GOING to your GP can be nerve-wracking, especially if the issue is on the sensitive side.
When it comes to what lies beneath, penises come in all shapes and sizes.
It's normal to feel a little anxious if you think something doesn't look or feel right.
Discussing your private parts can seem like a tall order, and if you're not quite ready to take the plunge, we've got you covered.
Speaking to The Sun, Dr Philippa Kaye has delved deep into the four penis questions you might be too embarrassed to ask.
1. Can you break your penis?
Technically, Dr Kaye says, your todger doesn't actually have any bones.
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However she did say that on a rare occasion, you can have a penile fracture, which is generally due to trauma.
She explained that when you get an erection your member fills with blood.
"There are two sort of cylinder shaped cavities called the corpora cavernosa that fill with blood and if you have a penile fracture it’s the lining of those cylinders which can rupture.
"It tends to happen due to trauma, perhaps you come out of your partner and then bang back into their pelvis, or if the penis is bent suddenly and if that happens there tends to be a popping or cracking sound."
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Dr Kaye said there could be a sudden onset of severe pain and you might notice that the penis becomes discoloured and swells.
"In fact some people describe it as looking a bit like a purple aubergine.
"If that happens then you need to head to A&E because the treatment is with surgery to repair that lining", she said.
2. What does normal semen look like?
Semen has a jelly-like consistency, a little bit like egg white and it tends to be white or even a light grey, Dr Kaye said.
On average you produce about two to five millilitres of semen when you ejaculate, which Dr Kaye says is about a teaspoon.
Usually it will have a alkaline smell a little bit like bleach, which Dr Kaye says is to counteract the acidic PH which is in the vagina.
"If you notice a change to your semen, perhaps it changes colour, maybe it’s yellowish or green, or pink or blood stained, do get it checked out with your doctor", she said.
3. Is it normal for your penis to curve?
Penises come in all shorts of shapes and sizes and you might notice that when your penis is erect that it points straight upwards or straight downwards or that it has a slight curve or bend to the left or right.
Dr Kaye said that this is normal, but if your penis has a more significant curve or it’s causing you pain or difficulties when you are having penetrative sexual intercourse then you should see your GP.
She explained: "There is a condition called peyronie's disease where there is a more significant bend and that has treatment options such as suction devices and surgery – so get it checked out if you’re worried."
4. What is a normal size for a penis?
Dr Kaye said that it's important to note that research shows that people tend to underestimate the size of their penis.
"Now historically having a large penis has been associated with the idea that it might make you more virile or more masculine or more fertile and that’s simply not true.
"Now the size of the penis will obviously vary between people but on average a flaccid penis is about 9cm long but that does not mean there is something wrong if yours is smaller or larger than that.
"When erect they tend to range between about 13-18cm in length.
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"Research has also shown that women are more likely to say they are satisfied with the size of their male partner's penis than the male in that partnership is."
She said that the last thing to remember when discussing male/female penetrative sex is that most females will not reach orgasm from penetration alone and as such the size of the penis may well not matter.
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