Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Does Penis Size Matter?

Guest Post by Joey

Today, the importance of size is greater than ever, and that includes almost all aspects of our life. Big cars, big salaries, big houses, even Big Macs. It’s no wonder why the majority of men are self-conscious of their penis size. Is it big enough? Will it satisfy my partner or will she laugh behind my back? Does penis size really matter?

Just open your spam folder. It will be full of penis enlargement ads for pills, pumps, herbs, possibly even magic spells, promising a larger penis in a matter of days. Obviously, it matters to men, which means only one thing.

Men actually buy this stuff in an effort to get a bigger penis. Ask yourself. If there was a simple, risk-free and proven solution to enlarge your penis, would you take advantage of it?

You probably answered yes, as most men would. According to a survey by Psychology Today [1][2], about 71% of men “overemphasize the importance of penis size and shape”.

But does penis size matter to women? And if yes, to what extent? Would a small penis be a deal breaker, in what would otherwise be a potential long term relationship?

To answer this question, let’s see what science has to say. Currently, there are three published studies on penis size and how it is perceived by women.

The first study was conducted by the University of Texas–Pan American and was published in BMC Women's Health. During the study, two popular campus athletes (both male) asked 50 undergraduate women the following question:

"In having sex, which feels better, length of penis or width of penis?"

Forty-five of the women replied that width felt better while only 5 said they preferred length. The fact that all women made a choice - instead of answering that they could not tell any difference - is a clear indication that penis size plays some role in their sexual satisfaction.

“Penis width needs to be given more consideration, and taken into account when one discusses penis size. Also, it may be that Masters and Johnson [1,2,3] were wrong about penis size having little or no physiological effect on women's sexual satisfaction.” concluded the researchers in their paper.[3]

Still, no definite answer, so let’s move on to our next study.

The second study was conducted at the Groningen University Hospital. In this study, the authors asked 375 sexually active women (that had recently given birth) how important penis size was to them, especially in terms of sexual satisfaction.

According to the authors:
- 20% of the women said penile length is important
- 1% very important
- 55% unimportant
- 22% totally unimportant

"Although clearly in the minority, a nevertheless considerable percentage of the women respondents attached substantial importance to the size of the male sexual organ", wrote the researchers in the corresponding paper.[4]

This study does give us a relatively good answer. It seems that for some women, size is important and for a very small minority, a small penis could actually be a deal breaker, even with an otherwise perfect guy!

However, the study strongly suggests that most women (77%) would probably be OK with a guy that they really liked, even if he was on the small-endowed side. Now, let’s move on to the third and final study.

The last study was conducted by researchers at the Australian National University, led by Dr Brian Mautz and Professor Michael Jennions. The study has yet to be published, but the press release is available under the name “Size matters for heroes, not zeroes”.[5]

The authors found that similarly to height, penis size is a very important factor for male attractiveness. However, the authors reported another very interesting finding as well.

“Larger penises 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,” said Dr Mautz.

My opinion on the matter

From the aforementioned studies, it is obvious that penis size does matter. However, it is not the first thing a woman will take into account. For most, it seems that a normal, or smallish one will do just fine as long as they are OK with other aspects of yourself, like personality, height etc. Yes, there are some for whom, penis size is of grave importance.

As there are some men for whom, small breasts are a no-no. But, they are a minority.

Just accept the fact that - if you are average or small - there is nothing you can do to get accepted by those “picky” women as a potential mate! Don’t forget that you are “picky” as well on certain things!

Finally, remember that the world is a huge place, full of different people with different preferences. It may sound clichĂ© but it’s true. There is someone out there for you. Actually, there is more than just someone. And thanks to the internet and social media, finding them has become easier than ever!

P.S. If your penis is anywhere between 12-15 cm, you are not small. The porn you are watching is not a representative sample. You are exactly average and most women will be totally fine with the size of your penis.

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Joey is a regular guy from Europe with a micropenis. If you want to know more about the condition and the currently available treatment options, feel free to visit Micropenis, the website he created for people with micropenis. 


  1. Michael Pertschuk, Alice Trisdorfer. "Men's bodies—the survey". Psychology Today. Retrieved 2007-07-17.
  2. Eisenman, R. (2001). "Penis size: Survey of female perceptions of sexual satisfaction". BMC Women's Health 1: 1–0. doi:10.1186/1472-6874-1-1. PMC 33342. PMID 11415468
  3. Jill Neimark. "The beefcaking of America". Psychology Today Nov–Dec 1994 (web edition last reviewed 2004-8-30). Retrieved 2007-07-20.
  4. Francken, A.; Van De Wiel, H.; Van Driel, M.; Weijmar Schultz, W. (2002). "What importance do women attribute to the size of the penis?". European Urology 42 (5): 426–431. doi:10.1016/S0302-2838(02)00396-2
  5. Size matters for heroes, not zeroes, Australian National University, 9 April 2013

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