Matters of size

A study led by Brian Mautz, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Ottawa, suggests that, in at least one facet, size does matter. Researchers showed 53 computer-generated images of male bodies varying in penis length, hip to shoulder ratio, and height to 105 women, asking them to rate each. Those figures with larger penises were found to score considerably higher, with size influencing attractiveness about as much as height.

“Height is one of the most studied traits — it influences how much money a man makes, his place on the leadership scale and how many children he has. To find that penis size has the same effect is quite surprising.” Mautz says.

Can we just acknowledge though, that most of us penis-enjoyers are more concerned with performance than aesthetics? Take that, science.