‘Can cockroaches live in your penis?’ See bizarre facts

Can cockroaches live in your penis
Written by Sheikh Umair

Recently, you must have seen the “can cockroaches live in your penis” meme going viral, mainly on Instagram. In a way, it took the internet by storm thousands of people started searching the term on Google. And then the story got picked by several news portals as well.

So, what is it?

The phrase got viral with an Instagram post and then spread out from there.

Can cockroaches live in your penis

So what is the truth? Can cockroaches really crawl up and start residing in your pp?

But seriously, can cockroaches live in a penis?

No, it’s not possible for cockroaches to live in your penis. The phrase started as a meme, and everyone started discussing it and that’s when people who were late to the meme started believing as if it was a genuine thing.

You can seepeople joking in Reddit threadsas shown in the screenshot below:

Reddit discussion about can cockroaches live in your penis

You will find tons of such instances where someone would be joking without making it an obvious joke-like. And then people would get confused about whether it’s true or what.

What’s the logic behind it?

There is no logic behind it. After reading several posts and comments related to “can cockroaches live in a penis”, I am sure that there is ZERO logic behind it.

And you know thatthe human penisis, sometimes, informally mentioned as “cock” and the word “cockroach” also contains “cock”. So some internet users are saying that because cockroaches live in the penis, that’s why it is also called a “cock”.

Which is NOT correct!It is just a joke.

MelMagazine statesthat a cockroach probably would eat your dick if it was the only thing around for it (cockroaches will eat anything, even cardboard), but it’s definitely not crawling up your urethra for no reason.

Wrapping it up

I laughed so hard when I first came across this joke about cockroaches living in your pp. I am sure your reaction was the same.

Some websites report that the screenshot (that Google one) in theInstagram postwas doctored just to panic everyone and just to get likes on the post, in a way.

I am saying it again, no, cockroaches can’t live in your penis.

I am curious to know what’re your thoughts on this. Kindly let me know by dropping a quick comment below.

Recently, social media has been going agog over a claim that cockroaches can live in the human penis. This had sparked several debates over the last two months and even triggered fear in the minds of men, who cannot help but ponder on this particular question: “Can cockroaches live in your penis?”

There have been several speculations as to if these insects can dwell in the human penis, with some individuals affirming it while others have disagreed with the claim.

However, this article would give you a better insight into the activities of cockroaches and state if they can survive in human penises.

What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are straight-winged, black or brown insects that belong to the Blattodea class, which includes termites and roaches. Because it is one of the greatest pests on earth and a frequent carrier of diseases, this specific insect is feared and despised by the majority of people.

With fossil evidence reaching back as long as 350 million years, cockroaches are one of the earliest families of insects. Cockroaches are now found practically everywhere in the world, yet many people think they first appeared in the tropics. There are roughly 4,000 different species of cockroaches, but only around 30 of them live in human settings.

5 types of cockroaches

The German cockroach (Blattella germanica) and the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana)are the two most prevalent cockroach pests in Nigeria and around the world.

Cockroaches and their behavioural traits

The most likely time to find a wholesome number of cockroaches roaming about is during nighttime. During the day, they prefer to hide in dark, moist places such as cracks and crevices or under sinks and appliances. Food scraps, grease, and sugary substances attract cockroaches. Water, particularly stagnant/dirty water, also attracts them, so they often congregate near plumbing fixtures or in damp areas such as basements and crawl spaces.

Cockroaches can also be found roaming in and out of septic tanks due to their attraction to waste products. The areas in which cockroaches dwell are mostly abodes of germs and lots of bacteria that could cause typhoid fever, severe skin rash, cholera and gastroenteritis. This is why humans do not treat cockroach infestations very lightly. Salmonella and dysentery are also known to be spread by roaches, and their droppings can cause allergies and asthma attacks in sensitive individuals.

Cockroaches have a very high level of resilience and can survive without food for up to a month. Also, they can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes, which helps them survive in places with less or no oxygen. Cockroaches can also withstand high levels of radiation, surviving doses that may seem fatal to humans.

Furthermore, this insect can stay alive for up to 30 minutes while being submerged underwater. It is technically built for survival, and this brings us to the most important question:

Can cockroaches live in your penis?

The reason for this question going viral recently resulted from an Instagram post that insinuated the claim. While some social media users have joked about this, others have taken it seriously and embarked on numerous research.

Can cockroaches live in your penis? 

Well, in the past, there have been reports of cases regarding cockroaches beingfound in the human body, possibly gaining access through ingestion or other open cavities while an individual might be asleep, although their method of access has not been confirmed.

Even though the cases are not common, there have been multiple reports of people waking up and finding cockroaches dwelling inside other parts of their bodies like their noses and mouths.

Considering that these insects can withstand the worst of temperatures, this might have been what has led people to believe that they may survive in parts of the human body for a certain period, however,cockroaches cannot live in your penis.Due to how the penis is biologically structured, there is almost no chance of survival for an insect like a cockroach to perch on there for hours or days.

a cockroach

There has been no evidence so far of cockroaches living in human penises, and it is most likely a mere joke to scare men. A Reddit user made a funny joke, stating that the word “cockroach” stems from the fact that roaches often live in penises, which is also informally referred to as “cock” and is the reason they are called cockroaches.

Ultimately, the viral meme that claimed that these insects can live in the human penis is false. However, there have been reports of roaches found in other parts of the human body, including the brain.

Can cockroaches live in your body?

Though cockroaches crawling into the human body are very rare and rarely occur, it is not unlikely. They can enter the human body by the mouth or nose, but they cannot survive in the digestive system of a human for long.

If a cockroach were to enter your body it would be challenging for the cockroach to breathe and digest food if it were inside of you because the majority of its organs are on the exterior of its body. In addition, the immune system in your body would probably launch an assault against the cockroach to exterminate the external invader.

There have been instances where people have reported surviving after ingesting cockroaches. In one instance, a cockroach that a four-year-old kid in Florida swallowed and then became stuck in his throat. The youngster eventually had the bug removed and he fully recovered.

attacking cockroach with an insecticide


When dealing with a cockroach infestation, it is crucial to remove any food and water sources that the cockroaches might find attractive. This will lessen the possibility of drawing other cockroaches into the area. Additionally, it is beneficial to seek the assistance of a qualified bug exterminator or do a thorough fumigation of your house or place of business on your own if the situation poses a threat to your health and the health of your family.

It is also a good idea to sleep with your mouth shut to prevent cockroaches and other crawling insects from entering your vocal folds.

About the author

Sheikh Umair

I am Sheikh Umair, Co-founder of Pakistan Networks. I like to share my readings, thoughts, information, and knowledge. I love to travel and explore places. My interest in Traveling, Entertainment, Fashion keeps me gaining more knowledge. I am a fun-loving person and like to live a simple life.