There are two distinct schools of thought as regards the size of a man and the perception of women. While some would tell you that it doesn’t really matter, some would say it matters a lot.
Brian Mautz, a postdoctoral researcher in evolution and sexual selection at the University of Ottawa led a team of researchers to find out whether size really matters to women as there have been conflicting research as regards the subject.
According to Brian Mautz, “Since penis size is a sensitive subject, it’s hard to determine whether females lied or ‘self-deceived’ in their responses.”
To gain a better response, the researchers embarked on a new type of study, using computer-generated images of generic male figures with varying heights, body shapes and flaccid penis lengths.
To conduct the study, 150 Australian women were recruited and asked to view 53 life-sized robot-like pictures, which rotated so they were visible at different angles.
The findings of the research which was published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal in the United States, called the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) found that women rated tall men with long penises as the most attractive, as the women gazed longer at the men with larger organs.
However, when the researchers tried to find out how big is the best, the response of the women revealed that there wasn’t an ideal length or size.
The results from the findings “directly contradict claims that penis size is unimportant to most females.”