I’m a GP and here are the answers to 4 penis questions you’re too embarrassed to ask
Going to your GP can be nerve wracking, especially if the problem is on the sensitive side.
As for what’s underneath, penises come in all shapes and sizes.
It’s normal to feel a little anxious if you think something is wrong.
Discussing your private parts can seem like a tall order, and if you’re not quite ready to take the plunge, we’ve got you covered.
Speaking to The Sun, Dr Philippa Kaye delved into four questions about the penis you might be too embarrassed to ask.
1. Can you break your penis?
Technically, says Dr. Kaye, your todger actually has no bones.
However, she said that on rare occasions you may have a broken penis, which is usually due to trauma.
She explained that when you have an erection, your member fills with blood.
“There are two kinds of cylinder-shaped cavities called corpora cavernosa which fill with blood and if you have a broken penis it is the wall of these cylinders that can rupture.
“It tends to happen due to trauma, maybe you pull out of your partner and then back into their pelvis, or if the penis is bent suddenly and if that happens there’s usually a popping or cracking noise.”
But how do you know if it happened?
Dr. Kaye said there might be a sudden onset of severe pain and you might notice the penis becoming discolored and swollen.
“In fact, some people describe it as looking a bit like a purple eggplant.
“If that happens, you have to go to A&E because the treatment is surgery to repair that lining,” she said.
2. What does normal sperm look like?
Semen has a gelatinous consistency, much like egg white, and it tends to be white or even light gray, Dr. Kaye said.
On average, you produce about two to five milliliters of semen when you ejaculate, which Dr. Kaye says is about a teaspoon.
Usually it will have an alkaline smell much like bleach, which Dr. Kaye says is to counteract the acidic PH that is in the vagina.
“If you notice a change in your semen, maybe it’s changing color, maybe it’s yellowish or green, or pink or stained with blood, get it checked by your doctor,” he said. she declared.
3. Is it normal for your penis to curve?
Penises come in all shapes and sizes from shorts and you may notice that when your penis is erect it points straight up or down or has a slight curve or bends to the left or the right.
Dr Kaye said this was normal, but if your penis has a greater curvature or if it causes you pain or difficulty when having penetrative sex you should see your GP.
She explained: “There is a condition called peyronie’s disease where there is more curvature and has treatment options such as suction devices and surgery – so get it checked out if you are concerned. “
4. What is the normal size of a penis?
Dr. Kaye said it’s important to note that research shows people tend to underestimate their penis size.
“Now, historically, having a big penis has been associated with the idea that it might make you more manly or more masculine or more fertile and that’s just not true.
“Now penis size will obviously vary from person to person, but on average, a flaccid penis is about 9cm long, but that doesn’t mean there’s something wrong if the yours is smaller or larger than that.
“When trained, they tend to be between 13 and 18 cm long.
“Research has also shown that women are more likely to say they are satisfied with their male partner’s penis size than the man in that partnership.”
She said the last thing to remember when talking about male/female penetrative sex is that most women won’t reach orgasm through penetration alone and as such penis size could well don’t matter.
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