Penis size: Survey of female perceptions of sexual satisfaction. BMC Women’s Health 2001, June 1:1 University of Texas-Pan American, Department of Psychology, Edinburg, TX, USA
Does the size of the male penis, in terms of length or width, make a difference in female sexual satisfaction?
To study the effect of penis width vs. length on female sexual satisfaction, 50 sexually active female undergraduate students were asked which felt better, i. e., was penis width or length more important for their sexual satisfaction.
None reported they did not know, or that width and length were equally satisfying. A large majority, 45 of 50, reported width was more important (p < .001).
Implications are discussed, including the fact that the data seem to contradict Masters and Johnson about penis size having no physiological effect on female sexual satisfaction.
This study was limited in that it did not address the known fact that most women do not care what size a penis is through previous research. It simply referenced what their choice would be not whether they actually cared or not. It also ignored the fact that two thirds of women require something other than a penis to achieve orgasm so neither length vs. width is the essential link in finding the elusive orgasm.