Does penis size matter to women after all ?

DoroWalz By DoroWalz, 8th Aug 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Is penis size important ? What is the answer of science ?

Does penis size matter ?

Let's be honest, men are obsessed with their penises, even the few ones who say the opposite. Most men live in constant fear of whether their manhood is big enough and very few are actually satisfied with their size.

This is why many men wonder whether or not penis size is important to women. What is the truth ?

Giving an answer to this question isn't of course something easy. Still, we will give it a try by having a look to the currently available scientific data and what they have to say about this matter!

At present, there are three published studies on what women think about penis size, and we will check them one by one before drawing any final conclusions. So, let's begin !

Study No.1

The first study we will examine is named "Penis size: Survey of female perceptions of sexual satisfaction"

This study was conducted by Russell Eisenman at the University of Texas–Pan American and was published in 2001. During the study, 50 undergraduate women of the university were asked by two male athletes the following question:

“Does the size of the male penis, in terms of length or width, make a difference in female sexual satisfaction”

90 % of the women anwered that to them width is more important, while the rest said that length is has more importantance for their sexual satisfaction. Although the study doesn't give a direct answer to the question, it still indicates that size does plays a role for sexual pleasure. If it didn't, women would simply not choose one of the two options !

Study No. 2

The second study is named “What Importance Do Women Attribute to the Size of the Penis?“ and was conducted by the Groningen University Hospital. The authors asked a total of 375 sexually active women - that had recently given birth - several questions about their sexual function and how important a man's penis is for their sexual satisfaction.

The authors reported the following findings:
- 55 % said that the length of the penis is not that important
- 22 % said that it is not important at all
- 20 % said that penis is important
- 1 % said that it is very important

This study does give some conclusive data about our question, and shows that for many women (23 %) penis size does matter !

Study No.3

This study came out a few months ago and has yet to be published in a Journal. However, you can read the official press release issued by the authors here.

The authors of the study report some very interesting findings. They say that penis size is indeed important, however women consider other factors as well to find a man attractive or not. For example, they say that a really short guy (1.60 cm) is generally considered unattractive even if he has an 8 inch penis.. On the other hand, a tall guy (1,80 cm +) has a higher chance to be considered attractive, even if he has a really short penis !

The conclusion

Well, the answer seems to be yes, penis size does matter. It seems that for a few women (1%) it can even be a deal breaker, even if the rest of the "package" is perfect ! However, for the most of them it seems to be one of the many things they look, including your height, facial characteristics, your character and for some your...wallet !

So, unless you have a micropenis or a huge penis that can't fit anywhere, you don't have to worry. Most women will be totally fine with your average-sized penis !


- Eisenman R. (2001) Penis size: Survey of female perceptions of sexual satisfaction. BMC women's health, 1(1), 1. PMID: 11415468
- Francken AB, van de Wiel HB, van Driel MF, & Weijmar Schultz WC. (2002) What importance do women attribute to the size of the penis?. European urology, 42(5), 426-31. PMID: 12429149


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author avatar MMD
8th Aug 2013 (#)

I can't say anything because I don't know what women feel anyway its a very informative article.
Thank you for sharing.

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author avatar Retired
11th Aug 2013 (#)

guess p size is important only for those that are focussed on body jobs and associated pleasures.....if you have observed some of the donkeys(animals I mean) and horses have p's running to about two to three

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author avatar Retired
11th Aug 2013 (#)

another aspect of this is female cavity is made for even a very small insertion.......deep injections may probably hurt more same for thicker injections

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