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Why His Penis May Shorten By Up To 50% In The Winter

December 18, 2015 2 min read

We all know some of the travails of winter weather. Shoveling the driveway and cleaning off the car are some of the horrible but necessary tasks we have to endure. We are also familiar with the runny noses, watery eyes and red cheeks that become all too common. But, if you are a guy, this is definitely not the worst part of winter for you. One urologist says that a man's penis can shrink by 50% in length and 20-30% in girth when exposed to temperatures below 60 degrees. “When you’re cold, your blood vessels constrict, which limits blood flow to your penis,” says Darius Paduch, the director of sexual health and medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. “This causes it to decrease in size.”  Yikes! While this may seem like a particularly harsh joke, there is an evolutionary reason for it. The body is wired to reserve heat and energy. When it gets cold, it channels it's efforts toward increasing blood flow in the center of the body, where the vital organs lie. Despite what you may have heard, the penis is not a vital organ. [bctt tweet="Why His Penis May Shorten By Up To 50% In The Winter"] d0a6fae92d364b125f87e09b34cb88e1 In order to pull this off, blood flow to the extremities -- fingers, toes and penis, becomes restricted. The testicles retract and rise closer to the body to maintain warmth. Shrinkage has garnered lots of laughs over the years, but for some men, it could be uncomfortable. With the decreased blood flow, the penis becomes rubbery. As Dr. Paduch explains, when the penis moves around inside a man's pants or underwear, it can cause a great deal of painful friction. The solution is to wear boxer briefs, he says. It will contain the penis and reduce the friction. If that doesn't work, a doctor may prescribe erectile dysfunction medication like, Cialis. It will relax the smooth muscle tissue and increase blood flow to the penis. Taking this medication will simply provide relief and not produce an instant erection. He still has to be aroused to get an erection. The good news for the fellas out there is that shrinkage doesn't last for long periods of time. As soon as he enters a warm space, his body will heat back up, blood flow will resume as usual and the penis will return to it's normal size. Phew! All kidding aside, are you shocked to learn these details? Did you know it could shrink up to 50%? Source: Men's Health [caption id="attachment_123680" align="alignnone" width="100"]@BodyRockOfficial @BodyRockOfficial[/caption] [caption id="attachment_123681" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]  

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