15 responses

  1. Matt
    July 19, 2011

    Everything in the study was “self-reported.” From penis size to sexual history to health history to “psychosocial adjustment.”

    I get that it’s a lot more difficult to actually test people’s blood and pull their medical records and find out about their work histories, never mind measure their penises, but still — why should we trust anything in these kinds of studies?

    And the “psychosocial adjustment” element bothers me. I mean, look at the “prevention/promotion” scale part of the study. It seems based on 1970s-style thinking. The kinds of people who are happy to make pronouncements like “Think positively!/Put on a happy face!” would be rewarded in a study like this, while those people who resist the constant Oprahification of the world are deemed “maladjusted.” Is it really such a bad thing if a person worries about the man he might become in the future? One might posit that such a worry could serve a useful function, steering him away from weaknesses that he ought to resist.

    I guess the study is kind of funny. Amusing. But it seems to provide yet another example of how social science is all headline and no article. The more you examine the details, the less you realize there was to it all. There’s no there there.

  2. Mark
    July 19, 2011

    My smaller dick has always negatively impacted my self-esteem is this size oriented gay culture.

  3. Jimmy
    July 19, 2011

    @Mark – It’s not just gay culture, which does not exist in some hermetically sealed vacuum bag. It exists within a larger hyper-sexualized culture (complete will unbelievable contradictions). You don’t imagine straight men endure the same thing. The old axiom about size not mattering is generally accompanied by a wink of the eye.

  4. Richard Rush
    July 19, 2011

    This is going to be quite a sizable story, and you can be sure that all the usual small-minded men who loom large as members of the “pro-family” crowd will want to see it milked for as long as possible.

    As little Peter Labarbera tries to get to the bottom of this big juicy story, you just know he’ll be moaning about it for days.

    And of course, Bam Bam Barber will eagerly jump on it, but he knows that, to stay on top of the story, he’ll need to dig deep in order to measure up to the other pro-family giants who want to be on top, too.

    And then there is Bryan Fischer. His big mouth will be all over this story. He’s particularly versatile in his ability to take the smallest or largest juicy nugget and turn it into rapturous ecstasy for himself and his audience.

    But don’t despair. We need to maintain a measured response. In the short-run our opponents may score a little, but in the long-run we are winning big.

    Remember, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” —– Martin Luther King, Jr.

  5. Ben in Atlanta
    July 19, 2011

    Do you guys and gals ever check your spam filters? It seems to me that everyone is obsessed with dick. Every day there are emails from on-line pharmacies with best prices for hard-on pills.

    If anyone starts in about that subject, laugh at them.

    You really can’t miss the dick jokes in our own responses.

    Yes, there is one down there somewhere. Penis, penis, penis.

    Here’s some TMI. I recently found out my old-man wood still works without chemical assistance. It was totally inappropriate and embarrassing. It was also funny as hell.

  6. cowboy
    July 19, 2011

    I was wondering if someone would study the correlation of the size of the tires on someone’s 4×4 truck and their dick size. It has been suggested it is an inverse ratio.

    (Mr. Rush…do you write scripts for porno videos?) :-)

  7. Lucrece
    July 19, 2011

    Aww, don’t be shy, Timothy. Just a pic, baby!

  8. WildwoodGuy
    July 19, 2011

    Cowboy,
    If Mr. Rush does *NOT* write scripts for porn videos, he *SHOULD*! I found what he wrote absolutely hilarious!

  9. Paul J. Stein
    July 19, 2011

    I wish my penis was a little bit smaller. It would open up a lot more opportunities and save a lot of complaining.

  10. Arthur
    July 19, 2011

    the 50’s gay joke was the homosexual lamenting that he hated 2 things; size queens and small dicks. his was typical 50’s gay humor.

  11. Richard Rush
    July 20, 2011

    Paul J. Stein: Well played. Sneaking in the back door is always a subtle way to boast about impressive attributes.

    Arthur: That 50’s gay joke had plenty of staying-power. I remember hearing it well into the 70’s.

  12. Ben in Atlanta
    July 20, 2011

    I’m going to let my inner dirty old man out for a minute.

    If you run across someone greedy you can always keep a “Tool”box in the bedroom and make it part of play. I like a literal red one. You can always ask “How big do you want it”?

    Shame is for suckers.

  13. justme
    July 20, 2011

    I love that although, by definition, 50% of men have a penis of below average size, only 7% in this study reported that they do.

    You got to love men. My only surprise is that it was a whole 7%.

  14. Zingo
    July 21, 2011

    They had to do a study for this ? So basically 10 million $ for someone to ogle other men for a decade – whoever awarded this grant should be executed

  15. dventure
    July 22, 2011

    I find it interesting that they say the study reports that guys with, ““below average penises” were more likely to assume a “bottom” sexual position, while those with “above average penises” were more likely to assume a “top” sexual position”
    In all my experiences, I’ve never noticed that to be true. In fact, I’ve met so many well endowed bottoms as to believe the reverse to be true.

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