There are a lot of strange things that go on in the human body, but one that has been stumping people lately is the reason why the tip of your penis is shaped like a mushroom. It all started on TikTok where users began asking questions about the male genitalia and why it is shaped as such. Then, another user uploaded a video demonstrating the answer in a very interesting manner.
The tip of the penis is referred to as the “glans” and it has a mushroom-like appearance because it has a ridge on the top that makes it look similar to a fungus. The glans has a lot of nerve endings and it is believed that the shape of the glans can help increase sexual pleasure during penetration.
It is also speculated that the mushroom-shaped glans may have been designed to displace semen in the vagina of a female partner. This could have been a useful mechanism for mating behaviour hundreds of thousands of years ago. By scooping out rival semen, it would have increased the likelihood of a man’s own sperm fertilising an egg and leading to offspring.
Although there is not much evidence for this theory, it does make sense that the glans can be used to remove competing semen and increase the chances of a sperm becoming an embryo. This is a very interesting hypothesis and it definitely warrants further research. However, we should not get carried away by this theory and let it overshadow other theories on why the penis is shaped the way that it is.