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DISPERSION OF THE ITALIAN ARTISTIC HERITAGE

Published November 18, 2014 by Tony

ITALIAN WORKS OF ART AROUND THE WORLD

The question of the Italian artistic heritage’s dispersion is very complex.
The reason why a so large number of Italian works of art is still in many foreign countries, is due to several factors.
Primarily, because of the misappropriation of the artworks due to foreigners regnant countries, that have made the history of Italy and that have succeeded over the centuries. Then, because of the phenomenon of collecting that has existed in a systematic way for over five centuries, and especially by the fact that from the unification of Italy onwards, the dispersion of the Italian artistic heritage came in succession thru hallucinating procedures and criteria, with the complicity of shrewd antique dealers, officials government, and by compliant and inappropriate laws and rules. Last but not least, the undue subtraction and thefts that constantly have been perpetrated against the Italian artistic heritage.

Rightly, the Napoleonic plunder and the failure in giving back so many masterpieces, is always remembered in this regard, but if such dispossession make us indignant, we must also ask ourselves why in Italy came many other works that were not part of that looting (excluding those that definitely were already out of Italy before the nineteenth century). For the uninitiated, the Napoleonic thefts refer to a number of subtractions of goods, in particular works of art, made during the military conquests of Napoleon Bonaparte. The subsequent peace treaties were the legal instrument used by Napoleon to legitimize these divestitures: between the clauses he considered the artworks as a tribute to war.
In 1799, in the Kingdom of Naples, the General Jean Etienne Championnet put into effect the same policy, as shown by a letter sent to the directorate in the windy year VII (25 February 1799):
« I announce you with pleasure that we have found riches that we thought to have lost. In addition to the arts in chalk of Herculaneum, there are two equestrian statues in marble by Nonius, father and son; Callipygian Venus will not go alone to Paris, because we found in the Porcelain Factory, the superb Agrippina awaiting death; the full-size marble statues of Caligula and Marcus Aurelius, a nice Mercury in bronze, and marble busts of the greatest value, including that of Homer. The convoy will leave in a few days. »


The works stolen by the Nazis and their allies before and during the Second World War, have been millions across Europe, including books and valuable documents. In this regard, we should remember the work done by Rodolfo Siviero, a non-commissioned Carabinieri’s officer, in charge of directing a diplomatic mission to the Allied Military Government in Germany, with the aim to establish the principle of restitution of stolen works to Italy. Since the fifties, and on behalf of the Italian Government, he has dealt systematically a search of all the works of art that were stolen and exported from Italy. This intense activity, which earned him the nickname “art’s 007”, lasts until his death in 1983. During this period Siviero often denounced the lack of attention that government institutions devoted to the problem of the recovery of our artistic heritage.
Berlin 1945-1946, the Second World War is over and the Red Army occupied the city. And here begins the odyssey of many masterpieces  which were secretly taken away by the Russians. According to the calculations of some German experts, the number of works of art disappeared from Germany, at the hands of the Russians, would be about one million of pieces. But we cannot know how many of them came from Italy occupied by the Germans, when Hermann Goering ordered the depredation.

In the past, other artistic commissioners were instructed to “negotiate” the return of looted works but, among compensation, sales and prescriptions, many are no longer returned in Italy. Despite everything, I am consoled by the thought that Italian art would not enjoy such a universal reputation, if its works were not present in some of the greatest museums in the world. Louvre, British Museum, National Gallery in Washington, Metropolitan in New York, Hermitage in Petersburg, Alte Pinakotheke in Monaco of Bavaria, Prado in Madrid and the Kunst Historisches Museum in Vienna, which are visited each year by millions of people from every continent. And in each of those museums the visitor finds ‘Italy’. This “mutual advantage” is perhaps the only reason that heals our consciences.

As mentioned at the beginning, there is no country in the world that has no  Italian historical relic or masterwork on display in their museums, and albeit the largest number can be found in French and English museums, America is no exception.
Although the United States have not their own art history (being officially founded only in 1776), following an optimal and targeted plan of purchase, persisted over the centuries, they hold great examples of classical art, medieval and modern, kept in so egregious way in their museums; the legitimacy of the housing is obviously questionable, despite the sensitivity of the issue: just think of one in all,  to the Chariot of Monteleone di Spoleto now in the Metropolitan museum, illegally transported in New York from the Umbrian city  in 1902, in the same years in which Italy was formulating a law to protect the assets belonging to its National Artistic Heritage.


