Scientific research into women’s penis size preferences has revealed the answer to one of life’s biggest questions
It’s the question that men have been asking themselves for all eternity – what is the ideal penis size?
Now researchers at the University of New Mexico and the University of California claim to have found the answer to what women want.
In a groundbreaking study, the researchers used 3D models of erect phalluses to characterise women’s penis size preferences for the first time.
75 women took part in the study, ranging in age from 18 to 65. They were California residents, sexually experienced, currently in a sexual relationship, and had had sex recently.
Each was shown 33 penis models – consisting of a cylinder, representing the shaft, topped by a dome, representing the penis head.
These ranged in size from 4.0 inches to 8.5 inches in length and 2.5 inches to 7.0 inches in circumference
The researchers then asked them to choose their favourite for a long-term relationship, and for a one-night stand.
They found that the average length women preferred for a long-term relationship was 6.3 inches, with a girth of 4.8 inches.
For one night stands, women preferred a slightly longer penis, with a length of 6.4 inches and a girth of 5.0 inches.
“Women preferred a larger penis size (especially a larger circumference) for one-time partners as compared to long-term partners,” the researchers wrote in their report.
“While this preference for a larger phallus is above the average penis size, it is only very slightly above the average.”
Since women’s preferences for both relationship types were slightly larger than the average male, the preferred size for the one-time partner was farther from the average.
“Novelty itself contributes to pleasure, so seeking a more novel-sized penis may be consistent with a goal to pursue pleasure primarily in one-time partners,” the researchers said.
“Women may prefer a smaller penis size in a long-term partner compared to a one-time partner for reasons of both physical comfort and a preference for less masculinity in a longer term partner.”