12 surprising facts about the male body

by Elizabeth Narins


Depending on the body part, a man’s skin can be up to 0.2 mm thicker than a woman’s. So don’t be gentle: Apply slightly more pressure than you would prefer he use on you,….

Can’t imagine what it’s like to be a guy? Now you don’t have to wonder—or ask him to explain why he likes it rougher than you do. Just read on for everything you never knew about the male physique.

1. The Average Erect Penis Is 5.57 Inches Long

That’s according to a new Journal of Sexual Medicine study that asked 1,661 men to measure up. And because we know you’re wondering: The smallest penis was 1.57 inches long, while the largest was 10.23 inches long.

2. Oral Sex Makes Him Bigger

In the same study, men who received oral sex before self-reporting their size had significantly larger members than men who measured after fantasizing or, uh, giving themselves a hand. Try these four new oral sex tricks to increase his size—and pleasure.

3. His Nipples Are as Sensitive as Yours

Most women don’t know that men have sensitive nipples, too, says Yvonne K. Fulbright, Ph.D. author of The Better Sex Guide to Extraordinary Lovemaking. So don’t neglect them the next time your man’s topless—give his nips a little love!

4. He Has His Own G-Spot

That’s what some experts refer to his prostate as, anyway, because stimulating it can really get him off. Here’s how to touch him there to give him a more intense orgasm.

5. His Beard Can Contain About 15,000 Follicles

…And it typically has no less than 7,000, according to data from Gillette. No wonder his 5-o’clock shadow can rough you up.

6. His Foreskin Has Feeling

Up to 44 percent of guys are uncircumcised, according to a CDC report. If you come across one of the 44 percent, use it to your advantage, suggests Fulbright: Massage the foreskin with your fingers or tongue, and ask him what feels good in terms of rhythm and pressure.

7. Certain Sex Positions Feel Better For Him

Just like some positions boost your pleasure, others help make his climax more intense. Check out the hottest positions as far as guys are concerned.

8. His Skin Is Thicker Than Yours

Depending on the body part, a man’s skin can be up to 0.2 mm thicker than a woman’s. So don’t be gentle: Apply slightly more pressure than you would prefer he use on you, says Fulbright.

9. The Average Male Orgasm Lasts 6 Seconds

Women get 23 seconds. #Winning.

10. There Are Two Kinds of Penises

You’ve probably heard of them before: growers and showers. An international Men’s Health survey reports that 79 percent of men have growers, while 21 percent have showers.

11. His Brain Perks Up More Than Yours Does While Watching Porn

OK, this isn’t that surprising. But it does explain why he’s more into visual stimulation than you are.

12. His Man-Parts Hang Low For a Reason

Testes hang below the body, where the temperature is slightly cooler and more conducive to producing sperm. We still don’t know how guys deal with that while running, though.


Read this article in Women’s Health


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