Sperm formation requires a lower temperature than the normal body temperature
Sperm production occurs in the testicles. Upon reaching puberty, a man will produce millions of sperm cells every day, each measuring about 0.002 inches. The scrotum is the loose pouch-like sac of skin that hangs behind the penis. It holds the testicles (also called testes), as well as many nerves and blood vessels. The scrotum protects your testes, as well as providing a sort of climate control system.
- The testes are oval organs about the size of huge olives that lie in the scrotum, secured at either end by a spermatic cord structure.
- The epididymis is a long, coiled tube that rests on the backside of each testicle.
- The entire male reproductive system is dependent on hormones. These are chemicals that stimulate or regulate the activity of your cells or organs.