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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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7:50AM PDT on Aug 28, 2015

This is for you Ms. Jennifer M.
I love that. . . that's the type of reply to really share, honest and candid. . .
Great!!!
have a nice week-end dear!

7:13AM PDT on Aug 28, 2015

oops, guess I already commented. And Grace there definitely is. Took me a lot of years to get one but it was worth the effort.

7:09AM PDT on Aug 28, 2015

Trust me, if you're too small, all the vigorous thrusting in the world won't help. Personally, I find girth more important than length.

6:21AM PDT on Aug 28, 2015

You're asking me!! As if I cared, you tell me!! Am I supposed to insert a banana up my ass? I don't think so! What a perverted article!

9:43AM PDT on Aug 18, 2015

thank you for sharing

7:21PM PDT on Aug 17, 2015

i just love my bf's more than averageness

3:47AM PDT on Aug 16, 2015

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!

3:00AM PDT on Aug 14, 2015

well, i'm male but i prefer smaller sizes with better technique :)

9:48AM PDT on Aug 13, 2015

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9:47AM PDT on Aug 13, 2015

tyfs

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