The Male Sexual Anatomy

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In Greek art, the male human nude was used as a canon of human perfection. The sensuous male form in motion was considered the crowning achievement of Greek sculpture. Its asymmetrical balance, this motion while at rest, and the resulting harmony of opposites is the essence of male beauty. The following will discuss the male sexual anatomy, physiology, and overall sexual health. In examining the male sexual body, the anatomy encompasses both the external and the internal sex organs. The external sex organs consist of the penis and the scrotum. The internal sex organs consist of the testes, genital ducts, and the fluid producing glands. The systems of internal and external organs that are the male genitals are also referred to as the…show more content…
These glands can also be referred to as accessory glands. The seminal vesicles secrete a viscous, alkaline fluid rich in fructose, which serves to nourish and protect the sperm. This secretion constitutes more than half the bulk of semen. Semen is a grayish white, sticky mixture that consists of sperm and other fluids from the accessory glands. The prostate gland secretes a milky, alkaline fluid that is essential in the neutralization of the acidity in the vagina during intercourse. The Cowper's glands secrete an alkaline, mucous-containing fluid into the penile urethra that is lubricating and protective and adds to the bulk of the semen. An ejaculation is the process by which semen is ejected from the body and is a spinal reflex like an erection. An orgasm, which is an intense pleasurable sensation, usually follows an ejaculation. Although, some men report that for them ejaculation and orgasms do not always occur simultaneously. <br><br>The sex glands of males include the hypothalamus, the anterior pituitary gland, the testes, and the adrenal glands. Their hormones (chemical regulators) are responsible for sperm cell production and for the evolution and preservation of a man's sexual traits. Testicular hormones are necessary for the prenatal growth and differentiation of the male genitalia. The hypothalamus controls the pituitary gland and the pituitary gland responds by stimulating the sex glands. Androgens (male sex hormones)
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