Question about erection angles
July 9, 2008 5:38 AM Subscribe
I have a NSFW, but nevertheless clinical and sober, question about erection angles (question follows).
posted by anonymous to Science & Nature (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've long wondered about this, but it just now occurred to me to ask in here. Most of the penises I've seen (through straight porn) are sort of perpendicular to the body when erect. Sometimes there's a slight variation in the up or down direction, but not by much. In addition to this, many seem to have a very "flexible" base, allowing the erect penis to point in whatever direction might be appropriate at the time.
Now... mine's always gone straight *up*. Parallel with the body; staring me in the face, if you will. The base is very stiff, and doesn't permit me to bend much farther than about 30 degrees from my stomach.
This is just fine for missionary positions, but there are lots of options that it prohibits -- I can't do doggy-style, cowgirl, or basically anything else that requires that the penis be perpendicular to the body.
I guess my questions are...
1. How common is this? What's the average angle?
2. Are there any... solutions? What do others do in this situation?
I imagine a surgical operation might work, but it seems unlikely that it'd be worth the trouble. Is there any sort of stretching that might work?
I've never had any complaints, but it seems unfortunate to be limited in this way.