8 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Penis

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Penis

#1 More Than Meets the Eye

Men would be very happy to hear that their penis is actually twice as long as they think it is.
Apparently, more than half the length of the penis is inside the body.
The part of the penis that you don’t see is hidden inside your pelvis and attached to your pubic bone.
If you take a look at an MRI of the penis, you can see that it is shaped like a boomerang.

#2 If the Shoe Fits…

#BigFoot Foot Is Big?!
You know what they say about men with big feet. Is it true though?
A study published in BJU International in 2002 dispelled this myth.
The study found that there is no correlation between shoe size and stretched penile length.
Interestingly, an Iranian study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research in 2007 found that penile length is significantly correlated to age, height and index finger length.

#3 Fracture

We all know that the penis consists of muscle and no bones. And yet penile fracture is a real thing.
Penile fracture happens when in an erect state, the fibrous covering of the corpora cavernosa (erectile tissue) gets ruptured.
It is caused by a rapid blunt force to an erect penis. This usually happens during vaginal intercourse or aggressive masturbation.
When this happens, one might hear a popping or cracking sound followed by a lot of pain and immediate loss of erection.
You will also get a big bruise on the shaft of the penis.

#4 Are You a Grower or a SHOW-er

I am sure you have heard these terms when describing the penis size. A Grower is one that significantly increases in size compared to its flaccid state.
A show-er is where it already looks significantly big or long when flaccid and doesn’t really change much in size when erect.
A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine in 2016 was looking at changes in penile size when flaccid and erect.
They found that there are no correlation of between the length of a flaccid penis and it’s erect size.
Some may start small and end up large (grower) while some are large when flaccid and only grow a little when erect ( show-er).
An analysis of more than a thousand measurements taken by sex researcher Alfred Kinsey shows that shorter flaccid penises tend to gain about twice as much length as longer flaccid penises.

# 5 Don’t Be So Sensitive

Studies have shown that as men age, the penis steadily loses sensitivity.
The data showed a clear trend that from the age of 25, sensitivity starts to decline. The sharpest decline is seen between 65 to 75 years old.
This may play a part in difficulty with erection and ejaculation at a later age.
#The thing you didn’t know about your penis.

# 6 You Gotta Work It

Just like any other muscle in your body, in order to improve or maintain the muscle strength and function, you need to exercise it.
To maintain a healthy tone, the smooth muscle of the penis must be periodically enriched with oxygen by the rush of blood that engorges the penis and makes it erect.
In other words, it is encouraged that you have erections, a few times a day.
Even if you don’t have the chance to, your body will cause auto erections when you are sleeping during the REM phase of sleep.

#7 G spot


 Do you know where your g-spot or most pleasurable zone is?

One study done in 2009, published in the British Journal of Urology International, asked 81 healthy men to rate the erotic sensitivity of different areas of their bodies.
The areas in question included the penis, scrotum, anus, nipples and neck.
The results showed that the underside of the glans and the underside of the shaft received the highest rating for a significant majority of the men in the study.

#8 You’re Growing a Whole Ecosystem

Did you know that your penis is home to a diverse community of bacteria?

Researchers from Translational Genomics Research Institute in Arizona used genetic tests to identify the bacteria that are found on the penis.
Their study showed that there were 42 unique kinds of bacteria inhabiting the skin of the penis.
Another important point to note, after circumcision, the kinds of bacteria found on the penis is fewer compared to before circumcision.
This could explain why circumcised men have lower risks of contracting HIV, STDs and urinary tract infection.

Take Care “Bro”!
#The thing you didn’t know about your penis.

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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment in Singapore

Is Daily Electro Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) for me?

We shared in our previous article on Does Penis Size Matters on how having healthy sexual confidence does not depend on size alone nor what to do in the bedroom. Having a strong and lasting erection is equally important as well.
In this article, I will touch more on this 3rd aspect of building one’s sexual confidence with a strong and lasting erection through preventing and or treating erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction is also known as ED is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection needed for sexual intercourse. This problem tends to affect men as they grow older, but increasingly younger patients in their 20s are seeking treatment as well.

