Bulbourethral Glands

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Otherwise known as the Cowper’s glands, the bulbourethral glands are located underneath the prostate. It has a size, about that of a pea and measures for about a centimeter in diameter and drain through a two and a half centimeter tube to the urethra.

This part of the male sexual organ is intended to release an enzyme to the urethra to neutralize the level of pH of the urine for the response to sexual arousal. This way, the penis becomes cleansed and prevents the sperm’s early death during ejaculation and lubricates the penis before any sexual activity. 

 Bulbourethral glands Anatomy




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