For one-night stands, size does matter, but it's not penis length that women are concerned about — it's girth, a new study suggests. In the study, 41 women viewed and handled penises made on a 3D printer. The models were blue, and ranged in size from 4 inches long and 2.
Guys are very enamored by the size of their penises. I'd go as far as to say men care about this facet more than women do. But there's a reason for this: We've been pressured to think we're not big enough.
Human penises vary in size on a number of measures, including length and circumference when flaccid and erect. Besides the natural variability of human penises in general, there are factors that lead to minor variations in a particular male, such as the level of arousaltime of day, room temperature, and frequency of sexual activity. Compared to other primates, including large examples such as the gorilla, the human penis is thickest, both in absolute terms and relative to the rest of the body.
Research shows that some penises are, regardless of size, considered better-looking than other penises. Fortunately, women seem more forgiving when it comes to penis appearance than men are. However, they rated overall genital appearance and manicured pubic hair as the most important factors. Broadly speaking, this seems to indicate that women are interested in proportionality and upkeep.
Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences a journal commonly known by its initials as PNASBrian MautzBob WongRichard Peters and Michael Jennions use a clever experimental manipulation of computer-generated imagery - CGI - to test the effects of variation in penis size relative to height and torso shape shoulder width relative to waist width on the attractiveness of male bodies to women. While they found that torso shape was by far the most important determinant of attractiveness, penis size has about as much influence on attractiveness as height. And yet for such a tabloid-ready topic, the paper itself is a study in how science should proceed in sober and restrained steps.
The eternal question of whether penis size matters to women has been probed by a team of international scientists who reported on Monday that yes, ladies do find larger men more attractive. What's more, prehistoric women who could see the sex organs of their scantily clad male counterparts may have helped influence the evolution of larger genitals in men by choosing to mate with partners who were bigger. Researchers said they decided to tackle the topic because past studies had offered conflicting answers, and may have been sullied by asking the women too directly.
So, what are we to make of this? Does penis-size matter at all to a healthy sex life, or is it time to crush the size stigma once and for all? We went to certified sex coach and writer Gigi Engle to get to the tip of it.
The question of whether penis size really matters has long been argued among men, women, sexperts, and researchers. Although this debate has been raging since time immemorial, no one seems to have quite come up with a straight answer. Or, put another way, which matters more: length or girth? Typically, when we talk about penis size, we tend to focus on length rather than thickness.
What makes an exceptionally good dick? To find out, I asked 20 women to share their preferences for the perfect penis. Some foreskin appears a bit saggy and sad.
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