Since the dawn of history, men have been prone to judge their manliness — and that of their peers — on the size of their family jewels. All else being equal, a man with a hefty tool may be seen as more virile and a better sexual partner than his compatriots of more modest penis size. Yet, while popuar wisdom has it that a nine-inch member is the ideal to aspire to, numerous studies have been shown that the average man falls far short of this mark.
In fact, research conducted in the late 1990s and early 2000s found that the flaccid penis of men, on average, is a mere 3.5 inches in length, and an erect penis is typically 5-6 inches, with a circumference of 4-5 inches when fully erect.
The Facts About What Women Think
Ignoring the male obsession with size for a moment, as well as the research data, what do women really think? Is the length and girth of a member a deciding factor in whether she decides to engage with him? Or is it all in his head? The following five research-based facts shed some light on this issue.
Most women prefer a wider penis to a longer tool. This is attributed to the fact that, prior to childbirth, the female vagina is typically between 3 to 4 inches in length, and most of the nerve endings of a vagina are contained within the first 3 inches. With this in mind, a man who falls in the small-to-average is more than adequate to stimulate his female partner.
Women predominately think a penis that is 4 to 6 inches in length is ideal in size.
Most women prefer a penis that is easily held when erect, and they think that a penis of more than 5.5 inches in circumference is getting too large. On the other hand, one under 4 inches in girth was a bit too small.
Most women confessed that they had trouble determining the size of a penis visually. In fact, on most occasions, the women on one research team thought the penises were actually larger than they were measured.