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Okay is the human penis. Muscle or Tissue or both?

I know this is strange coming from me. But I want to know.

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nerilka
Feb. 5th, 2004 12:08 pm (UTC)
Tissue only
Specifically, erectile tissue, a spongy mass that hardens when engorged with blood during a state of arousal. No muscles at all in the penis itself, although the pelvic muscles are wired differently for a boy than a girl, and provide a bit of support and control in much the same way that pectoral muscles do for women's breasts.
twilightfenix
Feb. 5th, 2004 12:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Tissue only
YES! Thank you soo much! ^_^

::huggles::
xkookykrysx
Feb. 5th, 2004 08:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Tissue only
ok, you were right! I was wrong!

hee hee hee.... goes to look at a penis more closely...
ronnalmighty
Feb. 5th, 2004 12:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Tissue only
Your scope of knowledge both scares and intreeges me.
cluegirl
Feb. 5th, 2004 01:13 pm (UTC)
Erectile tissue, having no actual strength of its own, nor any hard points to which muscle can attach. It is one of two human tentacles, the other being the tongue.
katjabee
Feb. 5th, 2004 01:16 pm (UTC)
Re:
Really? I could have sworn the tongue was a muscle, though. Not that I have any scientific evidence to back this up, just what I was told when I was a kid...

An interesting thread you've started here, Phoenix! :-)
nerilka
Feb. 5th, 2004 01:29 pm (UTC)
Re:
The tongue *is* a muscle - what's fairly unique about it (besides the tentacle thing - didn't know that, but it makes sense!) is that unlike virtually every other muscle in the body, it only has one point of attachment. Voluntary muscle, I should say - heart and digestive system and other bits have muscle too, but it's a different type. All the other voluntary muscles attach at two or more points, and the contraction of those muscles, pulling one attachment point closer to another one, is how we move. That's also why voluntary muscles come in sets - one set to undo an action that another set has done (thus insuring that we don't end up with biceps permanently flexed, for example). The tongue however, is a nifty little muscle that basically uses itself and it's relatively large single attachment point as the fulcrum for all its movements. Isometrics for one, as it were ;)

Ummm...yeah, I used to be a bio major.

Stepping down from the podium,

Arianna
mel_mel_chan
Feb. 5th, 2004 04:49 pm (UTC)
*falls over* yet again i've heard the word penis today....we kept making jokes about a friends baby that last month was a girl and in the past month how it has grown a penis. penis, penis everywhere, but not a .... I'm not gonna finish that.
tigerlady1974
Feb. 5th, 2004 07:37 pm (UTC)
Wow, Ari....(& Phoenix)
You two are amazing - I second what RonnAlmight wrote... I'm both disturbed & intreeged.... and I'm also wondering how this subject got brought up in the first place....

Discuss amongst yourselves....

Hehehe....
tigerlady1974
Feb. 5th, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow, Ari....(& Phoenix)
***Smokin-Man Posting under Tigerlady's Name*****

Damn! Nerilka, your extensive knowledge of certain topics does indeed leave little to the imagination!!! LOL
xkookykrysx
Feb. 5th, 2004 08:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow, Ari....(& Phoenix)
see previous post of phoenixgoddess' ;)
twilightfenix
Feb. 6th, 2004 01:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow, Ari....(& Phoenix)
0.o What did I do that was so great? I just asked a question..
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