I recently watched the trailer for the movie Unhung Hero and cannot shake the message. A young man asked his girlfriend to marry him on live television at a sports game, she said “no,” apparently because of the size of his penis. The man then goes on a journey around the world to understand more about penis size. If you are a man and reading this, I imagine this nightmare has crossed your mind once or twice. There are creams, ointments, stretching devices, pumps, and surgical methods that say they will make you BIGGER!
The amazing folks at Science of Relationships compiled research around the penis size topic and found that men are far more concerned about the size of their cock then women are. Surveys have indicated that 65 percent of gay men and 55 percent of heterosexual men are satisfied with their size, but that leaves a huge number of men who are dissatisfied. Of the dissatisfied, less than 2 percent of the men wished to be a smaller size whereas all the others wanted to be LARGER! One interesting part of this study was they found that men who wished to be larger, were often average size.
When exploring how women feel about the size of their partner’s penis, only 14 percent reported a desire for their partner’s penis to be a larger size. Interesting enough, 2 percent also wished their partner had a smaller cock. When Men’s Health conducted a study surveying 3,289 women on how happy they are with their sex lives, only 7 percent of sexually satisfied women said that penis size was critical to their pleasure.
The bottom line from these studies? Men are more concerned about the size of their penis than women are.
It has been hypothesized that one reason for this difference in perception and preference might be because of the size of the penises that are showcased in porn. The average penis in porn is 8 inches long. According to Mark Simpson, a UK journalist and author who coined the term “metrosexual,” this pressure begins with porn: “Young men grow up watching almost infinite amounts of online porn in which the ‘star’ of the show has a large penis. And porn is really just the hardcore version of the increasingly visual culture that we’re now immersed in.”
According to Mark Simpson, a UK journalist and author who coined the term “metrosexual,” this pressure begins with porn: “Young men grow up watching almost infinite amounts of online porn in which the ‘star’ of the show is a large penis. And porn is really just the hardcore version of the increasingly visual culture that we’re now immersed in.”
What is the average size? To be exact, the average length is between 5 and 6 inches. The average circumference (girth) between 4.5 and 5 inches. Both depend on how you interpret the data. The Soft / Hard Gallery shows just how much variety there is with a series of flaccid and erect photos. Mr. Average is another great resource for men that are looking to learn more about average and get straight-forward facts about penis size.
Maybe it isn’t that important to women. I’m convinced that there are plenty of things further up their list of priorities, though it would be more convincing if they didn’t make so many jokes about it. What is for certain though, is that size definitely matters to the owner.
So, what is the take away? Size matters to men, and only matters to some women. My colleagues, Celeste & Danielle, wrote a great blog about why some women like a larger size cock. Nikita and I also discuss why penis size matters to some women and not to others on Episode 1 of our YouTube channel. For the man whose proposal got turned down because of his small member, I’m sorry! It sounds like you dodged a bullet if she chose to not be with you just because of your size. If it was, I feel sorry for her because you can always buy penis extensions, and they work right on the spot. If you are into a large phallus and find that the one you love is not well endowed, check out Perfect Extension on the online store Adam & Eve, it’s gotten great reviews.
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