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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.

 

 

Related:
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5:50AM PST on Mar 2, 2015

Thanks.

8:34AM PST on Feb 23, 2015

Good things come in small packages...

No, size doesn't matter,, unless the man has a huge penis, then it would only hurt the person on the receiving end...

No thanks...

11:42PM PST on Feb 22, 2015

Thanks for the laughs. Wonder if they'll do a study on how women can tell the size of a man's penis by some other appendage...

11:06PM PST on Feb 22, 2015

Merci for sharing .

7:50AM PST on Feb 17, 2015

Ty

7:49AM PST on Feb 17, 2015

Thanks

10:10AM PST on Feb 16, 2015

Technique matters as well. If you're hung like a horse and act like a caveman then your girl won't be pleased either. They'd rather have a skilled midget then who can show them a good time...

2:26PM PST on Feb 15, 2015

ienteresting, thank you.

7:08AM PST on Feb 15, 2015

Thanks

2:26PM PST on Feb 7, 2015

A penis that´s longer than the length of the female vagina doesn´t really help, I think, it´s a question of relaxedness and trust, not of the length or size of the penis, my opinion!!!

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