Thursday, July 30, 2015

Scientists Figure out What Makes a Penis Attractive!



What's most important to women when it comes to their partner's penis? What makes a penis attractive?  Is it length? Girth? According to a newly published in the The Journal of Sexual Medicine it's the whole package that matters!

As I have explained in a previous post [is penis size important?] giving an answer to subjective questions like "what makes a penis attractive" is not an easy task and relying on a few opinions is not the best thing to do. So, let's see what science revealed us this time!

Researchers from the University of Zurich  addressed the question "What is a good-looking penis?" to a group of 105 women, with ages ranging from 16 to 45. The attractiveness was rated based on eight specific characteristics:
  • Length
  • Girth
  • Position and shape of meatus (urethra)
  • Shape of glans
  • Appearance of scrotum
  • Shape of penile skin
  • Appearance of pubic hair
  • General cosmetic appearance


The results, based on the questionnaires, were surprising. Apparently, the most important factor was the general cosmetic appearance. This was followed by, in order, pubic hair, penile skin, girth, shape of glans, length, scrotum appearance, and the position and shape of meatus.

"Results showed that women considered the position and shape of the meatus as the least important penile aspect." extract from the study.

So, apparently, grooming your penis should be one of your top priorities and girth is more important than length. Surprisingly, length was the third least important penis quality. Yep, the length of the boat is not as important as most men think!

Interestingly, the study was organized to combat the shame men who have corrective surgery for distal hypospadias tend to have. These men routinely report a feeling that their penises look abnormal, even when health professionals report that the surgically altered penises look totally fine.

In case you wonder, distal hypospadias is a disorder where the urethra is on the underside of the penis. As part of the study, the women were shown pictures of circumcised penises that were otherwise unaltered and penises that had undergone surgery. The women found the penises with hypospadias to look "normal," so the study was apparently a success!

If there's something important to keep from this study is that women appear to care more about the states of your pubes than girth and skin quality, and much  more than length. This is of course good news as increasing girth or length is a demanding and costly task, whereas the state of your pubic hair is totally within your control. Unfortunately, the researchers didn't ask the women which kind of pubic hairstyle was most appealing so I can't give you any more specific advice than that!

one of the penis photos shown to the women
 One of the photos presented during the study

References1) Ruppen-Greeff, Norma Katharina. (2015-08--1) What is a Good Looking Penis? How Women Rate the Penile Appearance of Men with Surgically Corrected Hypospadias. , n/a-n/a. DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12942  

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