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Saturday, January 24, 2009


Do you know that compared to other primates, even including larger primates such as the gigantic gorilla, the male human genitalia are relatively large?! That’s right; man is truly the king of the animal kingdom, not only by his brains but also by his balls.This is because, the human penis is both longer and thicker than of any other primate, and thisincludes as well the testes. And though even with this fact, the rest of the species in the animal kingdom may not care aboutthis, penis size continues to be of great concernto many of us humans. In fact, some considerhaving a large penis as a mark of masculinity while there are those who are concerned thattheir penis is too small to satisfy their sexual partner. However, these insecurities only haveled to many erroneous beliefs about penis size thus leading to a whole industry devoted to penis enlargement which is really not necessary. However, in a travel through time, we can see that like the proportions of beauty, so too has the dimensions of the ideal penis size changed. In past perceptions of the ancient Greek and Roman art, it is common to see the male genitalia to be relatively smaller than one would expect for the size of the man. In fact, Renaissance art followed this aesthetic as can be seen in Michelangelo's David. This was due to the belief that at that time, an uncircumcised small penis was desirable compared to a long, thick, circumcised penis which was then viewed as comical. Psychologically speaking, this may be attributed to the Greeks' adoration of an undeveloped body. Or this could be just a real portrayal of the actual size of the real models at that time that has to go to the ordeal of having to stand in cold studios. Nowadays, it is completely the opposite. The hullabaloo spent on this entire penis size thing is only apparent in the forwarded theories of held popular cultures, where some state that it is possible to predict the size of someone’s penis just by observing the other features of the body. The features usually include the hands, feet, nose or height. One urban legend even suggests that the size of a fully erect penis is approximately the length from the tip of a man's thumb to the tip of his index finger if a 90° angle is made with the two digits. However, the suggested links between penis size and other body parts has been investigated only by a relatively small number of groups, which may well be inaccurate. However, a potential explanation for some observations on these links is that the development of the penis in an embryo is controlled by some of the same Hox genes, in particular the HOXA13 and HOXD13, as the limbs develop. Still, Science can only conclude that given the large number of genes which control the development of the human body shape as well as the effects of hormones during childhood and adolescence it is an inaccurate prediction of penis size to have it linked to measuring a different part of the human body. For the long and short of all issues about penis size thoug, what remains is that penis size is determined by genetics especially as the size changes during puberty. Penis growth starts between the ages of 10 to 14 years, though some boys are younger and some are older. Its is the testicles who begin to enlarge first and then the hair grows in the pubic region. The penis grows in length first and then in girth slightly later to that. An average penis size for the mature non-erect adult is between 3 to 5 inches. However, for teenagers, they have to wait one or two more years after they have stopped growing in height before they can be sure about their final penis size since body size can affect the penis length. In fact, if a person is overweight or obese then this will definitely affect the penis as it will look a lot smaller as it is surrounded and sometimes almost engulfed by fat. This is called a concealed penis and is a bog turn-off.

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