Saturday, March 04, 2006

Size does matter

Study: For gay men, penis size does matter..

A new Dutch study at Utrecht University concludes that the length of his penis is key to a gay man’s self esteem and his view of his body in general, the South African Press Association and Dutch Press Agency reported. Most gay men regard a large penis as ideal, and self-esteem is linked to the size of the sexual organ, said Liesbeth Woertman, a sexologist and senior lecturer in clinical psychology. The study by Woertman involved 251 gay men, at an average of 29. "Our study reveals that how gay men see their penis has considerable influence on how they value themselves in general," Woertman told media outlets. "It is not known whether if there is a similar link in heterosexual men, but there are various reasons for assuming that the self-image of heterosexual men is linked to how they evaluate the most characteristically masculine part of their body."

10 comments:

madcapmum said...

Styles change, I guess. I remember reading somewhere that the ideal in Ancient Greece was a little 'un.

Nerdine said...

and any girl who says size doesn't matter is lying...

Kathleen Callon said...

I wonder what the key to a lesbian's self esteem is?

Granny said...

You're on a roll aren't you.

Lindsay Lobe said...

An exercise in fruitless imagination, as there is only very small differences in the absense of implants or drugs.

Lorraine said...

oh and non-homo men don't? and women worry about wrinkles and sagging things...too bad we don't worry about the purity of our soul!

Mother Damnable said...

Rolls on floor laughing!

*Stands up*

Chuckles!

Takes breath

*Guffaw!*

"Mmmmmm"

I have * NO COMMENT WHATSOEVER!*

Worried said...

Many if not most heteros do. But, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Moderation in all things is best. I personally know of two marriages that broke up because of too much of a good thing, and the males insufferable pride at their "manhood" so that they refused the advice of their wives' gynecologists to wear a "collar" or "ring" to prevent deep penetration. Guys may love to boast about being "hung like a stud hoss" but human females do not have the inner configuration of a mare.

Progressive Traditionalist said...
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Progressive Traditionalist said...

I believe the greater issue is of male performance measuring as indicative of self-worth. This occurs in many areas.
I think thae fact that the men in the survey were so young is more significant than sexual orientation. Were the median age around 55, I believe the results would be somewhat different. Exactly how different would be a matter of interest.