Male Reproductive System
If you're a boy, you probably don't need anyone to tell you to explore you own body. But it's definitely good to know what's going on there from an experts' perspective So here's the full low-down.
Are you done giggling? Alright let's continue. The penis is the male organ for sexual intercourse. The penis has a cylinder-like shape and it’s made of spongy tissue. When a man becomes excited, the penis fills with blood and it grows and stiffens. This is known as an erection. The skin of the penis is loose and elastic to accommodate changes in penis size during an erection. Semen, a fluid containing sperm, is released from the penis when a male orgasms. This is known as ejaculation.
This is the organ that produces sperm and testosterone, the male sex hormone. The testicles are covered by the scrotum, which is a loose, thin layer of skin that hangs behind the penis. The testicles hang outside the body because the temperature inside the body is too high to produce sperm.
These are two thin tubes with thick walls which carry sperm from the testicles to the seminal vesicles, in preparation for ejaculation.
When sperm reaches the seminal vesicles, it is mixed with seminal fluid and becomes semen. The seminal vesicles are sac-like pouches that attach to the vas deferens.
The prostate’s main job is to store and produce the fluid that makes up some of the volume of the seminal fluid, which is a part of sperm. The prostate is found just in front of the bowel and below the bladder.
The urethra carries urine from the bladder to the tip of the penis. Semen is also released from the body through this tube when the penis is erect.
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