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Penis size –  does it really count? Here’s what the surveys say

Does size matter? Turns out, it depends on who you ask… and what you do with what you’ve got!

In an online survey by a well-known South African website for women, 52% of respondents said ‘Yes, I like ’em big’, while only 15% responded that ‘Love conquers all’. Just one-third of respondents (34%) said that it’s how you use it that matters.

But, while this may seem to paint a pretty clear (if surprising) picture, there’s a twist…

When bigger isn’t best

As with every ‘rule’, there’s always an exception. According to the Express.co.uk, a 2013 study found that women were more attracted to taller, muscular men with larger penises… but only to a point. That point? 7.6cm when flaccid, to be precise. When penises were larger than that, their attractiveness began to diminish, according to the results of the study.

This may indicate that when it comes to size, it’s more about proportion than actual measurements – and that, as with everything else to do with sex, it really does boil down to personal taste.

What is a ‘normal’ penis size?

Unless you’re talking about micro penises, the range of ‘normal’ is pretty expansive: for an erect penis, it’s between 13.97cm and 15.75cm long and 11.94cm to 12.95cm in girth, according to Men’s Health.  

As for micro penises, this is a real issue that affects men around the world. Read more about what it’s like to be the owner of a micro penis – and what it’s like to have sex with one.

3 things that maximise your partner’s pleasure, according to scientists (and none involve penis size) 

Despite the survey results, we know the truth: when it comes to size, it’s not necessarily the measurement that matters, but how you wield it. After all, no matter how impressive your package, it’s not really much use without good technique!

Even scientists decided to put this theory to the test, and they discovered that there are three things people can do improve the likelihood of their partner climaxing – none of which necessarily involve their penises: deep kissing, genital stimulation and oral sex.

Combine these three moves, and it won’t matter what you’re packing; you’ll be well on your way to making your partner orgasm even before your penis has come into play.

Whatever your size, wrap up before you get down

Length, girth, shape or curvature – whatever’s in your pants, it needs to be wrapped before you use it to pleasure a partner. STIs and HIV are real, and the only way to protect yourself is by using condoms. Here’s how you can still get maximum sexual pleasure while playing it safe.

Need sexual health care advice, information or treatment? Find your nearest Marie Stopes women’s wellness clinic and make an appointment online now.

Source: Marie Stopes South Africa (Safe Abortion and Post Abortion Family Planning)

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