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Does Penis Size Really Matter?

It’s an age-old issue that men struggle with: Does the size of my penis really matter? The question covers layers of worry and fear, as men consider their possible inadequacy.

The answer is more complicated than you think. And fortunately, the problem is more often centered in your own perception than in your partner’s.

Penis Size: Facts and Misconceptions

First, the facts. According to a study reported in the journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity, the erect penis size of most men — 68 percent — is between 4.6 and 6 inches long. About 16 percent of men have an erect penis size longer than 6.1 inches, and of those only 2.5 percent are over 6.9 inches. About 16 percent of men have an erect penis size that’s shorter than 4.5 inches, with only 2.5 percent of those under 3.7 inches.

So now you know. But do you know who is worried about penis size? Look in the mirror.

In the same study of more than 52,000 participants — men and women — 45 percent of men reported that they were unsatisfied with their penis size and wanted to be larger. Compare that figure to the 16 percent who actually are shorter than average. And the perception didn’t change with age, either — about the same number of older men were unhappy with their penis size as were younger guys.

These concerns of inadequacy have consequences. Men who believed their penis size was too small were less likely to undress in front of their partner, more likely to hide their penis during sex, and more likely to judge themselves unattractive. On the other hand, men who thought they had a large penis were likely to be more self-confident and believe themselves to be attractive. Interestingly, 84 percent of the women surveyed reported that they were satisfied with their partner’s penis size. So it’s not her problem, guys — it’s yours.

That’s not the end of the story, though. Penis size does matter to women, but it turns out that when women talk about penis size, it’s usually about the width, not the length.

“A very long, skinny penis is not as pleasurable as a shorter, fatter one for most women,” said Patti Britton, PhD, a sex coach and clinical sexologist in Los Angeles, Calif. “It’s really the thickness of a male’s penis that is the element allows her to feel what we in sexology called containment — the feeling of fullness that’s produced with an object or a penis inside the vaginal wall.”

Penis Size: What Really Matters

Penis size is not the final determining factor in a man’s ability to satisfy a woman or enjoy sex.

The two of the most sexually sensitive areas for a woman, the clitoris and the G-spot, are both easily reached and aroused. “The G-spot is only one-third up inside the vaginal barrel,” Britton explains. “For women who tend to be G-spot oriented, a small or short penis can do the job, and the G-spot can produce ecstatic pleasure.”

If you feel your penis is too skinny to satisfy your lover, there are ways around that as well. Sex toy companies have created latex or rubber rings or sleeves that fit around the penis and provide that feeling of fullness for her. “Many feature nubs or ribbing along the outside that allow him to provide additional stimulation while inside her,” Britton says.

“There is an adage, it’s not the size, it’s how you use it,” adds Britton. “If the male is a skilled lover manually and orally and sensually, he can produce high levels of pleasure and success in his lovemaking.”

Learn more in the Everyday Health Men’s Health Center.

67 Women On “Does Dick Size Matter?”

1. Meryl, 28

A super small/soft dick isn’t going to do anything but a huge dick hurts, usually, so like, it just needs to be normal sized/hard/he’s into it.

2. Jennifer, 28

It doesn’t matter to me as long as it isn’t too big or too small.

3. Ali, 22

I don’t want to be scared of it. Average is your friend.

4. Ashley, 26

It depends on a lot of factors — for me, it matters because I’m short so a dick that’s too big (read: long) definitely hurts in the “ow, you’re hitting my stomach” kind of way. But one that’s too small–you know, small enough to get lost in his pubic hair–doesn’t do anything for me (legit asked, ‘is it in?’). But essentially, it comes down to whether or not he knows how to use it…cliche, I know, but it’s the truth.

5. Eve, 28

Yes, my ex had a very short one that was thick and it did nothing for me.

6. Alex, 28

My last boyfriend had a long but super skinny one, which was weird. I don’t think it matters in general.

7. Tiffany, 27

I honestly can’t really tell if it’s bigger or smaller than the last guy or what’s “average.” I mean I would notice if it was huge or tiny, I think, but that’s never happened to me. They all look pretty much the same and I think the difference is if a guy knows how to fuck.

8. Lacey, 29

It doesn’t matter as much as whether a guy is good in bed.

9. Rachel, 26

One guy was TOOOO big. It felt like someone trying to fit their entire body inside me. He was literally like if someone was like “here let me put this jar of tomato sauce inside you.” Jeez, I’d love to but NO I FUCKING PHYSICALLY CAN’T.

10. Amy, 26

Not unless it’s giant or tiny. I like the happy medium 😉

11. Steph, 28

The first guy I was with had what I thought was probably a pretty big dick but he kept being like “look at this big dick I am fucking you with” so it was bad.

12. Nikki, 27

’s dick was literally a chapstick. Like a baby. The sex was so awful.

13. Lindsey, 26

It’s not size that makes a guy good. Or bad.

14. Jamie, 24

I think a guy with a big dick is more confident, so he’s better in bed.

15. Kristin, 30

It only matters if it’s too extreme one way.

16. Jackie, 24

Not unless I am doing it wrong?

17. Laura, 25

Uhhh yeah it does.

18. Jen, 26

To an extent, I don’t want a thumb.

19. Tina, 29

Dick size is wayyyy down the list when it comes to whether a guy is good in bed: confidence, rhythm, making me comfortable, attraction—those are all much more important.

20. Tori, 25

Um, I don’t really care as long as it isn’t weird looking.

21. Megan, 30

I don’t care about dick size really.

22. Lisa, 35

Making good or bad sex about dick size is a sad excuse for people who won’t figure out how to have good sex. It’s very rare that you can’t figure out how to have good sex with a guy, it’s just that you can’t do the same thing with different body types and expect it to feel the same.

23. Rachel, 25

I’ve never had too big, but I’ve had too small. So yes.

24. Jessica, 29

No. Guys are too hung up on this.

25. Dina, 28

A guy with a smaller penis is more attractive than a guy with a bigger penis who needs you to be all in awe of what he thinks is some cosmic accomplishment but really is just genes or biology or whatever.

26. Lucy, 21

I don’t think so…

27. Shannon, 25

I think it would be awkward to be with a guy with a small penis. It’s the elephant in the room.

28. Danielle, 27

I would be grossed out, but I would get over it. It wouldn’t affect my feelings towards the guy.

29. Kendra, 28

I think every girl holds her breathe a little bit because she doesn’t want to be with a guy with a weird penis for the rest of her life. But it’s only bad if it’s really irregular, otherwise it doesn’t matter at all.

30. Sarah, 20

It doesn’t matter the size as much as it does how you use it I think.

31. Danielle, 23

It could only make me like a guy more if he has a nice penis, but not less if he isn’t going to be a penis model anytime soon.

32. Amanda, 31

I honestly don’t really notice. I’ve seen a ton of dicks in my life and they all pretty much look and feel the same.

33. Sophie, 24

It’s not a dealbreaker unless it’s really small but in general, the bigger the better, within reason.

34. Amanda, 25

As a petite girl I can attest to the fact that big dicks are overrated. There are rare exceptions of men with honed skills that make it less likely to be painful, but usually you occupy yourself with taking so many precautions (positions, depth, etc) that in the end you just sort of lose the mood. Average is perfect in my book.

35. Martha, 28

It mostly doesn’t matter, except in the rare parabolic extremes like the top and bottom 1 percent.

36. Marie, 28

I’ve never experienced either extreme so as far as my life is concerned the answer is “it doesn’t matter.”

37. Laura, 18

I don’t think so.

38. Amy, 30

Really huge is scary, but because I like tall slender white guys I’ve never encountered that.

