Is the size of the penis really the measure of a man? While most men view having a large member as a sign of masculinity and sexual prowess, a new research study is questioning that age-old myth.
According to a study published in the online journal PlosOne, the size of a man’s penis may actually increase the odds of his wife engaging in an extramarital affair. United States and Kenyan researchers conducted a study based on 545 fisherman’s wives, with 34 of the women openly admitting to having an affair.
Researchers cited that the men that were cheated on were better-endowed than those who had not been victims of infidelity. The study showed that the well-endowed men were an average of six inches erect, while the others were around five inches erect or less.
Here’s a quick synopsis of the research:
“Every one inch longer penis increased the likelihood of women being involved in extra-marital partnership by almost one-and-half times,” the researchers wrote. “Women associated large penises with pain and discomfort during sex which precludes the enjoyment and sexual satisfaction that women are supposed to feel.”
The researchers also provided an explanation for the measurement details. The details actually raise the question of whether penile enlargement is actually necessary, as it may not have the positive effect some men may expect. If the research study proves to be true, having a larger penis could actually be more problematic than not. So, you may want to think twice before investing in pills or some other type of stimulant to
“We included this variable because of the interest and controversies that surround men’s pursuit of penile enlargement ostensibly to sexually satisfy their spouses while women do not necessarily approve of it,” the researchers wrote.
The study associates the possibility of disapproval with the increased possibility of discomfort. One of the women even openly admitted that a larger penis has caused her discomfort during intercourse in the past.
“Some penis may be large yet my vagina is small, when he tries to insert it inside, it hurts so much that I will have to look for,” one woman stated.
“Surprisingly, [having a] spouse [with a] longer fully erect penis was associated with increased likelihood of the women having extra-marital partnerships. From these results, every one inch longer penis increased the likelihood of women being involved in extra-marital partnership by almost one-and-half times,” the researchers wrote.
The study showed that an estimated 6.2% of the 545 women were actually involved in affairs throughout the duration of the six-month study. However, a number of other factors contributed to the increase in women having affairs – domestic violence, lack of sexual satisfaction, lack of attention.
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