Forgive me moving slightly off topic, but what is the process that causes a childs penis to grow. It is not only cell expansion as there are ligaments also growing,
Obviously all the parts of a penis must be growing in some sort of unison as it (largely) maintains it’s shape until maturity
As it is one (of the few organs) without bone to assist in the growth. But neverthless maintains growth and shape and normally stops growing after adolescence, What are the factors (presumably hormonal) that cause the increase in size, and why do they stop?
(Or more wishfully, how could they be restarted?)
Why does the penis start growing?
Why does it stop? And can it be restarted?
If we knew the answers to those questions, we could be potentially much more effective at PE. I’ve always heard that it was androgen receptors in the penis were related to its growth and ultimately, its’ growth cessation. Now I’m seeing links that suggest that there’s more to it than that.
The effect of testosterone on androgen receptors and human penile growth.
From that article:
“These experiments support the hypothesis that penile growth cessation is mediated by mechanisms other than down regulation of the androgen receptor. Furthermore, these data support the hypothesis that early administration of androgen to prepubertal male individuals does not result in a shorter phallus in adulthood.”
That article was from 1997; one would hope that there has been research since then to figure out just what does control human penile growth.