Why Don’t Humans Have a Penis Bone?

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Many species, including some of our closest primate relatives, have penis bones. Why don’t we?

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Why humans lost their penis bone
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/12/why-humans-lost-their-penis-bone
“Despite slang terms that imply otherwise, the human penis contains no bones. The same cannot be said for many of our closest evolutionary relatives: Chimpanzees and bonobos both have penis bones (a macaque one is pictured), also known as bacula.”

South African Doctors Complete Second Successful Penis Transplant
https://www.seeker.com/health/medicine/south-african-doctors-complete-second-successful-penis-transplant
“In December 2014, surgeons in South Africa performed the world’s first successful penile transplant, attaching a donor organ to a young man who lost his penis in a botched circumcision ritual. The transplant was entirely successful, restoring both sexual and urinary functions, and the recipient is doing fine today.”

Social Competition Can Cause Duck Penises to Grow Longer, Faster
https://www.seeker.com/earth/animals/social-competition-can-cause-duck-penises-to-grow-longer-faster
“Chemical signals released by the individuals around us can have a profound effect on our physical states. Now, new research on ducks finds that social environment can even impact penis size.”
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