June 30th, 2015
Most guys are pretty cognizant of what’s going on below their belt buckle. But there are lots of things men don’t know about their equipment, things that will astound you. For one thing, though it is sensitive as anyone who has been kicked between the legs can attest, the penis is also strong. But this very rarely gets highlighted. Just take the example of one strange niche in Kung Foo that involves lifting more weight with one’s flaccid member than a man can normally bench press. Grandmaster Tu Jin-Sheng of Los Angeles is one such practitioner who gained notoriety by hauling a tractor trailer and even an 8,000 pound World War II fighter plane with his penis. Practitioners believe that doing so strengthens the organ, improves sexual functioning and can ward off serious illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. Surprisingly, such practices have not yet become commonplace. Okay, maybe not too surprising. After all, according to two different studies, one out of Cornell University and another out of Michigan State, men’s genitals are just as sensitive as women’s. For men the most sensitive areas are generally the tip and the area just behind the head or glands called the frenulum.
At a certain age men start to focus on erections. But did you know that they have grades? First is larger but not rigid, next hard but not enough for intercourse, then there is firm enough for penetration but not rock solid. Finally there is fully engorged. In the 1990s scientists developed this scale for when they were working on the ED pill Viagra. Today the scale is known as the International Index of Erectile Function. You may be aware of the erections you have during the daytime. But what about when you are asleep? Urologists say healthy men typically have three to five erections over the course of one night. This occurs at the REM level of sleep. One rare disease causes painful erections while sleeping, the kind that can wake a man out of a sound sleep. But only 30 cases have been recorded thus far.