Your Body

Male Reproductive Organs:

Penis  has several functions. It is involved in sexual feeling; in this function it corresponds to the clitoris in the female. The penis may fill with blood and become hard and erect in response to sexual stimulation. The reproductive function of the penis is to deliver semen into the vagina. The third function is the excretion of urine (see urethra below). The end of the penis is covered by a layer of skin called the foreskin. In many populations, the foreskin is removed through a procedure called male circumcision.

Testicles (or testes), two ball-shaped glands inside the scrotum, produce sperm and the male hormone testosterone. The scrotum and testes are sensitive to touch and can be a source of pleasure.

Scrotum, a loose bag of skin, holds and protects the testicles. When cold, it is pulled up tight toward the body to keep the testicles at the right temperature to produce sperm.

Urethra is a tube that runs from the bladder through the penis. The urethra is the passageway through which semen (a mixture of seminal fluid, prostatic fluid, and sperm) travels out of the body during ejaculation; urine also passes out of the body through the urethra. A valve at the bottom of the bladder closes when the penis is erect to prevent urination during ejaculation.

Epididymis (not numbered, but visible) is a highly coiled tube that sits on top of each testis and stores sperm as they mature until they are ejaculated.

Vas deferens are two long thin tubes that carry the sperm toward the urethra.

Prostate gland produces a fluid that makes up part of semen and helps sperm to move.

Seminal vesicles produce much of the fluid that ultimately becomes semen.

Sexual and Reproductive Health:

Puberty is a time of sexual growth and development that everyone goes through. It is natural and normal phase in life which is an important step towards becoming an adult. It is a time when your body starts to change and you begin to look more like a grown-up. Boys will soon start to look like young men and girls start to look more womanly.

Wet Dream is when you ejaculate while you’re asleep. Ejaculate means to release semen (the fluid that contains sperm) from your penis. Usually a wet dream happens while you’re having a dream about sex. It is not necessary that you remember the dream. You don’t have to masturbate to have a wet dream and can ejaculate without touching your penis.

Helpful Tips

You can’t change the size of your penis. Despite what you may hear, no exercises, vitamins, or diets can change the size of your penis or make it grow faster.

Masturbation does not affect the sperm production. Masturbation is an enjoyable and harmless activity and does not cause loss of semen.


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