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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Patricia Harris
Patricia Harris2 hours ago

How do you like them bananas?? LOL!!!!

PeaceGoodwill to All

LOL they may have the answers.....but have they ever had real sex????? A bit like the male/female models........all appearance/business...

PeaceGoodwill to All

LOL they may have the answers.....but have they ever had real sex????? A bit like the male/female models........all appearance/business...

Pablo B.
Pablo B.7 days ago

the screw matter; the grommet according

Pablo B.
Pablo B.7 days ago

penis/bananas. that finesse ok size matter!

Evelina Zaharieva

Size matters, attitude matters, the entire person matters. I've had partners with average penises, but one of them was just a master. He knew what he's doing, and not only with the penis. He was a virtuoso. Otherwise, his penis was just average, ordinary, nothing special... sex and orgasm are art. It's not the size of the brush that matters, but how you use it. Otherwise, yes, the feeling is different with a long, short, thin or thick penis, that's plain it. And yes, slightly longer penises may be able to stimulate more neurons than smaller ones. You can't dismiss that fact. You can paind one picture with a long thick brush, and a completely different one with a shorter thinner brush. The choice is yours, the painting will always be different.

Karey Materi
Karey Materi15 days ago


Erika Acosta
Erika Acosta16 days ago


Roberto MARINI
Roberto MARINI16 days ago

T think it does not matter providing it is not too short, I suppose

Melissa DogLover
Melissa DogLover18 days ago

No thanks, I'll pass on this one. I'm happy staying a virgin for awhile longer.