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1. Penis Size

Penis size is determined by genetics. It is highly unlikely you can do anything about your penile size. Different lengthening techniques haven’t proved successful and could turn out to be dangerous leading to penile pain or premature ejaculations. The surgery could extend one’s penis from 0.5 to 1 inch, which may not make a difference for a normal-length penis.

Penis starts to grow between the ages of about 10 to 14 years of age. The penis first grows in length and later in girth. Teenagers cannot tell their exact size one or two years after they have stopped growing in height.
Average adult erect penis is in the range 4 to 8 inches.


Penis chart
Penis size

2. Penile bumps

If you are sexually active, make sure you check with your doctor any new bumps that appear on your penis. Many STDs would cause bumps to appear although there are a few normal penile variants. If you haven’t had sex yet or had any other skin to skin contact in the pubic region, you cannot get an STD.


Pimple like Bumps on Penis and Testicles

Sebaceous prominence-white little bumps that are harmless. They remind of pimples. They may have a hair arising from them that reveals their true nature, blockage of sebaceous gland’s opening.
They are considered to be a normal penile variant and should not be picked or squeezed as such behaviour may lead to infections. If they bother you way too much, you could ask an urologist to remove them. Since they are normal, many urologists would not accept the job and will send you home. These bumps will not prevent you from having a normal sexual relationship or experience.


I think I have Sebaceous Prominence
Sebaceous Prominence Treatment

Fordyce spots- small, pale, white or bright red bumps 1-5 mm in diameter that can appear on the glans, shaft or scrotum and would usually affect younger men. They cannot be removed but are normal and not associated with any disease.


Getting rid of fordyce spots

Pearly penile papules are small, flesh-colored bumps that appear around the corona or sulcus of the penile head, usually in one or several rows. They could be removed by carbon dioxide laser treatment although it is not necessary as they are a normal variant as well.


Pearly Penile Papules

3. I can’t pull back my foreskin

There could be two reasons of this problem. First of them is called Frenulum Breve, a condition in which frenulum is too short and may be preventing your foreskin from retracting. Frenulum is a small piece of tissue connecting the penile head and the foreskin. If your frenulum is too short, it may cause troubles during masturbation and especially intercourse. Intercourse may lead to tearing of the frenulum and bleeding. This may take a few days to heal but it will happen again. In order to have it fixed, you should talk to an urologist about the procedure called frenuloplasty, a minor procedure in which frenulum will get lengthened.


Frenulum Breve

Another reason is Phimosis. Phimosis is a constriction of the opening of the foreskin so that it cannot be drawn back over the tip of the penis. Phimosis could lead to improper hygiene and accumulation of the smegma under the foreskin and infection.
Phimosis should be addressed by an urologist who could prescribe a steroid cream and show you some exercises to slowly get rid of phimosis by loosening of the adhesive ring. Circumcision should be used as a last resort, only in severe cases of phimosis where loosening and the cream haven’t helped.


Possible phimosis
Foreskin question

4. Smegma under foreskin/Proper foreskin hygiene

Smegma is the secretions of the sebaceous glands that consists mostly of dead skin cells, transudated skin oils, and moisture. It often accumulates under the foreskin. The presence of bacterium Mycobacterium smegmatis is also involved in production of the smegma.
Penis should be washed thoroughly and regularly under the foreskin to get rid of all the smegma that had accumulated. If left there, smegma will become an unpleasant-smelling substance and may even lead to phimosis and different infections. The area should be washed with mild soap and warn water all the way under the foreskin.


Smegma under foreskin
Foreskin won’t stretch and smegma has accumulated

5. There was some blood in my ejaculate

It happens sometimes that blood vessels burst during masturbation or sex and cause you to notice some blood traces in your ejaculate. This is no big deal and if you refrained from masturbation or sex for just a few days, the problem would go away. However, if it persists, make sure you see an urologist about the matter.


Ejaculating blood

6. When does ejaculation/sperm production start?

The first time sperm are developed occurs at different times for different guys. Puberty usually starts between 10 and 17 years old but it may not happen all at once but in stages. You may show some signs of puberty at an early age and have to wait for the other signs (like sperm production) for another few years. Spermatogenesis (sperm production) usually begins around the age 10-12 and is fully functional by the age of 14-16 years.


I’m not ejaculating