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Biological Male Anatomy

    Most people have the same basic body parts—heads, arms, legs and feet. While we are mostly similar, we do have different reproductive and sexual organs. A person who is male or assigned the sex of male at birth typically has a penis; a urethra, where urine and semen leave the body, a scrotum, which contains two testes; and an anus.

    Just as people’s appearance can vary greatly so do people’s reproductive organs vary in the way they look. Some penises are circumcised, meaning the foreskin has been removed, and some are uncircumcised, meaning the foreskin is intact. Both are normal.

    People with a penis also have a variety of internal reproductive organs, including the prostate, seminal vesicles, Cowper’s glands and epididymis. The testicles start producing sperm during puberty, and continue to create sperm until a person dies.

    It is important to take care of one’s sexual health by knowing what your body is like when it’s healthy and seeking medical care if anything should change with how your body functions, looks or smells.