Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Penis

John Hanger

Facts About Your Penis

Hopefully you’re a fan of your penis. Of all the organs, it’s easily one of the most fun. It’s also one that has a lot of surprises. In fact, scientists and sexologists have learned a lot about your member, some things that you may know and others that you may not. Read on to learn some fun and interesting facts about your penis, how to get harder erections and for tips on improving your libido, like how regular exercise will help to get harder erections.

1. You Have to Use It or Lose It

Use It or Lose It

Your penis was meant to be used. Granted, its use is traditionally for two very specific purposes, but you can (and should!) use it for more than just peeing and making babies. Now, you won’t “lose it” if it sits idly between your legs for the rest of your life. But you could experience some issues if your penis doesn’t get used for both of its intended purposes.

A recent Finnish study found that men who had sex once a week were half as likely to develop erectile dysfunction compared to those who had it less frequently. There is perhaps a psychological facet to this as well. It has been suggested that the longer you go without sex, the less you want to have it.

2. Sensitivity in Penises Varies

Sensitivity in Penises Varies

The general rule for penis sensitivity zones is that the penis is most sensitive in the area around the frenulum, the skin flap on the underside of the penis just below the urethral meatus. It’s here where, in general, where the most nerve endings are situated. It’s also the place that people with penises usually stimulate to get off when they’re flying solo, as it were.

That said, the whole area of the penis and testicles can be sensitive, and many people enjoy a lot of different sensitivities in different areas. Some prefer the base while others really love ball play. It’s really about exploring what works for you and your penis and enjoying that, either with yourself or someone else.

3. Sensitivity and Orgasm Power Does Decline with Age

Orgasm Power Does Decline with Age

Our bodies age and, with that aging, things start to work differently. It’s pretty common knowledge that libido can reduce as we age (although not necessarily). Our bodies will also feel and perform differently as we get older, too.

First, we do lose sensitivity in our penis as we get older. This is due to a number of factors, but overall, it is due to our cells aging and nerve ending responding less sensitively. There are some workarounds to help you deal with decreased sensitivity. First, you can switch up your masturbation technique. People sometimes experience what is colloquially known as “death grip syndrome.” If you notice that getting off during intercourse is difficult, try a looser grip or a slower pace (or both) when going solo. When you’re with your partner, try positions that keep their legs together as this will create a tighter environment.

Orgasm power can also decrease with age as the muscles that are responsible for an orgasm age. You can stay active to help, or do regular Kegel exercises. You can also try Zen Hanger’s suite of male enhancement and male performance products, which can help you learn how to get harder erections. Remember, regular exercise will help to get harder erections and can improve your orgasms as well.

3. Cornflakes (Don’t) Impact Masturbation

Cornflakes Impact Masturbation

Easily one of the most hilarious rumors to swirl around the internet in recent years is the belief that cornflakes, yes cornflakes, were created and can indeed help people stop masturbating. This is simply not true. While the creator of cornflakes, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, did believe that a plain diet suppressed sexual urges, it wasn’t why he invented them. And they certainly were never advertised as a way to stop people from masturbating.

Also Read: How to Stop Masturbating

Before anything else: masturbation isn’t something we need to shame any more than it already is in broader society. It’s a part of most people’s sexual experience and a way that we can get to know our own bodies. As noted in our sensitivity section, people’s sexual experiences can be unique, and exploring your own sensitivities and proclivities through masturbation can be a good thing.

If you are looking for effective ways to stop or reduce your masturbation frequency, cornflakes aren’t the way to go. There is no link between cornflakes and sexual urges, despite what a doctor in the 1800s purported. He also circumcised himself at the age of 37, so he might not be the best health authority out there.

Also Read: How to Stop Masturbation for a Week and Quickly

Some remedies for avoiding masturbation that can actually help:

  • Avoiding pornography
  • Exercising regularly (which can also help improve erection strength)
  • Therapy and help from mental health professionals
  • Support groups

4. How to Get Harder Erections

Get Harder Erections

By now, you have learned some fun facts about your penis, and maybe even learned some techniques and tips for improving your sexual performance and sexual experiences solo and with others. Here are a few tips if you want to know how to get harder erections:

  • Eat healthy: a better diet can lead to better erections and improved libido.
  • Regular exercise: this can help improve your sexual arousal, keep your mind off masturbating so you can enjoy more time with your partner and give you better erections.
  • Communicate: talking can help you have a better sexual experience. Talk with your partner about hang ups, fetishes, what you like and what they like. If you’re all accepting and open, it will lead to better overall sexual experiences for both of you.
  • Try some fun new accessories: Zen Hanger has a full suite of fun and safe products that can help you and your partner enjoy your penis more!
  • Limit booze and quit smoking: Both are linked to lower sex drives and erectile dysfunction. Drop smoking entirely and try to limit your alcohol intake.

The penis is truly a fascinating part of human anatomy. Hopefully you have learned more about your member, how to get harder erections and how to have a more fulfilling and rewarding sex life. If you are looking for fun ways to get harder, other than understanding that regular exercise will help to get harder erections, then be sure to check out Zen Hanger’s many products. They are all designed to help you explore what your penis can do and feel for you and your partner(s).

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 Medical Disclaimer: If you have any medical conditions, questions, or concerns, please speak with your healthcare provider directly. The articles on Zen Hanger are underpinned by peer-reviewed research and information drawn from medical societies and governmental agencies. However, they are not a substitute for professional medical advice diagnosis, or treatment.