Does Size Really Matter? Getting the Female Perspective on Male Endowment
Penis size is correlated with some of the worst body image issues men experience; while men are typically less criticized by the media for their weight and overall appearance than women are, the size of a man’s penis is often directly linked to his confidence, virility, sexual prowess, and by proxy, much of his personality.
Obviously, this idea is one that does a great deal of harm to many men, who live in fear of being mocked by their female lovers and other men alike. This anxiety is, in fact, far more widespread than it ought to be: While almost half of men (45%) believe that their penis is “too small”, in reality, the average penis is only about 4-6 inches long even when fully erect. The unrealistic expectations most men have about penis size are largely the result of pornography.
What Women Really Think About Penis Size
So, do women really prefer large penises? Do they have the same unrealistic expectations men do?
The answer to this question is as variable as individual women are; when it comes to penises, there is no “one size fits all” rule. One thing is for certain, however: The myth that all women prefer large penises is as pervasive—and untrue—as the myth that all men prefer large breasts. The vast majority of women (85%) are actually perfectly happy with the size of their partner’s genitals, meaning that far more women are happy with “small” penises than men are.
Understanding Female Anatomy
One thing that men generally do not realize when judging the size of their genitals is that not all women’s vaginas are one size, either. Many women cannot actually handle having intercourse with a man who is too well endowed, as it causes pain and a great deal of discomfort (this is another area where porn has given most people truly exaggerated ideas regarding what people can handle in bed).
The average vagina size is only about 3-4 inches long, and many women who have not had children also have fairly narrow vaginal canals. Ergo, the myth that one needs an unusually large penis to satisfy most women is completely false.
And, even if your penis is below average size, don’t despair; there are some women out there who have unusually small vaginas as well, and as such, cannot comfortably have intercourse with even an average-sized man. For these women, finding a man with a smaller penis is actually a dream come true.
Read more: 4 Women Discuss Penis Size on AskMen