Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Erection Basics

Anatomy of the Penis

The penis is made up of three separate cylinders. The two paired cylinders called the corpus Cavernosa are the force behind a man's erection and are made up of chambers that expand and fill with blood to the point of turgidity, creating the hardness of the erection. The corpus cavernosa are surrounded by a membrane, called the tunica albuginea which also contributes to erections by helping to hold blood in the penis.

The capacity of the Corpus Cavernosa to fill with blood during arousal limits erection length and thickness, and this function can decrease with age.

The third cylinder of the penis, located in a groove underneath and between the two larger cylinders, is called the Corpus Spongiosum, through which semen and urine are passed out of the body. Also housed within it are nerves, two main arteries and several veins. The Corpus Spongiosum also forms the head (or glans) of the penis.

Recently, it has been discovered that the penile tissue of the Corpus Cavernosa responds strongly to various herbal compounds. Because this tissue is highly vascular (contains a high density of veins and arteries) these ancient cures for vascular and circulatory health are seeing a re-emergence in Western medicine as treatments for erection problems.

The chambers of the Corpus can adapt to greater capacity and more effective function, so long as they receive the right supplementation and stimulation.

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