Good news, guys.
We're all familiar with this age-old question: Does size matter?
Well, according to new study from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of New Mexico, published in the journal PLOS One, a man's penis size doesn't really matter all that much to women.
That's good news for you, fellas!
Researchers asked 75 women to select their "ideal" penis for a one-night stand and for a long-term relationship, choosing from 33 different 3D-printed models. The models were variations of the average erect penis length in America (6 inches in length, and a 5 inch circumference).
The study found that size mattered most for casual hookups, with less of a preference toward penis size over a longer period of time. As the researchers concluded, "These first estimates of erect penis size preferences using 3D models suggest women prefer penises only slightly larger than average."
For casual encounters, on average the women chose a penis that was 6.4 inches long with a circumference of 5 inches. But for long-term relationships, women preferred an average length of 6.3 inches and a circumference of 4.8 inches.
"Given that women typically experience more pleasurable and orgasmic sex in longer-term relationships, they might prefer a larger penis for short-term sex — partly so the increased physical sensation compensates for the reduced psychological connection."
So, women might prefer a smaller penis in a long-term relationship due to physical comfort, and less of a need for "masculinity" in their man, while women prefer a larger penis, since the relationship is strictly sexual.
The study itself is very interesting, but it obviously doesn't speak for all women. It has more to do with the person you're having sex with, of course. Because a big dick is a bore if it's attached to a big dick.