The Penis (smooth) Muscle Theory
This thread is a continuation of a discussion begun in the thread entitled, Need help from all good gainers!.
Were you a scientist in reality, you’d not make recommendations without citing a basis for them.
I was rather dumbfounded when I learned that the penis truly is a muscle — not completely muscle, and not a normal muscle — but approximatelly 50 percent smooth muscle. Below are two posts of my notes and research about the smooth muscle of the penis.
Xeno, there is plenty of basis in this forum. I hope I haven’t offended anyone by for-bringing what I recommend to the table. After all, sparkyx did ask for my opinion. Perhaps you meant no harm in your reply, just busting my balls, eh? Either way, in actuality I’m truly not a scientist, yet.
Science is mysterious itself. Even scientific facts aren’t always fact. So I presume that my recommendations could be wrong, but I believe in them. But I will always follow the evidence, at least to the best of my ability. My recommendations are also based on hours (and hours, and hours) of reading over PE forums, and scribbling down my own notes.
But more important (at least right now), do you disagree with me? I know you think decon breaks help, and I also know that you believe moving up in intensity is the best way to go. Or, at least that is what I am under the impression (from your posts and your journal). I’m all for discussion if you think I’m wrong. I think that is why Sparky created this thread. He, the thought provoker he is, wants to create more guidelines for men to follow.
Anyways, here is a reference for what you requested:
1: J Urol. 2004 Feb;171(2 Pt 1):771-4. Related Articles, Links
Sildenafil preserves intracorporeal smooth muscle after radical retropubic prostatectomy.
Schwartz EJ, Wong P, Graydon RJ.
Division of Urology, University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center, Farmington, USA.
The important role of corpora cavernosal smooth muscle in potency has been known since Goldstein et al reported the first examination of erectile tissue. 8 Normal smooth muscle content and function are necessary for the initiation and maintenance of erection. 6 Published reports suggest that the average intracorporeal smooth muscle percent is between 40% and 50%. 9 Our unpublished data confirm this rate with the finding of an incidence of smooth muscle of about 49% in normal potent males in the general population. In contrast, patients with veno-occlusive dysfunction show a much lower percent on microscopic examination. A prior study suggested that these patients have a smooth muscle percent of 10% to 36%. 9 Concomitant intracorporeal fibrosis results in abnormal smooth muscle function, increased venous leakage and eventually impotence.
Personally (this is my opinion), I think the smooth muscle plays a monumental roll in penis enlargement. Healthy smooth muscle in the penis is required for an erection.
This is well documented in:
The penis as a vascular organ. The importance of corporal smooth muscle tone in the control of erection.
Urology Research Laboratory, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA.
The intrinsic biological complexity of penile erection and the multifaceted nature of erectile dysfunction are just beginning to be fully appreciated. This article describes how mechanistic studies of the local control of penile erection, with specific emphasis on the primary role of the corporal smooth muscle, contribute to the improved understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of erectile dysfunction.
But here is a tidbit:
Complete smooth muscle relaxation is both necessary and sufficient to elicit an erection.
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