We're all familiar with this age-old question: Does size matter? Researchers asked 75 women to select their "ideal" penis for a one-night stand and for a long-term relationship, choosing from 33 different 3D-printed models. The models were variations of the average erect penis length in America 6 inches in length, and a 5-inch circumference.
This fixation is even more pronounced in this modern age of the super-sized everything. Bigger seems to automatically mean better. Men are naturally competitive, and penis size seems to be one more thing to lose sleep over.
Penis size matters mainly because we think it does. The famous sexuality researchers, Masters and Johnson, say that penis size has no physical effect on female sexual satisfaction. Russell Eisenman's research into women's perceptions of sexual satisfaction considered penis size and width.
The research, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, has found that women who prefer longer penises are more likely to have vaginal orgasms, but not clitoral orgasms. The study questioned three hundred and twenty-three women about their sexual behaviour over the past month. Women who prefer deeper penile—vaginal stimulation are more likely to have vaginal orgasm.
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Conceived and designed the experiments: NP GM. Women recalled model size accurately using this method, although they made more errors with respect to penis length than circumference. These first estimates of erect penis size preferences using 3D models suggest women accurately recall size and prefer penises only slightly larger than average.
For one-night stands, size does matter, but it's not penis length that women are concerned about — it's girth, a new study suggests. In the study, 41 women viewed and handled penises made on a 3D printer. The models were blue, and ranged in size from 4 inches long and 2.
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Verified by Psychology Today. All About Sex. And every time, comments have poured in from gals calling me a fool, saying that size matters a great deal to them.
Penis inadequacy is a real fear. Guys might not see it plastered across billboards as much as women have body image ideals foisted on them, but the pop culture zeitgeist certainly makes it known: Bigger is better. So, curious about how Millennial women really felt about their partners' penises, Cosmopolitan.