The Reason Your Manhood Shrinks During Cold Temperatures

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Nearly every man has experienced shrinkage when it is cold and The Doctors explain why.

A viewer wrote in asking, "Why does a penis shrink in size in the cold?" and ER physician Dr. Travis Stork explains, "Any time you're in the cold, blood flow shunts to the major organs."

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Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon says there is a good reason why the body reacts this way to cold temperatures.

"It is a protective mechanism. The body wants to keep that part of a male's body warm, so everything retracts," he says, going on to explain that sex organs are brought in closer to the abdominal cavity in order to keep them warm.

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Dr. Ordon adds that a temperature drop below 60 degrees can result in a shrinkage of 50 percent "down there."