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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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers3 days ago

Thank you for sharing.

Bayla D.
Bayla D.3 days ago

Care2 Sex Manual Chapter 32 *The Floating Bananas* October, 2012. The bananas are over-ripe!!!!

Larry McDaniel
Larry McDaniel5 days ago

Thank you

Peggy B.
Peggy B.8 days ago

I think it matters to a man's ego than it does to women.

nicky m.
nicky m.10 days ago

Men always seem to worry about the size of their penises and so I really would like to reassure them! This article MAY be true for people who have a lot of casual sex and have lady bits the size of AIladin's cave don't think that any man with a little penis, reading this, need worry too much. If they are a wonderful, kind caring person who learns what his woman likes and does all he can to please her, then most likely the sex will be infinitely better than with a man with a large penis who thinks he is God's gift to women and is a selfish lover! This is far too much information, but the best sex I ever had was with a man with a rather small penis, but I was madly in love with him and being in love or really loving a man makes SO much difference and is more important than size! There is nothing worse than an arrogant man with a penis the size of a stallion who makes love as if he is battering down a castle door!

David C.
David C.13 days ago

ha, ha, ha, ha

Laura R.
Laura R.14 days ago


Colleen V.
Colleen V.20 days ago

Girth matters too. :)

Barbara Smit
Barbara Smit21 days ago

Bananas? Really?

federico bortoletto

Grazie,dopo la lettura dell'articolo sono tranquillo!!