Research reveals why penis size really doesn’t matter
Published 22/07/2015 | 14:23
It’s a topic of conversation that’s been tiptoed around for years but men can now breathe a sigh of relief as new research has revealed that a large penis isn’t the main attribute sought out by women in bed.
A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine revealed that men should be more concerned with the appearance of their penis, rather than fretting over its length.
The research was based on surveys which quizzed over 100 women in Switzerland on which attributes they found most desirable in a penis.
The women were asked to rate length, girth and shape as well as the appearance of both pubic hair and the penis on a scale of importance.
The subjects were also asked to rate the position of the meatus (the place where urine leaves the body) on a scale of importance.
The researchers found that length of the penis rated sixth on the list of importance, and girth was rated third.
The appearance of pubic hair and the penis topped the table in the published findings. The aspect which bothered women the least was the position of the meatus.
The research was carried out as part of an investigation into cosmetic hypospadias surgery, which realigns the position of the meatus on men.
This surgery aids men whose urethra exits the body on the shaft of the penis rather than the tip.
"These findings may stimulate reflections regarding the relevance of surgical correction of the meatus in minor forms of hypospadias," wrote the study's authors.
"Although men with and without hypospadias are often concerned about their penile size, in the present study, penile length was not considered as very relevant by women.
"Other studies have confirmed that most women find penile size 'unimportant' or even 'totally unimportant' and that most women are satisfied with their partner's penis size."