Men were significantly more likely to consider activities where they do not

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Men were significantly more likely to consider activities where they do not reach orgasm as “abstinent activities”. Barnett MD, Fleck LK, Marsden III AD, Martin KJ. Sexual semantics: The meanings of sex, virginity, and abstinence for university students. Personality and Individual 41 Differences. 2017 Feb 1;106:203-8.
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Male Genitals: External Genitals Male external organs consist of: The penis The scrotum with testes inside 42
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The Penis Functions include: Sexual pleasure Urination Reproduction Smooth muscles make up the penis There is no bone, only three cylindrical spongy bodies Corpora cavernosa = two cylinders covered with a fibrous sleeve that pulls tight when filled with blood and stiffens the penis Corpus spongiosum = a cylinder that remains soft and spongy during an erection 43
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Circumcision A surgical procedure that removes the foreskin from the penis Often done for religious reasons (Judaism, Islam) o Also done for aesthetic reasons o Also done for health reasons especially in hyperendemic places where there is a lot of HIV. Globally about 30 per cent of men are circumcised
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Circumcision, cont’d Pros Decrease in infant urinary tract infections Decrease in some STIs, such as HIV and genital warts Decrease in adult penile cancer o There have been some disputes Prevents or corrects phimosis Cons Procedure entails risks such as infection, hemorrhage, shock, and penile mutilation Heightened pain response to vaccinations Current studies report no differences in penile sensitivity or arousal response in circumcised or uncircumcised males 45
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The Testes Male reproductive organs that: Secrete male sex hormones (androgens) Produce sperm Spermatic cord: Suspends each testis in the scrotum one teste is usually higher than the other. Contains the vas deferens, blood vessels, and nerves Surrounded by layer of muscle called the cremaster muscle that lifts the testicles as they contract
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Castration Removing or destroying the testicles Practiced across much of human history, particularly in Asia and the Mediterranean Castrated before puberty, eunuchs filled socially condoned roles such as managers, teachers, diplomats, military officials, and operatic stars The last castrato of the Vatican’s choir died in 1922 Castrated to keep voice pure and angelic Most current castrations are not done before puberty and are performed surgically or chemically to control disease such as prostate cancer Castrations also done to people who commit sexual assault and rape.
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The Seminiferous Tubules and the Epididymis The seminiferous tubules Live inside the testes Produce and store sperm, along with the interstitial cells The epididymis Covers part of each testicle Matures and stores sperm
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The Vas Deferens and the Seminal Vesicles Vas deferens Carries sperm to the prostate gland, where they enter the urethra
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