Male Anatomy Archive

7 Hard Facts About Boners

In this episode of ThinkTank John Iadarola and Hannah Cranston share with us 7 hard facts about boners. Some of these contain good advice for improving the quality of your erections, so keep reading.

#1 Tobacco

Smoking has been found to decrease erection quality and length by about 1cm, which is around half an inch. As if lung deterioration was not enough! Smoking harms your cardiovascular health, and this, in turn, affects your erection, obstructing your blood vessels down there to stretch out to their full potential. So, quit that nasty habit and start exercising! There are countless methods out there that can help you quit smoking, so know that you are supported. Just take that first step to the healthier you, and keep moving forward.

#2 Types

There are three different types of erections: psychogenic, reflexogenic and nocturnal. Psychogenic erections result from a fantasy. The power of the mind, man. Reflexogenic erections result from physical contact. And, nocturnal erections occur during the night, typically during REM sleep. In case you were wondering, REM stands for Rapid Eye Movement. During REM sleep your brain activity increases, your pulse quickens, and you have dreams.

#3 Amount

Men on average have 11 erections each day, and 3-5 each night. Don’t think that guys are constantly walking around with boners, okay? Some of these might last for just a few seconds. And, if an erection lasts for more than four hours, go see a doctor! It’s not healthy to have blood rushing to one part of your body for that long.

#4 Animal Kingdom

There are also three different types of erections shape-wise across the animal kingdom. “Straight” erections are the ones in which the erection is of similar width at base and end. The “Eiffel Tower” erection has a wider shaft at the base than at the top. And, the “baseball bat” erection has a base that is narrower than at the tip.

#5 Blood

To become erect, penises require about 130ml of blood. Clearly, that depends on the size of your penis. Blood flow to your penis might be impaired if you have clogs in your veins, cardiovascular issues, if you are smoking and eating junk food. Again, if you want to keep your penis happy, take care of your body. Everything is connected, so your overall health greatly affects the quality of your erections.

#6 Donuts

What?! What does this even have to do with penises?! Well, believe it or not, according to studies, the smell of donuts has been found to increase penile blood flow by 13%. Now, I’m not sure if it was the donut or the sugar that increased arousal, but Hannah claims that it’s the shape of donuts, not the smell.

#7 Satisfaction

30% of men, on average, are dissatisfied with the duration of their erections. So, if you are not happy with your boner, you are not alone. But, why would you beat yourself over it? First and foremost, let’s establish that it’s how you use it, not how big it is. And, secondly, if you can’t last for as long as you want to, there are numerous things you can do to fix that. So, get off your sorry ass, and learn tips and tricks on how to last longer in bed.

Love and take care of you, my friends, and until next time!

How to Overcome Erectile Dysfunction

Do you or someone you know suffer from erectile dysfunction? Before we get into this, note that around 52% of men suffer from ED. So, there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Stuff happens, and if you want to do something about it, know that there ARE resources available to you, and it is possible to overcome erectile dysfunction.

ED becomes more common with age, but around a quarter of men in their 20s suffer from it too. There are many reasons why you might be suffering from erectile dysfunction. If it’s something that worries you, go and visit your doctor. The common causes for ED are high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, being overweight, or a condition called metabolic syndrome. Some even have ED from stress.

If you are suffering from stress, it’s very important to identify the root cause of it, so that you can tackle it. There are numerous ways of getting rid of stress. Do your research and figure out which treatment resonates with you the most. Talk therapies are a good option, but make sure you find the right talk therapist for yourself.

Moreover, junk food, sugary food, fizzy drinks, smoking, alcohol, drugs, all of that affects the health of your penis. So, if you are not taking care of yourself, chances are you either do already or are going to suffer from ED. So, get your s*** together, and be mindful of your health! Take a look at your lifestyle, and see if there are any areas you can improve.

There are a lot of things you can do to help with erectile dysfunction. There are pills you can take for it, natural supplements to boost your libido, as well as do exercises that increase your testosterone. You can also get gels, creams, lotions, all of which have active ingredients that prolong erection. The safest item for that would be cock rings, though. They work by restricting blood flow and trapping it in your penis, making your erection last longer.

Long story short, if you are suffering from erectile dysfunction, know that you are not alone and it is a very common thing. There are a lot of things you can do to take care of it. Start with going to your doctor and talking to them about it. And, do you research as well. There are a lot of online support groups you can get answers from, so ED or not, be the wonderful you that you are and keep rocking. Until next time, my friends!

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Dicks

We talked vaginas last night, so it’s time to give attention to our glorious penises. The famous YouTuber, entertainer, and comedian Joe Santagato shares 6 things you probably didn’t know about dicks.

#1 You can deadlift with your dong.

For those of you, who don’t know what deadlifting is, it’s picking up a bunch of weight. So, they are saying that you can pick up a bunch of weight with your dick. Joe discusses this with humorous disbelief, but he provides us with an excerpt of a clip where a man actually deadlifts another human with his penis. Check out the video below, if you want to see a wonder, and get a laugh or two.

#2 Ballbusting.

Ballbusting is a fetish in which men enjoy when women kick them in the testicles. I’ve been aware of people getting off on genital pain, but I had no idea this fetish was so popular. Ballbusting does not only mean “kicking” men in the balls. It’s a practice where his testicles are kicked, slapped, squeezed, kneed, flicked or basically anything that will cause pain to his nuts, because that would give him pleasure. Hey, no judgement. If this is what you are into, let your freaky show, man! We are living in a free world.

#3 Fetuses get erections.

According to Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, male fetuses can have an erection around 16 weeks gestation. There are ultrasound scans to prove it, and the phenomenon of fetal erection has been recognized for some two decades now. Oh, the things babies do in the womb! Trippy, eh?

#4 Orgasms.

The average male orgasm lasts 6 seconds. The average female orgasm lasts 23 seconds. Unfair would be the word for this, wouldn’t you agree? Joe jokes about how the male orgasm is as long as a vine video, while the female orgasm is around half a minute. All joking aside, there is actually a technique where you can control your orgasm and experience it for a longer time.

#5 Penises can break.

There are not actually bones in your boner, so it’s not the same injury as, for example, breaking your arm. The condition is known as penile fracture, and it occurs when your erect penis sustains some kind of force. Go easy on ballbusting, if you are into it, gentlemen! What happens if you get a penile fracture? Do you get to wear a dick cast?

#6 Size.

A man’s penis can shrink up to 2 centimeters if he doesn’t get a regular erection. Well, now you know that jerking off has actually paid off! If you don’t use it, you lose… an inch of it. Now the question is – if you masturbate regularly, why don’t you get extra centimeters on your ding-dong?

Be sure to check out the video below, and until next time, my friends!