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Bigger penises are especially important to bigger women

While human evolution was initially thought to have stalled, recent studies suggest otherwise. For example a recent Chinese study showed that the Tibetan population developed a series of genes as recently as 3,000 years ago to help deal with low oxygen levels.  So what other ways might mankind be evolving?  That's a topic a number of research teams have begun to actively explore, using the prowess of gene sequencing and other advanced techniques.

I. Big Women Love Big Genitals

Sexual competition is thought to be a key evolutionary driver via natural selection.  A new study by the Australian National University in Canberra eschewed advanced genetic techniques for a lower tech psychological solution.  It exposed 100 Australian women to computer-generated images of potential male "mates" (as in sexual mates) of different physiques, heights, and penis sizes. The women were asked to rate each man.  Researchers both considered the response and the time it took to give it; the researchers reasoned that a long pause before a positive response meant that the women were admiring the particular male form.

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Bigger women were most attacted to bigger penises (click for NSFW version). [Image Source: PNAS]

The researchers then correlated their rankings to the various key traits -- height, physique, and penis size.  The digitally rendered flaccid genitalia (penises) stretched 2 to 5 inches.

The results were intriguing.  Somewhat unexpectedly, the demographic of females with the strong preference for large male genitalia were women who were heavier than expected for their height.  But when viewing heavier males, penis size did not make a major difference in attraction.


Overall, the researchers found that women were attracted to taller, more athletic builds.  And the taller and more athletic the man was, the more important a long penis became to the females.  In other words, the females' general preference was for a tall, athletic male with a long penis.

The findings of the study were published [abstract] in the prestigious peer-reviewed science journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (U.S.).

II. Mankind's Big, Hearty Penises are a Rarity in the Animal World

Professor Brian Mautz, the evolution and sexual preference researcher at the Australian University who led the study acknowledges his study contradicts past studies that showed no correlation between penises size and attraction among females.  But he argues those past studies were prone to bias and self-censorship.  A key weakness, he suggests, in the past studies on the topic was reliance on direct questioning about preferences in an abstract sense, where as the new study relied on direct visuals and measured reactions.

The researcher suggests that penis size likely played an even more important role in natural selection in early humans, who wore less clothing.  Comments Professor Mautz, "Before clothing, the nonretractable human penis would have been conspicuous to potential mates.  Our results support the hypothesis that female mate choice could have driven the evolution of larger penises in humans."

But the professor also says that there are some studies that suggest possible mechanisms to explain why women are attracted to larger penises.  He comments, "Some studies indicate that preference for a larger penis might arise because penis size is associated with higher rates of vaginal orgasm.  [But] regardless of the exact mechanism, however, our results show that female mate choice could have played a role in the evolution of the relatively large human penis."

When Harry Met Sally orgasm
Bigger penises have been linked to higher orgasm rates. [Image Source: Castle Rock Ent.]

This might explain why penises are so large relative to the body size and important, compared to other creatures.  Genitals, in general, are present in many creatures and are thought to have evolved as a means of improving fertilization.  However, many creatures either lose their genitals during mating or have relatively smaller genitals.

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Gorilla erect penises are only a quarter of the sizes of humans'. [Image Source: Natural Habitat]

For example, a Gorilla, despite being bulkier than humans has an average erection only 1.25-inches long -- about a fourth of the average human erection length.  And some insects, including honeybees, have penises that explode or break off inside the female after mating.  The broken penis prevents other males from mating with the female.

Humans also differ from their primate ancestors in that they lost spiny bone-like structures found in most other primates’ penises.  In our primate relatives those spiny penis structures help the male penetrate the dried penis secretions of other males to increase the chance of fertilization during a group sex/group mating scenario.

Source: PNAS [abstract]

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By HostileEffect on 4/10/2013 1:07:01 PM , Rating: 1
Assuming money was spent on this , do we have anything better to spend money on? If we don't, then save the money.

RE: Mercy
By KentState on 4/10/2013 1:41:57 PM , Rating: 2
What's staggering is the study they for men showed that a breathing women had a 99.99% chance of attracting the male no matter what they looked like.

RE: Mercy
By BRB29 on 4/10/13, Rating: 0
RE: Mercy
By Da W on 4/10/2013 3:47:22 PM , Rating: 2
I guess evolution wasn't too generous on you...

