There are few topics that can evoke such widespread and intense anxiety as penis size. Just about every man—regardless of the actual size of his penis—worries about being too small. Despite what the anxious thoughts in the back of your head might tell you, the size of your penis also has a surprisingly small effect on the amount of pleasure your partner is capable of feeling.
By nature, your sexual debut is always unfamiliar territory, but I'd argue that territory becomes downright alien when it comes to seeing a penis for the very first time. No, really, the first thing I thought when I saw one was "alien. It's just so very there in a way that is almost impossible to prepare for.
Here we asked 13 women to cast their minds back and share their reactions to seeing a penis for the first time. Their responses are bound to have you nodding your head in solidarity. Like it emerged from its pyjama and then went back in there to hide when it was done. I also thought it looked like Gonzo [from the Muppets] when flaccid.
Jonathan's first penis experience in a car. All illustrations by Michael Dockery. For most people, their first experience touching someone else's junk is awkward, surprising, and pretty hard to forget.
I was absolutely taken aback when I saw one for the first time. I thought the first guy I went down on only had one ball. It still blows my mind, it looks like a deep-sea mollusk.
Micropenis is the term for when a penis is 2. According to Dr. Joseph Alukal, assistant professor of urology and director of male reproductive health at New York Univeristy's Langone Medical Center, this means 3 centimeters 1.
For these women, however, their first night of passion was more confusing than most, since they had no idea what to expect when things started to get hot and heavy. The threadwhich was submitted in the week, managed to attract over one thousand responses, from the hilarious to the truly ridiculous. She added: "Very confusing indeed. Thankfully I didn't ask and just learned that it was the way it's supposed to be
Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences a journal commonly known by its initials as PNASBrian MautzBob WongRichard Peters and Michael Jennions use a clever experimental manipulation of computer-generated imagery - CGI - to test the effects of variation in penis size relative to height and torso shape shoulder width relative to waist width on the attractiveness of male bodies to women. While they found that torso shape was by far the most important determinant of attractiveness, penis size has about as much influence on attractiveness as height. And yet for such a tabloid-ready topic, the paper itself is a study in how science should proceed in sober and restrained steps.
After every sexual escapade my friends and I enjoyed in college, we'd ask each other one very big, important question: "Was he packing the heat? It's almost comical to think having a big penis equates to good sex, because, honestly -- and this is something I wish I could scream at my early something self -- that's just total bullshit. Because those are still great.