When did the ‘bigger is better’ perception come about?Although many people might believe that the ‘bigger is better’ social belief is quite new, born from the ever growing willingness in society to accept and openly discuss sexuality, the idea has been found to date back as far as Ancient Rome and medieval Arabia. In the former, Rome even had the god Priapus who had a large member and was associated with fertility while in the latter, young men were instructed to habitually perform an activity known as ‘jelqing’ to stimulate the penis muscles, chambers and blood vessels so as to promote growth. In spite of the above information, there were several other civilizations that were of the opinion that a small and uncircumcised penis was desirable such as ancient Greece.
Where does the perception that size matters originate from?
With the advent of vast technological advancement and a lifting of the taboo that prevented any discussion to do with human sexuality, there are a lot of sources out there that adamantly preach that ‘bigger is better’.
Porn movies and magazines are one of them. One criterion is that any aspiring male actors must have a sizeable penis both in length and girth, in addition, women actresses also help, whether by choice or not, to spread this notion.
Men and women’s magazines almost always have articles dedicated exclusively to the importance of penis size and testimonials from women on the same. Furthermore, women seeking mates subconsciously associate a large manhood with dominance, virility and strength. Research carried out at the University of California Los Angeles also revealed that penis size is essential to pleasure, especially firth as opposed to men’s fixation with their length.
Penis size and Fertility
According to a study carried out on college students at the University of Rochester who were not actively trying to get their sexual partners pregnant, the length measured from the base of the scrotum to the anus plays a major role in fertility, semen volume and sperm count. It was found that the longer the distance, the more fertile the man was whereas, the shorter the distance the more likely that the man would have lower potency. This distance is called the anogenital distance. The study also found that the average anogenital distance was 2 inches, in addition, further tests conclude that pregnant mothers who use shampoos and perfumes with certain chemicals are more likely to give birth to sons with a small anogenital distance.
Other than the anogenital distance, the size of the testicles also directly affects the volume of semen a man is capable of holding. Therefore the larger the volume of the testicles, the more likely that a man will be more potent.
Penis length also affects fertility, men with shorter man hoods and conditions like micro penis are likely to struggle to impregnate their sexual partners due to the distance that the ejaculated sperm has to traverse from the vaginal cavity to the ovum in the fallopian tube.
Conclusive and verified results have finally proven that penis size matters when it comes to fertility.