The Male Body
The male body is very different from the female body in terms of its reproductive organs, but new advances in medical understanding of both the male and female anatomies are revealing more similarities than differences. Modern researchers are discovering that men and women have internal and external sexual parts that are of the same origin. As the embryo develops, these parts take different developmental tracks, as directed by male and female hormones, which exist in different ratios in the male and female bodies.Pubic Mound and Pubic Bone
Men and women both have a soft, fat-padded pubic mound, which protects the pubic bone. It is covered with hair and has scent glands that distribute pheromones, sweat, and sexual stimulus scents. The hair and hair follicles add extra erotic input by stimulating the nerve endings under the skin. Gently tugging, pulling, and scratching this area can be a turn on.
The pubic bone protects the male's internal sexual parts from outside damage. In the right positions during sex, it can be effective in rubbing against the woman's clitoris for stimulation.Scrotum
The male external genitals, including penis and scrotum.
The penis is comprised of several parts. On the exterior, the penile skin has an amazing capacity to expand and shrink within minutes or even seconds. As the tissue underneath fills with blood, the penis goes from flaccid to erect. Blood vessels can be seen just under the skin. These become much more prominent as the erection becomes harder.
Many ancient cultures understood the sexual arts both as a science and as a spiritual path. The phallus was worshiped as a powerful creative force. These cultures bestowed names on the penis like Thunder Bolt, Wand, Jade Flute, and Arrow of Love.
At the tip of the penis is the foreskin. Just like the clitoral hood protects the clitoris, the
The penile shaft has several nerves, veins, and arteries running through it and includes the urethra, which runs through the middle. The shaft is made up of the same spongy material as the clitoral shaft — the corpus cavernosum. When this spongy material fills with blood, the penis becomes erect.
Up to one-third of the penile shaft is buried under the skin. At the other end, at the tip of the penis, is what's known as the Lowndes crown. It is buried under the tip, or head, of the penis and may be likened to the tip o f the clitoris. It is highly likely that the nerve endings here are chiefly responsible for the exquisite sensitivity of the
At the base of the penile shaft are the two Cowper's, or bulbourethral, glands. They excrete small amounts of an alkaline fluid that neutralizes any acidity in the urine and urethral tube. This enables the sperm in the semen to travel in a favorable environment.
The prostate gland.
The prostate is thought to be the equivalent of the G-spot in the woman. When directly stimulated, it is reported to add additional heightened sensuality to a man's orgasmic experience. See Chapter 15 for more on this subject.
The testes are male reproductive glands that produce sperm.
Prior to ejaculation, the sperm is held in seminal vesicles, sacs that hold and nourish it. The sperm bathe in a solution of simple sugar and fluids that thickens the blend until it is needed in the ejaculation process.Perineum