RE: Mercy
By stardude692001 on 4/11/13, Rating: 0
RE: Mercy
By crazy1 on 4/11/2013 9:29:10 PM , Rating: 2
I would disagree with you here. Men don't walk around displaying their penis to the world anymore. So, penis size should have no direct link to acquiring a mate.

Being an a-hole tends to increase the chances of acquiring an attractive mate, especially for young adults. This could be seen as "compensating for something", similar to owning an oversized truck or overpowered car. In the end, these are just stereotypes, which may have some statistical evidence of men trying to increase their manhood to make up for a self-perceived flaw, but it's not universally true.

RE: Mercy
By lyeoh on 4/16/2013 1:52:17 PM , Rating: 2
If those are the only pictures used then the study is crap. No surprise more women would prefer the tall athletic build example to the dumpy short one, even without considering their penis sizes.

Then it's probably one of those studies with a troll title/hypothesis that's badly done on purpose - just to try to attract more funding for a slightly better done troll study.

John Holmes
By mike66 on 4/10/2013 5:07:35 PM , Rating: 3
This study makes John Holmes the most evolved human on the planet. The USA has already had an actor as president so I think John should as a porn star would be no stretch, after all he does have the media exposure.

RE: John Holmes
By 91TTZ on 4/10/2013 5:22:17 PM , Rating: 2
He died like 25 years ago. But I'd still vote for him!

RE: John Holmes
By 91TTZ on 4/10/2013 5:23:14 PM , Rating: 2
He died like 25 years ago. But I'd still vote for him!

RE: John Holmes
By borismkv on 4/11/13, Rating: 0
By maevinj on 4/10/2013 2:07:18 PM , Rating: 2
Bigger penises are especially important to bigger women

this explain why all the fat white chicks go for the black dudes.

RE: well..
By Dr of crap on 4/12/2013 12:55:58 PM , Rating: 2
More cushion for the pushing!

RE: well..
By GotDiesel on 4/12/2013 1:35:31 PM , Rating: 2
no, it's because they are the only one's that will have them.

This just in:
By SOSTrooper on 4/10/2013 9:31:50 PM , Rating: 2
BREAKING NEWS!!! A multi-billion dollar, groundbreaking research now shows the average men actually prefer women with bigger breasts! No human in history has ever thought about this and the question on seemingly increasing breast sizes is finally answered through decades of computational calculation.

RE: This just in:
By Daedra on 4/11/2013 3:16:34 PM , Rating: 2
There was actually a study that showed that menu who liked bigger breasts were more likely to be sexist.

Swami and Tovée compared the results with the men's preferences in breast size, which showed that "men who more strongly endorsed benevolently sexist attitudes toward women, who more strongly objecti?ed women, and who were more hostile toward women idealized a large female breast size.

RE: This just in:
By web2dot0 on 4/17/2013 6:31:35 PM , Rating: 2
Attracted to big breasted women are more likely to be sexist?

What about women who like guys with big penises? ;-D

Goes both ways.

so Darwin had it wrong after all
By maverick2012 on 4/10/2013 10:11:43 PM , Rating: 2
Bigger Penis = farther evolved means that Black men are way farther evolved than their white counterparts ....Didn’t Darwin said the opposite?

By bupkus on 4/11/2013 11:50:49 PM , Rating: 2
Bigger Penis = further evolved means that Black men are way further evolved than their white counterparts ....Didn’t Darwin said the opposite?
In this case "further" rather than "farther."
Also, Darwin never said any such thing; he was more scientist than racist.

By GotDiesel on 4/12/2013 1:43:25 PM , Rating: 2
omg you people.. studies have shown that the average joe, be he white, black, asian or whatever.. have the same average size penis.. the only reason "you" think blacks are bigger is because you've been watching too much gay porn.. the porn industry attracts big dicks, black or white and that's the only reason.

You Prude?
By Schmide on 4/10/13, Rating: 0
RE: You Prude?
By Schmide on 4/10/2013 1:58:29 PM , Rating: 5
I'm dumb didn't read the click on link.


Women prefer midgets!!
By BRB29 on 4/10/2013 1:58:37 PM , Rating: 2
They have the largest genital size to body size ratio.

