Discover the science behind the joke of Mother Nature.
Ice cold fingers and runny nose are annoying, but the worst joke of mother winter is your shrinking penis.
According to urologists your penis shrinks 50 percent in length and 20 to 30 percent in circumference if the temperature is below the -15.5 degrees celsius.
“If you’re cold your blood flow reduces to your penis,” says Darius Paduch, director of sexual health at Weill Cornell Medicine. “This will actually let your penis shrink your.”
It sounds like a cruel joke of Mother Nature, but there is an evolutionary explanation behind.
Your body is set up that the heat and energy retentive to some parts of your body . If it’s cold your blood will flow in the middle of your body and remains constant around your vital organs. To keep this up your body reduce blood flow to the fingers, toes and penis.
In the meantime, your scrotum shrinks and crawls your entire thing up, toward the warmth of your body, says Dr. Paduch.
We laugh about it, but for some men it can be really uncomfortable. Because if you weaken blood flow, your penis rubbery and dangles’ ie around in your boxers, which may reduce your penis in very painful positions, said Dr. Paduch.
The solution: wear tighter sport boxers in the winter to prevent this, he says.
A reassurance: once your body warms up, your penis in just a few minutes back to its former glory ‘resurrected’.