Study - penis
size and general health
A study by researchers at
Victoria University (Australia) into penis size and body image found
that men with a larger-than-average penis had higher self esteem and
better overall general health. Interestingly, the study also found
that while size does matter to men, it matters chiefly in relation to
how they shape up compared with other men.
"It's the locker room
syndrome," said lead researcher. "Men are more concerned
about how their overall body size compares to the perceived male ideal
than they are about how their size might impact on their sexual
The study, which investigated
the link between men's penis size, body image and mental health, found
that men who indicated a larger-than-average penis size had higher
self esteem, better general health functioning and higher overall body
satisfaction than those reporting an average or below-average sized
penis. The study was completed online by more than 700 men aged 18-76
from more than 40 countries.
The study results provided
fresh insights into how males perceive their bodies. The study shows,
that we have relatively little data about the body image of men
because most of the research in this area concentrates on women. This
survey starts to correct that.
insights from the study include:
Compared to their ideal body
size, 6 percent of respondents were satisfied with their body size,
90 percent wanted to be bigger and 7 percent thought they were
already bigger than the ideal.
Participants who had never
used erectile dysfunction meds were more satisfied with their penis
size and had less online dating experience than those who had.
- Overweight men have lower
self esteem, higher body dissatisfaction and greater use of the
internet for socializing.
- Men who were happy with the
size of their penis were less likely to engage in online dating.
Findings regarding online
dating were illuminating. "Men with poorer self-esteem and higher
body dissatisfaction have a preference for online dating as initially,
physical attractiveness does not deliver the primary impression".
"Respondents who had more internet dating behaviors tended to be
younger with a higher body mass index. They also displayed
dissatisfaction with their penis size, lower self-esteem and higher
drive for muscularity."
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