4 Of The Most Common Penis Myths — Busted!


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Don’t fall for the hype!

Even if you’ve seen a penis or two, some misconceptions persist. Here are the most common myths and the raw truth about what’s in his pants…

1. Shoe size is a predictor of penis length…

No, it’s not. In fact, there is no good predictor. And it’s not for lack of research – studies have examined correlations between penis size and race, height, build and the size of a man’s feet, hands and even butt.

2. You can’t break a guy’s penis, since boners don’t contain bones…

“There’s no bone, but there is something called the corpora cavernosa – fibrous tissues that carry blood supply, protected by ligaments. Those can rupture,” says urologist and reproductive medicine specialist Dr Harry Fisch, who reassures us that the injury is rare. “I’ve been practising for over 25 years and the last time I saw one was as a resident in the ER.” A fracture in the structure of the penis (which will feel slightly less painful than a broken leg) is an emergency – one that requires surgery. The usual culprit is misalignment during woman-on-top sex, so be careful up there, just in case.

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3. There is a pill/cream/device/ surgery that will make a penis larger…

While there’s no way to become bigger, he can make the most of his natural state by getting as hard as humanly possible. “Heart-healthy behaviour is penis-healthy behaviour,” says Fisch. “He should quit smoking, eat more low-cholesterol foods and get plenty of regular cardio exercise – particularly squats, hip thrusts and leg lifts – to send blood rushing to the pelvic and gluteal area. Supplements and medication like Viagra can increase nitric oxide, which improves blood flow. Think of it like inflating a tyre.”

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4. If he stays erect after sex, he wants another go…

Not always. Sometimes erections remain even after he’s ejaculated. How long a guy can stay hard afterwards depends on the quality of his blood flow, his level of arousal and whether he has had the help of a little blue pill. Some men are able to perform again within five or 10 minutes, some need a half-hour and others require a full day to recover.

Looking for more info on his junk? Here are 10 things you never knew about erections plus the tips you need to become a ‘penis whisperer’.

This article was originally published on www.womenshealthmag.com

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