A growing number of men are getting restless about their penises, and it is very impacting their sex lives.
A fresh study, published in the Racks of Sexual Behavior (the official publication of the Intercontinental Academy of Sex Research), surveyed over 4, 1000 men to ascertain if how they sensed about their penises influenced their very own sex lives. Turns out, 27 percent of the men were disappointed with how their male organs looked flaccid, and 20 percent of men had been unhappy with how all their penises looked erect. An entire 14 percent said they will weren’t satisfied with their male organs overall.
The men’s unhappiness with their penises impacted the sex lives: <early 50 percent of men who were satisfied with their penises had sex at least once a week, compared to 39 percent of men who were dissatisfied. Researchers concluded that being embarrassed of one’s penis leads to anxiety in the bedroom, which leads to sex avoidance.
In a separate study, published in the book Jockocracy: Queering Masculinity and Sport, athletes gave interviews detailing their experiences of comparing their own penis sizes to those of other athletes while in the locker room. The research suggests that male athletes often look at each other’s penises as a gauge to see how their own size compares to others, as well as in a more anthropological way of viewing human diversity or to evaluating penis size relative to a player’s ability on the court.
Though penis size appears to have nothing to do with whether or not a player was ranked higher in the team’s social hierarchy (or how they performed on the field), the survey suggested larger penises are still idolized as a symbol of masculinity.