Shocking Study Reveals Women Prefer Penises Of Above-Average Length

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Although women have already said that length is not the most important aspect of the penis, we're willing to go out on a limb and say there are some people out there who still care. Chief among them are the researchers at the University of California Los Angeles and University of New Mexico Albuquerque, who have just released a study breaking down exactly what women prefer in terms of men's penis length. Can you believe they found 75 female participants willing to speak their mind about penises?

Of the 75 women, 36 identified as heterosexual, while 10 identified as bisexual, eight as lesbians, six as asexual, three as queer, and the rest opted not to share their sexual identity. So, arguably, some of the women's preferences were not influenced by actual desire to have sex with an actual penis. But let it be said that penises are not exempt from nonsexual, simply aesthetic admiration.

Faced with 33 3D penis models of varying sizes, the women were asked to choose two — one that reflected their preferred penis length and circumference in a long-term partner and one that reflected the same for a hookup. The average of their selections for a significant other amounted to a 6.3-inch-long penis with a 4.8-inch circumference, while the average penis for a one-night stand clocked in at 6.4 inches in length and five inches around.

For reference, the researchers used their calculated average of the erect American penis — six inches long and five inches in circumference. In other words, the preferred penis length, whether for a hookup or S.O., is not out of the realm of reasonable.

And now, on a completely unrelated note, this author is considering naming her next band "The Erect American Penis."

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