For Americans who read me, I would like to give a complete listing of all our works that are scattered on their territory, but a systematic and comprehensive research is impossible, and  it will give back an endless list.

I can tell you that about Michelangelo you can see the “Young Archer,” a marble sculpture of 1491, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and “The Torment of Saint Anthony” a tempera of 1487, at Fort Worth in Texas.
About Caravaggio you can see, “Marta e Maria Maddalena “, olio su tela  del 1598 all’ Institute of Arts a Detroit. “Sacrificio di Isacco”, olio su tela del 1603 al Princeton,  Barbara Piasecka-Johnson Collection. “San Giovanni Battista”, olio su tela del 1604 al  Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,  Kansas. “Crocifissione di Sant’Andrea”, olio su tela del 1607 a  Cleveland Museum of Art. “Negazione di San Pietro”, olio su tela del 1609 al Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York e il “San Francesco in Estasi”, al Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art di Hartford.

The Wadsworth Atheneum has other wonderful works of Italian medieval and modern art: sifting in the section relating to his collection on the official website, it is apparent the presence of historically important paintings by Italian artists, such as Ritrovamento di Vulcano, painted  by Piero di Cosimo in 1505; the Ritratto di un uomo in armatura,  1512 by Sebastiano del Piombo; Giuditta e la serva con la testa di Oloferne, 1624, by Orazio Gentileschi; the  Veduta di Piazza San Marco, 1750 by Canaletto;  the Trojan Horse, 1773 painting by Giandomenico Tiepolo.

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.,  has one of the finest art collections in the world.
The strongest collection is the Italian Renaissance collection, which includes two panels from Duccio’s Maesta, the great tondo of the Adoration of the Magi by Fra Angelico and Filippo Lippi, a Botticelli on the same subject, Giorgione’s Allendale Nativity, Giovanni Bellini’s The Feast of the Gods, the only Leonardo da Vinci painting in the Americas, Ginevra de’ Benci; and significant groups of works by Titian and Raphael.

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art you can admire works of Francesco Bartolozzi, Stefano della Bella,  Bartolommeo Bonghi , Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri),  Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco M. Mazzola), Francesco Piranesi,  Giovanni Battista Piranesi,  Marcantonio Raimondi,  Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Santi), Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi,  Antonio Tempesta,  Enea Vico, Francesco Allegrini, Piedmontese, Giuseppe Galli Bibiena,  Giovanni Battista Foggini,  Giovanni Battista Tiepolo,  The Triumph of Fame; (reverse) Impresa of the Medici Family and Arms of the Medici and Tornabuoni Families, Giovanni di ser Giovanni Guidi (called Scheggia),  San Giovanni Valdarno, Alessandro Longhi (Italian, Venice 1733–1813 Venice).
Also, you can see, The Adoration of the Shepherds by Andrea Mantegna, The Birth of the Virgin, Fra Carnevale, Bartolomeo di Giovanni Corradini,  Portrait of a Woman with a Man at a Casement, Fra Filippo Lippi, Saints Peter, Martha, Mary Magdalen, and Leonard, Correggio, Madonna and Child with Angels by Pietro di Domenico da Montepulciano, Madonna and Child with Saints by Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia,  The Entombment and Christ in the Wilderness by Moretto da Brescia, Saint Andrew by Simone, Paradise by Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia, The Adoration of the Magi by Giotto di Bondone, Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Pietro Lorenzetti, The Agony in the Garden and  Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints by Raffaello Sanzio, Christ Crowned with Thorns by Antonello da Messina, Portrait of a Young Man by Cosimo di Domenico di Bonaventura, Madonna and Child by Vincenzo Foppa, The Flight into Egypt by Cosmè Tura, The Journey of the Magi by Stefano di Giovanni, Portrait of a Young Woman by Lorenzo di Credi, The Resurrection by Perugino, and many others anonymous Italian masterworks.

SEX EDUCATION

Published January 7, 2012 by Tony

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Answers, opinions and recommendations expressed on this page are personal, therefore, for any doubt or professional consultation you must contact a specialist.


If you don’t find your question or wish to know more, or for any question, write me please and if possible I’ll help you. For more privacy you may write me by email. My address is: antveral@hotmail.it
Have no shame or awe whatever your question is, there is no reason!
Anonymous you’re and anonymous will remain.

