Thursday, December 29, 2011
Sex Ed: Pretty Peter
From L-shaped schlongs to tiny-headed manhood missiles, the world of penises is as diverse as are other human characteristics. Certainly, when it comes to labeling a penis as attractive, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Many men find a large phallus an exciting sight, but with all of the aesthetic anomalies, there is much more that meets the eye with the one-eyed monster.
Then there’s the question of circumcised versus uncircumcised. Again, this is largely a matter of personal preference. For those who find they’ve lost something more than just foreskin with their post-natal surgeries, there are options that our forefathers were not privy to. These days, if you long for the enrobed member that nature intended, there are “stretching” methods or surgical procedures available.
There is only so much you can do to alter your phallic appearance though. Sometimes you have to accept that you possess something between beauty and the beast. Besides, the real beauty of the penis lies in the extremely heightened sensations brought on by great sex.
There are a number of conditions that simply come with the penile package. Occurring in about 90 percent of the male population is Fordyce’s Spots. These raised bumps along the shaft ordinarily require no treatment. However, if there are cosmetic concerns, one can use Tretinoin gel or cream along with alpha hydroxy acids like those used for acne treatment.
Another aesthetic anomaly, Pearly Penile Papules (PPP), consists of raised globular dots along the rim of the corona, or penis head. This condition is not an STD, but it is a non-malignant variation of genital warts, which can sometimes be mistaken for the real thing. Like Fordyce’s Spots, PPP doesn’t require treatment unless one is concerned about appearance. If so, carbon dioxide laser treatment is the commonly preferred solution.
Phimosis is the term for yet another phallic flaw, and it involves the inability to fully retract the foreskin in uncircumcised males. Although the pre-pubescent male will remain unaffected by Phimosis, it does need to be corrected at about 18 years of age.
Probably the most physically debilitating disorder of the penis is one that most of us have probably seen in one form or another at some point. Peyronie’s Disease is a curvature of the penile shaft that occurs in one to four percent of men. Although a slight arc in the penis is normal, extreme conditions can result in pain upon erection and can make intercourse difficult if not impossible.
In the end, your cock is the last part of anatomy a partner sees when the clothes come off. So after you’ve hit the gym and combed the last hair into place, make a last-minute check below the belt. Do you think he’ll like what he sees?