39. Stacey, 30

It doesn’t matter unless it’s small.

40. Jen, 27

As long as I don’t have to ask if it’s in, I am happy.

41. Penelope, 30

It doesn’t matter at all.

42. Cara, 23

I’ve never had sex so I don’t really know, I think it’s not aesthetically pleasing if it’s smaller though. But it does make oral sex way easier.

43. Megan, 25

I prefer them to be on the big side.

44. Angie, 33

In a perfect world, they’re all medium size.

45. Amanda, 26

When I think about the good sex I have had and the bad sex I’ve had, there’s no correlation between what size they were. So I’d say no.

46. Jane, 26

To me yes, but I know most women don’t care.

47. Liz, 26

Ultimately guys can (and should IMO) compensate in other ways if they’re lacking in size or stamina, etc.

48. Marissa, 26

No. Prime example: Joe used magnum condoms and Mathias didn’t, but Mathias was a better lover.

49. Sandy, 26

Limitedly, yes. There’s a range in which it doesn’t really matter at all, but there is such a thing as too big or too small. And girth is generally more relevant than length, but again, with a range.

50. Britney, 30

It doesn’t matter to me, we’re talking about a person I have to like very much already at the point I am seeing their dick.

51. Vicki

The truth? Size matters. If you have more, you can do less and still satisfy a woman. In other words, it’s the meat, not the motion.

52. Wren

I’d say it’s more about the size of a man’s tongue, if you know what I’m sayin’. (Oral sex is KEY.)

53. Avigail

Too small—still hungry, too big—tummy ache.

54. Ariana

Yes, it matters. I don’t want to have to be telling a man to stop tickling me. I need to feel my man waayyy up.

55. Judione

I always hear people say it’s not the size of the boat, it’s the motion of the ocean. Well, if that’s the case a lot of men drown out at sea. I’m not looking for a cruise ship, but at the same time I need a decent size boat to ride the rough seas.

56. Colleen

I’d like to say it doesn’t, but it does to an extent. However, it’s less length and more girth?

57. Jen

As long as you can feel it and I mean decently feel it, then it doesn’t matter that much. There’s nothing sadder than having to ask if it’s in when it IS in—it’s just super uncomfortable and embarrassing for both.

58. Ana

Sorry to anyone who wants to believe otherwise but, yes, size does matter. A small penis can’t create the same sensation that a larger one can, and it can make certain maneuvers difficult—it might fall out during doggy style or when switching positions, for example.

59. Jenn

Girth is important. Length, less so. I’ve personally never come across one that was too short or too long, but I have met one that was too skinny, and this was when I was 20, so it’s obviously not an issue of me being ‘old,’ ‘loose,’ or ‘stretched out,’ as some butthurt dudes might assume.

60. Joy

I’ve been with just over a dozen men whose penises ranged from 5 inches to 14 inches and were of various girth. Size does matter when it comes to having an orgasm through intercourse, and length is less important than girth. My personal preference would be 9 to 10 inches and thick enough that I can’t quite close my hand around it. This size affords me the ability to have vaginal orgasms in multiple positions and isn’t so large that fellatio is a challenge.

61. Aliza

I can’t handle them if they’re too big. I’m fragile and it definitely is way more painful than pleasurable if a guy is huge. At the same time, you don’t want someone too small that you can barely feel or enjoy. A good average penis tends to do the trick for me.

62. Michelle

It matters. I dated a guy with a penis the size of my pinky, and sometimes I wasn’t even sure if we were having sex. The whole big hands, big feet thing is a total lie. He doesn’t need a foot-long, 4-inch-round penis, but there’s got to be something substantial.

63. Rachel

As long as you’re not under average, I’d say no. We’re not going to be disappointed if you don’t whip out an anaconda.

64. Cristina

Size doesn’t matter unless you’re either really big or really small. This is the one area of life where it is completely acceptable — in fact, preferred — to be average. Average is good. If I reach down there and feel a basic 5-6 inch snake, I’m happy. I’m excited, even. 1. Because every girl’s worst nightmare is going home with a guy with a micropenis and 2. Because I won’t have to fake enjoying a guy’s footlong ramming into my cervix for half an hour. Neither of those situations are ideal. Average penises are the best.

65. JL

I look down.

He’s hard.

And he’s tiny.

Erect, he’s probably about the length of my middle finger and the width of a baby carrot. Although it’s not a micropenis—I mean, I can see it—it’s definitely the smallest I’ve encountered and absolutely at odds with what I expected from his broad-shouldered, rugby-player-like build. My heart falls to my stomach in disappointment as I drop onto my knees, wondering if his penis will look larger up close. I cautiously take it in my mouth as he moans thankfully. I can still easily talk, simply shifting his penis, straw-like, to the side of my mouth. ‘Feel good?’

I murmur, the question mark at the end of the sentence begging for this situation to end. In response, he pulls me up and onto the bed. ‘It’s a bit small, isn’t it?’ he says as he pulls out a condom. It’s not so much a question as a statement of fact. ‘It only matters what you do with it,’ I say, trying to be encouraging as I guide him into me. I can barely feel him thrusting, and he keeps slipping out. He orgasms. I don’t.

66. Karley

I don’t want to sugarcoat it: I know that for some girls, including my bookish writer friend, small dicks are a dealbreaker. And that’s fine, because we all have our own personal preferences. I won’t deny that I’ve been in situations in the past where a guy’s lack of size certainly didn’t help matters. However, I can sooner imagine myself seriously dating a guy with a small dick than I can a guy who’s shorter than I am—that’s just me.

67. Britney, 30

I once met this guy with a really small one, and the first thing that came to my mind was whether Guinness Book of World Records knew about him. We had sex once and it was terrible.

The tally:

It doesn’t matter as long as it’s not too big or too small: 27
It doesn’t matter at all: 29
The bigger, the better: 11

Is My Penis Normal?

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Just about every guy wonders how he measures up “down-there.” Here’s the lowdown for any guy who’s ever worried about whether his penis is a normal size.

There is a wide range of normal penis sizes. Although you may see guys with penises that are bigger or smaller than yours, it is very likely that your penis is a normal size. Penis size is determined by your

, just like eye color or foot size. And there’s a lot less difference in penis size between guys when they get an erection than when their penises are relaxed.

Despite what you may hear or read, no special exercises, supplements, or diets will change a guy’s penis size.

The penis grows the most during puberty. Some boys start puberty around 9 and others don’t start until they are 15. Usually by the end of puberty, a guy’s penis has reached its expected size. Puberty usually ends about 4 years after it starts, so this is usually around age 13–19.

In addition to size, guys also wonder about how their penis looks. For example, a guy might wonder if the skin covering the penis is normal or if it’s OK for a guy’s penis to hang to the left or right (it is!).

If you’re concerned about how your penis looks, ask your doctor. Teen guys should have testicular exams every year at their regular checkup. So that’s a good time to ask your doctor any questions.

Reviewed by: Amy W. Anzilotti, MD Date reviewed: September 2018

Women Get Real About The Size Of The Best Dick They’ve Ever Had

Thanks to the unrealistic expectations set by online pornography and anyone you’ve gossiped with since 2008, you’ve probably have heard the clichéd myth that “size matters.” The truth is, the size of one’s genitalia is not the key determiner of their ability to have mutually satisfying sex with a partner(s). In fact, if people were to get real about the size of the best dick they’ve ever had, I’m willing to bet they would find that there were a series of factors that led to the overall quality of their sexual encounter. So, I did just that — I asked nine women about their best sexual experiences, and their answers truly go far and wide to debunk the “size matters” folklore.

