Heatwave May Cause Men to Experience “Summer Penis”, When Warm Weather Makes Your Junk Get Bigger
With us being in the dog days of summer, it is just hotter than Satan's breath after a bag of Flamin' Hot Funyuns.
For some men, that means you're sitting in ball-soup most of the day. For other men, chafing is on the horizon, and there's nothing you can do it about it. Some other men, claim that they get "summer penis."
This phenomenon is said to make the penis look larger than normal, due to high temperatures. The term was coined by Tracy Moore of MEL Magazine in 2018, but experts have said there is some truth to it.
Jamin Brahmbhatt, a urologist from Orlando, said it's all just a matter of perspective.
"When it’s cold outside, your body does try to maintain its internal heat, and therefore things may appear to be more contracted. Blood vessels near the skin contract to maintain the internal heat. However, this type of body heat regulation should not affect the overall size of your penis."
It's the same as when you go swimming.
"When it’s hot outside, your body does try to evaporate the heat through sweat," he said, "You may take in more water, which may in combination with the sweating make it appear like your body or skin is bloated. And that may give you the perception that things are larger."
On the other hand, Dr. Dudley Danoff has another theory.
He says that it has to do with Vasodilation, or the widening of blood vessels.
Dr. Danoff says the hot temperatures cause blood vessels to swell to the limit, so an erect penis looks bigger.
Swelling might not sound pleasant, but that's how erections work. You're fine.
"There’s a reason why people don’t take honeymoons to the North Pole. They go to Hawaii. There’s a reason why a hot tub is attractive for romance," he said.
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