As temperatures are set to soar over 30C this weekend, many people will find themselves struggling with the heat.

Some will become rather sweaty and tired, others may break out in a heat rash.

Men specifically may also see an interesting change during the heatwave.

Some men have previously claimed they’ve experienced a phenomenon known as ‘summer penis’, which is where high temperatures cause the penis to appear bigger.

This is of course, not to be confused with summer penile syndrome, where men suffer with itchy, painful bites on their genitals.

Ouch!

The term ‘summer penis’ was coined by Tracy Moore of MEL Magazine back in 2018 and experts have  since agreed it is a real thing.

Moore spoke to Orlando-based urologist Jamin Brahmbhatt about the phenomenon.

He confirmed that temperature can cause a change – but said it isn’t actually a seasonal one.

He said: “Summer or winter, your penis size should remain the same.

“When it’s cold outside, your body does try to maintain its internal heat, and therefore things may appear to be more contracted. Blood vessels near the skin contract to maintain the internal heat. However, this type of body heat regulation should not affect the overall size of your penis.

“When it’s hot outside, your body does try to evaporate the heat through sweat.”

Some claim the warm weather makes their genitals look bigger (stock photo)

He added: “Also when it’s hot outside, you may take in more water, which may in combination with the sweating make it appear like your body or skin is bloated. And that may give you the perception that things are larger.”

So your penis isn’t actually growing, the only thing changing in the heat is the way it looks to you.

Dr Dudley Danoff, author of The Ultimate Guide To Male Sexual Health, also has his own theory on summer penis.

He claims that it is all to do with Vasodilation, which is the widening of blood vessels.

The expert says that hot temperatures can cause blood vessels to swell to their limit and be filled “to the max” with blood, making an erect penis appear ‘larger’.

While swelling may not sound pleasant, he adds that this isn’t a cause for concern, but instead something to be celebrated.

“There’s a reason why people don’t take honeymoons to the North Pole. They go to Hawaii. There’s a reason why a hot tub is attractive for romance,” he said.

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