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Brainstorm came when some years ago I began to answer some question on “Yahoo!Answers” web-page and realized how many doubts about sex and sexuality boys (but men and women too) have, while some question was so repetitive to become intolerable. Though sex is a topic very diffused, illiteracy and fallacy aren’t unusual. It’s not my intent to rise on a chair as a professor, having – on the other side – neither qualifications nor titles for that, but I only want to put at other’s disposal my knowledge and experience, hoping it can be useful for someone then, giving the input to delve into. Anyway, whoever can e-mail me for more clarification or advices!

COMMON TEENS QUESTIONS ABOUT SEX

(First part)

At what age the male sexual development starts?
When does male puberty begin?

Same question and similar answer: from 12 to 14
At what age the sexual development ends?

Usually at 14 – 16
At what age the growth ends?

Till what age can I grow (height)?
Usually 18 – 20
What is Wet Dream?

Spontaneous and normal nocturnal erections
How avoid nocturnal erections?

By a costant sexual activity

Please consider these ages as indicative. Height and sexual development are connected because they have their spurt during a particular time in human life called PUBERTY. From the birth and till the start of the puberty the development is slow but continuous, becoming faster just during the puberty and lasting 2-4 years long. Then it decreases till to and stop definitively. During this time any child becomes a man physically. For male subjects puberty starts later compared to female and stats say that for male the average ranges among 12 – 14 years. But no worry if it may start a little sooner or later. Anyway, if at 15 years old you note no sign of sexual development yet, it’s the case to talk with a doctor. Most evident signs of puberty in progress are the increase of the tallness (in some case it’s so fast to be called “spurt of growth”), of the sexual organs, the growth of hair on the body (but on pubic area and on lip mainly), and the change of voice tone (by lowest pitch). Usually, not longer than 16-18 years the bones growth slows down, until to stop at 19-20 inexorably! There is no way to know in advance the definitive height. It’s a genetic issue and teenagers can do a rough expectation only looking at their progenitor height, considering that he can’t hope to be 6.23 ft. if his dad, grandfather and great grandparents were not more than 5.57 ft. While the growth is going on also the body shape changes, due to the increasing muscular mass, but the great number of hormones bring some psychological and mental changes too. This particular advanced time of puberty is called ADOLESCENCE when most boys can feel depressed irascible discouraged insecure listless or negligent. For someone it becomes time to evade, break with tradition, protest or becomes introvert. Both parental and social relationships become difficult and unstable. Nothing to worry however, it will subside! Adolescence is time when sexual development is thriving and so erection and sexual excitement increase. Very common are the “wet dreams” and nocturnal erections (or spontaneous erections) due to the high testosterone flowing in the blood during the night mainly. Whether they are a concern for someone, you could come out starting masturbation or having a more constant sexual life. For somebody is useful carrying out masturbation before going to bed. About masturbation, in general more mature and up-and-coming boy starts by himself this new experience while somebody else postpone it until the comparison with friends and further knowledge bringing him to try later.

Can I become taller?
How can I become taller?

Yes if the medical treatment begins during prepuberal age
What is the average (American) height?

Doctors can intervene for helping someone to increase the tallness only if his development isn’t in the end yet and better if during the infancy. Specific hormonal treatments together some sport (swimming, basketball, volleyball, etc.) can be useful for this purpose. Useless asking to get taller at 18 or 20 years old! It’s too late! Somebody – verging on the stupidity – even asks for getting longer arms only! Probably, in the future by genetic engineering & robotic this will be possible. Anyway, some American poll, comparing age and height, says:

10 years 55.67 in.
11 years 58.54 in.
12 years 60.94 in.
13 years 63.03 in.
14 years 66.34 in.
15 years 68.43 in.
16 years 69.02 in.
17 years 69.02 in.
18 years 69.37 in.
19 years 69.49 in.
20 years 62.99 – 70.87 in. (average)

§ Anatomy & Penis size

First, these are the principal external parts of the penis you must know:
Glanspractically is the head of the penis, often the biggest part where the urethra ends by the orifice where pee and sperm come out.

[ http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cc/Foreskin2.jpg , A PIC ]

Frenulum –is the the strip of skin joining foreskin with the penis. It is alike the thread connecting tongue to the palate.

[ http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/54/Image_of_frenulum.jpg , http://www.miesklinikka.com/mp/db/discussion/x/IMG/31084/attachment/Penisfrenulum.jpg].

What is the average penis (cock) size?

How long a normal penis is or should be?

Nearly 5 – 7
Till what age penis grow?

15-17 more or less
How long my penis will grow?

How long my penis will be?

It’s a genetic issue, no one can know it in advance
What is depending penis size on?

Above I told that during puberty the sexual development starts and at 12-13 years, when most toddlers notice that penis is growing.