RE: Women prefer midgets!!
By Kefner on 4/10/2013 2:46:57 PM , Rating: 3
Oh, so they do like tripods! :)

Something is skewed with this Study
By ipay on 4/12/2013 11:34:15 AM , Rating: 3
If this Study were correct the opposite would be true.

Men would have selected pretty, thin, tight, teens (10,000 Years ago) / Women with well sized breasts.

That would make the guy seem better and bigger so it benefits both and thus would be selected for, whereas ugly, big, loose, old, and either tiny or way too big breasts would not be selected for.

Yet, like a variety in sizes for both genders, we see with our own eyes that there is something wrong with the Study.

Indeed women may well prefer the Cissoid of Diocles as the Base would widen to accommodate the gape that
grows over time while remaining unobtrusive on the smaller sized teens.

Not every woman over 30 is undesirable yet many under 30 are not keepers; that shows that 'not keeping' is what is selected for along with the occasional 'novelty selection'.

By eschewz on 4/13/2013 8:02:13 PM , Rating: 2
The orthotomic of a curve is its pedal magnified by a factor of 2 so that the center of similarity is P. That should settle any dispute regarding Peyronie's contribution!

By boeush on 4/10/2013 1:40:28 PM , Rating: 4
Har har :-D

Gays in closet
By toyotabedzrock on 4/10/2013 4:07:05 PM , Rating: 2
They found a few years ago that gay men are bigger than straight guys.

That means in countries without prearranged marriages closeted gays would spread their genes more.

RE: Gays in closet
By StevoLincolnite on 4/10/2013 9:17:54 PM , Rating: 2
As a gay man and one who has slept with many partners over the years, they really are no different in size to a Straight or Bi-Sexual guys penis.
You either get a big whopper or a tiny gherkin or something in between, it's almost a lottery at conception for *every* male.

Genetic adaptation
By tdtran1025 on 4/11/2013 1:06:23 AM , Rating: 2
Missionary style is human centric. If early homosapien mated the way monkeys do it from behind, early men who wanted to court big women would have to evolve with a much longer penis for penetration. Because of the more pronounced gluteal muscles (big *ass*) of African ancestors, resulted from active running, men in that region would have to adapt genetically to cope with extra padding in order to penetrate.
Hence it is no secret big chicks prefer long *dicks* for successful vaginal climax. Of course we human have evolved, and so our male genital would have to adjust for various shapes and sizes of our female counterpart.
I watched nature films and find that all female chimpanzees are practically the same size and shape, none too fat or too tall, and most important of all, their genitals are biased towards the tail.
I rest my case.

RE: Genetic adaptation
By bupkus on 4/12/2013 12:01:31 AM , Rating: 2
Best penetration for a large/fat woman is the T position where the woman (naturally) is on her back with her knees bent and feet over her man who is either 90 or 270 degrees (think clock hands) out of rotational synch from missionary position.
Yah, it sucks. Sure miss the misses getting on top... bad knees.

By GotThumbs on 4/11/2013 10:46:53 AM , Rating: 4
I'm simply dumbfounded as to why this is even on DailyTECH?

Does the site need to be renamed....Random Crap?

Really disappointed in the direction this takes this site.

I guess we need to question the credentials/intelligence of whose approving these.

Awesome article
By gonks on 4/10/2013 3:17:33 PM , Rating: 2
Great article from Jason Dick - err Mick

In other news...
By V-Money on 4/10/2013 5:17:04 PM , Rating: 2
...100 men in Japan were showed this computer generated picture and told to rate whether the depicted girl was more beautiful than the average girl they saw in daily life. It is now determined that men are attracted to girls who have bigger eyes...

I feel as if this study is a little flawed, mostly in its usefulness. Last I checked if I randomly show girls my naked body without them asking I get in trouble, and if they are asking I'm not going to be flaccid when I do it.

All you need is green
By fragemall on 4/11/2013 1:01:16 AM , Rating: 2
All this is inconsequential if you have enough money in your pocket..... Say what?... the women are offended?.. common... .. Athletic build+big penis Vs house in the Hamptons, vacationing in Monaco etc.... ladies take your pic....
That's evolution for you

By cokbun on 4/11/2013 1:27:56 AM , Rating: 2
i guess black people are the most advanced race

In other news...
By Fidget on 4/11/2013 10:52:46 AM , Rating: 2
Fat human females can still afford to be so picky that they are only attracted to tall athletic guys with big penises!

