Is the penis a muscle? Or is it an organ? This question will be answered—and more—below.

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1. Does the penis have any muscle in it? Is the penis a muscle?

To make a long answer short: no, the penis is not a muscle, nor does it contain any muscles. There are, however, muscles that surround the penis at the root, or base, of it.

The penis can be broken down into three main areas: the root, the body, and the glans. Although the penis is mostly made up of tissue, the root also contains two muscles in addition to its three major tissues. These muscles help promote blood flow and maintain an erection.

2. What is the average size of a penis?

Let’s establish that the answer to this question relies on various intersecting factors, and we should also mention that men are statistically more anxious about penis size (specifically, having a small penis) than women. In fact, nearly eighty-five percent of women report that they are satisfied with their partner’s penis shape and size. According to Medical News Today, their studies report the following quick facts about penis shape and size:

  • Across studies, flaccid length average from 7 to 10 centimeters (2.8 to 3.9 inches)
  • Flaccid circumference or girth average ranges from 9 to 10 centimeters (3.5 to 3.9 inches)
  • Erect lengths average from 12 to 16 centimeters (4.7 to 6.3 inches)
  • Erect circumference is around 12 centimeters (4.7 inches)
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3. Is there anything that can improve the size of a penis?

Some men may think about resorting to surgical procedures to increase the length or girth of their penis, but can this really work? The two types of penile enlargement surgery, penile augmentation, and suspensory ligament release usually do not yield the desired results, and they also come with many negative consequences, as well.

Exercises or stretching may help increase the appearance of a penis in the short-term, but they will not positively change the overall appearance of a penis for the long-term. If you feel that you have exhausted all of the exercises, pills, and lotions, try Erectin. Even if you can’t have the length you’ve always dreamed of, you can still get the most out of your erections with this supercharging product.

4. What is a “sex organ” then?

The Cambridge Dictionary defines a sex organ as, “a part of the body involved in the production of babies, such as the vagina or penis.” A penis is an organ—it’s just also externally visible, like the scrotum. Internal organs within the penis include the following:

  • Testicles
  • Epididymis
  • Vas deferens tubes
  • Seminal vesicles
  • Prostate

So, instead of calling it your “love muscle,” why not call it your “love organ?”

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5. How can I upkeep my penis?

The good news is there are many things you can do within your control to keep a healthy sex organ. Good habits such as exercising regularly, keeping a healthy diet, and avoiding long binges of drugs and alcohol can all help you to maintain your penis health.

 

Also, Kegel exercises are for men, too! Men can benefit from strengthening their pelvic floor by performing simple kegel exercises to give you more control over your body (and especially your sexual organs.) Kegel exercises may especially benefit those who may experience incontinence or if you have trouble controlling your bladder before or after urinating.

It may be easier than you think to implement some Kegel exercises into your day. Try flexing your muscles in a set of exercises after urinating for those last few drops at the end of your stream. Or, contract your muscles during another everyday abdominal exercise such as laughing, coughing, or heavy lifting. Whatever your routine, there is certainly a few minutes in the day to perform a quick set—or two—of pelvic floor exercises.

If you still have questions or concerns about your penis size or health, consider scheduling an appointment with your primary care physician.

 

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Concerns? Contact a doctor.

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