Male ducks have some of the weirdest junk in nature—a ludicrously long, corkscrew-shaped member that evolved on account of an ongoing battle of the sexes. New research shows that the social environment in which the male duck finds himself in has a pronounced effect on the length of his penis, a finding that may…
If you trust a doctor with information about your urinary tract or penis, you probably don’t want them talking about you online. You probably hope that their online presence is devoid of most unprofessional behaviors, in fact.
You might not know this, but we’re in the midst of an insect shape-studying renaissance. MicroCT technology—basically a lab version of the CAT scanners found at hospitals—is increasingly allowing scientists to produce detailed three-dimensional images without destroying samples. So naturally, if we’re scanning…
The Sumatran titan arum’s species name – Amorphophallus titanum – means “giant misshapen penis”. Guess what its flower looks like? At full growth, the flower stands 3 meters high, pulses with heat, and smells like rotting meat. The heat and stench attracts flies and beetles, which pollinate the plant. The whole show…
You don't have to look very far to find naked breasts in video games. Uncensored dicks, on the other hand? Those are rarer.
If there is other life in the universe, it could have evolved look like almost anything. And yet, as our movies and TV shows have proven, a disproportionate amount of them end up looking like cocks and balls. Here are a dozen extra-phallic terrestrials science fiction has dropped trou and revealed to us.
I mean look at it. Look at it. There's no way some deranged wizard doesn't have a few of these things secretly hiding around his magic tower, waiting to attack unwary adventurers (or at least seriously freak them out).
When it comes to scientific studies of genitalia, whether it be human or otherwise, there's an unquestionable bias towards penises. As a new study shows, it's problem that's actually getting worse — and it's getting in the way of science.
After the jump you'll find a video, the first 33 seconds of which contain the best statement ever: The early astronaut urination system used condoms, sized small, medium, and large. But sizes were renamed "large, gigantic, and humongous" when the men would all grab the larges, regardless of their true size. Magical.
For many men, getting an erection is as simple as breathing. But it's an incredibly complex process involving a precise sequence of psychological and physiological events that can easily go wrong. Here's how erections work — and how science is helping millions of men keep it up.
The online condom vendor Condomania has compiled its sales data to produce the latest in a long line of not-at-all-definitive penis-size rankings.
The FDA put out a warning this week that knockoffs of ExtenZe Maximum Strength have been found containing sildenafil — the active ingredient in Viagra and other ED prescriptions. Meaning hopeful pill-poppers may have thought those "herbal supplements" were really kicking in, despite science having proven they just…
In a wonderful article called It’s Only a Penis, anthropologist Christine Helliwell talks of how her time with the Dayak community of Gerai in Indonesian Borneo changed her perceptions of the sexual body. She writes of a time when a man crept through a window and into the bed of a sleeping woman. She continues:
Almost all baby boys in America were circumcised until a few decades ago, when the numbers began declining. Today in the western United States, only 40% of baby boys have the top of their penis chopped off by a doctor, while the rate is 58% nationwide.
Women on the Internet are baffled by the concept of a bit of disposable material used in the genital region—because the genitalia in this case belongs to men. Sometimes it's hard to find things to be enraged about on the Internet all day, but this is certainly probably worthy of everyone's emotion.
Sometimes a medical technique is so awesome that researchers are tempted to tell its story more than once. This seems to be the case with the dramatic rescue of a man's penis in India. The doctors involved just got in trouble for using it as a case study in multiple scientific journals.
Popsicles. Corndogs. Shish kabaobs. There are, you know, options. But sometimes, imagery just doesn't cut it. Here are eleven ways to put penis on the table.
David Neevel has always been on the cutting edge of incredibly necessary technology. Now, he's outdone himself, making a machine that can not only draw a penis with the mere push of a button, but also write the word "penis." It's amazing. Still, I feel bad for all the people whose penis-drawing jobs have now been…
Before we begin this week’s “Postal Apocalypse,” I’d like to stop for a moment to commemorate the fact that this week features my very first question about superhero penises! I am 100% confident it will be the first of many. Make sure to email your questions (penis or otherwise) to firstname.lastname@example.org!