According to a 2006 study conducted by the American Psychological Association of 52,031 heterosexual men and women, 85% of women surveyed shared that they were satisfied with their partner’s penis size, while only 55% of men reported being satisfied with the size of their penis. Moreover, 45% of men reported wishing they had a larger penis, with only 0.2% wanting to be smaller. This disparity suggests size may only matter to those who possess penises because of an insecurity that’s been preconditioned by societal norms, not because of the responses or experiences of their sexual partners.

Here’s what nine women had to say about the correlation between size and satisfaction.

1. I wouldn’t be one to say size matters.

Honestly, I wouldn’t be one to say size matters. is the most beautiful penis I have ever seen. Truthfully. It wasn’t small or too big to feel anything without some pain and it was overall a nice length and girth. Bigger is not better.

— Holly, 24

2. The movement makes all the difference.

The best penis I ever had was attached to a man whose coital movements matched exactly what I needed to reach orgasm easily and delightfully. I don’t recall who it was who said, ‘It ain’t what you got, it’s how you use it,’ but it surely applies here.

— Cynthia, 72

3. It depends on the woman.

Fortunately, my husband has the best penis I’ve ever had. You see, it also depends on the woman. That is important.

— Carol, 44

4. The love you have for your partner is what’s most important.

I don’t know the exact size of my ex-husband’s penis, but almost every encounter I had with him was painful. After we split up, I hooked up with my first love and the sex with him was always amazing. It was the perfect fit. He took me to places no one else ever has. It really is about loving the person you’re with.

— Becky, 55

5. Establish a long-term sexual relationship.

The best sexual experience was because we just knew what the other liked after years and years of a successful sexual relationship.

— Sarah, 27

6. Focus on clitoral stimulation.

I can assure you the biggest penis I have encountered during sex did not translate to the best sex I’ve ever had. I find it very difficult to actually have a vaginal orgasm and often climax because of my clitoris. The combination of clitoral stimulation and vaginal penetration definitely results in the happiest ending.

— Deanna, 24

7. Knowing each others’ bodies is most important.

My husband’s penis is best because he’s learned how to work the right way. All of the other people I’ve been with, I wasn’t with them long enough to really get to know their parts. As such, I didn’t always have satisfying sex with them.

— Kat, 29

8. It’s more about skill.

The best sex I’ve ever had was with a guy who had lovemaking that skills took me over the edge. So much so, in fact, that we began a FWB relationship.

— Mandy, 32

9. Generosity is key.

I don’t know how he did it, but the guy with the best penis I’ve ever had could work his penis better than anyone else. He was generous, passionate and wanted to make sure that I’d achieve orgasm before him. It was wonderful.

— Stephanie, 40

Additionally reporting by Iman Hariri-Kia.

Studies:

Science is a place of groundbreaking research and discovery, we know this. Now, one group of scientists have decided to conduct some groundbreaking research when it comes to penis size.

Earlier this year, The British Journal of Urology published new results on the average penis size and took the penis measurements of over 15,000 men. Well, someone’s got to do it. They found that the average flaccid penis length is 3.61 inches, while the average length is 5.17 inches. The average flaccid penis circumference is 3.67 inches, and the average erect circumference is 4.59 inches.

Researchers from University of California Los Angeles and University of New Mexico, lead by sexual psychophysiologist Dr. Nicole Prause, have now investigated what size women actually find attractive in a partner.

They used 100 3D-printed peens (well, phallic-shaped cylinders, to be exact) of various shapes and sizes and asked the female participants to rate which they preferred for a longterm partner and which size they preferred for a one night stand.

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The results, it turns out, pretty much blow the stereotype that women want massive peens at all times, out of the water. In fact, we find more medium sizes much more appealing.

On average, women picked a 6.3-inch long shape with a 4.8-inch circumference to be the perfect size for a longterm partner. A 6.4-inches long peen, with a 5-inch circumference, was the most popular for a fling on average.

Participants also revealed that both big and small peens had caused them to break off past relationships, proving it’s not a one size fits all sort of situation. Out of the 75 women, 15 admitted to finding smaller sizes an issue, while 5 said things had ended because their partner was too big.

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“Since context matters, men should be thinking ‘fit’ rather than ‘fat’ with respect to their penis size,” Dr. Prause told The Daily Beast. “In other words, women may prefer different sizes for different reasons at different times, so chances are very good any guy is someone’s ideal for the relationship type they are seeking.”

In the meantime, let’s hope they recycled those 100 plastic phalluses. No-one wants to find an otter mistakenly trying to build a dam out of them, after all. Awkward countryside stroll for the family right there.

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Women Pick the Perfect 3D-Printed Penis

Forget about tissue engineering and chocolate sculptures. 3D printing has finally achieved its true purpose: helping scientists discover the size and shape of the perfect penis.

For the first time, a group of researchers from UCLA and the University of New Mexico have used 3D-printed phalluses to ascertain women’s penis size preferences. Previous studies on the subject have asked women to state a length in centimeters or to select “small, medium, large,” as if they were ordering a side of french fries. Other experiments have presented women with 2D drawings, but what is a penis, really, without the third dimension?

The study—published today in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS One—contains good news for men: Women prefer a penis size only slightly above average, and their preferences differ slightly depending on relationship context.

To perform the study, sexual psychophysiologist Dr. Nicole Prause and her team generated a matrix of 100 different erect penises with varying lengths and circumferences but eventually narrowed them down to 33 options, reasoning that “such a large choice set could overwhelm participants.” These 33 representative choices were then 3D-printed in blue plastic “to minimize racial skin-color cues” and sorted into baskets from which 75 women selected an ideal penis for both a long-term partner and a one-night stand.

To ensure that the women’s choices were not arbitrary, the researchers also required them to complete a pretest in which they attempted to recall the shape of a randomly selected phallus, both immediately and after a delay. The subjects proved themselves adept at remembering penis length and especially skilled at recalling penis circumference, which may indicate that they “care more” about the latter measurement.

But enough methodological foreplay. Here is the size and shape of the ideal penis according to this sample of 75 women. For a long-term partner, the women reported an ideal length of 6.3 inches and an ideal circumference of 4.8 inches. For a one-night stand—described by the researcher conducting the experiment as a man who is “kind, intelligent, funny, and has a great job”—the sample indicated that 6.4 inches long and 5 inches around would be best.

Either way, the findings are good news for any man who thinks he needs to be extraordinarily well-endowed to find a sexual partner. The authors note that, “our participants preferred penises that were only a little above average.” For reference, the average American erect penis is estimated to be about 6 inches long with a circumference of 5 inches.

The fact that women’s preferences differ based on relationship context should also be reassuring, the researchers say.

“Since context matters, men should be thinking ‘fit’ rather than ‘fat’ with respect to their penis size,” Prause told The Daily Beast. “In other words, women may prefer different sizes for different reasons at different times, so chances are very good any guy is someone’s ideal for the relationship type they are seeking.”

As for the motivation behind those different preferences, the authors speculate that women in search of a one-night stand might want a larger penile circumference because it enhances sexual pleasure, which, after all, is usually the goal of a casual encounter.

“To maximize the chances of receiving the sexual benefits it makes sense that women might prefer a larger girth penis that brings the clitoral glans closer to the friction point and also will stimulate the crura of the clitoris internally more,” Prause explained.

The use of 3D phalluses to discover this preference is not just novel, it may be the most effective way that ideal penis size has ever been measured. Many previous studies, the authors note, have “portrayed or asked about the penis in its flaccid state,” which seems counterproductive given the organ’s most desired function.

By presenting women with rigid models that could be examined and touched, the researchers were able to more closely approximate the circumstances of a sexual encounter—at least, as closely as handling a blue plastic penis in a controlled environment can allow. For a body part that is best experienced up close, the penis has too often been evaluated in the abstract.