Evolution Bah!
By Ammohunt on 4/11/2013 2:12:14 PM , Rating: 2
My penis was created! its an obvious product of intelligent design!

By SwampEagle on 4/11/2013 2:25:07 PM , Rating: 2
"...the females' general preference was for a tall, athletic male with a long penis".

They needed a study to find this out?

They probably made their conclusions and said, "ohhhhh, that's why Homer Simpson isn't used as a swimsuit/underwear/cologne model". Idiots.

What really attracts women
By johnsmith9875 on 4/14/2013 10:31:58 PM , Rating: 2
Is the opposite of what men like. Men like the feminine body with wide hips and narrow shoulders.

Women like wide shoulders and narrow hips.

Both sexes like narrow waists.

If you look at the graphic you can see the one with the smaller penis also has more feminine body features.

Shall we start
By grimjaw on 4/16/2013 10:44:15 AM , Rating: 2
7.5 length 3 in diameter. brown

By johnpov on 5/6/2013 5:08:10 AM , Rating: 2
I'm always amuse how they call this kind of "research" serious.
One word : Rape. In Animal Kingdom you go tell that huge bulky gorilla he cannot rape a female gorilla because he has a small weiner, instead he has to sit down and let another ( maybe weaker ) well hunged male have sex.
Do these "scientists" really believe in a situation like that? Such a waste of money and time

Worst post ever
By web2dot0 on 4/17/2013 6:28:32 PM , Rating: 1
The dumbest article to date.

Wow, women like tall men, athletic and big penises? Who would of thought? Let me guess, they like good looking men too?

Yeah, I want a girl with the smallest tits, short as a dwarf and ugly as fuck ....


But seriously, we all know what we are attracted to physically. It's natural human response. No one can deny the obvious. What makes a simple problem so complex is personality compatibility. You get date all the hot women you want, but you'll never marry them if they aren't compatible with you on a personal level. It's a lifetime dude. Those tits are gonna sag and you're gonna get tired of their irritating personality real soon.

Never underestimate emotional bond with someone. It's way more powerful than physical attraction.


As for penis side, seriously? If you can make a woman squirt, they are gonna want you bad. Because other than can't do it for them .... It's not what you have, it's how you use them. ;-D

It's like a untrained driver driving a Ferarri ... it's a great chassis, but if you don't know what the hell you are doing ... it's still a crappy ride. On the other hand, if you've got a Mazda Miata, but driven by a professional driver ..... it's still gonna be a great ride. The chassis itself is never enough to "seal the deal".

By wwwcd on 4/10/13, Rating: 0
Size does indeed MATTER
By rippleyaliens on 4/10/13, Rating: -1
RE: Size does indeed MATTER
By BRB29 on 4/11/2013 9:35:14 AM , Rating: 2
how are black men the most feared people in the usa?

and you sound like you have a small one.

RE: Size does indeed MATTER
By spamreader1 on 4/11/2013 11:21:24 AM , Rating: 5
I'm kind of stumped on that one, I thought the most feared people in the usa were patent lawyers.

RE: Size does indeed MATTER
By BRB29 on 4/11/2013 12:45:19 PM , Rating: 2
I fear traffic cops and Justin Bieber fanatical fans the most. Whenever I want to say something bad about him, I have to change all my "hate" into "love" so my computer don't get hacked, credit don't get ruined, and my house don't spontaneously burst into flames.

RE: Size does indeed MATTER
By retrospooty on 4/11/2013 2:09:26 PM , Rating: 3
"I fear traffic cops "

LOL... I naver really thought about it until reading your post, but when I lave my house I have no fear. I feel safe and sound and have no worries whatsoever except for traffic cops. It's the only thing I ever worry about or lookout for. Damn Nazi police!

RE: Size does indeed MATTER
By johnsmith9875 on 4/14/2013 10:36:42 PM , Rating: 2
I fear nuclear war, and carnies. circus folk, nomads you know...small hands.

RE: Size does indeed MATTER
By weskurtz0081 on 4/11/2013 10:45:17 PM , Rating: 2
Considering 80% of the black women in the US are severely over weight (according to statistics) black dudes better have big dongs...

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