The heatwave of 2018 gave men ‘summer penises’, it was claimed earlier this year.
One man asked users of an online forum if anyone else’s genitals grew during the summer months.
Many men were quick to respond that soaring temperatures caused their penises to appear larger, their erections better and made them into ‘showers instead of growers’.
Doctors confirmed ‘summer penises’ did exist, with one saying sweating and drinking more water makes male sexual organs appear ‘bloated’.
Dr Dudley Danoff, author of The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health, said hot temperatures cause blood vessels to widen and penises to ‘swell’, adding: ‘There’s a reason people don’t take honeymoons to the North Pole’.
Writing on Reddit, one user asked others if they experienced ‘bigger d**** in summer and smaller in winter’. He questioned whether heat improves blood flow to the sexual organ.
Many users responded to his post, claiming penises enlarge during hot temperatures as ‘part of your body trying to regulate ideal temperatures’.
Another said this only happened to his testicles, with warm weather causing them to ‘get to my knee’.
Urologist Dr Jamin Brahmbhatt, from The PUR Clinic, Florida, argued men’s penises always remain the same size, regardless of the weather, but added blood vessels near the organs’ surface may contract to maintain heat.
Dr Dunoff claimed hot weather may cause blood vessels to ‘fill to the max’ with blood, making erect penises appear larger.
He told MEL Magazine: ‘There’s a reason why a hot tub is attractive for romance.’