That’s right. It’s time for your session with Mistress Elle.
Mistresses operate best giving instructions. 😉
1. You submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. I share my googled research, sage advice, years of experience, and deliver it to you in one sarcastically biting blog.
Now…I still wonder why men seem so obsessed with their junk. I mean I’m not complaining. It’s more power for me.
This week I address the age old question, “How’s It Hanging?”
Q: How’s It Hanging?
Our next question comes from Chuck in KY:
Oh, Mistress, I have a question. If men are right-handed, does their member tend to hang more to the left? And vice versa, if they are left-handed, does their member tend to hang more to the right?
Interested in this question, I submit unofficial polls on both my Facebook wall and to the forum of one of my favorite message boards. The results were quite interesting and none too surprisingly inconclusive.
Some of the responses:
– Left-handed and slight lean to the left!
– I’m right-handed and he favors left
– Right and right, it’s not hooked just a bit of a curve I’d say
– I’m right-handed and lean to the left.
– It hangs straight.
– This morning it is slightly right of center….. and I am right-handed.
– He is all left
– I’m right-handed. Mine Lil’ Willy hangs right but left ball is bigger, but when my switch is on,straight as an arrow.
– Right-handed and my dick stays on the left pant leg if it goes to throw right I feel way off-balance.
– It’s straight as an arrow.
So they hang left, they hang right, and some have no preferred side.
Interestingly, you aren’t the first person to question this either. See Yahoo’s Question and Answer forum here: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080209141723AAikaEv.
There are many theories in the scientific world regarding “how it’s hanging”…and not just the shaft.
According to Professor Chris Mcmanus, the right testicle actually hangs lower than the left testicle due to its weight and volume.
Right side hernias are more common than left-side hernias probably due to its weight and volume. (http://www.hernia.org/main.html)
About correlations with handedness, it seems to be that in Right-Handers, the left-testicle is positioned lower. Whereas with Left-Handers, it is the opposite.
Chang et al (1960) found that the right testis was the higher in 62.1% of 486 men, and the left testis higher in 27.4%, the two being equal in height in the remaining 10.5%.
Antliff and Shampo (1959) found an essentially similar result in 386 men, the right testis being higher in 65.1% and the left higher in 21.9%.
The two sets of authors mentioned above differ in their findings as to the effect of handedness, Chang et al claiming that the relationship is reversed in left-handers, whilst Antliff and Shampo found no such reversal.
Additionally interesting, it’s supposed to be well-known among tailors or those in the rag trade that most men dress left. The rise is the vertical area between your waistband and your crotch. If your waistband is not resting over your hips, you need a higher (longer) rise. Men who are well endowed by their creator will either dress-left or dress-right. Most men in the U.S. dress-left, so most suits have a tad more width on the upper left leg of the trouser, near the crotch. (http://members.aol.com/mbastyle/web/suits1.html)
Another source theorizes that in most men the flaccid penis points slightly to one side rather than straight ahead. The direction it points in correlates with what side the heart is on — which is on the left in most people. Thus most men hang slightly to the left. One sign of dextrocardia (having ones heart on the right side of the chest instead of the left) is a penis that hangs to the right.
Among my small sampling of pollers, two other theories arose that:
1. It may depend on the side to which a man sleeps
2. The hand he uses to masturbate (“related to a counter-action against the sideways tug. Everyone pictures male masturbation as a straight line motion, but since our arms are on either side of our bodies, there is a tendency for some side-ways pulling which can be more or less from person to person.”)
As you can see, science has yet to conclusively explain this. Research varies, and unfortunately given the environment of sexual research in particular, we are likely to have no “firm” answer anytime soon.
Just be happy you aren’t this guy:
…And if you are, send the Mistress a little email. 😉