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Penis don't have bone like ears & nose, then why why male penis not considered as cartilage?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartilage

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    $\begingroup$ Because it's not cartilaginous… $\endgroup$
    – canadianer
    Jan 29, 2015 at 4:35
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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to BiologyBeta. Everything is not either cartilage or bone. We have many other tissues. Have a look to this wiki article. The penis contain neither bones nor cartilage. $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Jan 29, 2015 at 4:44
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    $\begingroup$ Btw, Are you sure the Botany tag was a good choice? The tag human-biology or anatomy would be better choices. $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Jan 29, 2015 at 4:44
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    $\begingroup$ @Remi.b Also see baculum: mapoflife.org/topics/… $\endgroup$
    – kmm
    Jan 29, 2015 at 4:53
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    $\begingroup$ If it doesn't have fur like a cow it must be a chicken? .... $\endgroup$
    – AliceD
    Jan 29, 2015 at 10:19

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feel the tip of your nose. Mush it around, It's got a certain stale gummy bear feeling to it. Now feel your ears, all over. The outer edge, the back, the hard part in the front where the ear meets the face. Feel your adam's apple. This is cartilege.

When you feel your penis, does anything even feel close? Nope. It's just soft. Soft tissue, to be precise.

When stimulated, there are comparmemts within the penis which engorge with blood.

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When they fill up with blood, the penis gets hard. That's all there is to it. No bones, no cartelidge.

If you have any questions, noe's the time to ask.

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  • $\begingroup$ +1. And you are telling me I am nice? Answering this question is the nicest thing one could ever do. I deleted two nasty comments to this question.. and left the third :) respect $\endgroup$
    – AliceD
    Jan 29, 2015 at 13:32

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