(Perceived) Size really does matter: Male dissatisfaction with penis size

Lucy Johnston, Tracey McLellan, Audrey McKinlay

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Abstract

One hundred ten heterosexual individuals (67 men; 43 women) responded to questions related to penis size and satisfaction. Men showed significant dissatisfaction with penile size, despite perceiving themselves to be of average size. Importantly, there were significant relationships between penile dissatisfaction and comfort with others seeing their penis, and with likelihood of seeking medical advice with regard to penile and/or sexual function. Given the negative consequences of low body satisfaction and the importance of early intervention in sexually related illnesses (e.g., testicular cancer), it is imperative that attention be paid to male body dissatisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-228
Number of pages4
JournalPsychology of Men and Masculinity
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes

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