Penis Size and Sexual Satisfaction: A Connection?

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    Even many men who sport a respectable endowment in the penis department sometimes fantasize about having a larger penis – in spite of the fact that penis size is far less important in bed than penis health and one’s skill with the equipment. And men do tend to associate penis size with sexual satisfaction of a partner, especially when they are influenced by the monster-sized endowments found in so many pornographic videos. But does that association between penis size and sexual satisfaction extend to the owners of the penis themselves? According to at least one study, the answer is yes.

    Context

    Before exploring this study, it’s important to look at the context of penis size and sexual satisfaction in terms of one’s partner or partners. Numerous surveys have shown that, within reason, most female partners are satisfied with the size of the penises they encounter sexually. Yes, in some extreme cases a penis can be so small as to create problems providing satisfaction on its own. In other extreme cases, penis size can be so large as to create a painful sexual situation. But in the vast majority of cases, a typical penis size is perfectly capable of providing pleasure, when used with appropriate skill.

    But looking at the question totally from the male point of view, does a man’s perception of his penis size have a positive or negative impact on how satisfied he is with the sex he gets?

    The study

    This 2017 study appeared in the Archives of Sexual Behavior and is entitled “Characterization of Genital Dissatisfaction in a National Sample of U.S. Men.” It looked at almost 4,000 men who completed the Index of Male Genital Image questionnaire, which gathered information on how men view their genitals.

    Overall, men were generally satisfied with their basic sexual equipment. However, 27% said that they wished their penis was longer when in its flaccid state, and 19% felt the same way about the length of their erect penis. When it came to width, about 15% would have liked to have more girth. (In non-penis size-related issues, 14% had complaints about their pubic hair and only 44% considered penis odor a personal issue.) Overall, 14% of men gave their general genital dissatisfaction a very low rating, most of which was due to concerns – legitimate or not – about their penis size.

    Those who had such low satisfaction were less likely to have satisfaction in their sexual activities – and also in general engaged in sexual activities less frequently than those who were more satisfied with their penis. For example, about 73.5% percent of dissatisfied men were sexually active, compared to over 86% of men who were more satisfied with their penises.

    Common sense

    This makes sense. Lower sexual satisfaction may be due to self-esteem issues which can affect one’s performance in bed or one’s ability to attract a partner into bed, and these self-esteem issues could in many cases extend to feelings about one’s penis, its appearance and its size.

    Men who have a normal penis size and still feel disproportionately dissatisfied with it may wish to seek some professional help to learn ways to more properly appreciate their penis. Learning to view one’s penis in a more realistic perspective can help with problems of self-esteem and sexual dissatisfaction.

    Penis size and sexual satisfaction can be primarily in one’s mind, but penis health is another matter. Maintaining that health by regular use of a quality penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is necessary. Look for a crème that contains vitamins A and C, which respectively help fight penis odor and help give penis skin the tone and elasticity needed for penile erections. In addition, a superlative crème will also contain L-arginine, which helps boost nitric oxide production and consequently can better enable penile blood vessels to expand when needed.