6 Male Anatomy and Response

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Male Anatomy and Response
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Question? In mainstream films, the penis, whether flaccid or erect, cannot be shown in nude scenes. What “magical” power does the penis possess to cause its depiction to be censored? The state of the penis is important in classifying sexually oriented material as soft-core or hard-core: depictions of the flaccid penis are soft-core, whereas depictions of the erect penis are hard-core. Why is the state of the penis important in such classifications?
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Male Anatomy
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External Structures
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The Penis Consists of nerves, blood vessels, fibrous tissue, and spongy tissue No muscles are in the penis; muscles are at the base of the penis in the groin which help eject semen and urine Latin for “tail”
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Penis Glans - sensitive smooth rounded head rich w/nerve endings and particularly sensitive to sexual stimulation – 2 parts of it are most sensitive: Frenulum - thin tightly stretched band of skin on underside of glans Corona - ridge around edge of glans Urethral opening- the tip
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Erect Penis Uncircumcised Circumcised
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Foreskin or prepuce
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Circumcision
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Shaft of Penis » Shaft - the longer body of the penis » The skin on the shaft is quite loose, which allows for erection » Inside are 3 cylinders of erectile spongy tissue. » 2 largest are the corpora cavernosa (cavernous bodies) - these lie side by side above the third cylinder » The corpus spongiosium (spongy body) is the one the urethra runs through » Erection occurs when these
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Scrotum A loose pouch of skin hangs loosely from the body Scrotum skin more pigmented Sparsely covered with hair Divided middle by ridge of skin During sexual arousal or cold conditions, scrotum retracts to keep testicle temperature consistent (about 93° F) Inside the scrotum are two
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2011 for the course PSYCH 170 taught by Professor Harding during the Fall '09 term at CUNY Hunter.

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