60% of Women Say Size Doesn’t Matter

C. Price

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A research study conducted by University of West Scotland researcher Stuart Brody found that the majority of women state the size of their partner’s penis makes no difference in the bedroom.

The study was conducted earlier this year and drew its data from responses given by 323 women, most of whom were Scottish University students. Brody asked the women to remember recent sexual experiences and rate how important penile-penetrative sex (in addition to other sex acts) was for them.

The participants were also asked whether the length of a penis during a sexual encounter correlated with their ability to have a vaginal orgasm during that experience. Within the study, the average length of a penis was defined as 5.8 to 6.1 inches, about the length of a dollar bill.

“Sixty percent of study participants

said size made no difference.”

The study’s findings suggest that size doesn’t matter for most women, but for some women, a definite correlation existed between their partner’s penis size and their ability to experience a vaginal orgasm. Among the women who experienced vaginal-only orgasms (160 out of the 323 women surveyed), 60 percent reported size made no difference, 6.3 percent felt a shorter penis was more pleasurable than a longer penis, and 33.8 percent stated a longer-than-average penis was more pleasurable than an average or shorter-than-average penis.

Looking at the data, the study suggests a certain group of women prefer larger penises — those who experience more vaginal orgasms than the average woman (as noted by number of vaginal orgasms experienced in the previous month). Brody said, “This might be due at least in part to greater ability of a longer penis to stimulate the entire length of the vagina and the cervix.”

However, in response to the study, Dr. Beverly Whipple, who was one of the discoverers of the G-spot, suggests fixation on female orgasm is negative for both men and women, concluding:

“To me, all of this is just so goal-oriented, and it’s difficult for me to see researchers setting up another goal [vaginal orgasm] for women to experience.”

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