Male Reproductive System
Along with the changes of puberty can come changes to your body - some changes that you can see, and others that happen inside your body. It is important to understand your own anatomy and reproductive system.
A man’s sex organs that are visible to the eyes and outside his body are the shaft, the glans, the foreskin and the scrotum and testes. You may know these body parts as a man’s penis, his manhood, his organ, his balls, or other names.
Below you can find more information on each of these parts of the body. And remember, i if you ever have any concerns about your penis, testicles, or other reproductive organs, you should speak with an adult you trust or a healthcare provider.
The shaft - the main, long part of the penis.
The glans - the tip or head of the penis - which is covered if a man is uncircumcised.
The foreskin - skin which covers the glans - is only visible on an uncircumcised penis, as it is removed during circumcision.
The scrotum and testicles: Underneath the penis is the scrotum – a small, loose, wrinkly bag of skin that hangs down behind a boy’s penis. It contains his testicles (also called testes). As a boy goes through puberty his penis will grow bigger and longer, and his testicles move lower down his scrotum. Sometimes one testicle grows faster than the other, and it is natural for one to hang lower than the other. (Do not freak out! lol)