“umans judge sizes most accurately when visual and haptic information are available together,” the authors write, adding a little wryly that “both sources of data are usually available in sexual interactions.”

For men who are considering unproven penile enlargement techniques to supposedly enhance their own sexual interactions, the study offers some levelheaded reminders. The authors note that men who are anxious about their penis size have previously reported an ideal length that is longer than women actually want. Additionally, most men who undergo penile enlargement surgery “actually fall within the normal penis size range.”

It’s not that penis size doesn’t matter at all—this study, among others, is proof that it does—but many men’s hang-ups with it may be overblown. It is true, for example, that 15 of the women in the study said that they had ended a relationship, in part, because of a small penis but five of them also cited a too-large penis as a contributing factor in a breakup.

“There is a cost with a larger phallus,” Prause told The Daily Beast. “All intercourse causes tearing and pushes bacteria into the vagina. A larger phallus probably causes more tearing and may push more bacteria into the vagina: not a good long-term option.”

And Dr. Geoffrey Miller, a co-author on the study, wants men to know that size isn’t everything.

“Human penises evolved to be unusually long and thick, consistent with our findings about women’s preferences,” he wrote in a press release accompanying the study. “Yet a man’s intelligence, kindness, sense of humor, and other mental traits are also extremely important to women.”

The takeaway for women is a bit more physical. For once, this is an experiment that you can try at home. Dr. Prause has uploaded all 33 blue phallus models used in the study to the design sharing website Thingiverse where they can be downloaded for free, printed out, and placed in your very own basket full of penises.

25 Women Share Their Thoughts On Whether Penis Size Matters

It’s a topic that has yet to go away and probably never will: does penis size matter? Well, does it? Is this something about which you genuinely care? Studies have found that when it comes to penis size, 84 percent of women are just fine with what their partner has. In fact, the people who seem to be the most concerned with penis size are men, as if a smaller penis suggests he’s less manly, and to attain excessive manliness one must have a gigantic dick ― something most women don’t even want.

Don’t get me wrong. A big penis size does matter to some women, but there are less of those women out there than there are women who think your penis, yes, your slightly below average, mildly crooked penis is just fine. For us, it’s more about how you use it and where you can excel in other areas, because intercourse is just one part of sex; sex encompasses so much more.

To see how real life women feel about penis size, Bustle asked some to share their thoughts on the size debate. Completely honest, with even a few names changed to keep anonymity intact, here’s what 25 women had to say about penis size.

1. Colleen, 31

“I’d like to say it doesn’t, but it does to an extent. However it’s less length and more girth?”

2. Amber, 26

“I never thought size mattered until I was with someone with a HUGE penis and having sex became unbearable. Since then I’ve felt that size really makes a difference.”

3. Britni, 30

“Yes, it matters, but only if it’s too big. That shit hurts! Plus, guys with big dicks tend to rest on that and not actually put much effort in to pleasing their partner because it’s like, ‘I have a big dick, what else do you want?'”

4. Ruby, 28

“For me, it definitely matters. I’ve found that I much prefer larger guys, but that’s a lot to do with how my own body is shaped. Not to say that smaller guys can’t be good lovers ― they absolutely can ― but I’m more satisfied with big guys. However, too big is an issue too. Then it just hurts.”

5. Elisabeth, 22

“No, because good sex is much more a result of healthy emotional connection than body part size.”

6. Wren, 28

“Penis size doesn’t really matter that much to me, since penetrative sex feels good, but isn’t the end all be all. In all honesty, larger guys usually hurt a lot more. I’d say it’s more about the size of a man’s tongue, if you know what I’m sayin’. (Oral sex is KEY.)”

7. Avigail, 27

“Matters. Not too small or not too big ― kind of like a perfect scoop of Hagen Daz ice cream.Too small-still hungry, too big-tummy ache.”

8. Mel, 25

“I have not run across too small, but have run across too big, so either I’m lucky, or guys are way too f*cking concerned about it. And considering my sampling size, I’d guess it’s the latter.”

9. Lindsay, 33

“It doesn’t matter. I’ve found that men with even the smallest dicks know how to work them in a way that size doesn’t come into play.”

10. Jen, 29

“As long as you can fill it and I mean decently feel it, then it doesn’t matter that much. There’s nothing sadder than having to ask if it’s in when it IS in ― it’s just super uncomfortable and embarrassing for both.”

11. Anonymous, 30

“It depends on what the person is looking for. Looking for fun? GO BIG! Looking for love then COMPROMISE!”

12. Becky, 29

“It definitely does, but not always in the ways one might expect. Some of us smaller ladies, for instance, are kind of terrified of monster cock. Everyone is built differently and has their own preferences. Some people are just not physically compatible, but you won’t know for sure until you try, right? Long story short: it matters somewhat, but how said person is in bed (and how willing they are to be flexible and do what needs to be done for their partner) is WAY more important.”

13. Jen, 35

“Kinda. There’s a size that really is too small and being small myself there are definitely sizes that are too big. But really all I ask is for something larger than a baby carrot and its owner to be flexible, hard working and have a sense of humor about whatever else might need to be done for us to get along well together.”

14. Sabrina, 28

“I had a boyfriend who was very well endowed and I never had an orgasm from intercourse with him in five years time. I was kinda shocked because the world would have one believe that a huge one is the only satisfying way, but it just didn’t work. It was more uncomfortable than anything. I don’t like small, either, but slightly larger than average (average being 5-6in in my book) is the most pleasurable.”

15. Ana, 31

“Sorry to anyone who wants to believe otherwise but, yes, size does matter. A small penis can’t create the same sensation that a larger one can, and it can make certain maneuvers difficult ― it might fall out during doggystyle or when switching positions, for example. That said, biggest doesn’t always mean best. There is DEFINITELY such thing as too big of a penis, and penis size is SO far from the most important determining factor when it comes to good sex.”

16. Laken, 22

“That’s difficult, because ‘size’ doesn’t necessarily translate to inches; girth counts as well. If someone is five inches and skinny, that feels a lot different than five inches and thick. For me, size doesn’t *really* matter, although I won’t lie and say I don’t prefer a bigger guy. The best sex I’ve had was with an average-sized guy, but his proclivity for oral and other means of making me orgasm far surpassed his penis size. I don’t really get off from penetration alone, so size isn’t super imperative to me, but I do like when a guy is slightly above average (and doesn’t have a super skinny penis).”

17. Anna, 30

“It would be a lie to say size didn’t matter for me. When I’m dating a guy, and my mind wanders to how much he’s packing (because, yes, my mind does go there and usually rather early in the game). I’m generally hoping to see something around 7″ or up when I have sex with a guy, but in my experience the size doesn’t correlate to the quality of the sex. Instead, that is determined more by hardness (is there a better descriptor for that?), da moves, and the generosity, and the time spent. Yet, I still hope for a large dick. I am unreasonable like that.”

18. Gia, 32

“Tiny penises are for children. Not promoting adult on child action just child penises on children.”

19. Sabrina, 34

“Not in like a size queen way, but it just feels nice when you can feel the dick up in yo business and whatnot.”

20. Zoe, 28

“Size does matter, but only in the extreme cases. If you’re slightly smaller than average but good at sex it’s probably no big deal, and if you’re slightly bigger than average that’s great but not life changing. I dated a guy for a long time with a really small penis and the sex just was not as good, although I convinced myself it was because I liked him a lot. Also, I hooked up with a guy who was 6’7” for a while and his penis was so big that a lot of positions would get painful, which meant we constantly were losing momentum and having to stop and adjust, which is sort of a mood killer. But those are the only two guys it’s ever mattered with. Everyone anywhere in the middle was fine.”

