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Penis size does matter, kind of, finds a new study


A new study found that for women, penis size does matter, kind of.


Denis Doyle

A new study has found what women knew all along: that indeed size does matter when it comes to business in the bedroom.

Researchers at the University of West Scotland found that penis size does play a significant role for some women but only those who enjoy certain types of orgasms.

NBC News reported that women who have vaginal orgasms are more likely to climax with men who have larger penis sizes.

"Male anxiety about penis size may not reflect internalized, culturally arbitrary masculine stereotypes, but an accurate appreciation that size matters to many women — just as men feel legitimate anxiety when they enter the mating market about their intelligence, personality traits, sense of humor, social status, height, wealth, and other traits known to be favored by women across cultures," study author Stuart Brody, told LiveScience.

The study looked at 323 female students and asked about their sexual history, their penile preference and what kind of orgasms they had.

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Those women who had vaginal orgasms were the most likely to say that longer and bigger are better, said Jezebel.

Critics of the study were quick to comment.

Some noted there are so many different preferences when it comes to mating that these kinds of studies could not possibly capture.

Others pointed out that a debate still rages as to whether vaginal and clitoral orgasms are real and if they are indeed different things, an earlier article in LiveScience said.

For its part, Jezebel wondered what the point of this study is anyway: does it really help anyone?

"Isn't there cancer to be cured?" the website asked.

The study was published in the journal of Sexual Medicine.