Over the summer, a thread on
And now an expert has said that the winter chill can result in the entirely opposite effect, making mens’ penises appear smaller.
Blaming the cold weather for a decrease in size, erections and orgasms, Annabelle Knight, sex and relationship expert for Lovehoney, has revealed that the blood vessels in the penis can shut down because of cold temperatures.
Experts have said that the winter can result in making mens’ penises appear smaller, reduced erections and fewer orgasms as the body preserves energy by reducing blood flow to the appendage
Revealing the body preserves energy in the cold weather by reducing blood flow to the fingers, toes and appendages, resulting in shrinkage, she explained that women may not be imagining it when their partner’s penis appears smaller in the colder season.
‘The body is programmed to preserve heat and energy. So in the cold, it funnels its resources into maintaining blood flow to the middle of your body, where your vital organs are.
‘But in order to do that, your body has to reduce blood flow to your appendages – your fingers, toes, and your penis. The testicles also retract and rise closer to the rest of the body so they can also stay warm.’
Annabelle Knight, sex and relationship expert for Lovehoney, has revealed that the blood vessels in the penis shut down because of the cold temperatures.
‘I know mine is bigger, I have better erections in the summer and I also tend more to be a shower instead of a grower.
‘In the winter, it is the exact contrary. Why is that? More heat=better bloodflow? Does that happen to you guys also?’.
Revealing the body preserves energy in the cold weather by reducing blood flow to the fingers, toes and appendages resulting in shrinkage, the expert explained that women may not be imagining it when their partner’s penis appears smaller
The conversation originally began when an old thread resurfaced on Reddit before going viral, in which a man commented during the summer: ‘Anybody notices size fluctuation during the year?’
Responding to the conversation at the time, Dr Dudley Danoff, author of The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health, revealed that he believes hot temperatures cause blood vessels to widen and penises to ‘swell’, adding: ‘There’s a reason people don’t take honeymoons to the North Pole’.
However Urologist Dr Jamin Brahmbhatt, from The PUR Clinic, Florida, argues men’s penises always remain the same size, regardless of the weather, but adds blood vessels near the organs’ surface may contract to maintain heat.
Dr Dunoff claims hot weather may cause blood vessels to ‘fill to the max’ with blood, making erect penises appear larger.
He told MEL Magazine: ‘There’s a reason why a hot tub is attractive for romance.’