105 heterosexual women were surveyed. They were given over 300 images of life-size male outlines and asked to pick the most attractive male. The images were in a non-aroused state (and one presumes naked). The majority of women chose tall, broad-shouldered men for the most part — not surprising since studies had already been done in the area of body types. The researchers found that in this particular study male penis size was also a contributing factor in many of the women’s choices.
Of course, the study also noted that “attractiveness” results stopped increasing after a certain penile length was reached, which was three inches in a non-aroused state, and that much of the pleasing aspect of the male figure might have been due more to overall proportion than actual penile size. I took this to mean that tall, broad-shouldered men usually have larger dicks.
So this got me to thinking, one, where do I sign up for such a study? — and two, these researchers could’ve saved a lot of time and money by just polling romance authors/readers for their opinions. Because we know from reading and writing romance that size does matter. Romance readers like their heroes to have big equipment. Knowing how to use said penis is always a plus, too.
My question is this — has any romance reader ever read a romance (and this is romance where some kind of sexual activity occurs, so rules out sweet romances and the like) in which the hero or romantic male lead does NOT have a large dick?
Inquiring minds want to know.
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