Penis talk: watch it change

Before we talk about the big changes that boys go through in puberty, let’s learn about penises.


Penis: The penis is the male organ used for urination (weeing) and sexual intercourse (having sex). It is made of spongy tissue and blood vessels. The foreskin covers the head (glans) of the penis. The foreskin is removed if the boy is circumcised.


Scrotum (also called balls): A pouch-like structure that hangs behind the penis, which holds and protects the testes.


Testes: Makes sperm and testosterone.


The penis is the male reproductive organ that will allow you to make babies later. But there are lots of funny and rude names that people call it too!


Boys are sometimes worried about the size of their penis. Penises are all different. There are many shapes and sizes. Penises can change size even when not erect (standing up). Being afraid, cold or nervous slows the blood flowing inside the penis making it smaller in size.


You may notice that some boys are circumcised, while others are not. Male circumcision is a 30 minute operation to remove your foreskin – the skin covering the tip of your penis. This practice has been done for thousands of years for religious and cultural reasons but now it is being done for medical reasons.In some religions a baby boy is circumcised when he is a few days old while in other cultures circumcision is an important part of changing from boy to man.


You can choose to have a medical male circumcision (MMC) by a doctor at a local clinic. Ask a doctor, nurse or counsellor about MMC. But remember, if you are under 16 years old you will your parents permission to have MMC.


Whether you are circumcised or not, you should wash your genitals (sex organs) every day! If you are not circumcised, it is best to pull back the foreskin as far as it will go and clean underneath it with soap and water.

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B-Wise User Anonymous 13 May 2018 22:25

Hello, yesterday i did unprotected sex and my penis cover is apart with my penin head and it's painful ..... What should i do?

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 May 2018 10:28

Hello Anonymous. Having unprotected sex increases your chances of getting an STI and other infections. It would be best for you to visit a clinic near you so they can do an examination. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near you. It’s important to practice safe sex at all times. Using a condom can help protect you from STIs and other infections. Check out our articles from our Basics of S-E-X section and get more information on how you can protect yourself.



B-Wise User Anonymous 18 April 2018 23:14

at what age will your penis stop growing

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 April 2018 17:23

Hi Anonymous. The size of a penis changes during puberty. This is when major changes happen in the body and can start as early as 10 years of age. The penis usually stops growing when you finish puberty but can stop growing anytime in-between that. You may have a penis that has grown to its full size as early as 13 years or as late as 18 years. It is not the same for all people. 




B-Wise User Anonymous 3 June 2017 23:01

she s not stand up when i met a girl and when i doing sex i feel a pein

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 April 2018 18:02

Hi thank you for your question. Sex was meant to be pleasurable and you shouldn't be feeling pain during sex.

There are many reasons why you may not be getting an erection, such as stress, being very tired, taking certain medication or you may have a medical condition. It is best that you visit a doctor or a nurse at your local clinic so they can do a check up. They will be able to tell you what the problem may be and they will give you the right treatment. 



B-Wise User Sokisi 3 February 2017 12:13

True early ejaculation is mainly caused by unprotected sex & your sexual thirst towards that particular partner

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 April 2018 13:02

Hey there, thank you for your feedback 



B-Wise User Tee-kay 16 October 2016 19:07

How can I stop early early ejaculation?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 April 2018 13:31

Hi Tee-kay, this is a difficult but good question. How we feel inside is often connected to early ejaculation; especially if you feeling nervous, under pressure or stressed out. You can try to stop early ejaculation by distracting yourself with non-sexual thoughts or wearing thicker condoms. But don't use more than one condom at a time, because that will make the condom break. It's best to talk with your partner about how you are feeling but if you don't feel comfortable then talk to a doctor, nurse or counsellor. 



B-Wise Expert Expert 28 October 2016 14:00

Hi Tee-kay, this is a difficult but good question. How we feel inside is often connected to early ejaculation; especially if you feeling nervous, under pressure or stressed out. You can try to stop early ejaculation by distracting yourself with non-sexual thoughts or wearing thicker condoms. But don't use more than one condom at a time, because that will make the condom break. It's best to talk with your partner about how you are feeling but if you don't feel comfortable then talk to a doctor, nurse or counsellor.