[here for penis in pre-pubescence time: http://img.medscape.com/fullsize/migrated/541/801/un541801.fig1.jpg , http://img.springerimages.com/Images/Springer/PUB=Springer-Verlag-Berlin-Heidelberg/JOU=00431/VOL=2007.166/ISU=1/ART=2006_202/MediaObjects/WATER_431_2006_202_Fig3_HTML.jpg , http://www.cirp.org/library/normal/702607.jpg ] [here for puberty start: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2490/6/28/figure/F1 , http://www.mef.hr/Jurak/SliSem/2008/Case4sl01.jpg , http://www.ilcannocchiale.it/mediamanager/sys.user/55497/sexualorgangsBoy2.jpg]

Till sexual development isn’t ended you can’t be sure how long your penis will be. Wait and don’t be worried about size. As many other physic characteristics the penis shape and size are depending on genetic issues. As for the height, expecting to become well-hung whereas our progenitors aren’t, gets no sense. Unluckily, many men get the “locker-room syndromes”! A lot of guys fell ashamed to undress in front of other dudes afraid to have a little penis and to be judged for that. It’s ignorance and bad culture because penis size gets no meaning while most of us just have equal penis length when in flaccid state (flabby or slack).
[sexual development in progress: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6f/Le_prepuce.jpg , http://www.nvsh.nl/facts/pictures/sexualorgangsBoy2.jpg , http://uncut.gay-porn-blogs.com/pic-really_long_foreskin.jpg , or in the end: http://www.hospitaladventure.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/young-boys-medical-exam-preview1-preview1-preview.jpg , http://www.boypreview.com/data/524/p35556_gay_photo.jpg , http://www.boypreview.com/data/1021/Candid-Twink-567801.jpg ]
About penis size, we can find around many polls carried out on different times and concerning age and race. The following table is a Canadian poll carried out online, so by internet whoever could take part everywhere. More than 3000 persons – affirming to be old from 18 to 55 – were engaged, but there was no way to verify the single entered information. However, the final data more or less is similar to the average coming out from the prior and well-known poll carried out from the Kinsey Institute. The single values put in the columns correspond to the most recurring datum entered by contributors, then giving back to the average.
[men erected penis in the mid-average: http://www.gaydemon.com/blogs/pictures/2006/08/chaosmen-ulrich.jpg , http://www.scallylad.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/gay_scally_lad.jpg , http://asian-dick.hornyfatties.com/average-penis-length.jpg , [above average: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3EAPTZv3OuM/Sdo9GxY2GGI/AAAAAAAAANY/Bc3Qd8ua4p0/s400/1.bmp , http://www.ilcannocchiale.it/mediamanager/sys.user/55497/big.jpg , http://www.imagespenis.com/enter/subaug2%20(45)_small.jpg]

Erected Penis MINIMUM — MEDIUM — MAXIMUM
Length……………….  5.57 in………….. 6.35 in……….. 7.13 in
Circumference…….  4.67 in………….  5.01 in……….. 5.43 in
Summarizing we can affirm that penis size in the population ranges within
5.57 – 7.13 in.(as average).
I realize if yours is below average you could feel uncomfortable but, know that operationally and physiologically also a penis long 4 in. will do the same things that a longer penis does. Whether it becomes an angst for you then, when possible talk with a surgeon.
[two guys in comparison: http://www.smartbest.eu/dimensione-del-pene-3.jpg , some below average: http://www.the-penis-website.com/banners/6uy3a03prpn6_small.jpg , http://fetishclips.com/showimage.php?cid=166603 , http://twinks.eu/image/ut8_you-want-suck-it-sweet.jpg ]
How long should penis be when flaccid?
What is the average size for flabby penis?
0.8 – 4 in. and 3 as average
Average size of not-erect penis is 3 in. while size can range from 0.8 to 4 in. These are variable values and not-indicative of the erect size, fixed for every body. It means, if the own erect penis size is 6 in. – this size will be kept during erection – independently from the size when penis is slack. Vice versa, erect size isn’t linked with flaccid one, at all! For example, the 6 in. penis could be 4 in. long in the flaccid state or somebody else could have it 2 in. long but – the same –if the fixed erect size is 6, then both the penises will become 6 in. long during the erection. Ok? The only advantage having a longer flaccid penis concerns the (external) appearance. Thanks to the illiteracy, many persons consider lucky the guy and he will feel at ease when naked. Besides, take in account that the flaccid size is continuously depending on some factors like temperature, stress, health, drugs, etc. Cold brings sexual organs (scrotum mainly) to huddle up while hot to sprawl.
[Here for boy penis in the flaccid state: http://www.blogdelpene.com/micropene.jpg , Here about a man: http://fotos.fotosprivadas.com/2007_chicas/MATR23077/imagenes/mipene4.jpg ]
Penis size by race?
What is the average penis size for other populations?
RACE LENGTH
African/black
6.74 in.
Native American 6.49 in.
Middle Eastern 6.28 in.
European/white 6.26 in.
Hispanic 6.03 in.
Asian/Pacific
5.50 in.
Can I have sex by a little (below average) penis?
Can I have children with a small (below average) penis?
What about too short or too long penis?
Is penis size important?
Medically and evolutionary there is no problem because until the penetration and internal ejaculation is possible (fecundation by sexual act) any penis is good and able! On the other hand, he who has short (out average) penis will feel discomfort and psychologically aggrieved, aware that bigger penis could give more satisfaction during the intercourse. It’s told that women have different kinds of stimulations, the clitoral and the vaginal one. A bigger penis gives both of them enough to fulfil widely the woman. I add that aside from the length the circumference should be more important considering vagina conformation, at last. Thus, better a penis thicker than longer! Though, longer & thicker should be the best, of course! Anyway, independent from your penis size you are or will become a man able to have sex and children, so don’t worry.
Manhood or being male isn’t estimate by penis size!

