By now, you've probably heard about the study that measured the dick sizes of 15,000 men from all over the world.
And, chances are, you (or your date tonight) fall somewhere right in the "normal" range, which may not be such a bad thing.
I mean, there are even rumors that Drake, who somehow finds a way to mention the size of his penis in almost every song, doesn't have as big a tool as he lets on.
According to a stripper who claims to have been invited back to the rapper's bachelor pad,
He took off all his clothes, and mine and laid me down and started eating me. His dick is not really big, but it's THICK.
She continues to revel in her satisfaction over the one-night fling she shared with Drizzy, claiming she climaxed three times.
So what's all the fuss over length?
The Guardian reports that the average size of an erect penis is 5.16 inches, and only about 5 percent of measurements in the study were found to be abnormally large or small.
Another study reports that, when it comes to thinking about size, it seems men are much more worried about their package than women are.
So does any of this really matter when it comes to pleasing a lady?
Well, the answer may actually be linked to what she's looking for in a man at that stage of her life. (Wait, the female mind is even more complex and hard to understand than we thought? We should have known this wasn't going to be easy.)
In one study conducted by UCLA's Sexual Psychophysiology and Affective Neuroscience (SPAN) Laboratory, women were asked to handle 3D models of the male penis in all different shapes and sizes.
Participants were then asked to select their dick of choice (DOC) for a one-night stand, as well as a DOC for a long-term relationship. Yes, DOC is the scientific term we're going to use here.
LiveScience reports that, when it came to a one-night lover, women in the study picked a DOC that had a larger girth on average than the DOCs selected for a long-term partner.
When it came to the length of the 3D penises, however, there was no difference between a one-night stand DOC and that of a potential long-term sex partner.
So, is it that women want something larger than normal only once in a while and something a bit more... manageable when settling down?
Another report shows that size does matter, but only in relation to the height of the man being observed. Apparently, when a tall man is equipped with a lengthy tool, women tend to be more attracted to him than to a shorter man with a comparable package size.
Similarly, Psychology Today reports that taller women are most attracted to a tall man. Both men and women tend to place importance on height in sexual compatibility, but the study reveals that women seem to place more of an emphasis on how tall their partner is than men do.
Still, none of these studies or reports seem to answer the million-dollar question: How can we know what it is a woman truly wants in bed?
It could be that there's no definitive answer as to what's actually on a woman's DOC checklist because a woman's preferences can't simply be boxed into scientific data and penis measurements.
Dr. Susan Oakley, an OBGYN at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, tells LiveScience,
There's a lot of subjectivity involving female sexual pleasure. Some of it is psychosocial, some of it is anatomy and function.
With all of this different information and data coming out, it doesn't seem like we have a shot at understanding the complexity that is the female thought process. But, I've made some assumptions that seem to have some backing.
Perhaps the size or girth of the penis isn't what a man should actually be focused on when trying to pleasure his woman.
One way any man can become his woman's DOC has already been discovered: Women's Health magazine reports there are nine different positions that will almost always leave a woman 100 percent satisfied.
So, guys: Instead of focusing on whether your penis is the size of a crayon or a cucumber, try to work for your woman's attraction by making sure she has just as happy an ending as you do when underneath the sheets.