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40 Fascinating Penis Facts to Blow Your Mind

Welcome to the Giggeli blog! As the ultimate destination for penis positivity, we love to share fun, fascinating, and enlightening information about the male anatomy. Today, we've compiled a list of 40 amazing and lesser-known facts about penises that will surely surprise and entertain you. Let's dive in and celebrate the beauty of the human body and the wonders of nature!

  1. The word "penis" is derived from the Latin word "penis," which means "tail" or "appendage."
  2. The average erect penis size is about 5.16 inches (13.12 cm), while the average flaccid length is 3.61 inches (9.16 cm).
  3. Some animals, such as ducks and echidnas, have corkscrew-shaped penises.
  4. The blue whale has the largest penis in the animal kingdom, measuring up to 8 feet (2,4384 cm) in length!
  5. Ancient Romans used phallic symbols as protective charms, often worn around their necks.
  6. There's a condition called "Koro Syndrome" where individuals believe their penis is shrinking and will eventually disappear.
  7. Penises can break, although they don't have actual bones. This usually occurs during vigorous sexual activity when the penis is bent at an awkward angle.
  8. The "morning wood" phenomenon, or nocturnal penile tumescence, is due to increased blood flow during REM sleep.
  9. "Diphallia" is a rare condition where a male is born with two penises. It affects 1 in 5 million males.
  10. In ancient Greece, small penises were considered more desirable and a sign of intelligence.
  11. There are three main types of erections: reflexogenic, psychogenic, and nocturnal.
  12. The penis contains no muscles, only a sponge-like erectile tissue that fills with blood during an erection.
  13. The world's first successful penis transplant was performed in South Africa in 2014.
  14. Some men can experience an erection lasting longer than 4 hours, known as priapism. It's a medical emergency!
  15. The foreskin has more than 20,000 nerve endings, making it one of the most sensitive parts of the male body.
  16. Smegma, a natural substance that helps lubricate the penis, is sometimes called "penis cheese."
  17. The human penis has no baculum, or penis bone, unlike many other mammals.
  18. Napoleon Bonaparte's penis was allegedly removed during his autopsy and sold at auction in the 1970s.
  19. The penis doesn't stop growing until a male reaches his early 20s.
  20. The average ejaculation speed is 28 miles per hour (45 km/h)!
  21. The angle of a penis when erect can vary from 0 to 180 degrees.
  22. The term "pizzle" refers to a dried bull penis, historically used as a whip or a dog chew toy.
  23. The first recorded penis enlargement surgery took place in 1945.
  24. A micropenis is a penis that is smaller than 2.75 inches (7 cm) when erect.
  25. Some men can experience "penis captivus," where the penis becomes stuck inside their partner during sex.
  26. Circumcision is one of the oldest surgical procedures in human history, dating back thousands of years.
  27. The average male orgasm lasts about 6 seconds, while the average female orgasm lasts about 20 seconds.
  28. Sperm makes up only 1-5% of semen, while the rest is made up of various enzymes, proteins, and vitamins.
  29. "Phallophobia" is the fear of penises or erections.
  30. An adult male produces about 1,500 sperm per second.
  31. There's a penis museum in Iceland called the Icelandic Phallological Museum, which houses over 200 penises from various species.
  32. Men can get "penile hiccups," or spasms of the pelvic muscles, which cause the penis to twitch involuntarily.
  33. In some ancient cultures, phallic-shaped bread was baked as an offering to fertility gods and goddesses.
  34. The "penis fish" or Urechis unicinctus is a species of marine spoon worm that resembles the human penis.
  35. The erection of the human penis is achieved through a process called "vasocongestion."
  36. The penises of some reptiles, like snakes and lizards, are called "hemipenes."
  37. Ancient Egyptians believed that the god Atum created the universe through an act of self-stimulation.
  38. The tip of the penis, or glans, is derived from the same embryonic tissue as the clitoris in females.
  39. The first recorded use of the word "penis" in the English language dates back to the 14th century.
  40. The average volume of semen produced during ejaculation is about 2-5 milliliters.

We hope you enjoyed these 40 fun facts about penises! At Giggeli, our mission is to promote body positivity and break taboos through our handmade penis candles and soaps. Join us in embracing the beauty of the human body and spreading joy through thought-provoking discussions. Isaac and Aaro, founders of Giggeli, thank you for reading and encourage you to share these interesting tidbits with your friends!

About the writer:
The Giggeli Project creates penis shaped design objects to break taboos and provoke discussion on genitalia. The idea behind the project is to create products that playfully highlight everyday issues and make us think differently about them.

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