How long should penis be during the development?
How long penis is by age?

Values by age can’t be an actual average for teens because puberty has no exact or fixed time to start and its course isn’t constant or equal for any boy.
However, here’s the most common average penis size by age:

Age ….  range
12…. 3,3 – 4,1 in.
13…. 4,9 – 5,3 in.
14…. 5,4 – 5.7 in.
15…. 5,9 – 6,1 in.
16…. 6,0 – 6,3 in.
17…. 6,1 – 6,5 in.
18…. 6,2 – 6,4 in.
The only consideration I can do here concerns the expectation any boy could foresee considering these value. I mean, whereas sexual development already is in progress, a 14-years- old boy with a penis 5 in. long then shouldn’t expect to get a penis above the average in the end of the development.
[sexual development in progress: http://www.usc.edu/student-affairs/Health_Center/adolhealth/largeimages/template_clip_image008.jpg , fast or precocious one: http://www.boypreview.com/naked_boys_pics/showfull.php?photo=35556 , just in the end: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_-7dqsX-Ijec/R_DI2avhUlI/AAAAAAAADU0/9ypc3qJfphg/s1600/VOL1308_03_27_08_128.jpg ]
How can I measure my penis?
How is penis measured, commonly?
Since flabby penis size is unimportant, it could be more interesting to measure it when hard. You need a measuring tape (better if with rigid blade) and putting its tip (the zero) on the pubis – where penis starts – then reel off the blade on the trunk until the glans (head). The orifice will show you the limit and the size indicated on the tape. Measuring it underneath is wrong and will give different values depending how much the tape will move the scrotum (balls) back.
[ http://www.penishints.com/assets/images/penis-length.gif , http://www.afraidtoask.com/images/measuretape.gif , http://www.thegrip.com/grip/measure.gif ]
Is the fertility depending on the penis size?
Can I have baby by a short penis?
Fertility has nothing to do with genital size but only with the semen discharged during the ejaculation. Usually, men get a simple “semen analysis” before marrying. Examples of parameters measured in a semen analysis are: sperm count, motility, morphology, volume, fructose level and pH. A low count or mobility can encumber the male fertility but there are some medical treatments for that! Vice versa, sometimes motility and vitality of sperms is so high that drops of sperm put near the vagina even can be risk for an unwanted pregnancy! For scientist, any penis ejaculating inside vagina is appropriate for fecundation!
What is the best penis size?
Do women like big penises?
Aside from the vaginal excitement coming from the penis rubbing inside the vagina duct, during sex the greatest pleasure comes from the clitoral excitement. Take in consideration that clitoris just is at the beginning of the vagina and so any short penises can rub it. “Pleasure” and “satisfaction” are very personal matters, so there is no fixed or exact penis size that can be considered as best. A penis 5.5 in. long can fulfil a woman while another could remain unsatisfied by a penis 7.8 in. long! As audience says, important is being able to “use” it better. I realize you are convinced that “longer” is better, but to certain extend only. Vagina isn’t a pothole endless! Very long penises (more than 8 in.) begin to be a problem and to hit against female cervix and uterus. Again, the average values look natural and more appropriate (from 5 to 7 in.) without leaving out the bigger “girth” that, as mentioned, is preferable. At last, apart any hypocrisy, one of the advantage of long penis is the possibility to carry out any Kama-Sutra positions and give self-determination/confidence to the subject.
Anyway, be yourself independently from your penis length!After this long talk, somebody even couldn’t be satisfied yet and still asking what the best size is! Whether I must specify a size at any cost, in my opinion the best could be – 7.5 x 5,4 in. –
Is there any medicine or device useful to lengthen penis?
Is possible enlarge penis?
As other formidable organs, penis is a very particular one. It is not a muscle and so no exercise can prolong it. If you look at its anatomy, note that inside there is a substance called “corpora cavernosa”, a pair of sponge-like regions of erectile tissue, which, when blood flows into, during excitement, bring penis to become hard. [Look here: http://www.penis–articles.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/increase-penis-size.gif , http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/sex/common/ibank/ibank/0045.jpg ]
In some cases, this structure even can be affected by injury. Anyway, there is no way to extend it. Only specific surgery can solve some grave case. Therefore, don’t waste money and time going after false promise as a lot of advertisements announce! They are anonymous sites where unknown people without scruple sell dreams and illusions only! I realize your trouble, but chill out and think….. if any drug or method really was effective, in your opinion, wouldn’t that ‘product’ be publicized widely and well-known in any scientific entourage and around?! Think to the blue pill for instance, in short time Viagra became a famous treatment for a common dysfunction, and well known everywhere! At least, two words about ‘Andropenis’ or similar devices and ‘Jelq’ manual exercise. Well, the first is a mechanical device that put penis in traction and step by step (should) enlarge the corpora cavernosa. Growth (should) occur due to the cellular multiplication of tissues subjected to the continuous force of traction. The same effect could be reached through some manual exercise called Jelq, which with patience and time (could) give some improvement. My opinion here is the same, though Jelq exercises are free while the device needs cash. Without any certain proof I get great doubts and you can’t rely on the attestations or hearsay found by internet! Whereas you think your penis is too small or you feel hung-up…. talk with your doctor (andrologist or urologist is better).

