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Glans Penis

Updated: JULY 20, 2020

The glans penis is the smooth bulbous end of the penile shaft. The urethra, which is the small tube that allows urine and semen to exit the body, is located at the tip of the glans penis. When a man is born, the glans penis is covered by a retractable piece of tissue know as the foreskin. Many men, however, have this piece of skin removed, usually at birth, leaving the glans penis exposed.

Oftentimes, the term glans penis is simply shortened to the glans.

diagram of the glans penis

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For most men, the glans penis is one of the most sensitive parts of the penis. It's packed with nerve endings, and is often likened to the male version of the clitoris. Stimulation of the glans is typically very pleasurable for most men. In fact, some men can orgasm from glans stimulation alone.

The glans can be gently stroked or rubbed during masturbation or a hand job. A man's partner can also swirl their tongue around the glans or flick it with their tongue to produce some amazing sensations. However, because the glans penis is so sensitive, it should not be rubbed or stroked too hard, as it can become irritated easily.

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