“Summer Penises” are, of course, the result of soaring seasonal temperatures which – allegedly – improve your erection and penis size. It’s basically the opposite of “Winter Shrinkage.”
Mel Magazine reporter Tracy Moore gave a name to this peculiar seasonal phenomenon last year.
“Summer penis is a temporary dick fluctuation that, thanks to the heat and warmth, gives you a months-long leg-up on shaft size,” she wrote. “It’d be like if a woman’s boobs suddenly got huge from May to August.”
HuffPo backs up the phenomenon with lots of anecdotal evidence:
“In the summer, my dick tends to be consistently larger when I look in the mirror, and my biggest measurements have been taken in the summer,” Richard, a 30-year-old who lives in the northeast U.S., told HuffPost. (He, like others quoted in this story, asked to be identified only by his first name to protect his privacy.)
“My fingers and hands swell up a bit in warmer temps, as evidenced by my struggle with taking off my wedding ring in the warmer months,” he said. “It’s logical to assume the same thing would happen to my junk.”
Brian Ayers, a sex coach and author of “How to Be A Better Lover In 3 Days or Less,” said he’s also experienced summer penis. He chalks it up to seasonal lifestyle changes.
“You’re outside more in the summer. Hiking, swimming or going for longer jogs in the summer gets the blood pumping,” he said. “Sitting inside for eight hours in front of a computer in the winter with no sunlight and fewer fruit or vegetable options available will leave any guy hanging smaller.”
And whether or not “Summer Penis” is a real thing, we do know for sure your testicles absolutely do hang a little lower when it’s hot.
“We know that the scrotal sac is exquisitely temperature-sensitive and drops way down when hot and creeps way up when cold,” Turek said.
So… what do you think: Is “Summer Penis” a thing? Have you ever experienced it? Let me know in the Facebook comments?