From head to toe, a male body is a whole new chamber of secrets. Some of its peculiarities remain largely unknown not only to women but also to men themselves. Listed here are 8 least known facts about a male body.
1They Have the Ability to Slow the Aging Process—if They're Careful
They lose collagen density more slowly than women, which means their skin resists wrinkles and sagging as they get older. Dermatologists claim that both men and women lose about 1 percent of collagen per year after age 20, but the loss accelerates significantly in women when they hit menopause.
The average adult male has about 50% more muscle mass and 50% less body fat than the average adult female
3They Can Actually Make Milk
Men have mammary glands, and they can produce milk—but not enough to feed a baby. In fact, male lactation is usually caused by an interference with prolactin, the hormone necessary to produce milk. Why Do Men Have Nipples?. In rare cases, extreme starvation can throw off hormone levels and also cause male breasts to produce a small amount of milk.
4The Adam’s apple
Ever wondered why men have larger ones than women? Women have only a small protrusion on their necks, made up of thyroid cartilage, the only purpose of which is to protect the vocal chords. This thyroid cartilage is also responsible for the higher tone of people’s voices. During a person’s teenage years, its angle in relation to the annular cartilage changes, forming an Adam’s apple and leading to the so-called "breaking" of a person’s voice. This angle is smaller in men than in women, making the protrusion larger and their voices lower.
5They can also get those infections
Those itchy, embarrassing and annoying infections hit men in the same ballpark area as they do women: between the legs. They're relatively common in men who are uncircumcised, heavyset or prone to excessive sweating, says Morgentaler, who is also an associate clinical professor of urology at Harvard Medical School.
It’s a joke that if you ask men and women to name colors you’d get basic responses from men (red, yellow, green, blue, dark blue) and some creative ones from women (carnation, lemon, light sage, sky blue, cerulean). Yet, research has actually borne this joke out to some extent. Women do tend to have a larger, more elaborate color vocabulary.
This might be very surprising to some, but 26% of men also experience PMS. During these periods, a man becomes more sensitive, irritable, and hungry and can even experience stomach cramps. That is, he experiences exactly the same symptoms as a woman does.
8Hair loss in Men
If a man’s father is bald, then his chances of also losing his hair increase by 60%. The activity of male hormones also affects hair follicles in such a way that the body gradually loses its ability to produce new hair. Stress and a poor diet also significantly increase the risk of going bald.