Men will be able to choose the desired shape and size of the penis according to the sexual needs of their sex partners.
By Rakesh Raman
As a healthy penis plays an important role to ensure healthy relations between two sex partners, scientists have been working hard to invent new remedies for penile erection.
An erection occurs when your imagination or one or more of the senses (vision, hearing, touch, smell, taste) are stimulated and you become aroused, according to the doctors at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Your central nervous system sends nerve impulses that increase blood flow to your penis. The blood fills the spongy chambers (corpora cavernosa) in the penis, causing them to expand and become rigid.
The veins that would normally drain blood from the penis are constricted, trapping the blood inside and maintaining the erection.
An erection goes down because the arteries narrow, the veins expand, and the blood drains out of the penis. The penis returns to its normal size and is no longer rigid, explain the doctors.
According to them, four requirements for a normal penile erection are:
- A properly functioning nervous system that sends the necessary signals to the penis.
- An intact system of blood vessels (vascular system) to allow blood to flow into and out of the penis.
- Normal smooth muscle in the penis, which must relax so the penis can fill with blood and enlarge.
- The ability to trap the blood in the penis so that it stays firm.
However, there may be cases where men won’t get the right erection to satisfy their sex partners. They must not worry, as medical scientists now hope to develop the right penis for them right in their labs.
If all goes well, men will be able to choose the desired shape and size of the penis according to the sexual needs of their sex partners and install it on their body.
According to The Guardian, penises grown in laboratories could soon be tested on men by scientists developing technology to help people with congenital abnormalities, or who have undergone surgery for aggressive cancer or suffered traumatic injury.
Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are assessing engineered penises for safety, function and durability. They hope to receive approval from the US Food and Drug Administration and to move to human testing within five years, says The Guardian.
However, the success of these penises will largely depend on their acceptance by females who will be the ultimate consumers of these products developed in the labs.
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Photo courtesy: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center