Theory of Base Widening
I am just starting to learn some details of penile anatomy. One thing I have often heard discussed on these forums without an explanation is the widening of the base of the penis that often occurs with hanging. Now I am by no means an expert in penile anatomy but I have studied this subject over the last couple days putting in several hours. I would just like to throw out some wild speculatory guesses as to what causes this width increase.
It would appear that hanging allows more of the roots of the corpora to be pulled out from their natural positions by increases in lig length. This newly exposed fascia was previously within the protection of the ischiocavernosus muscles and bulbospongiosus muscle. Now that it is exposed, the fascia are not used to supporting the full pressure of an erection. A natural erection can then expand the newly exposed crura to a greater diameter.
Whats more, the crura do not mesh together as perfectly as at the septum and thus I would expect that some sort of tissue may intervene between the crura, thus contributing to extra girth.
Experts, please weigh in. I would especially like to here what Bib has to say, but I know there are other experts out there, so please chime in.
Thanks for your time,
-Still bitter the y2k bug was a dud.
-My dear boy, do you ask a fish how it swims? (No.) Or a bird how it flies? (No.) Of course not. They do it because they were born to do it...