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Size Doesn't Matter: 'Penis Shame' Is All in Guys' Heads


Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, culture, education, health, medicine, research, society )

Kit
- 435 days ago - livescience.com
In fact, plenty of well-endowed men are ashamed of their penises, while lots of men with smaller penises strut their stuff with confidence, according to a study published on line Sept. 30 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.



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Debbie G. (311)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 11:16 am
Silly men. It's not the size, it's what they do with it and everything else they do.
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 3:28 pm
Think I'll get a vibrator...less hang-ups and needs no reassurance.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 3:35 pm
I guess it goes to show the problems that go with unverified assumptions
 

Lindsey O. (19)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 4:08 pm
I wish more men would stop worrying about it - in fact, some women (like me) actually prefer a man with a small penis - much more comfortable.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 4:28 pm
I'm much more concerned with the size of his heart...
 

Mitchell D. (132)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 6:17 pm
Interesting.
I'm want to put a joke in here, but I've got anxiety that I will be misunderstood.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 6:20 pm
Yes, the title of the article gave me a giggle, too......"all in their heads." Oh dear!
It's not the size, it's the operator. I'll leave it at that.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (280)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 7:28 pm
this made me giggle
 

Ros G. (86)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 3:23 am
Thank you so much Kit for the smiles and laughs " while lots of men with smaller penises strut their stuff with confidence" just took me back to Cheets&Chong "Holy snapping......"
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:30 am

It is just amazing to me that rather than just being happy we do have a body with parts that give us both pleasure and are able to create new life, then feed that life. We are instead obsessed about the size and shape of those body parts. Folks take a chill pill you are male or female, just fine the way your are. The only thing that matters is that we keep a healthy body and hope our minds are just as healthy. Boys and girls strut your stuff, it's okay just be respectful of others.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 9:22 am
I've always said there are two things men worry about which mean nothing to women. One is losing their hair and the other is the size of their penis. This is true.
 

Jim Phillips (3201)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 12:56 pm
I don't think penis size matters too much for men these days.

I think getting an erection matters more than penis size.

Look at the popularity of viagra and like medications these days.

This article is a hoot for me. lol.

Good and funny comments above.

Ty, Kit.
.
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 12:58 pm

Only two men confident enough to read and comment on this article? ummmmm.....
 

Jim Phillips (3201)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 1:55 pm
In Care2, women outnumber the men by far.

Anyone know the ratio of women and men in C2...?

.
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:31 pm
You could well be right, Jim, but the ratio of male to female comments is close to equal in most posts. Whatever the reason. For this particular article, the fact that women have commented "This made me giggle" may be deterring men from commenting. Most men don't like being giggled over. Which makes you and Mitchell braver than average. And Mitchell admits to some anxiety (don't worry, Mitchell, not being anxious doesn't spell courage. Courage is being anxious and commenting anyway).
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:45 pm
Thanks Kit.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 3:10 pm
It is all in our head, thanks Kit.
 

marie c. (168)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 4:18 pm
When I was about 19 a young man bared his penis to me whilst kissing it was the size of a tiny thumb when erect I burst out laughing being totally without any experience This is something I have sadly regretted all my life I believe I probably did him a lot of damage. He had taken me to the cinema then walked me home so at that time he was very forward.
Some articles on C 2 often bring back many memories I remember his name I wonder if he is still living in my home town I think I have probably left it too late to apologise
 

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 7:47 pm
Size doesn't matter? REALLY? Why then do men prefer young, tight women? Women are under tremendous pressure to "rejuvenate" their relaxing vaginas, caused naturally by phenomena known as child birth and age, who are you kidding? Male penis size does matter and men know it.
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 7:51 pm

Oh Bette-Ann there is so much more to coitus than the size, shape or condition of the organs involved. The most sexual organ is the brain and it just keeps on learning.
 

Scott haakon (4)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 10:29 pm
The article contradicts it self. It states that for women who have vaginal orgasms size matters. That points to the conclusion as erroneous. What it seems to have found for women who do not have vaginal orgasms size did not matter . Now that seems reasonable.
 

Phil Hanson (20)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 12:53 am
The big head, or the little head?
 

Inge Bjorkman (146)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 1:29 am
Of course, the small head, big head just think of big boobs.


Love
 

Bee S. (206)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 2:47 am
Eh........... Too Funny/ TOO SEVERE ????? to comment.....
 

Cal Mendelsohn (1005)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 3:02 am
Yeah, well this issue seems to parallels the comparable issue of breast size in women. I don't feel I have hangups with either and trying to please the world doesn't work too well. If he/she doesn't like what they're getting, your relationship has serious issues obviously that go beyond the physical. Love should transcend this, shouldn't it?
 

Azaima A. (224)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 11:27 am
It's just an outgrowth of our phallocentric culture. Love the art exhibit trying to normalize vaginas
 

John Gregoire (262)
Friday February 21, 2014, 6:00 am
My first reaction was "Is this for real", the next thing we'll "discuss" is breast size. Could waistlines be next? Lots of great comments here though once we get beyond the old saw that men think with two heads. Kudos to Kit , Cal and Jim hitting on my possible comments. Not the tool but the craftsman .
 
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