The age old question of “Does size matter” has been answered by women. A group of women participated in a study and they revealed that size does matter in one-night stands. However, they said its girth, not the length of the penis that matters.
During the study, the women were shown and given penises made on a 3D printer to inspect. The model penis’ were blue and ranged in size from 4 inches long and 2.5 inches in circumference to 8.5 inches long and 7 inches in circumference.
These women were then asked which of the 33 model penis’ they would rather see on a one them partner, and then which they would prefer for a long-term partner. In the one night stand category, the women chose penis’ that had slightly larger girth than those they chose for long-term relationships.
When deciding on the length of preferred penises, there wasn’t any difference in the women’s choices. The women revealed that the average preferred length of the penis is 6.5 inches long.
Researchers found that the reason behind the importance of a penis’ girth is because the vagina has numerous pressure-sensitive nerve endings. Those nerve endings detect sensations of stretching and are finely tuned to detect variations of girth. They also determined that penis’ with larger girth also brings the clitoris closer to the vagina helping women achieve orgasm.
Shannon Leung, study researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles presented findings at last month’s meeting of the Association for Psychological Science that women tend to not chose overly long penis’ due to the increased possibility for cervical pain.
In previous studies that tried to determine penis preferences images were used along with simple terms, such as “small, medium and large”. The difference in this study was the women’s ability to handle the 3D models of different penises.
Leung went on to say, “For men who are considering surgery to increase their phallus sizes, maybe they do not have to after all if women tend to overestimate the size of a penis they’ve seen.”
The study, which was conducted at UCLA's Sexual Psychophysiology and Affective Neuroscience (SPAN) Laboratory, has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
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