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Sperm
Sperm develop inside the testicles and it takes about 10 weeks for that them to mature. During a single ejaculation 50-100 million spermatozoa per milliliter are ejected, which is about one spoon of semen.

Each month up to 30 billion spermatozoa are produced. However, 40% of sperm may be deformed or inactive in one ejaculation and the ones that are not ejaculated are reabsorbed into the body.

Each spermatozoon consists of an oval head, a tubular mid-section and a whip-like tail. The head contains 23 chromosomes. Among them there are the x or y chromosomes that dictate the sex of the embryo after an egg has been fertilized.

The spermatozoon goes to find this egg through the cervix, uterus and Fallopian tube with the help of the mid-section that acts like a motor, lashing the tail from side to side and thereby, propelling the sperm. Sperm can survive several days inside a woman’s reproductive tract when the proper conditions are present.

Circumcision
A circumcised penis is the one that has its foreskin surgically removed. Usually, the reason for this surgery is either religious (in the Jewish and Muslims communities) or due to health reasons.

A Jewish boy is usually circumcised when he is 8 days old while Muslims undergo the procedure between the ages of 3 and 15 years old.

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Some western men have their penises circumcised for certain benefits – they consider that it reduces the risk of infection as the organ can be kept clean much easier.

There are some medical problems that require circumcision such as phimosis, when the foreskin is too tight to retract properly or balanitis, an inflammation of the penis caused by a buildup of secretions under the foreskin.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF MALE SEXUALITY
The male sexual characteristics become fully developed during puberty and cause many changes in a young man’s body. The first signs of puberty are noticed later at males than at females, usually between the ages of 12 and 14 years.

As with girls, the initial changes are triggered by chemical and nerve signals in the hypothalamus. These signals trigger the release of gonadotrophins which, in turn, instruct the testicles to start releasing increasing levels of male hormones, or androgens, such as testosterone, into the blood stream. These hormonal changes generate a sudden spurt in bone and muscle development.

When a boy reaches puberty, his scrotum and testes increase in size and also the pubic and facial hair begins to grow. Sperm begins to develop within the testes and the seminal vesicles and the prostate gland begin to mature.

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The larynx enlarges and the vocal chords thicken and lengthen; thus, the voice drops in pitch. The penis begins to enlarge at the age of 13, but it takes around two years to reach its full adult size in.

The skin becomes coarser and may darken a little; acne can also appear as the increased level of testosterone tend to over stimulate the oil-producing glands in the skin.

It is also possible for an adolescent male to experience temporary breast enlargement. Though embarrassing, this normally subsides within a few months.

The physical changes are only slight at first, but they speed up during the adolescent years, before stabilizing by the time the male has reached his early twenties.


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