|Muscles of the female perineum. (Ischiocavernosus visible at upper right.)|
|Muscles of male perineum. (Ischiocavernosus visible at upper left.)|
|Gray's||subject #120 428|
|Action:||assists the bulbospongiosus muscle|
The ischiocavernosus muscle is a muscle just below the surface of the perineum, present in both men and women.
Ischiocavernosus compresses the crus penis, and retards the return of the blood through the veins, and thus serves to maintain the organ erect.
It arises by tendinous and fleshy fibers from the inner surface of the tuberosity of the ischium, behind the crus penis; and from the rami of the pubis and ischium on either side of the crus.
From these points fleshy fibers succeed, and end in an aponeurosis which is inserted into the sides and under surface of the crus penis.
- -194314163 at GPnotebook
- LUC isho
- SUNY Labs 41:11-0101 - "The Female Perineum: Muscles of the Superficial Perineal Pouch"
- SUNY Figs 41:05-01 - "Muscles of the female superficial perineal pouch."
- SUNY Figs 42:04-01 - "Muscles of the male superficial perineal pouch. "
- Advice on training the ischiocavernosus
- Intelihealth page with good diagram
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