Can Penis Size Be Estimated by Body, Hand, or Foot Size?

Dispelling Common Myths About the Size of His Penis

A close-up of a man’s hands.
A close-up of a man’s hands.. Monica Rodriguez/Getty Images

It is a common myth that you can tell the general size of a man's penis at a glance: Is his sneaker size above average? Obviously, his penis must be equally above average. Are his hands huge? That's just one more clue as to what's going on beneath his boxer briefs.

But is there any truth to these myths? Can you really judge penis size by the size of his body, hands, or feet?

Busting This Penis Size Myth

Due to these common myths, there have been many studies that have examined the possible correlations between penis size and race, height, build, and the size of a man's feet, hands, and even butt.

Not to mention that these penis size myths have also birthed a wide range of ridiculous double entendres.

In actuality, the size of a man's penis cannot be estimated based upon his body size or shape, or upon the size or shape of his hands or feet. But even if it could, does it really matter?

Does Penis Size Matter?

Another popular misconception is that size matters. Fortunately, penis size is not related to sexual satisfaction. Existing surveys throughout the years have shown that women believe girth is more important than length, and that penises that are above average in size can actually cause discomfort to sexual partners. In many other cases, the large, small, or average size of a penis doesn't even register on a woman's radar. This is because fulfilling sex is about so much more than just sexual intercourse.

Not to say that penis size has no effect on sexual pleasure. A larger penis may rub up against the clitoris during intercourse, making an orgasm more likely for the woman.

Or a larger penis, whether larger in length or in girth, may make a woman feel "fuller," or feel that she is being stimulated deeper inside her vaginal canal. But there are others ways to accomplish these sensations.

The Bottom Line

If you're one of the people checking out the size of a man's walking shoes in order to get a clue as to his abilities in bed, you can cut it out.

You won't get an inkling of what's going on down there until the clothes come off. In the meantime, just focus on what you can see. You can figure things out in the bedroom later.

More Resources on Penis Size

For more information on penis size, you can check out these posts on the average size of an erect penis and the average size of a flaccid penis.

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