Sex on the Net XII
Posted by shadmia on June 17, 2008
Here are some more sex-related stories in the series “Sex on the Net”. The stories below, although sexual in nature, each have some educational/entertainment value. Hope you enjoy!
- Your penis does have a mind of its own
- Your Penis May Be a ‘Grower’ or a ‘Show-er’
- Your Penis Is Shaped Like a Boomerang
- You Can Break Your Penis
- Most Penises in the World Are Uncut
You may remember times when it was completely inappropriate to have an erection; and yet you couldn’t wish it away. It’s true that you have less command over your penis than body parts like your arms and legs. That’s because the penis answers to a part of the nervous system that’s not always under your conscious control. This is called the autonomic nervous system, which also regulates heart rate and blood pressure.
Among men, there is no consistent relationship between the size of the flaccid penis and its full erect length. In one study of 80 men, researchers found that increases from flaccid to erect lengths ranged widely, from less than a quarter inch to 3.5 inches longer. You can’t assume that a dude with a big limp penis gets much bigger with an erection. And the guy whose penis looks tiny could surprise you with a big erection.
A penis that doesn’t gain much length with an erection has become known as a “show-er,” and a penis that gains a lot is said to be a “grower.” Data suggest that most penises aren’t extreme show-ers or growers. About 12 percent of penises gained one-third or less of their total length with an erection, and about 7 percent doubled in length when erect.
Just like you don’t see all of a big oak tree above ground, you don’t see the root of your penis tucked up inside your pelvis and attached to your pubic bone. In an MRI picture, the penis looks distinctly boomerang-like, as noted by a French researcher who studied men and women having sex inside an MRI scanner.
One method of surgical “penis enlargement” is to cut the ligament that holds the root of the penis up inside the pelvis. This operation may give some men a little extra length if more of the penis protrudes from the body, but there are side effects. This ligament, called the suspensory ligament, makes an erection sturdy. With that ligament cut, the erect penis loses its upward angle and it wobbles at the base. The lack of sturdiness can lead to injury.
There is no “penis bone,” but you can break your penis all the same. It’s called penile fracture, and it’s not a subtle injury. When it happens, there’s “an audible pop or snap.” Then the penis turns black and blue. And there’s terrible pain.
Penile fracture is rare, and it typically happens to younger men because their erections tend to be quite rigid. Here’s how to avoid penile fracture: don’t use your penis too roughly. A common way that penile fracture happens is when a man is thrusting too hard and fast during sex, and slams into his partner’s pubic bone. Also, a woman who moves wildly while on top of a man during sex can break a man’s penis.
A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV /AIDS (UNAIDS) estimates that worldwide only 30 percent of males aged 15 and up are circumcised. Almost all Jewish and Muslim males in the world have circumcised penises, and together they account for about 70 percent of all circumcised males globally.
The United States has the highest proportion of males circumcised for non-religious reasons. A whopping 75 percent of non-Jewish, non-Muslim American men are circumcised. Compare that to Canada, where only 30% are. In the U.K. it’s 20 percent; in Australia it’s merely 6 percent. Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UUNAIDS recommended circumcision for adult men, based upon evidence that men with circumcised penises have a lower risk of being infected with HIV.
There is no stopping the male praying mantids of Sydney. Even after their heads have been chewed off by their female partners, these hardy insects continue to have sex for up to eight hours.
“It’s pretty cool to watch,” said a Macquarie University scientist, Katherine Barry, whose research has led to an explanation for how this extreme form of sexual cannibalism may have evolved in false garden mantids, Pseudomantis albofimbriata, a species common to suburbs including Epping, Pymble and Turramurra.
By observing hand-reared mantids closely, Miss Barry has found that females benefit substantially from consuming their male partners, a job they complete after the lengthy mating has finished. In one of the first studies able to demonstrate this effect, she found the cannibalistic females put on weight and produced more eggs using the extra energy they got from a single meal of male meat.
“Sexual cannibalism can boost the reproductive output of the females by up to 40 per cent,” Miss Barry said.
Not every sexual encounter ends in death for the males, which helps explain why they keep trying. About 60 per cent of the time they do not get eaten. “Those that approach from the rear are much less likely to get cannibalised,” she said. While about 40 per cent of trysts are fatal, in about half of these cases the males manage to copulate while being cannibalized.