§ Some illness or penis dysfunction

Is my penis too curved?
Can penis bend upwards or downwards?
We aren’t all equal as well as our penises. Normally, penis should be straight and pointing (during erection) a little bit upwards.
[look here: http://www.ilcannocchiale.it/mediamanager/sys.user/55497/big-cock-close-up.jpg , http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/9/95/20050214184923!Flaccid_and_erect_human_penis.jpg , http://en.wikivisual.com/images/2/2f/Penis_corrected.jpg ]
Anyway, some short bend (as banana or not more than 10-15 degrees) can be possible and independently from the direction (up, down, left or right), there is nothing to be worried.
[Acceptable bending: http://www.andrositalia.org/IMG/penecurvo3.jpg , http://www.penis-website.com/difference/bend1.jpg ]
Severe bend takes difficult masturbation or sexual intercourse and so should be treated. Sometimes a sudden curvature of the penis is a grave illness sign and the guy should get a visit ASAP.
[penises too curved: http://www.andrositalia.org/IMG/penecurvo4.jpg , http://www.andrositalia.org/IMG/pey2.jpg , http://www.peyronies-disease-help.com/peyronies-disease-treatment-pix15.jpg , http://www.peyronies-disease-help.com/picture-of-peyronies-disease26.jpg , http://www.peyronies-disease-help.com/picture-of-peyronies-disease19.jpg , http://www.penecurvo.net/images/p006_1_00.jpg , http://www.penis-website.com/difference/twist29_small.jpg ]
Why doesn’t foreskin uncover the glans completely?
Why can’t prepuce roll around penis?
Phimosis – this just is a very common dysfunction bringing a tight foreskin. Being too tight the prepuce can’t retract or move freely, covering the glans or rolling back as masturbation and sexual act imply. On others cases, foreskin can’t move further because is the Frenulum (the small fold of tissue securing the foreskin) to be too short. A short Frenulum may require a frenectomy or frenuloplasty to achieve normal mobility of the prepuce.Who gets short Frenulum has painful sexual intercourse and frenulum even can lacerate with bleeding (rarely it breaks completely). Phimosis can be slight or severe, but both need to be treated through surgery – either by a simple cut or a complete circumcision to eliminate the foreskin definitively. Such operation is necessary to avoid infection and give a complete functionality to the organ. Generally, these dysfunctions – as others concerning male external sexual organs – should be noticed by parents or doctor during childhood even! On the other hand, it’s opportune to intervene before or during the puberty to avoid bad penis shape and a troubled adolescence.