21. Sarah, 30

“Yes, dick size matters. I always roll my eyes when people say otherwise.”

22. Cate, 24

“Yes. People can talk about there only being sensation in the first three inches of the vagina, but that’s bullshit. That said, plenty of dudes with big dicks don’t bother to really put any effort into sex because they think size alone matters. You gotta find that rare gem: the slightly insecure hung dude.”

23. Jenn, 36

“Girth is important. Length, less so. I’ve personally never come across one that was too short or too long, but I have met one that was too skinny, and this was when I was 20, so it’s obviously not an issue of me being ‘old,’ ‘loose,’ or ‘stretched out,’ as some butthurt dudes might assume. I did hear about a friend of a friend who had to break it off with a guy she really cared about because he was too big, but I assume he was a unicorn.”

24. Beverly, 29

“It’s a yes and no situation. I have had the one night stand where the guy and my pinky were the same size; not much to do there, even with creativity. I have also heard of friends who felt their goddamn ovaries were sore after because a very hung guy had been a bit too enthusiastic. The normal 5 to 7 inches is… fine? If you love spooning and have a bit of a butt, obviously some length will make it easier. I find I have a different favorite position depending on the guy exactly for the length reason. What’s important though: good girth and being actually hard…”

25. Michelle, 28

Giphy”It makes a difference but that doesn’t mean the sex is always better or that it’s an absolute must. But if we’re drafting up a sex wish list here, then yes, please.”

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Does penis size actually matter?

Aside from the locker room and slightly inappropriate shifty comparisons at the trough, the size of your chap only really starts to matter once you’re in the bedroom – or wherever you choose to do it. And research has shown that around 45 per cent of you have something of a hang-up about how hung you are. So, what better way to get an idea of what your dick says about you than ask the people you sleep with?

We rounded up a few to ask whether a man’s trouser-snake really is as important as we think it is.

The first time

A big moment for you and junior, making your sexual debut. Are you likely to make a lasting impression? It seems there’s so much else going on, your length and girth is way down the pecking order.

Cherry, now 25, lost her virginity to her first boyfriend at 16. “I’d seen dicks before, in porn and to be honest I was worried my boyfriend’s would be like those and that it would hurt.” When the big reveal came, was she disappointed? “I was so nervous, we were kind of fumbling our way through it. I didn’t have time to worry about it. We wanted it to be over.” But surely every man who came after was compared against her first time? “Only insofar as it lasted longer and we weren’t doing it on my mum’s dining room floor while she was out,” says Cherry. “Not his dick.”

Sam, 35, is even less emotionally attached. “We were pissed at a party and he called me the wrong name most of the night. I can’t even remember what colour hair he had, never mind the size of his cock.”

Daniel, 38, remembers a relief. ”I was so glad it wasn’t bigger than mine. He was taller and had huge feet and I’ve read all the books. I should’ve been disappointed if anything – I’d liked to have seen a quirkier one. I soon made up for it, though.”

The one-night stand

You meet someone in a pub or a club, head back to theirs – does it really matter how big you are? Or are they just pleased you seem normal, are wearing clean underwear and don’t slag off their vinyl collection?

Sam reckons most of her anecdotes about one night stands are about the events, not the equipment. “I won’t lie, there’s been disappointments,” she says. “But because they were a crap shag, or boring.” So, when the pants come down, no reaction at all? Come off it. “OK, one had the smallest dick. It was impossible to do anything – I couldn’t masturbate him so I went along with it.” Sam warns men the way to deal with a problem penis isn’t ignorance. “You know, if maybe he’d given amazing oral sex, it would’ve been less of an issue.”

Nicki, 29, admits on a one night stand, she’s got one thing on her mind. “I’m gonna want something different, impressive, a one-off.” And it’s got to be big if you want to be the stuff of legend. “You want a good story to tell the girls and if it’s a small one you feel a bit mean but if he’s hung then, for me, that’s a license to spill the beans.” But what if the sex is bad? “I don’t know any woman who wanted to see a big-dicked guy again if he was rubbish in bed. No way.”

The hookup

For gay and bi guys, of course, there’s a different kind of pressure: comparison. Plus, hookups don’t have the serendipitous setup of a one night stand – they’re often carefully arranged to ensure nobody’s wasting anyone’s time. Ready for your close-up?

“If a guy doesn’t send a dick pic, it doesn’t mean he’s got a small one,” says Adam, 37, “but maybe he thinks he has, or that it’s smaller than yours.”

“It can be daunting when confronted with another guy’s knob,” says Dan. “Because we compare ourselves against each other, we tend to be more critical of penis size than women, although you’d think we’d be kinder. Usually we’re relieved if the other guy likes ours, I reckon.”

Even with dick pics and preamble – there’s no guarantee. “Men who have a big penis and are willing to show it off think that’s all they need to do,” says Dan. “Big dicks are a fantasy. Often, when you find one, it’s disappointing. Men who hold something back, or are more average, tend to be sexier or try harder.” Plus, a carefully angled dick pic may not be a fair representation.

The ex

Mark, 36, is concerned his exes are comparing notes. “I used to worry about the size of my penis. Now two of my exes are mates, I imagine them ripping me to shreds.”

Daniel scoffs at this. “If I don’t like or get on with an ex, his dick is never the reason – it’s something else he’s done.” But saying that, if he does happen to know his ex was sensitive about it, would he use it against him? “Well, of course!” Daniel confesses. “I’m only human!”

The long-term partner

Can the size of your penis help you hang on to your lover? Or drive them away?

“Dick size is part of a good sex life with someone you love,” says Cherry. “But the only time it’s caused problems with a boyfriend is due to his own hangups, or, weirdly, how big my previous lovers’ knobs were.”

For Sam, it’s not an issue. “Big dicks are nice but they don’t keep you together and owning one won’t stop a man from being a bastard.”

Sure, but if a man is substandard in every other part of the relationship, a big dick will help, won’t it?

Sam and Cherry: “No.”

Says Nicki: “I love my man for who he is, not the thickness of his dick. As long as he satisfies me in every way, I don’t care.”

Adam’s ex had a problem most men would kill for: it was too big. “It was such a hassle, I never wanted to do it. And he was so self-conscious of it – it was a monster – that it drove a wedge between us in the end. It does happen.”

I’m sure all our hearts bleed collectively for these poor afflicted wretches.

But it looks like the moral of the story is: lose the comparisons and own your vital statistics. Easy to say, true, but it really is the last thing anyone is talking about.

Straight guys can maybe take heart from one recent study which showed, when asked, British women tend to guess the average size of a penis is about an inch smaller than it actually is, and their desired length tends to correlate with the actual average size – meaning even a “run-of-the-mill Bill” is King Dong in their eyes.

A big dick won’t make you a good person, but if you’re not packing, there are other ways to be unforgettable. Work on the stuff you can change.

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Does Penis Size Matter?

Penis size is a major source of anxiety for a lot of guys. The anxiety can be bad enough that it completely undermines their self-confidence as sex partners. This is understandable given the importance of the penis size in many men’s minds. Despite this very real feeling concern, is penis size that important when it comes down to doing the dirty?

What Exactly Is Average?

