For Men, Penis Size Does Matter, But Not Where You Think: Study

Patricia Didelot

Size does matter when it comes to men's manhood. There is nothing new in that statement. The location is what is interesting about a new study conducted in Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.

Men are shy about their penis size around other males, the study found. The locker room is the place where men are most insecure, not the bedroom. This syndrome is called locker room syndrome and men that suffered from it are satisfied with their size as it relates to their partners.

Doctorate of Clinical Psychology graduate Dr Annabel Chan Feng Yi surveyed 738 men online and found insecurity about weight, body image, and penis size was a common trend, Stuff reported.

"Men's preoccupation with size was rarely to do with pleasing sexual partners or even appearing as a better sexual partner," Chan says, in a release. "It was often more about competition with other men. Many felt most insecure about their size in environments where other men might see them, such as gym change rooms."

"The research demonstrates that societal pressures on body image are certainly not unique to women and that while men share similar body image concerns they often don't have the appropriate forum to discuss them or adequate professional support to deal with them." added Dr. Chan Feng Yi.

These findings come in the heels of a Canadian study which concluded that penis length is an important factor that sways females evaluating potential sexual partners.

"We found that flaccid penis size had a significant influence on male attractiveness," concludes the study that was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

The men surveyed in the Australian study ranged in age from 18 to 76 years-old. The study found insecurities were centered around the need to compete. Chan said that it was often more about competition with other men. The study applies to gay men as well, they insecure about their penis size in front of other men.

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