Does size and diet matter?
This is an unusual topic from me but erm..let us talk about it since it still about our health.
Back in secondary, I realized a senior of mine would wake up so early to take his bath. I always wondered why he would embark on such a journey while others where still contemplating coming back from lala land until one day I saw the truth…
The opinions of 50 women were sampled as to what their preference or thoughts are about the size of their husband’s or boyfriend’s penis. Here is the tally :
It doesn’t matter as long as it’s not too big or too small:21
It doesn’t matter at all:23
The bigger, the better: 6
From Ancient Greece to Michelangelo to Porn
Our equation of manhood with a big penis stands in marked contrast to how the ancients viewed genital size. In Aristophanes’ play, The Clouds (423 B.C.), a character admonishes delinquent young men that if they continue to behave badly, as punishment, their penises will grow larger, but that if they repudiate their wicked ways, their organs will remain as they should be, small.
Five centuries later, the Roman novel, Satyricon, (c. 50 A.D.) describes bathers at a public bath who make fun of one character’s large penis, calling it as ridiculous as contemporary reactions to the outsized shoes of circus clowns. Like the Greeks, the ancient Romans thought the most attractive penises were on the small side.
The classic view that small is beautiful persisted through the Renaissance. Consider Michelangelo’s David or male nude sculptures by other artists of that period. The penises are surprisingly small. At that time, “masculinity” had less to do with the size of a man’s penis than with the size of his scrotum. A big scrotum that hung full and low suggested large testicles, which in turn, suggested great potency. During the Renaissance, penises were considered little more than incidental injection devices for what really counted, sperm.
That changed in the second half of the nineteenth century as photography (invented around 1840) and motion pictures (1890) paved the way for modern pornography. Porn has always been primarily a masturbation aid for men. Male masturbation is all about erections, so porn transformed penises from injection devices into the center of attention—and for portrayal in photography or film, the bigger the better.
Got a Ruler?
To most people, “penis size” implies length. Some two dozen studies have measured it. Most measure on the top side from the pubic bone at the base of the penis to the tip of the glans—without pushing the ruler into the gut or pulling on the shaft to stretch it. The results:
- The typical flaccid penis is 3.5 inches long. (Small flaccid penises grow more to erection than large flaccid organs.)
- Only 2.5% of erections measure less than 3.8 inches.
- 13.5% are 3.8 to 4.5 inches.
- 68% are 4.6 to 6.0 inches.
- 13.5% are 6.1 to 6.8 inches
- And only 2.5% are longer than 6.9 inches.
Ironically, among women who said they care about size, fewer care about length than girth.
Does diet and size add up infertitlity
Be All You Can Be
The taller the man, the longer his arms and legs—and penis. But according to the survey, compared with the shortest men (5 feet 2 inches) the tallest (over 6 feet 4 inches) reported feeling only slightly more satisfied with their size.
Weight is another story. The slimmest men are much happier about their penis size than men who are obese. This makes sense because as weight increases, the lower abdominal fat pad grows and envelopes the base of the penis, making it look considerably smaller.
Want to make the most of what the good Lord gave you? Forget all the pills and potions advertised on the Internet. They’re all cynical frauds. To be all you can be between the legs, lose weight. But do it for yourself because there’s an 84 percent chance that the woman in your life is perfectly happy with your penis as it is.
Lever, J. et al. “Does Size Matter? Men’s and Women’s Views on Penis Size Across the Lifespan,” Psychology of Men and Masculinity (2006) 7:129.
Clarke, J.R. Roman Sex. Harry N. Abrams, NY, 2003.