses as young as 16 weeks can have slight protuberances that can happen throughout the entire gestation period. The reasons are unclear, but theories suggest that these tiny boners help the penile tissues stay healthy and oxygenated.
If there is one thing you should be thankful for, you don’t need to worry about wrinkles and age spots by 40, as long as you know how to take care of yourself.
Men tend to age better than women do. You lose collagen density slower than women do, which means you probably don’t have to worry yet about wrinkles and sagging.
Still, this doesn’t mean you don’t have to take care of your face. You are more prone to sun damage and shaving-related trauma. Therefore, using sunscreen and moisturizing your skin won’t hurt. It prolongs your skin’s vitality, too.
Yes, you read that right. Your sperm is designed to keep other men from coming between you and your ladylove. Evolutionary Psychology published a study suggesting that the shape of a human penis is not just to deposit sperm into a woman’s vagina, but also to displace the semen of another man.
This means once inside the vagina, your sperm can oust the sperm from another man and replace it with yours. Apparently, your sperm is competitive and does not condone cheating.
Amazing, don’t you think?
Women are more prone to getting yeast infections. In fact, almost 75 percent of them will have one of these uncomfortable infections at least once in their lives. Did you know that just like men who can lactate, you could also get yeast infections?
The good news is the probability is smaller, but still possible. In fact, there are good candidates for yeast infections in men. If you are uncircumcised or sweat excessively, you have a higher risk of getting this type of infection than circumcised men.
You will experience a red rash and cottage cheese type of discharge down there. Don’t worry. Anti-fungal creams also work best for men who get this, so there is an option waiting for you.
Of course, don’t forget to consult a doctor in case you notice something unusual down there. You will never know what’s going on unless you have yourself checked by an expert.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, there are different kinds of hernias, depending on where they form in the abdomen. However, there is one type hernia that extends all the way down there. When this happens, it could create a bulge in the groin, which is most likely the kind of bulge you don’t want.
This could be something you are born with, or from lifting heavy objects or straining on the toilet. Whatever the cause of your bulging groin, make sure to consult a doctor to know what you can do about it.
Here’s a simple experiment. While sitting down, hit the area below your kneecap. What happens when you hit it? Your lower leg jerks up.
Amazing, right? Did you know that your testes have the same kind of mechanism? In fact, the one responsible for the area down there is called the cremaster muscles.
Cremaster muscles are display reflexes wrapped around your testes. It may not be the same response with your knees, but these cremaster muscles are responsible for pulling the testes closer to your body when you are sexually aroused. Also, it comes into play once your upper thigh is stroked, which could add up to the sensation and pleasure. The next time you feel something down there, you know whose fault it is.
There are two kinds of men inside the bedroom – the growers and the showers. Growers are men who get bigger when they are erect, while showers stay almost the same length, even when erect. What does this mean? There will be never-ending locker room jokes and stories about a man’s size down there. If you really want to boast how big you are, then you know how to measure it.
Sorry to break it to you boys, but it turns out that a man’s body stinks more than a woman’s does. Men have more androstenone, a type of hormone found in urine and sweat.
Before you react, you should know that this hormone acts like a pheromone that sends sexual and social signals in animals.
Experts are still divided whether humans have pheromones or can detect them. Nevertheless, it won’t hurt if you give pheromone products a try to see what they could do, not just for your sexual life, but your relationships in general.
New studies show a connection between erection problems and chronic gum disease. Experts are still looking for more information to connect the dots, but a few studies already show there is a relationship between the two.
While there is not much information about the connection, it won’t hurt if you take care of your oral health, too. Brush your teeth three times a day, gargle often and floss regularly. Oral health is crucial in every relationship, so make sure you take care of this, too.
Given all this information, it is safe to say that there is much more to a man’s body than what your eyes can see. With all the research happening, there is sure to be more shockers on the horizon.