Dating Size matters when it comes to pleasing a woman in the bedroom

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Size really does matter

We’ve long suspected it to be true, but now science has weighed in on the debate, confirming that size really does matter when it comes to pleasing a woman in the bedroom. Whilst the less well endowed men amongst you may like to argue ‘it’s how you use it that counts’, research by the Journal of Sexual Medicine has found a larger penis can indeed result in a more satisfied sexual partner.

But for those concerned about the size of their package, the news isn’t all bad – penis length only matters for some women, and only for certain types of orgasms.

The research, which canvassed the opinions of 323 women, found that women who have frequent vaginal orgasms are more likely than other women to climax more easily with men with larger penises.

Led by Stuart Brody, a psychologist at the University of West Scotland, the study asked women to recall information about their sexual encounters, with questions focusing on recent sexual behaviour, and whether penis length influenced their ability to orgasm.

Defining ‘average’ as 5.8 inches, the researchers specifically asked women if they were more likely to experience a vaginal orgasm with a longer-than-average or shorter-than-average penis.

Brody and his colleagues found the women who reported the highest number of vaginal orgasms in the past month were most likely to say that longer was better. ‘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,’ he told Live Science.

‘Male anxiety about penis size may not reflect internalised, culturally arbitrary masculine stereotypes, but an accurate appreciation that size matters to many women — just as men feel legitimate anxiety when they enter the mating market about their intelligence, personality traits, sense of humour, social status, height, wealth, and other traits known to be favoured by womenacross cultures,’ he added.

The less well-endowed can take comfort in the fact that further research suggests there’s more than one way to satisfy a woman in bed. A series of essays published in April suggested clitoral and vaginal stimulation weren’t the only keys to sexual satisfaction, with women able to take pleasure from other erogenous zones, with some even able to ‘think’ themselves to their peak.

What about you? Does size matter to you, or is it more about technique?

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