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.
A few months ago, I had a round of these conversations with the usual suspects in my life. Think of it as a dick Overton window: a continuum of acceptability, but in this case, one that varies from person to person. Boyfriend dicks have a measurable component, of course, but not a consistent one.
Like all anatomy, penis length differs from person to person. However, there are few things as maligned as small penises. Man A: I've slept with both in the past, but I've been dating the same woman for the past five years.
Sound the klaxons, scream it from the mountaintops, gather the villagers from their huts and clink every glass in the cabinet, for the FINAL and official word on the ideal penis size is here and it is dogma. It is 6. Six Point Three.
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.
Unless I am the only one who has hunted them down for purely scientific research purposes? If only all sexual minorities were admired this much! Sometimes it's because they think they'd get more romantic traction if they were built bigger, or worry that their partner won't think they're "big enough.
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.
Conceived and designed the experiments: NP GM. Women recalled model size accurately using this method, although they made more errors with respect to penis length than circumference. These first estimates of erect penis size preferences using 3D models suggest women accurately recall size and prefer penises only slightly larger than average.