New research shows penis size affects how attractive women find men

Date published: Saturday, 16th April 2016

The size of a man's penis can significantly affect how attractive women find them, according to a new study by the Australian National University.

Researchers used 3D CGI images of men’s bodies to test how variations in penis size, height and torso shape affected their attractiveness to women.

The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that torso shape was the most important factor but that the size of the male member was about as influential as height.

The scientists created 343 models in total and showed women 53 each by projecting a life-size image onto a wall.

They were then asked to rate each ‘man’ on a scale of one to seven.

By comparing the manhood with torso shape and height, which are already known to influence attractiveness, the researchers were able to determine the impact of a flaccid penis’ size on female attraction.

The well-endowed models mostly got higher ratings, but this was even more apparent in taller men with more muscular physiques.

Previous British research of 15,521 men found that the average length of an erect penis is 5.2 inches and the average length of a flaccid penis is 3.6 inches.

In terms of girth, the average erect circumference was 4.6 inches and 3.7 inches when flaccid.

The researchers also found a small correlation between the erect male organ and a man's height.