Does Penis Size Matter To Women?

Penis size matters a lot to most men. Studies have shown that "men with a larger penis, in length and circumference, have a better body image, genital image and have a feeling of greater sexual competence" (1 Opens in new window symbol).

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Penis size however matters much less to women than most men think. Any women can tell you that sex is not all about the size of your penis.

Sure, some women may prefer longer or wider penises, just like some men prefer bigger or smaller breasts. However, most women prefer to have sex with men they are attracted to as a person.

Meaning personality, looks, personal hygiene and so on, tends to be more important than the penis size to most women. This is why you are unlikely to hear women talking about penis size as men talk about boobs.

There is great truth in the good old saying… it is not the size the matters, it is what you do with it. Your overall skills as lover is more important than the penis size when you get into bed.

Anyone can become good lover. Be considerate, imaginative and giving in bed and your woman will be satisfied, no matter what size your penis is.

What Women Think About Penis Size Studies

There have been number of studies into what women think about penis size. All confirm that penile size seems to matter much less to women than it does to men.

"The issue of attractiveness to women is complex, but most data suggest that penile size is much lower down the list of priorities for women than such issues as a man’s personality and external grooming" (2 Opens in new window symbol)

That said, it doesn't mean that size doesn't matter at all, it is just not what matters most. Penis size does matter to some women, but for vast majority of women the penis size does not matter much as long as sexual intercourse is achievable.

This internet survey of 52,031 heterosexual men and women showed that 85% of women were satisfied with their partner's penis size. However, only 55% of men were satisfied with their penis size. Only 0.2% wanted their penis smaller, the remaining wanted bigger penises (3 Opens in new window symbol).

Another study asked 170 sexually active women about what importance do women attribute to the size of the penis. Only 1% found the penis length very important, 20% found it important, 22% found the penis length unimportant and 55% totally unimportant (4 Opens in new window symbol).

Vast majority, or 77%, found the penis length unimportant, which is very much in line with the above internet survey that showed 85% of women to be satisfied with their partner's penis size.

This study also showed that penis girth matters more than penis length to some women. 32% of the women found penis girth important, compared to only 21% that found penis length important or very important.

This study asked 50 sexually active female undergraduate students (18 to 25 years old) in having sex, which feels better, length of penis or width of penis.

This is a small study representing small sample of all women but they had clear preference. A large majority, 45 of 50, reported penis width was more important than the penis length (5 Opens in new window symbol).

This recent study (2012) found that penis size might matter in bed, but only for some women and for certain types of orgasms. Women that have frequent vaginal orgasms, or prefer penile vaginal intercourse to other form of sex, are more likely to prefer larger penises.

The study asked 323 women (mostly university students) about how important penile-vaginal intercourse and other sex acts were to them, and whether penis length influenced their ability to orgasm with vaginal stimulation.

Of the 160 women that experienced vaginal only orgasms, 33.8% preferred longer than average penises, 60% said it made no difference to them and 6.3% preferred shorter penises (6 Opens in new window symbol).

The penis length still does not matter to majority of women, but it does matter to some women and for certain types of orgasms.

So Does Penis Size Matter To Women?

The bottom line is that penis size doesn't matter much to most women.

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Most women choose to have sex with men they are attracted to as a person. Meaning your personality, look, personal hygiene and so on, is likely to matter more to her than your penis size.

Moreover, most women rate your performance in bed on how you behave in bed, not the size of your penis. Men with big penises are not automatically great lovers. The main organ of women's sexual pleasure it the brain, then the clitoris, not the vagina.

Anyone can become good lover, no matter what his penis size is.


However, if you are seriously unhappy about your penis size and want to do something about it, you should do your homework properly before starting any penis lengthening therapy.

Start by finding out what the average penis size is, it actually might be smaller than you thought. Also, make sure you measure your penis length correctly, because it might be longer than you thought.