§ Scrotum & Testicles
What testicles are?
Testicles inside the scrotum produce the sperm, the male semen indispensable to fecundate female ovule – getting woman pregnant – and transfer our genetic code. Sperm (cum) comes out during the ejaculation, when man reach the orgasm, the most pleasant time in the end of the sexual act. Being so important any man has two testicles. [clip about ejaculation: Ejaculation Educational Demonstration.OGG , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ejaculation_Educational_Demonstration.OGG , ] [pictures: http://www.nightcharm.com/imagesblog/2007/10/big_gay_male_cum_shots.jpg , http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fc/Ejaculation_scatter_pattern.ogv/mid-Ejaculation_scatter_pattern.ogv.jpg , http://nibblebit.com/wp-admin/user_content/7132358bd3c1f11f54591cd04ac1bdf5.jpg , http://www.ilcannocchiale.it/mediamanager/sys.user/55497/wank-01.jpg]
How big should testicles be?
Why one testis is bigger than the other?
Testicular size as a proportion of body weight varies widely. In normal adult human males, testicular size ranges from the lower end of around 14 cm³ to the upper end larger than 35 cm³ (1,18 in. x 0,79 in. nearly). Testicles size can change for some reasons as – short of direct injury or subjecting them to adverse conditions, e.g., – higher temperature than they are normally accustomed to – they can be shrunk by competing against their intrinsic hormonal function through the use of externally administered steroidal hormones. Testicles are contained within an extension of the abdomen called the scrotum (sack) and it is most common for one testis to be greater and hang lower than the other. The percentage of men with a lower hanging right testis or left testis is about equal. This is due to differences in the vascular anatomical structure on the right and left sides, overall but, in particular scientists think it’s a way to avoid “balls” (nuts) to hit each other during the movements.
[testicles during the development: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/Testicular_size.jpg , testicles fully developed: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/Hanging_testicles.JPG , http://www.mensfaq.com/en/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/_d.jpg ]
Is normal for my testicles to come up in the groin?
Why do I get one testis only in the sack?
Why my testicles move?
Criptorchidism is a medical term referring to absence from the scrotum of one or both testes. This usually represents failure of the testis to move, or “descend,” during fetal development or after birth, through the inguinal canal, into the scrotum. Undescended testis is the most common birth defect of male genitalia. Undescended testes are associated with reduced fertility, increased risk of testicular germ cell tumors and psychological problems when the boy is grown. Undescended testes are also more susceptible to testicular torsion and infarction and inguinal hernias. To reduce these risks, undescended testes are usually brought into the scrotum in infancy by a surgical procedure called orchiopexy. Later in time the operation is carried out and lower will be the possibility to recover the testis functionality. Although Criptorchidism nearly always refers to congenital absence or maldescent, a testis observed in the scrotum in early infancy can occasionally “reascend” (move back up) into the inguinal canal. A testis that can readily move or be moved between the scrotum and canal is referred to as retractile and is caused by inguinal canal not-closed as it should. During the development it’s a risk if testis remain too long in the groin. It’s normal for testicles to move inside the sack arriving till the groin though they don’t have to go out through the inguinal canal and remain in the groin.
[one or both undescended testis: http://draijazsoomro.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/left-undescended-testis.jpg , http://faculty.mdc.edu/jmcnair/undescended%20testis.jpg , http://www.tefvater.org/renal/images/undctest2.jpg , http://www.tefvater.org/renal/images/undctest2.jpg , http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/06/Hidden_testicles.JPG , http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/MedEd/urology/udtexam.jpg ]
Do I have water in the scrotum?
Another common genitalia defect is the Hydrocele testis, an accumulation of clear fluid in one of the most internal membranes containing a testicle. A hydrocele feels like a small fluid filled and transparent balloon inside the scrotum. It is smooth, and is mainly in front of one of the testes. Hydroceles vary greatly in size. Hydroceles are normally painless and harmless, and in children usually, it is present before or after birth and caused by liquid moving from the groin through the inguinal canal while testis descend. Others causes may be a physical trauma, infection or tumor. Sometime the liquid is absorbed slowly in the time but to avoid testes damage it’s opportune intervene before the puberty, at least. The accumulation should generally be removed surgically.
[ http://www.surgical-tutor.org.uk/pictures/images/hne&p/hydrocele.jpg , http://www.koori-childrens-clinic.com/hydro.jpg , http://www.cai.md.chula.ac.th/lesson/atlas/G/ImgBig/IMG0011.jpg , http://www.prohealthsys.com/physical/images/genital-hydrocele4.jpg , http://www.ilcannocchiale.it/mediamanager/sys.user/55497/scrotal_swelling_clip_image002.jpg ]
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SOME QUESTION ABOUT SEX COMMON AMONG TEENS (First part)

