Anatomy for Beginners
Did anyone else watch this fascinating series on C4 last week?
The first episode was about the skin, muscles and blood vessels, the second episode covered the heart and lungs, the third was about the digestive system.
I found the fourth episode the most interesting, it was about the reproductive system in both men and women.
The autopsies were performed by Dr Gunther Hagen from the institute for Plastination.
The bodies were recently deceased and had given permission to be dissected on TV.
Eventually the Dr cut through the pubic bone and removed the pelvic organs, including the bladder, penis, testicles and prostate.
It was amazing the see how far inside the body the penis goes. There was the same amount again inside the body. The Dr mentioned that the penis is about twice as long at the bit you can see.
Also I did not realise that the prostate gland sat right at the base (I mean where it originates inside the body) of the penis.
I am currently hanging OTS and it gave me a good view of what was going on, the pubic bone acts as a kind of fulcrum at this angle.
There were also live models in the studio. The male was not cut and seemed to have a fairly good flaccid :-)
Mine seems to retract more at this time of year.