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

723 comments

Roberto M
Roberto MARINI27 days ago

thank you Daina for this article

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JOEY O
JOEY Oabout a month ago

And lastly, if I may reiterate my response to the topic per se - on size of male genitalia matters: here it is George D. if I may share too (again)

*Indeed ! what a good discussion here, but I must thank the writer Ms. Diana Villibert for submitting this article without prejudice. RE: on this topic, there has been heaps of surveys to validate assumptions of whether or not SIZE matters. Personally though, they will never come to a conclusion, because, each individual is unique and requirement of each person depends on himself or herself alone. Laugh as we may. . .but every single moment a union of bodies occur, the feeling of surge waves that brings each of the participant in the act - depends on each's focus (either for sexual gratification alone or spiritual fulfillment through physical manifestation) and SIZE is never an issue here. . . it will all "depend" person vs. person. . .that having said though, sexual gratification MUST be seriously considered by each participant in the act, they both must be open and honest with each's desired "conclusion" after the act! " - my reply of two years ago and I stand to this up to this very moment, as this is my belief.

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JOEY O
JOEY Oabout a month ago

this is in response to the comment given by George D.
I never thought of this. . . having two sons, I never allowed my Doctor to perform circumcision on both. . . Although I was never aware of what George D. has discussed as effect of such practice, my reason for withholding my two sons to be circumcised at birth was - I DON'T WANT MY NEWBORN to undergo such pain at a very young instance. I have read an article when I was pregnant that circumcision and the pain at a very early stage of life will have an impact on the child's emotional & psychological being once he reach the age of knowing (so to speak)
thank you for your post George D. - what an enlightenment and I just hope mothers & would be mothers will take note of this. . .

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JOEY O
JOEY Oabout a month ago

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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Jeramie D
Jeramie D1 months ago

Thanks

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One Heart i
One Heart inc1 months ago

Thanks!!!

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Phillip A
Phillip A1 months ago

Well thankfully I never had any complaints...

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Ellie M
Ellie M1 months ago

ty

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George Denniston MD
George Denniston1 months ago

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 C2 months ago

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

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