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  • There is more to men than just their  penis. Do you think we get through this  

  • video without talking about the weird things  the male sex organ does? Only time will tell.

  • If you've ever been awoken by a snoring  partner it was most likely a male.  

  • That is because sleep studies have found  that men tend to snore more than women.  

  • Some research studies have hypothesized  that this is because men tend to have  

  • more abdominal body fat than women. Whether  this is a result of drinking too much beer,  

  • or just not working out enough, is something  to be assessed on a case by case basis.

  • The American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that  about 40% of men are habitual snorers. This is  

  • almost twice the percentage of women, which the  study found was closer to 24%. So, if you are a  

  • male who is woken up by snoring, there is a good  chance you were the snorer and woke yourself up.

  • Dental hygiene is important for both males  and females, but did you know that men's teeth  

  • are larger on average than women's?  This might not be super surprising,  

  • but the reason why is actually pretty crazy.

  • All of the teeth in the male mouth tend  to be larger than in females. However,  

  • there is one set of teeth that are almost always  larger and sharper in men. The pointy canine teeth  

  • can be significantly larger in a man's mouthWhen you think about it in evolutionary terms,  

  • this makes sense. Our closest relativesthe chimpanzee, use their canines to assert  

  • dominance in a group by pulling back their lips  in a threatening way to show off their teeth.  

  • In this display of power the canines  are always the most prominent.

  • In our distant past, human ancestors most likely  had a hierarchy within their social groups  

  • similar to that of which we see today in modern  apes. Therefore, males who had larger canines  

  • were more intimidating and dangerous. This was  less important for the females of the species,  

  • so there was no evolutionary pressure  for them to evolve larger teeth.

  • Hair can be a touchy subject for men. Whether  it is because early hair loss is embarrassing,  

  • or because they want a luxurious beardmen are obsessed with their hair. But one  

  • weird fact is that men typically  have darker hair than women do.

  • When you think about it you probably  know more blonde haired women than men.  

  • This is not surprising since when men go through  puberty they produce higher amounts of melanin  

  • than women. Melanin is one of the pigments  responsible for skin, hair, and eye color.  

  • More melanin normally results in darker traitsSince men tend to produce slightly more melanin  

  • than women this most likely plays a role  in them having darker hair on average.  

  • We've all heard the saying that  someone has thick skinmeaning  

  • that not a lot bothers thembut  men actually have thicker skin.

  • Men normally generate more  testosterone than women.  

  • One side effect of this is that men's skin is  slightly thicker. Testosterone can stimulate  

  • the growth of skin cells. More skin cells  means thicker skin. In fact, men's skin  

  • tends to be about 25% thicker than the skin of  females. This is not an insignificant number,  

  • and the difference between male and  female skin does not just stop there.

  • Men also have tougher skin than women. Whether  this was an evolutionary adaptation to help  

  • them in fending off dangerous animals, or fighting  for dominance in their social circle, is unclear.  

  • But tougher skin may have been an advantage  to men earlier in our specie's history.  

  • Thicker and tougher skin could just  be a byproduct of more testosterone,  

  • but it also may have helped men survive.

  • One last weird fact about men's skin is that  

  • it actually has the ability  to slow the aging process.

  • What we mean by this is that if men are careful  about how they treat their body, the signs of  

  • aging will be reduced. Men lose collagen density  slightly slower than women do, resulting in  

  • less wrinkles and sagging as they get older. The  fact that a man is getting older doesn't change,  

  • but the looks associated with aging can  be less significant in men than in women.

  • This is only true if men take care of  their skin. We are not talking about  

  • using moisturizing products, but by reducing  sun-related damage by wearing sunscreen,  

  • and making sure to be careful while shaving  to reduce nicks and other damage to the skin.  

  • If men are smart about how they treat  their skin, it will last much longer,  

  • and allow them to maintain their  rugged good looks a bit longer.

  • We did our best to stay away from the penis,  

  • but there are too many weird facts about it  to not include in this videoso here we go.

  • All men are born with foreskin around the tip  of their penis. Depending on the culture they  

  • are raised in, or preference of the parentsthis skin can be removed or circumcised.  

  • But what is the foreskin of the penis  actually for? The answer is pretty weird.

  • The foreskin itself is a double layer of skinand a mucus membrane, that covers the head of the  

  • penis when it's flaccid. The foreskin most likely  served as some form of protection for the penis in  

  • the distant past before humans developed clothingIt may have prevented dust or other outside  

  • particulates from entering the urethra, or perhaps  it was a shield against unpleasant bug bites on  

  • the sensitive head of the male member. As of right  now we do not know exactly why men have foreskins.