The females attack first, grabbing the males by the head and thorax and chewing off their heads, Miss Barry said. “But a lot of males can use their legs to grab onto the female’s abdomen and pull themselves round while being eaten and start mating with her.” The males were able to sustain sex for hours, because they have a second primitive brain in their abdomens, she said. Male mantids are about 40 per cent of the size of the females, Miss Barry said. “So it’s quite a good meal.”
Daryl J. Roy isn’t your average Sprint sales drone. Service doesn’t stop just because you’ve got the receipt and walked out the door. Have you ever checked out Sprint’s picture mail? He wanted to make sure Nicole McElveen did after she purchased some new phones from him.
So he sent her a few picture messages, even though she didn’t pay for the service, before really showing off the resolution and clarity of their cameras with full-frontal nude pics of himself. Just to make sure she saw how good the pictures were, he re-sent them three different times.
Now she’s suing Sprint and Daryl for $1 million—her husband, David, adds in the filing that the toll on his wife from the pictures has cost him the “services, companionship, love, affection and consortium of his wife.”
Daryl says that’s total BS, they had corresponded over text messages, and she had asked for photos of him and that she actually “expressed her appreciation for receiving such photographs.”
Police in Congo have arrested suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men’s private parts. Reports of so-called penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where belief in traditional religions and witchcraft remains widespread, and where ritual killings to obtain blood or body parts still occur.
Purported victims, 14 of whom were detained by police, claimed that sorcerers simply touched them to make their genitals shrink or disappear. But some residents said the victims were simply trying to extort cash by promising a cure, proved by the reappearance of their genitals.
“You just have to be accused of that, and people come after you. We’ve had a number of attempted lynchings. … You see them covered in marks after being beaten, said Jean-Dieudonne Oleko, Kinshasa’’s police chief.
Police arrested the accused sorcerers and their victims in an effort to avoid the sort of bloodshed seen in Ghana a decade ago, when 12 suspected penis-snatchers were beaten to death by angry mobs.
I’m tempted to say it’s one huge joke,” Mr. Oleko said. “But when you try to tell the victims that their penises are still there, they tell you that it’s become tiny or that they’ve become impotent. To that I tell them, ‘How do you know if you haven’t gone home and tried it?’ he said.
It’s real. Just yesterday here, there was a man who was a victim. We saw. What was left was tiny, said 29-year-old Alain Kalala.
Some Kinshasa residents accuse a separatist sect from the nearby Bas-Congo province of being behind the witchcraft in revenge for a recent government crackdown on its members.
Edward Smith, who lives with his current “girlfriend” – a white Volkswagen Beetle named Vanilla, insisted that he was not “sick” and had no desire to change his ways.
“I appreciate beauty and I go a little bit beyond appreciating the beauty of a car only to the point of what I feel is an expression of love,” he said.
“Maybe I’m a little bit off the wall but when I see movies like Herbie and Knight Rider, where cars become loveable, huggable characters it’s just wonderful.
“I’m a romantic. I write poetry about cars, I sing to them and talk to them just like a girlfriend. I know what’s in my heart and I have no desire to change.” He added: “I’m not sick and I don’t want to hurt anyone, cars are just my preference.”
Mr Smith, 57, first had sex with a car at the age of 15, and claims he has never been attracted to women or men. As well as Vanilla, he regularly spends time with his other vehicles – a 1973 Opal GT, named Cinnamon, and 1993 Ford Ranger Splash, named Ginger.
Before Vanilla, he had a five-year relationship with Victoria, a 1969 VW Beetle he bought from a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses. But he confesses that many of the cars he has had sex with have belonged to strangers or car showrooms.
His last relationship with a woman was 12 years ago – and he could not bring himself to consummate it, although he did have sex with girls in his younger days. Talking about how his unusual passion developed, Mr Smith said: “It’s something that grew as a part of me when I was a kid and I could not shake it.
“I just loved cute cars right from the beginning, but over the years it got stronger once I got into my teenage years and was my first having sexual urges. When I turned 13 and the famous Corvette Stingray came about, that car was pure sex and just an incredible machine. I wanted it. I didn’t fully understand it myself except that I know I’m not hurting anyone and I do not intend to.”
“As far as women go, they never really interested me much. And I’m not gay.” Mr Smith is now part of a global community of more than 500 “car lovers” brought together by internet forums.