A penis is the primary sexual organ that male animals use to inseminate females (or hermaphrodites) during copulation. The male genital organ of higher vertebrates, carrying the duct for the transfer of sperm during copulation. In humans and most other mammals, it consists largely of erectile tissue and serves also for the elimination of urine.
The word “penis” is from the Latin meaning “tail.” The plural of penis is penises or penes. The word “phallus” is sometimes used to mean “penis,” but traditionally it is used to describe images or symbols of the penis.
Most mammals have a bone called the baculum or os penis in the penis, but it is absent in humans and horses.
The average male orgasm lasts 6 seconds.
The human penis is larger than that of any other primate, both in terms of proportion to body size and in absolute terms.
Smoking can shorten your penis by a centimeter.
Domestic cats have barbed penises. They have about 120 to 150 one-millimeter-long spines that point backwards.
1 in 400 men is flexible enough to blow themselves.
Male canines are the only animals that have a locking bulbus glandis at the base of the penis.
The most common cause of penile rupture: vigorous masturbation.
Doctors can use the foreskins of circumcised infants to grow skin for burn victims. Just one foreskin can create 23,000 square meters of skin.
Every year on average of 200 men break their penis.
A hard-shelled sea creature named Colymbosathon ecplecticos is the oldest known species with a penis. Its name means “amazing swimmer with large penis” in Greek.
The largest penis is 13.5 inches long.
King Fatefehi of Tonga most likely has the penis with the most action. He supposedly deflowered 37,800 women from 1770-1784, or about 7 women a day.
Men in The Republic of Congo are reported to have the largest penis.
The average erect penis size is between 5-6 inches. A flaccid penis is around 3.5 inches.
There is a museum in Iceland dedicated to the penis.
A bottle-nosed dolphin named Freddie was known to tow bathers through the water by hooking his large penis around them.
In Japan every year there is a festival devoted to celebrating the penis.
Squirrel monkeys and male baboons will gesture with an erect penis as a threat to predators or as a sign of impending danger.
Men in North Dakota reportedly buy the largest condoms in the U.S.
Men who have been hanged often get a “death erection” also known as “angel lust.”
Men in Mississippi buy the smallest condoms.
Globally, approximately 30% of men over 15 years old have been circumcised, according to a 2007 WHO report.
The male G-Spot is located on their prostate, while the perineum—the skin located in between the anus and the scrotum—is another major erogenous zone.
Nearly all Jewish and Muslim males in the world are circumcised and make up 70% of all circumcised men in the world.
The blue whale has the largest penis of any animal.
Approximately 80% of American men are circumcised.
An adult chimpanzee is significantly smaller than an adult gorilla, it has a penis about double that of the gorilla.
Studies show that women who orgasm through vaginal stimulation were pickier about penis size than other women.
According to condom manufacturers, only 6% of the world’s population of men needs an extra-large sized condom.
There are at least 42 kinds of bacteria living on the skin of the penis. However, circumcised penises have fewer bacteria. In fact, circumcision has been linked to lower risk of getting HIV and other diseases.
In a condition called Diphallus, males are born with two penises. Only one fully works and it impacts 100 men worldwide.
A condition called “Koro” or “penis panic” is a type of mass hysteria in which men believe their penises are vanishing. It’s more common in Africa and the Far East.
The adult male elephant has the largest penis of any land animal at 6 feet on average. It is S-shaped when fully erect.
The U.S. ranks 18th in terms of average erect human male penis length, at 5.1 inches. North and South Korea rank last at 3.8 inches, while the Republic of Congo is first at 7.1 inches.
A man will ejaculate on average of 7,200 times during his lifetime. Of that number 2,000 is from masturbating.
Eight-five percent of women are satisfied with the penis size of their partners, although only 55% of guys like their size. About 90% of women prefer a wide penis to a long one.
The average speed of ejaculation is 28 miles per hour.
The man with the record for the most ejaculations in one day is Azael, a porn actor. He had 11 ejaculations during a 24-hour period while recording a test tape for a later video he planned to make.
An estimated that 600 men will go to the ER for sex toy injuries in a year.
In 1954, a man ejaculated 15 ml of fluid. The average amount a man releases is 3.2 ml.
Having sex at least once a week can lower a man’s risk of heart disease by 30%, stroke by 50%, and diabetes by 40%.
Mo Ka Wang from Hong Kong lifted 250 pounds two feet off the ground with his penis in 1995.
A man has an average of 11 erections per day. 9 of which are at night.
Among ancient tribes it was not unusual for a new king to eat the penis of his predecessor to absorb his sacred authority. This practice was banned, however, by ancient Hebrews.
The penis stops growing when a man is in his early 20s.
Penises are generally darker than the body from which they hang.
Shoe size does not determine penis size.