  • However, The World Health Organization  has found some interesting, and scary  

  • facts about this weird part of the male body.

  • According to the WHO uncircumcised men  have a higher risk of contracting HIV.  

  • This is because cells called Langerhans  cells found in the mucous under the foreskin  

  • are highly susceptible to the HIV virus. These  cells allow the virus an entry point into the  

  • body where it can begin to target a man's white  blood cells and dismantle their immune system.  

  • The WHO found that men who are circumcised  have a reduced risk of contracting HIV by 60%.

  • And the weird facts about foreskin don't  stop there. Circumcision of this piece  

  • of skin dates all the way back to artwork  in Egyptian tombs from around 2300 B.C.E.  

  • The removal of the foreskin became common asright of passage in Jewish and Muslim religions  

  • long ago, but it was in the 1800's  that foreskin removal got real weird.

  • During the 1800's circumcision gained  favor in the realm of public health.  

  • It was claimed that by removing the foreskinman could be relieved of antisocial behavior or  

  • even paralysis. The foreskin was also blamed for  decreasing a man's sexual pleasure, and therefore,  

  • was often removed. Even though none of these  benefits of removing foreskin are true,  

  • this strange piece of the male body  definitely gives you something to think about

  • Whether a man has foreskin or notthe shape of the penis is the same.  

  • And this shape has some  surprising and weird functions.

  • The head of the penis is shaped in a way that  may serve an evolutionary benefit for males.  

  • Scientists know that in certain primates males  often compete to have sex with the same female  

  • to pass on their DNA to the  next generation. Humans are  

  • no different in the evolutionary scheme of things.

  • The head of the penis is actually pretty good at  extracting another male's sperm from the female's  

  • reproductive system. Think of it as a kind of  plunger. The mushroom shape of the male penis  

  • allows the head to scoop out rival sperm, and give  its own sperm a better chance at reaching the egg.

  • This fact is also supported by scientific  studies. In the Journal of Evolutionary  

  • Psychology one study found that the shape of  a human penis was optimal for depositing sperm  

  • into the vagina while simultaneously displacing  rival sperm. Researchers at University at Albany  

  • took things a step further and created artificial  penises of different shapes to see which was best  

  • at scooping out rival sperm. Their findings were  not entirely surprising. The shape of an average  

  • male penis did an excellent job at flushing  out sperm that was already in the vagina,  

  • and thereby allowing a male's own sperm to  have a better shot at impregnating a female.

  • Men's bodies create some weird substancesbut none is stranger than semen.  

  • What makes this bodily fluid so unique is  the journey that it takes to be created.

  • When a man ejaculates the substance that  comes out of the urethra is called semen.  

  • You may be surprised to learn that semen actually  isn't made up of very much sperm. In fact,  

  • only about 1 to 5 percent of the  liquid is made up of sex cells.

  • Semen itself isn't even created in the testicles  like you might think. Three different areas of the  

  • male body are needed to generate and mix together  all the components of semen. Sperm is created in  

  • the testes and when a man ejaculates it begins  its journey through the seminal vesicles where  

  • a yellowish fluid is mixed in. This substance is  what around 70% of the semen is actually made of.

  • After the seminal vesiclesthe liquid passes through  

  • the prostate where a fluid containing  enzymes and other molecules is added.  

  • Just before ejaculation the fluid goes through the  bulbourethral glands, which secrete lubrication  

  • to allow the sperm to pass out of the urethraSo the journey of semen is a pretty weird one.

  • Our final weird fact about the male body  

  • is something that many men have  experienced, and is quite painful.  

  • For those of you who wonder if men get yeast  infections like females do, the answer is yes.

  • Oftentimes yeast infections are associated  with pain in the female urinary tract,  

  • but men can experience this as well. A buildup  in bacteria in the urethra can cause massive  

  • discomfort in men. If you are a male, or  female, who has never had a yeast infection,  

  • consider yourself lucky. Yeast infections  are more common in men who are uncircumcised,  

  • so removing the piece of skin covering the  penis may have even more health benefits.

  • But even circumcised men can get yeast  infections. Like in women, male yeast  

  • infections come with a rash, dischargeand pain in the urethra. Luckily for men,  

  • the same medications that works  for females can cure them as well.  

  • If you thought yeast infections were a weird  situation that only happened to females,  

  • think again. The male and female bodies are  much more similar than they are different.

  • Now watchWeird Facts About Testicles.” Or  check outWeird Facts About Female Body.”

There is more to men than just their  penis. Do you think we get through this  

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    Summer posted on 2021/11/06
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