Penis size, much like most human traits, follows the bell curve. This means that almost all guys fall within the normal range. Very few men have penises that would be considered particularly small or large. At one end of the penis size spectrum is congenital micropenis, defined as approximately 2.5 inches or less in length, fully erect. About half of one percent of men would fall into this category. At the other end of the spectrum is someone like Jonah Falcon, the man who currently holds the record for the largest penis. His penis is 13.5 inches erect, making it extremely difficult if not impossible to have penetrative sex. So what’s the average? A recent review of all the studies examining penis length reported that the average penis length across more than 15,000 men of several ethnicities was just shy of 5.2 inches, fully erect. A 2014 study of American men found that the average erect penis length was about 5.6 inches. Other studies have reported a slightly longer average length. However, penis length studies are characterized by two pretty significant problems that may lead to an overestimate of average penis length. First, most studies depend on men to honestly self-report their penis lengths. It’s too impractical and weird for study participants to have them show up at the lab to be measured by researchers. As such, researchers depend on self-report, but it’s presumed that men will round up or exaggerate their measurements. Second, men with smaller penises probably avoid participating in this type of research.

What Does She Prefer?

Recent research emanating from UCLA found that women tended to choose an ideal penis size length of approximately 6 inches. But, this was in absence of other very important variables (e.g., sexual skills, attentiveness, attractiveness, intelligence, personality, chemistry, etc.). This is like asking a group of straight guys to choose a partner based only on ideal breast size. It’s a silly question to ask because the vast, vast majority of men make decisions about who they’ll sleep with or date based on many other more important traits. Another recent study asked women to rank order seven penis attributes. Girth was ranked fourth and length sixth. The top three were general appearance, pubic hair appearance, and penile skin. In other words, even when forced to choose amongst a set of penis features, size didn’t really matter that much to the women in the study. It might also be helpful to know that anecdotally, for every woman who prefers a larger penis, there’s likely one who prefers a smaller penis. Over my career doing research and clinical work, I’ve heard many times from women with well-endowed partners how uncomfortable sex can be. Bigger isn’t always better.

Is Size Really That Important?

In the largest and most compressive study of men’s and women’sreasons to have sex, researchers from Texas identified 237 different motivating factors. Several physical attributes including facial attractiveness, eyes, and general attraction showed up on the list. Penis size… did not.

Does Her Satisfaction Depend On Your Size?

There are piles of studies on sexual satisfaction and they have collectively produced a long list of things that make for good sex. Things such as attentiveness, sexual skills, confidence, comfort, aspects of the relationship, and attitudes towards sex appear to be very important. Penis size is only ever mentioned in studies that exclusively focus on penis size and sexual satisfaction. Even then, penis size does not appear to be that important. Also worth mentioning, the vast majority of women do not orgasm through vaginal penetration; they require stimulation of the clitoris, which has nothing to do with penis size. Additionally, those who do orgasm through penetration typically do so as a result of simulation of the mythical “G-spot.” While there’s no specific G-spot structure, there is a region about 2 inches into the vagina on the front wall that when stimulated, will lead to serious pleasure and orgasm for some women. That pleasure is likely the result of stimulation of the inner part of the clitoris and tissue around the urethra. For the minority of women who do orgasm from vaginal penetration, research has shown that penis length is unimportant to most of them. In other words, a larger penis is not critical for G-spot stimulation or vaginal orgasms. Additionally, a larger penis can make oral and anal sex more difficult.
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What’s The Take-Home Message?

In the end, being a superstar in bed has very little do with penis size and all to do with many other important factors. Getting hung up on penis size, despite its perceived importance, distracts you from being a badass sex partner. Sexual satisfaction for you and your partner will be hindered, but not because of the size of your penis. A distracted and anxious sex partner simply isn’t in the game. Don’t let your penis size worries get in the way of what would otherwise be awesome experiences.

67 Women On “Does Dick Size Matter?”

Illustration by Daniella Urdinlaiz

1. The truth? Size matters.

“The truth? Size matters. If you have more, you can do less and still satisfy a woman. In other words, it’s the meat, not the motion.”

—Vicki

2. I’d say it’s more about the size of a man’s tongue.

“I’d say it’s more about the size of a man’s tongue, if you know what I’m sayin’. (Oral sex is KEY.)”

—Wren

3. Too small—still hungry, too big—tummy ache.

“Too small—still hungry, too big—tummy ache.”

—Avigail

4. I need to feel my man waayyy up.

“Yes, it matters. I don’t want to have to be telling a man to stop tickling me. I need to feel my man waayyy up.”

—Ariana

5. I’m not looking for a cruise ship, but at the same time I need a decent size boat to ride the rough seas.

“I always hear people say it’s not the size of the boat, it’s the motion of the ocean. Well, if that’s the case a lot of men drown out at sea. I’m not looking for a cruise ship, but at the same time I need a decent size boat to ride the rough seas.”

—Judione

6. It does to an extent.

“I’d like to say it doesn’t, but it does to an extent. However, it’s less length and more girth?”

—Colleen

7. There’s nothing sadder than having to ask if it’s in when it IS in.

“As long as you can feel it and I mean decently feel it, then it doesn’t matter that much. There’s nothing sadder than having to ask if it’s in when it IS in—it’s just super uncomfortable and embarrassing for both.”

—Jen

8. A small penis can’t create the same sensation that a larger one can, and it can make certain maneuvers difficult.

“Sorry to anyone who wants to believe otherwise but, yes, size does matter. A small penis can’t create the same sensation that a larger one can, and it can make certain maneuvers difficult—it might fall out during doggy style or when switching positions, for example.”

—Ana

9. Girth is important. Length, less so.

“Girth is important. Length, less so. I’ve personally never come across one that was too short or too long, but I have met one that was too skinny, and this was when I was 20, so it’s obviously not an issue of me being ‘old,’ ‘loose,’ or ‘stretched out,’ as some butthurt dudes might assume.”

—Jenn

10. Size does matter when it comes to having an orgasm through intercourse.

“I’ve been with just over a dozen men whose penises ranged from 5 inches to 14 inches and were of various girth. Size does matter when it comes to having an orgasm through intercourse, and length is less important than girth. My personal preference would be 9 to 10 inches and thick enough that I can’t quite close my hand around it. This size affords me the ability to have vaginal orgasms in multiple positions and isn’t so large that fellatio is a challenge.”

—Joy

11. I can’t handle them if they’re too big.

“I can’t handle them if they’re too big. I’m fragile and it definitely is way more painful than pleasurable if a guy is huge. At the same time, you don’t want someone too small that you can barely feel or enjoy. A good average penis tends to do the trick for me.”

—Aliza

12. I dated a guy with a penis the size of my pinky, and sometimes I wasn’t even sure if we were having sex.

“It matters. I dated a guy with a penis the size of my pinky, and sometimes I wasn’t even sure if we were having sex. The whole big hands, big feet thing is a total lie. He doesn’t need a foot-long, 4-inch-round penis, but there’s got to be something substantial.”

—Michelle

13. As long as you’re not under average, I’d say no.

“As long as you’re not under average, I’d say no. We’re not going to be disappointed if you don’t whip out an anaconda.”

—Rachel

14. Size doesn’t matter unless you’re either really big or really small.

“Size doesn’t matter unless you’re either really big or really small. This is the one area of life where it is completely acceptable — in fact, preferred — to be average. Average is good. If I reach down there and feel a basic 5-6 inch snake, I’m happy. I’m excited, even. 1. Because every girl’s worst nightmare is going home with a guy with a micropenis and 2. Because I won’t have to fake enjoying a guy’s footlong ramming into my cervix for half an hour. Neither of those situations are ideal. Average penises are the best.”

—Cristina

15. I can barely feel him thrusting, and he keeps slipping out. He orgasms. I don’t.

“I look down.

He’s hard.

And he’s tiny.