Traditional Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

In fact, in this age of the internet, more and more patients have been empowered to do their Google searches and seek answers from qualified medical professionals, leading ultimately to more men seeking help for ED.
However, what is alarming is that 1 in 6 men still suffer in silence when it comes to their sex life affected by ED.
There are no 2 treatments similar for preventing or treating erectile dysfunction as everyone’s health, lifestyle and condition is different.
Traditionally, treatment for ED centred around pills. This had varying effects as eventually some men become non-responsive to these pills over time and require injection treatments on their penis, also known as intracavernosal injections.

What is Electro Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

However, the emergence of Electro Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) for ED has become the treatment modality for patients with ED. It offers an improvement to natural erections and restores the physiological mechanism that controls the erection process. To highlight some of the potential advantages of this treatment:

  • Painless
  • Non invasive
  • 20 mins
  • Significant clinical benefit
  • Safe without complications that may arise from a surgery
  • Natural, moving away from a dependence on pills

The doctor applies a probe which generates the shockwave onto different parts of the groin and penis to deliver the treatment.

Read: ESWT for other Men’s Health Treatment

How Does Electro Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) work?

The ESWT machine creates a shockwave through electrohydraulic means. Here on why ED1000 is the Ferrari of ESWT compared to other electromagnetic ESWT machines.
This shockwave then passes into the penile tissue resulting in
a) Angiogenesis – the creation of new blood vessels and
b) Rejuvenation of the penile smooth muscle tissue.
Read: ESWT for Penile Rejuvenation 

What is Angiogenesis & Rejuvenation of Penile Smooth Muscle Tissue?

Angiogenesis allows for more blood flow into the penis and subsequently better achieving and sustaining an erection, where rejuvenation of the penile smooth muscle tissue allows for the inflammatory response repair of any previously or potentially damaged venoocclusive mechanism in the penis, allowing blood to be sustained in the penile tissue.

Read: ESWT Treatemnt is also used for

How Many Treatment Session is Needed?

More and more clinical and scientific studies are being carried out on the benefits of ESWT for the treatment of ED.  In fact, a new study carried out for a daily regime of ESWT for 5 days and ESWT every other day for 6 days showed good clinical improvements experienced by patients

It is therefore ideal for men who want a quick lunchtime treatment for ED, or expatriates, travellers who want to get Erectile Dysfunction (ED) treatment in Singapore.

Is Electro Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) Suitable for Me?

ESWT has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for ED. In fact patients who have had a kidney transplant or prostate surgery have received treatment for their ED with ESWT and shown to have good effect.
However, men who have ED and not respond to intracavernosal may not be the best candidates for ESWT as the improvements experienced are more subdued.
Through ongoing and previous research and the patients we have seen, the expected benefits of ESWT are an improvement of one’s erection and the rejuvenation of one’s penis. Furthemore, men who were on pills previously for ED started to regain their natural erections and did not need to depend on pills as well. Also we see men who did not respond to pills or injection therapy, start to become responsive to these treatments after ESWT. Overall, ESWT also improves the outcome of any concurrent or previous ED therapy.

How long does ESWT for ED last?

Currently the biological and molecular effects of ESWT on ED are shown to have a permanent effect at the basic science level. In patients however, there are a multitude of factors which contribute to the success of ED treatment – including lifestyle, dietary, aging and other concurrent health problems. For some patients, treatment success can be diminished and reversed over time if these lifestyle, dietary, concurrent health problems are not addressed. Current clinical studies where the longest period of follow up is 1 year after ESWT treatment, do show that treatment improvements are sustained after 1 year as well.


ESWT with the Ferrari of ESWT treatment is safe and effective.
As men get busier with their lifestyles or increasingly travel abroad for work, ESWT becomes a quick “lunch time” treatment for ED.
Furthermore, with the recent opening of Changi Jewel at the Singapore Airport and further expansion plans of the aviation sector, Singapore continues to grow as a travel hub. For the many travellers coming to Singapore, Erectile Dysfunction (ED) treatment in Singapore and Erectile Dysfunction treatment for travellers or tourists in Singapore become a viable option, especially with the daily ESWT regime for a week or every other day ESWT regime for 2 weeks.
If you are experiencing any symptoms, or have any concerns or questions about ESWT for Erectile Dysfunctionplease call or visit any of our Men’s Health Clinics

  • Novena Medica Center,
  • Somerset (Orchard Building),
  • Raffles Place (PLUS),
  • Holland Village &
  • Siglap (914 East Coast Road)

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