Brainstorm came when some years ago I began to answer some question on “Yahoo!Answers” web-page and realized how many doubts about sex and sexuality boys (but men and women too) have, while some question was so repetitive to become intolerable. Though sex is a topic very diffused, illiteracy and fallacy aren’t unusual. It’s not my intent to rise on a chair as a professor, having – on the other side – neither qualifications nor titles for that, but I only want to put at other’s disposal my knowledge and experience, hoping it can be useful for someone then, giving the input to delve into. Anyway, whoever can e-mail me for more clarification or advices!

Development & Height
At what age the sexual development starts?When does puberty begin?
At what age the sexual development ends?
At what age the growth ends?
Till what age can I grow (height)?
What is Wet Dream?
How avoid nocturnal erections?
Please consider those ages as indicative. Height and sexual development are connected because they have their spurt during a particular time in human life called PUBERTY. From the birth and till the start of the puberty the development is slow but continuous, becoming faster just during the puberty and lasting 2-4 years long. Then it decreases till to and stop definitively. During this time any child becomes a man physically.
For male subjects puberty starts later compared to female and polls say that for male the average ranges among 12 – 14 years. But no worry if it may start a little sooner or later. Anyway, if at 15 years old you note no sign of sexual development yet it’s the case to talk with a doctor. Most evident signs of puberty in progress are the increase of the tallness (in some case it’s so fast to be called “spurt of growth”), of the sexual organs, the growth of hair on the body (but on pubic area and on lip mainly), the change of voice tone (by lowest pitch). Usually, not longer than 16-18 years the bones growth slows down until to stop at 19-20 inexorably!
There is no way to know in advance the definitive height. It’s a genetic issue and teenagers can do a rough expectation only looking at their progenitor height considering that he can’t hope to be 6.23 ft. if his dad, grandfather and great grandparents were not more than 5.57 ft. tall!
While the growth goes on also the body shape changes, due to the increasing muscular mass but the great number of hormones bring some psychological and mental changes too. This particular advanced time of puberty is called ADOLESCENCE when most boys can feel depressed irascible discouraged insecure listless or negligent. For someone it becomes time to evade, break with tradition, protest or becomes introvert. Both parental and social relationships become difficult and unstable. Nothing to worry however it will subside!
Adolescence is time when sexual development is thriving and so erection and sexual excitement increase. Very common are the “wet dreams” and nocturnal erections (or spontaneous erections) due to the high testosterone flowing in the blood during the night mainly. Whether they are a concern for you you could come out starting masturbation or having a more constant sexual life. For somebody is useful carrying out masturbation before going to bed. About masturbation, in general more mature and up-and-coming boy starts by himself this new experience while somebody else postpone it until the comparison with friends and further knowledge bringing him to try later.
Is it possible growing more?
Can I become taller?
How can I become taller?
What is the average (American) height?
Doctors can intervene for helping someone to increase the tallness only if his development isn’t in the end yet and better if during the infancy. Specific hormonal treatments together some sport (swimming, basketball, volleyball, etc.) can be useful for this purpose. Useless asking to get taller at 18 or 20 years old! It’s too late!
Somebody – verging on the stupidity – even asked for getting longer arms only! Probably, in the future by genetic engineering & robotic this will be possible. Anyway, some American poll, comparing age and height says:
10 years . .. . . . . . . 55.67 in. 11 years. . . . . . . . . 58.54 in. 12 years . . . . . . . . 60.94 in. 13 years . . . . . . . . 63.03 in. 14 years . . . . . . . . 66.34 in. 15 years . . . . . . . . 68.43 in. 16 years . . . . . . . . 69.02 in. 17 years . . . . . . . . 69.02 in. 18 years.. . . . . . . . 69.37 in. 19 years . . . . . . . . 69.49 in. 20 years……… 62.99 – 70.87 in. (average)
Anatomy & Penis size
First, these are the principal external parts of the penis you must know:
Glans – practically is the head of the penis, often the biggest part where the urethra ends by the orifice where pee and sperm come out.
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