Erect, he’s probably about the length of my middle finger and the width of a baby carrot. Although it’s not a micropenis—I mean, I can see it—it’s definitely the smallest I’ve encountered and absolutely at odds with what I expected from his broad-shouldered, rugby-player-like build. My heart falls to my stomach in disappointment as I drop onto my knees, wondering if his penis will look larger up close. I cautiously take it in my mouth as he moans thankfully. I can still easily talk, simply shifting his penis, straw-like, to the side of my mouth. ‘Feel good?’

I murmur, the question mark at the end of the sentence begging for this situation to end. In response, he pulls me up and onto the bed. ‘It’s a bit small, isn’t it?’ he says as he pulls out a condom. It’s not so much a question as a statement of fact. ‘It only matters what you do with it,’ I say, trying to be encouraging as I guide him into me. I can barely feel him thrusting, and he keeps slipping out. He orgasms. I don’t.”

—JL

16. I can sooner imagine myself seriously dating a guy with a small dick than I can a guy who’s shorter than I am.

“I don’t want to sugarcoat it: I know that for some girls, including my bookish writer friend, small dicks are a dealbreaker. And that’s fine, because we all have our own personal preferences. I won’t deny that I’ve been in situations in the past where a guy’s lack of size certainly didn’t help matters. However, I can sooner imagine myself seriously dating a guy with a small dick than I can a guy who’s shorter than I am—that’s just me.”

—Karley

17. I once met this guy with a really small one, and the first thing that came to my mind was whether Guinness Book of World Records knew about him.

“I once met this guy with a really small one, and the first thing that came to my mind was whether Guinness Book of World Records knew about him. We had sex once and it was terrible.”

—Kayla

18. My BF is a lung poker, and when he hits that one spot that’s almost painful it’s just pure ecstasy.

“I like length. girth eh. but my BF is a lung poker, and when he hits that one spot that’s almost painful it’s just pure ecstasy. I don’t even watch porn, so 😛 plus a hook or a curved one is amazing!”

—Lizz

19. Too long or too thick can both hurt.

“Too long and it just ‘hits bottom’ and that hurts, a total moodkill. But too thick and it hurts too. I gave birth twice, I don’t want to be stretched like again without the benefit of hormones and painkillers.”

—DeeDee

Size Does Matter: Women Find Large Penises More Attractive

Finally the debate is over: size matters, and women prefer men with larger packages because it predicts a man’s sex appeal, according to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
The study, conducted by the Australian National University, revealed that the taller the man, the bigger the effect his penis size had on his sex appeal.
The group of researchers showed life-size, computer-generated figures of men that varied in body shape, height, and penis size to 105 women. The females then rated the figures’ sexual attractiveness.
Professor Michael Jennions, from the ANU Research School of Biology, explained:
“This is a topic that has captured the imagination of people all over the world for a very long time. If you look at the magazine rack in your local newsagent, sooner or later you’ll see an article entitled ‘Does size matter?’ We wanted to answer this age-old question with a valid scientific approach – ” facts not opinions.”
The findings showed that women preferred taller men with broader shoulders and narrow hips (V-shaped, instead of pear-shaped), which supports earlier research.
However, this study indicates that penis size is also relevant. Outcomes showed: the bigger, the better. Females documented the most appealing penis size was even bigger than the researchers tested, surpassing the penis size of 98% of Italian males.
Professor Jennions said, “We’ve found that penis size did influence a man’s sex appeal, and it was just as important as height, which is a well-known factor in male attractiveness.”
The study also noted that larger penises are ideal but were much more attractive on taller men than shorter men. “To put it bluntly, if you are short and pear-shaped, a large penis is not going to increase your attractiveness,” Dr Mautz said.

Females Quick to Judge

The females were critical judges, making decisions on a figure’s attractiveness in about three seconds, and even more quickly when seeing less attractive figures.
The quickness of the judgement implies that the women did not consciously go through the pros and cons of each figure – which means that rating is a total impression of attractiveness, not just an opinion on a certain body part.
Dr Mautz explained, “The only previous study of this topic in humans used five small drawings of male figures that differed only in penis length. It was very obvious to the female participants which character they were being asked to assess; in that situation, it’s easy for people to self-deceive or lie and distort the results.”
This judgement setting was also unique because several body parts were seen at once in 3D figures – a more realistic situation than looking at a figure drawn on paper.
The authors believe this topic is not just a comical topic to the general public, but also a serious scientific question.
Professor Jennions concluded:
“Humans have slightly longer, and notably thicker penises for their body size compared to other primates. It’s been suggested that (before humans wore clothes) females used penis size as one of the deciding factors when choosing a mate, but until now there has been very little data to support that. Our results hint that humans might have larger penises because females in the past were more likely to mate with well-endowed males.”
In 2011, a study found that the length of a man’s penis can be predicted by his index and ring fingers on his right hand. The ratio between the second and forth fingers on the right hand correlate to the length of his flaccid and stretched penis.
Written by Kelly Fitzgerald

Penis inadequacy is a real fear. Guys might not see it plastered across billboards as much as women have body image ideals foisted on them, but the pop culture zeitgeist certainly makes it known: Bigger is better.

So, curious about how Millennial women really felt about their partners’ penises, Cosmopolitan.com polled 1,100 readers (96 percent women, 4 percent men; between the ages of 18 and 34). And just so we don’t leave you hanging: 89 percent said they were not worried about their boyfriend’s penis size, and, when asked how they’d classify their partner’s penis, most of them (56 percent) went with “average.” Another 33 percent thought their partner’s penis was on the large side.

Interestingly, participants were pretty close when it came to what they considered and average penis size. (The current actual average sizes are 3.5 inches flaccid, and 5.1 inches erect.) Even though 43 percent of respondents said they watch porn at least once a month, which can skew peoples’ perceptions of penis size, they seem to be pretty realistic when it comes to IRL sex.

In the end, despite 59 percent of women reporting that they were less than satisfied in the bedroom, the vast majority said they wouldn’t change anything about their boyfriend’s penis. (A handful of participants noted they would actually make his penis slightly smaller.) Maybe guys are finally getting the message that penetration isn’t women’s greatest desire in bed, given that the survey found 62 percent of respondents rarely or never orgasm from penetration alone.

Basically, it seems like Millennial women are just fine with whatever penis. Although he might not be porn-star-size, penis beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Or the hand of the holder. Like, hand jobs. OK, have a great day.

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While there is a common notion about the size of the penis and it being directly proportionate to the satisfaction factor, there are yet lot of other factors which actually contribute to attain mutual satisfaction. It has become the mens ultimate desire to have the perfect size in order to satisfy a woman, but size very often is just an entity and not an asset.

So does the penile size really matter?

The size and it’s efficiency matters altogether different to various set of women. Preferences vary from woman to woman. Few would prefer the length and few the girth, but size, shape can never fully satisfy any woman. It is a myth that size matters to woman. There is a research which also talks about the length of the time you spend in the foreplay and the session actually impacting a woman’s satisfaction level to a much higher extent. Men can put aside the worry about the size or shape because that is the only thing a woman is looking for. Fact is women look for a whole lot of emotion quotients involved in the intercourse than the size and shape.

What is the Average size of penis?

The average size of an erect penis is about 5. to 6.2 inches. Most of the men have fallen into the average slot, however, there is a very small percentage of adult men, about 0.6%, who suffer from a condition called micropenis which calls for medical attention.

Size of penis and its effect on pregnancy

The required size of the penis to penetrate enough to impregnate is about 4 inches in the erect form. There are lots of misconception with regards to this as to how the size effects reproduction. Using certain positions such as missionary and slow withdrawal can help to a great extent.

How penis size effects a man’s ego?

