You know how you were always told that size doesn't matter?
Well that is unfortunately is just a homey way of dismissing the reality as the size of a penis that wasn't erect could significantly affect how attractive a woman found a man's body according to a study done by Monash and La Trobe of the Australian National University.
By manipulating computer generated imagery within their study, they were able to test the effects of changing the size of the penis relative to the height and the way a man's torso is shaped on what women found attractive in male bodies.
While the penis size isn't far and away the most important factor (that would be the shape of your torso), the size of your penis while flaccid enters into the equation as much as your height does.
It seems like something that should have been done by people with nothing better to do than scientists who should be solving world hunger or finding a way to fix the planet that we broke so we can still carry on unaffected with our wasteful lives, but the study could be very important to us understanding just what makes us tick. This isn't just fodder for Cosmopolitan; instead it could be instrumental in discovering how much biology rules us when it comes to finding our mates.
On the whole, the way that our genitalia is formed and the size of it changes more drastically than any other human physical trait.
We are closely linked to the Bonobos as well as chimpanzees by DNA, but the length of our penis is enormous compared to our primate brethren. Even the gorilla needs to bow down before our magnificence. The penises that male humans have are even more strangely built as they are conspicuously visible despite their fragility. Anthropologists have suggested that the penises of human males can act as a sexual signal where a large penis works as a large sign which says “I am healthy and vigorous, let me pleasure you with my long sword.”
Most people would shy away from quantifying penis size as it is an area that is so personal to so many men. One only needs to look at all the penis enhancement products that promise more girth and length by using the fears of the men who think they will be looked at differently if they don't have the largest schlong on the block.
The good news is that when it came to the unattractive models which were used in the testing that the women chose so quickly to rate them low that attractiveness can't be based on penis size alone. They had to be interested in the entire package to rate a man attractive. Otherwise, even the less attractive men who were well-endowed would have scored higher when this wasn’t the case.
Still, the study suggests that the perception of attractiveness within males may be responsible for the evolution of the human penis into the organ that it is now.
Men, treat your ladies right because their thoughts on you have been changing the way your body is formed on a global scale over the millennia.