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:
20 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her Vagina
The Penis Project
The Pleasure Factory

716 comments

Ellie M
Ellie M2 days ago

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George Denniston MD

Isn't it amazing? Millions of parents have given permission, which they have no right to give, to doctors who have no right to remove normal body parts from a normal infant. This tissue is half of the skin of a normal penis. It is tiny at birth, but in an adult it comes to the size of a postcard, and is thicker. Removing it often shortens the penis, as well as makes it less thick. How many parents really want to diminish the size of their son's penis? I do not blame the parents who often have no idea, but I say that the doctors are committing an atrocity on their innocent newborn patients on a daily basis. It is hard to believe that this is still done in America. It is illegal.

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David C
David C5 days ago

ha, ha, ha, ha......I would assume it should be "to whom does penis size manner"?

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Larry McDaniel
Larry McDaniel6 days ago

Thank you

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Trish K
Trish K7 days ago

If it matters to you then go to the penis store and try them all until you find one that fits correctly.

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Carl R
Carl R7 days ago

Thanks!!!!

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Carl R
Carl R7 days ago

Thanks!!!!

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Kelsey S
Kelsey S7 days ago

Thanks

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Aaron F
Aaron F7 days ago

I see the vaguely obscene floating bananas are still floating...sorry that I have to hide Care2 from the kids due to the sex pictures and articles...

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Carl R
Carl R16 days ago

Thanks!!!

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