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Does Penis Size Matter? Scientists Have An Answer

Does Penis Size Matter? Scientists Have An Answer

It’s the question that never dies. Men and women have been debating it for years—is it the size of the wave or the motion of the ocean? Scientists think they have an answer.

According to a new study, penis size does matter … kind of. And only for some women and for certain types of orgasms. The study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, found that women who have frequent vaginal orgasms are more likely to do so with men who have larger penises. The same goes for women who say they prefer penile-vaginal intercourse over other types of sex.

The study asked 323 women to recall their past sexual encounters and answer questions about how important penile-vaginal intercourse and other sex acts were to them, along with whether or not penis length affected their ability to orgasm through vaginal stimulation. They also asked the women if they were more likely to orgasm vaginally with a longer- or shorter-than-average penis. (For those of you frantically looking for measuring tape, they defined average as between 5.8 and 6.1 inches long—about the size of a U.S. dollar bill, for handy measuring purposes.)

About half (160) of the women in the study had vaginal orgasms and enough experience to compare size experiences with past partners. That’s significantly different than the oft-quoted stat that 75 percent of women don’t orgasm through intercourse alone. Of these 160 women, 60 percent actually said size made no difference, but a statistically significant number (33.8 percent) said they preferred longer-than-average size. 6.3 percent preferred partners with shorter-than-average penises.

For some researchers, this study goes into a murky area, making women feel like there is a “right” or “better” way to orgasm. “Women who orgasm through vaginal stimulation may indeed prefer longer penises, but not everyone prefers to orgasm that way,” female sexual response researcher Barry Komisaruk told LiveScience. Beverly Whipple, one of the discoverers of the G-spot, chimes in, warning against getting worked up over these findings. “To me, all of this is just so goal-oriented, and it’s difficult for me to see researchers setting up another goal [vaginal orgasm] for women to experience,” she said.

 

 

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3:16AM PDT on Apr 26, 2015

Studies like this make me cringe for men. What an awful awful subject. I don't see it would matter anymore than the size of any body part. You love a human being and you make things work for each other!

2:42PM PDT on Apr 25, 2015

Thank you

8:42AM PDT on Apr 23, 2015

its so depressing ,,,,Having a very large penis can cause problems

8:40AM PDT on Apr 23, 2015

its so depressing ,,,,Having a very large penis can cause problems

5:47PM PDT on Apr 14, 2015

20 more pts towards 50 trees in april

10:28AM PDT on Apr 7, 2015

Well, larger size is a nice surprise,let's be honest ( within normal parameters, not the kind of porn-monsters !), but at the end of the day we don't fall in love with a penis but the person attached to it, and there's more to making love than size only.

4:08PM PDT on Apr 4, 2015

LOOOOVE YOUR AVATAR BARBARA D.!!!

4:01PM PDT on Apr 4, 2015

GIVE EM AN INCH AND I'LL TAKE 7. SORRY, I COULDN'T RESIST!!!

7:20AM PDT on Apr 4, 2015

I worked with a dr. that used to say it was not the size of the organ but the size of the room he had to play it in. I personally have experienced very small to very large and the feeling is different. What makes the difference is the chemistry and foreplay involved. Guys take time to get her worked up enough and she won't care about the size.

7:12AM PDT on Apr 3, 2015

Having a smallish penis shouldn't cause problems unless it's tiny to the point of deformity - and if it is, and you're British, the NHS will sort it out for you.

Having a very large penis can cause problems, though. It may be uncomfortable for the person's partners and it's likely to be difficult for him to achieve a full erection, because of the large quantity of blood required to inflate it.

If he *can* achieve a firm erection freely then that means that a very large volume of blood is being moved out of the general circulation and than back in after intercourse. I've been told by a friend who made quite a study of this that there have been cases of over-endowed porn stars having strokes, as the result of these sharp changes in blood volume.

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