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Myth 1
His penis remains erect after sex, which means he wants to have another go.

Not true: The erection that remains after he has ejaculated is because of a sustained level of blood flow to the penis. For most men, an erection dissipates one to two minutes after ejaculation.

Myth 2
Big hands or feet = big penis

Not true: There is no scientific proof to show that his large hands or feet (or, indeed, any other body parts) are an indication of how well endowed he is. Studies have been carried out to analyse correlations between the size of a man’s penis and his race, height, build, and the size of his feet, hands… and even his butt – no links were found. 

Myth 3
A penis can’t be broken because it has no bones.

Not true: If an erect penis is bent forcefully or suddenly, the fibrous coverings that envelop the penis’ erectile tissues can rupture. The painful fracture is accompanied by an audible “pop” and typically requires surgery. The usual culprit? Misalignment during woman-on-top sex positions. 

Myth 4
Exercising can increase penis size.

Not true: Exercise will not help to enlarge the size of his flaccid penis. However, it is possible to increase the size of his erection – but only temporarily – by eating more low-cholesterol foods and doing regular cardio or Kegel exercises. These will help strengthen the arteries that carry blood to the penis. Increased blood flow will result in a larger erection.

Expert source: Martha Tara Lee, clinical sexologist at Eros Coaching

This story was first published in HerWorld Magazine May 2015.

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