Men have inhibitions about the size, it is an issue of their pride and ego. Most of the times not having the right size becomes their greatest issue and this further alters their confidence level and affects their social life. Feeling small, depression, inferiority complex, aggressiveness, withdrawal from society, shyness, solitude lifestyle, attention deficit syndrome many such psychological conditions can arise due to this small inhibition about size of penis. In such acute conditions, it is better to immediately seek doctor’s or counselor’s advice. It something bothers you to this level it is always better to talk to someone who know about this and will guide you in the right way. Talking to your partner can also be of great help to you, by this you can know whether or not the size really matters to her.

Minimum Size Of Pennis To Satisfy A Woman

Minimum Size Of Pennis To Satisfy A Woman

  1. 1. The Penis Enlargement Bible Penis Enlargement Bible By: John Collins Copyright Notice: 2016 PEBible.com All rights reserved worldwide. Contents may not be transmitted or shared by any means. Anyone caught sharing or transmitting all, or any part of the data in this book will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 2016 PEBible.com 2
  2. 2. The Penis Enlargement Bible Legal Disclaimer: This book is written for entertainment purposes only and does not profess to cure all health problems related to the book All supplements mentioned in the book are to be used at own risk and you MUST consult your medically qualified expert before taking any of these supplements. The book is not designed to cure, prevent or improve any problems that you have. A complete list of the supplements and herbs mentioned in this book can be found in a reference table near the end of this book. Not all supplements and herbs are required or recommended. Always consult your doctor, andOr the supplement label before using any supplement mentioned in this document. 2016 PEBible.com 3
  3. 3. The Penis Enlargement Bible Table of Contents Chapter I.I: Table of Importance p.8 Chapter I.II: Gain & Maintain a Hard, Sensitive Penis p. 9 Chapter II: Start Penis Growth p. 17 Chapter III: End Premature Ejaculation p. 44 Chapter IV: Increase Your Ejaculate Volume p. 55 hapter V: Chinese Herbs p. 57 Chapter VI: Western Supplements p. 70 Chapter VII: Tables of Reference p. 78 ©2016 PEBibles.com 5
  4. 4. The Penis Enlargement Bible Introduction This e-book will change your life. I am not exaggerating; I’m being deadly serious and completely sincere. You are not happy about something regarding your penis. Maybe you consider it to be too small; maybe you’re impotent; maybe you ejaculate too fast; this is all going to change – with special emphasis on causing penis growth. By using science you are going to dramatically improve the health of your penis. Within eight to ten weeks you can expect to see real, natural growth, improved endurance, orgasms and hardness of your penis (depending on how healthy you are right now, at the start.) Some will see results sooner, maybe alter 6-8 weeks. Some may take a little longer. All you have to do is follow this guide and you will attain the penis of your dreams. The closest we get to perfection with regards to penis health is the man at the end of puberty. The penis has grown to the longest it will ever be, before shrinking as we age. It is also at its most responsive. At this age one can, however, have problems with premature ejaculation (something which I know how to combat.) I am giving you the power to decide for yourself where you want to improve your penis health. If you want to stop premature ejaculation as a priority then this guide will tell you exactly what to do. If you suffer fromn erectile dysfunction, and solving this is the main purpose of you buying this guide, jump right in and solve that first. I have made all of this simple. At the end of the Penis Enlargement Bble I have tabulated what you should take and how much (depending on the severity of your problem). If you want to get a bigger penis and that’s your priority, I make it simple. If you aim tor all of the above then you’re still reading the right guide! ©2016 PEBible.com 6
  5. 5. The Penis Enlargement Bible Other Vital Nutrients for Rock-Hard Erections The final problem may be iron deliciency. Iron helps to take oxygen through the btoud in the red blood cells. It you smoke you need to evaluate what is more valuable out of great sex or cigarettes. If you can’t stop at least cut down for improved performance. The FDA recommends that you don’t take more than 45mg of iron per day. So, for a harder, more sensitive pens you require:  Clean oxygen  Acetylcholine (from choline)  NO/cGMP  HGH, L-Omithine and L-Arginine  Iron and Phosphorous  A goad multi-vitamin/mineral formula  A protein-rich diet Remember, you need very hard erections because they help with penis enlargement. ©2016 PEBible.com 16
  6. 6. The Penis Enlargement Bible your thumb and forefinger (the same “a-ok” symbol used in our other methods). Pulling the penis directly in front of you. You put the penis out directly in front of you from 30 to 40 seconds. As you stroke the penis from the base toward the head, maintain a firm grip and stretch the skin as best as you can. Stretch two: you put the penis directly down for 30 to 40 seconds. Stretch three: people the penis directly up for 30 to 40 seconds. Stretch four: you pull the penis directly to the left for 30 to 40 seconds. Stretch five: you pull the penis directly to the right for 30 to 40 seconds. Stretch six: you rotate the penis all the way in a circular movement for 30 to 40 seconds. Repeat each direction 2-3 times. With these six stretches all you have to do is four sets of each everyday. Only do this after you have warmed up correctly. After you’ve finished the exercise you can release the grip on the base of your penis. You should feel the blood begin flowing again. Go ahead, you may ejaculate at this point if you feel the urge. Remember to use a firm grip and enough lubrication, always exercise caution! Do not grip your penis too tight so that you lose the circulation. If you are in pain or feel any discomfort, then you are doing the technique in the wrong way. Read the instructions again and retry the technique slowly. Jelqing Stretching exercises are useful for lengthening your penis. But in order for one man to ©2016 PEBible.com 30
  7. 7. The Penis Enlargement Bible Similar to the Double-Handed Girth Jelq, the object of this is to force your hands closer until they almost touch. The time spent on the movement from each end of your shaft to the center point should be 30-45 seconds. You can concentrate an different parts of your penis shaft while doing this. If you want to see more gains at the base than simply don’t move your base and. It you want to see more gains closer to the tip, then don’t move your upper hand. You can mix up the exercise depending on whether your girth gains are level or different at different points of your penis. Important things to remember: 95% erection. Ensure that you warm up. Warming Down Each step of exercises should be ended with a gentle massage and a warming down session with the help of a hot towel. When you give a massage to your penis and apply some heat to it, it helps healing and rebuilding of the cell tissue. You see, heat promotes faster growth of tissue cells and it restores the sensibiity problems you may have had during your enlargement exercises. So after each exercise, you have to massage your penis softly for about 1 minute. You should perform a soft and circular motion with your forefinger and middle finger along the base and the shaft of the penis. Be very gentle with your moves here since your penis has just been through some serious hard work out. Following the massage session, you should apply another hot towel around your penis, just like you did for the warm up. This part of the practice is as essential as the first one because the heat will stimulate the damaged parts and will make them function well again. ©2016 PEBible.com 37
  8. 8. The Penis Enlargement Bible Chapter IV: Increase Your Ejaculate Volume ©2016 PEBible.com 55
  9. 9. The Penis Enlargement Bible Properties of Each Supplement 5-HTP 5-Hydroxytryptophan comes from the amino acid tryptophan. Upon reaching the brain it converts to that all important biochemical, Serotonin. We already know that. Serotonin is vital to feeling happy, relaxed and for erasing premature ejaculation from your life. If you eat a protein-rich diet of milk, cheese, fish, bananas dried dates and turkey, you should get 5-HTP naturally. The cycle to Serotonin is: tryptophan – 5-HTP – Serotonin. Without this cycle occurring, not enough Serotonin is produced; the results of which can be disastrous. Don’t believe me? Here’s a list of a few (certainly not all!) of the effects that a lack of Serotonin can cause:  Headaches  Bulimia  OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)  Depression  Insomnia  Anxiety  Post Menstrual Syndrome (not something most of you are afflicted with, but I thought I’d throw it in there anyway!) ©2016 PEBible.com 71

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