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Does Penis Anxiety Predict Actual Size?

Update Date: Oct 10, 2013 09:43 AM EDT
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Man’s level of anxiety about his penis size does not correlate anyways to how his genitals actually measure up, a new study reveals.

Majority of the men worry about the size of their manhood, but it is suggested that admirers should hold no stock by the level of a man’s anxiety. It showed that many well-endowed men worry about the size of their penis, while other less blessed blokes are confident in their assets, reported Daily Mail.

“It’s an emotional feeling,” said said study leader David Veale, a psychiatrist at King’s College London to Live Science.

For the study, Dr. Veale and his team mates recruited 173 men online and asked them to fill out the questionnaires. The questionnaires included questions related to body image, erectile function and penis anxiety.

30 percent of the total men tested reported dissatisfaction reported with their genitals. Around 35 percent of the men were very happy with their penis size. The rest 35 percent lied between satisfied and dissatisfied category.

The results of the study showed that older and gay men were more likely to experience penis anxiety.

The penises measured during the study ranged in size from 7 to 18 centimetres which when erected ranged from 10 to 20 centimetres long.

“Quite a few of them have been teased about their size either by an ex-partner or in the showers as an adolescent,” said Dr. Veale. He also believes that the level of man’s penis size anxiety is more likely determined by their experiences than by their actual size.

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