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Testosterone levels not inherited, say scientists
(14 May 2012)
In a study of twins, researchers have found that testosterone levels are governed by environmental factors rather than inherited...

Scientists overturn "disappearing male" theory
(27 February 2012)
The notion that evolution will eventually make the Y (male) chromosome extinct has been overturned by a group of scientists who say the Y chromosome has a long, healthy future...

Testosterone cripples cooperation
(1 February 2012)
New research has found that testosterone makes us overvalue our own opinions at the expense of cooperation...

Can status trump all in the mating arms-race?
(16 January 2012)
Fascinating new research shows that when males outnumber females, men will seek to improve their status by buying products and spending money...

Revealed: why looks do matter
(14 November 2011)
Researchers now know why people with birthmarks, scars and other facial disfigurements are more likely to receive poor ratings in job interviews...

Peer group pressure hardwired into male brain
(7 September 2011)
Men take stupid chances when their friends are watching that they would never take by themselves, a behaviour that researchers say is evolutionarily wired into our brains...

Regions with biggest cojones revealed
(17 August 2011)
Researchers reveal the US regions where men are most likely to take risks to establish their manliness... and die young...

Having sex a major trigger for brain aneurysm
(6 May 2011)
Drinking coffee, having sex, blowing your nose and defecating all raise your risk of rupturing a brain aneurysm - and suffering a stroke...

Testosterone found to not directly maculinize the male brain
(3 May 2010)
The direct action of testosterone, the prototypical male hormone, is actually unnecessary for masculinizing the brain and behavior...

Public Washrooms: The Ten Commandments
(14 April 2008)
The public restroom is the great leveler where the high and mighty piss beside the low and slovenly. To make these public acts of a personal nature tolerable, we present the ten commandments of public bathroom etiquette...

The Male Period
(1 September 2007)
The idea that men experience a monthly cycle is not new. After all, our default blueprint is female. In fact, were it not for the expression of a single gene on the Y chromosome sometime in the second month of gestation, men would be morphologically female...

The Sleep Stiffy
(1 August 2007)
Because the morning erection coincides with the need to pee, many men think that their stiffy is related to the urine buildup in their bladder. But this isn't actually the case...

Asleep On The Job - Sexsomnia
(18 June 2007)
Sexsomnia is an umbrella term for any sexual behavior (masturbation, intercourse, fondling, taking dirty etc.) that manifests itself while the perpetrator is unconscious. Interestingly, the incidence of sexsomnia appears to be on the rise, with experts attributing this to a growing public awareness of the problem...

Blue Balls
(18 February 2007)
When I was a young man, there was a theory amongst young feminists that "blue balls" were a fiction invented by horny guys, part of a gender-wide conspiracy to guilt girls into sleeping with them. But as anyone with first hand knowledge knows, blue balls are the real deal and they really do hurt...

The Partying Penis And The Horny Hangover
(18 December 2006)
According to the card people, Hallmark, more people have birthdays between August and October than at any other time of the year. It's not just a statistical anomaly either. Year after year the same pattern repeats itself. Could it be that all the party season's horny hangovers are responsible for this surge in conceptions?

The Unpredictable Erection
(23 October 2006)
The nervous systems connected to the penis aren't subject to conscious control, so you can't will yourself to have an erection anymore than you can will yourself to stop having one. What you can control, however, are the thoughts and sensations that...

Well Hung: Death By Orgasm
(31 July 2006)
Autoerotic asphyxia (AEA) typically involves strangling oneself while masturbating to "enhance" the sensations of orgasm. Officially, more than 500 young men die in America each year from AEA related accidents but the real number is thought to be much higher. The under-reporting is likely due to both the unwillingness of parents to disclose the nature of their son's death and investigators missing the tell-tale indicators of AEA and instead classing the death as suicide...

Penis Plastination - An Afterlife For Your Appendage
(6 March 2006)
Let’s say you’re in the end stage of some awful disease and you’re headed for the existential abyss, but you want very much to give your soon to be widowed wife the best part of yourself. She´s always had a sentimental attachment to it and what the hell, you won’t need it where you’re going...

Preserving Your Penis For Posterity
(27 February 2006)
Got a cock that deserves recognition from the masses? Thanks to intrepid penis casting pioneers, there are a number of ways to preserve your dick in all its raging, tumescent glory...

Rock Stars Getting Plastered
(20 February 2006)
Cynthia Plaster Caster’s story begins in the swinging sixties when she was given an art assignment to make a plaster cast of something solid that would hold its shape. In a stroke of genius, Cynthia hit upon the notion of casting a guy’s dick, and surprise, surprise, the idea was an immediate hit...

Busting Your Balls
(19 December 2005)
We’ve all seen the image in movies. A man or teenage boy is crouched over, knees slightly bent. He’s got a funny look on his face. He’s just been whacked in the nuts and it’s hilarious. But to anyone who’s ever experienced it, it’s the least funny thing imaginable. Only in an alternate dimension could it be considered “funny”. But show a movie audience a scene where some poor schlep gets a two by four between the legs and they’ll be splitting their sides...

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