Small Penises, Rejoice! Science Says Length Isn't Really That Important
Most guys worry their penises aren't big enough.
However, a new study titled "What is a Good Looking Penis" shows women only rank length as the sixth most vital characteristic when determining whether or not they're attracted to guys' penises.
Doctors from the University Children's Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland conducted the study published by The Journal of Sexual Medicine.
The doctors originally set out to determine whether or not women could identify penises that had undergone surgery for hypospadias (which affects the overall size and the urethra) from ones that had not. However, they decided to also unveil what women constitute as a good-looking penis.
The research was collected by having 105 women of different age groups (16-20, 25-30 and 40-45) fill out questionnaires about their sexualities, ages and what was important to them when it comes to penises.
Women rated the importance of eight aspects of a penis -- penile length, penile girth, position and shape of the meatus (urethra), shape of glans, appearance of scrotum, shape of penile skin, appearance of pubic hair and general cosmetic appearance -- on a scale of 1 (very unimportant) to 5 (very important).
The controls of this experiment were circumcised penises because the absence of foreskin more closely resembles a penis that has undergone surgery for hypospadias.
The results revealed most women couldn't tell if a penis had undergone surgery, and as women aged and became more sexually mature, they were more accepting of the procedure.
As for what a woman cares about in a penis, the most important factor is its general cosmetic appearance, and the least important is the position and shape of the meatus.
Here's a table with detailed results.
So, boys, next time someone tries to tease you about your dick being small, just remember it's only the sixth most important aspect of what makes it attractive.