Many women assume that a man’s anatomy — and sex drive — is all pretty simple. However, there is more to it than meets the eye. If you really want to be a masterful lover and please your partner beyond his wildest dreams, you have to get acquainted with his anatomy and learn his hot spots. After all, it’s only fair — understanding the female body is no easy feat, yet most men give it their all every chance they get.
Read on to learn the top seven things you didn’t know about your man’s body.
Testosterone Levels Go Down When He Has a Baby
Research has shown that testosterone levels decrease when a man has a child. Lower testosterone levels mean less aggression and a lower libido, and it’s easy to see why this might be important from an evolutionary standpoint when a mother and father are catering to a newborn baby.
Many men undergo circumcision as babies, a procedure in which the foreskin is removed either for religious or health reasons (some people believe that an uncircumcised penis is at higher risk of infection because it’s more difficult to clean and can therefore collect more bacteria). However, many say that removing the foreskin strips away some of the nerve endings and hence decreases the pleasure of sex. Around 50 percent of men worldwide are uncircumcised, and some women find that the foreskin actually acts to create less friction and increase the pleasure of intercourse.
Men Also Have a Clitoris
Yes, really! It’s called the frenulum and it is at the tip of the penis in the area known as the glans penis. The frenulum is a highly sensitive ridge underneath the base of the glans penis. If your man is circumcised, then his frenulum’s only purpose is to provide sexual pleasure, just like the clitoris is for women. If he is not circumcised, his frenulum is attached to the foreskin.
The Testicles Have a Very Important Purpose
Think the testicles are just there by chance? Nope — they exist to keep sperm at a lower temperature than the rest of the body, in order to create the ideal temperature for the production and storage of sperm. And, yes, most men enjoy stimulation in this area — but be gentle until you know his limits.
Size Really Doesn’t Matter
For the record, the average size of a flaccid (non-erect) penis is three to four inches and the average size of an erect penis is between five and seven inches. However, size is just a number and does not define a man’s ability to please a woman in bed. The real key to being a masterful lover is about discovering a woman’s needs, listening to her body, and cueing into her sexual desires.
Orgasms Help Decrease His Risk of Cancer
Regular sex helps to release potential cancer-causing cells that can grow in the prostate, so frequent ejaculation can help to reduce his risk by releasing those chemicals. Just another reason to have sex!
Men Worry About How They Look
You aren’t the only one who frets over your body. Men can be just as sensitive and insecure when it comes to what they see in the mirror, especially in today’s society when the average man is supposed to have six-pack abs and giant biceps. You will do wonders for his confidence and his desire if you compliment his physique, and he will probably channel that sexual energy and positivity right back at you. Win-win!
Last Updated: 01/28/13. By Laura Berman, PhD
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