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Science: Women Prefer Larger Penises

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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 Who knew?? lol!

That they even conducted this study makes me laugh.

"I like small penises," said no women interviewed for an actually scientific study released Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, or PNAS. Yes, PNAS is a funny sounding acronym, and, yes, PNAS has found that size does matter - and that women prefer "showers" to "growers."

 

"As past studies have shown, women prefer tall men with broad shoulders and narrow hips, like an Olympic swimmer. But when [Dr. Brian] Mautz controlled for those variables, it turned out that penis size (overall length and girth) was about as important as stature," reports the team over at NBC News.

 

Mautz and his team at the University of Ottawa showed pictures of "life-sized male figures" to 105 Australian women, who seemed to prefer spending more time gazing at the diagrams with larger flaccid male members - and rated them higher, too:

"As you increase penis size, the amount of attractiveness scores gets bigger" in a linear fashion, he explained, until 7.6 centimeters, or 3 inches. After three inches, attractiveness still increased, but in smaller increments.

Not only were the ratings higher, but the women also spent more time gazing at the generously endowed figures, a sign they preferred looking at them as opposed to figures with smaller penises.

So basically a three-inch unexcited penis is the point of diminishing returns, according to the best currently available scientific research. NBC News and Mautz don't say if there was any variance on growers - men who claim to be, um, more "manly" than they first appear when in at an excited state. But here's the baseline finding from the study's abstract:

Penis size had a stronger effect on attractiveness in taller men than in shorter men. There was a similar increase in the positive effect of penis size on attractiveness with a more masculine body shape (i.e., greater shoulder-to-hip ratio). Surprisingly, larger penis size and greater height had almost equivalent positive effects on male attractiveness.

PNAS, to be clear, isn't The Onion or Cosmopolitan (not that there's anything wrong with either). It's actually a scientific journal that's been around since 1914, and according to Science Watch, they were the second-most cited journal between the years of 1999-2009. Yes, 105 women isn't the world's, uh, biggest sample size, but PNAS is far from one of the junk-science journals detailed on the front page of Monday's New York Times.

Before you start crying foul about the penis study, just remember that there's plenty of evidence out there that men also prefer to have bigger penises. How else would you explain the penis-growing industry: penis size pills, enlargement surgeries, penis enlargement patches?

http://news.yahoo.com/science-women-prefer-larger-penises-203118125.html

by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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tscritch
by Silver Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:58 PM

 Do you think it was conducted by not-so-well-endowed scientists hoping for a different outcome?

SLTmom
by Silver Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Seriously?  They needed a study to tell them this???  Duh!  

tscritch
by Silver Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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 I know right??

Quoting SLTmom:

Seriously?  They needed a study to tell them this???  Duh!  

 

DragonMother10
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:03 PM
Not always the case. My husband is bigger than average and he is awesome in bed, not just because he is well endowed. It's also performance and the love between us. I have been with other guys prior to him who were well endowed and the sex wasn't very good. Decent but not blow my mind experience.
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meriana
by Platinum Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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Wonder how much in funds was spent on that study...sounds like the male enhancement industry trying to find another reason for men to purchase their product. I can see the ads now...scientific study proves women prefer well endowed men, use this and you'll have women fighting for the chance to be with you. Society really has become overly concerned with sex.
lizmarie1975
by Gold Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Come on...PNAS? Really?

I work in publishing and speak in acronyms. I can't get past a group called PNAS doing a study on the penis.

Billiejeens
by Gold Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:21 PM

 

Become?

Quoting meriana:

Wonder how much in funds was spent on that study...sounds like the male enhancement industry trying to find another reason for men to purchase their product. I can see the ads now...scientific study proves women prefer well endowed men, use this and you'll have women fighting for the chance to be with you. Society really has become overly concerned with sex.


 

tscritch
by Silver Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:26 PM

 That is pretty funny!!!

Quoting lizmarie1975:

Come on...PNAS? Really?

I work in publishing and speak in acronyms. I can't get past a group called PNAS doing a study on the penis.

 

survivorinohio
by René on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Ya think? 

mlg1989
by Bronze Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:30 PM
lmfao! Well DUH. hahahha
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