London University Conducts ‘Definitive’ Penis Size Study
Mark Twain once famously observed that there exist three kinds of untruths: “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” We’ll assume that Twain didn’t unleash this famous bit of homespun wisdom while embroiled in a penis-size debate, but when it comes to “average size,” every new study seems to suggest a substantially different number. However, the latest investigation lays claim to giving the “definitive” word on the subject, and some of its revelations are surprising.
The penis size study was conducted by King’s College in London and gathered its stats by measuring the endowments of over 15,000 men. Notably, the project did not permit self-reporting, as has often been the case in previous similar studies, in order to gain the most accurate results possible. (Given the male tendency for exaggeration about such a sensitive statistic, this seems like a wise methodological decision, although we have to wonder how aroused one could get in such a clinical situation. But we’ll just trust science on this one!)
In the end, they concluded that the average flaccid penis is 3.6 inches long and 3.7 inches in circumference, while the average erect penis is 5.2 inches long and 3.6 inches in circumference. Urban myth “size” indicators like shoe size were not found to have any correlation with penis size. In fact, the only correlation they found was with height, but even that was not generally a powerfully reliable indicator.
“We believe these graphs will help doctors reassure the large majority of men that the size of their penis is in the normal range. We will also use the graphs to examine the discrepancy between what a man believes to be their position on the graph and their actual position or what they think they should be,” said Dr. David Veale, the study’s lead author.
AVN‘s reaction to the study is equal parts bemusement and hand-wringing: “All well and good, but we can’t help wondering what it is about the fact that the average penis has now been downsized to a shade over 5 inches that will be of such solace to the vast majority of men? Indeed, we also question in what universe the researcher exists that he could reasonably believe that a man would feel any consolation in knowing that almost everyone else shares in his now greater misfortune, and that the cocks he regularly sees in porn are now even more statistically monstrous than he and the universe previously assumed.”
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