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No man is an island, and it turns out neither is his penis. New research suggests that size does matter (sorry, guys), but the penis is only one (sometimes) small contributor to manly allure. A man’s overall attractiveness to a woman, researchers have found, depends in part on the trio of height, body shape, and penis size.

Although the assault of penis pill spam in your inbox might make you think that “bigger is better,” scientific research has returned mixed results. Some findings say that women prefer longer penises, others say they like wider ones, and still others report that size doesn’t matter at all.

Most of these studies had either asked women directly about their preferences or had them rate the attractiveness of different male figures that varied only in penis length. The penis doesn’t exist in a vacuum, though, and biologists led by Brian Mautz, who was then at the Australian National University in Acton, wondered how penis size interacts with other body traits that are usually considered attractive or manly.

Using data from a large study of Italian men, the researchers created 343 computer-generated male figures that varied in penis size, as well as in height and shoulder-to-hip ratio—traits that other research has linked to attractiveness and reproductive success. Mautz and colleagues turned the figures into short video clips and projected them, life-sized, onto a wall for viewing by 105 women. Each woman watched a random set of 53 figures and rated their attractiveness as potential sexual partners on a scale of 1 to 7.

“The first thing we found was that penis size influences male attractiveness,” Mautz says. “There’s a couple of caveats to that, and the first is that the relationship isn’t a straight line.” Rather than the attractiveness rating consistently improving with each jump in penis size, the team found what Mautz calls “an odd kink in the middle.” Attractiveness increased quickly until flaccid penis length reached 7.6 centimeters (about 3 inches) and then began to slow down, the team reports online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The reason, Mautz says, is that penis size isn’t the only thing that matters. It interacts with other traits, and its effect depends on whether those other traits are already attractive to begin with. If one of the model men was tall and had a masculine, V-shaped torso with broad shoulders and narrower hips, for example, he was considered more attractive than his shorter, stockier counterparts, regardless of penis size.

An increase in penis size was also a bigger benefit to attractiveness, and a smaller penis was less of a detriment, to the taller, fitter figures than it was to shorter or potato-shaped ones. For example, a model that was 185 cm tall (about 6 ft) with a 7-cm-long (about 3-in-long) penis got an average score for attractiveness. To get that same score, a model that was 170 cm (about 5’6″) needed a penis of about 11 cm (about 4.5 in) in length. Boost the taller guy’s penis by just about centimeter, and the shorter guy needs double that to keep up and get the same attractiveness score. After that, the shorter male pretty much can’t continue to compete. To really reap the benefits of a big penis, a guy needs to be attractive in the first place, Mautz says. If he isn’t, even the biggest penis in the world won’t do him that much good.

So have women been responsible for the male penis getting larger—at least over the course of evolution? That’s a distinct possibility, the researchers say. Women may have selected for larger penises because they’re linked to higher rates of female orgasm and sexual satisfaction, which may explain why the human penis is proportionally larger than those of our evolutionary cousins.

That size matters, and that it matters in the context of other traits, makes sense, because proportionate features are attractive, says Adam Jones, a biologist who studies sexual selection and mate choice at Texas A&M University in College Station and who was not involved in the work. But he cautions that projections on a wall are no substitute for real life. Just because a woman prefers a man with a large penis doesn’t mean that she’s going to find one. Outside the lab, there’s greater variation and more traits to consider, so penis size might not be as important. That’s good, Jones says, because hurdles like competition with other women and her own perceived attractiveness could place her with a man who comes up a little short.

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/04/the-final-word-on-penis-size.html?ref=em

Thanks to Dr. Rajadhyaksha for bringing this to the attention of the It’s Interesting community.

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Jonah Falcon is something of a celebrity in his home city of New York for one very big reason: he is the owner of the world’s largest penis.

Measuring eight inches when flaccid and an impressive 13.5 inches when erect, the 41-year-old’s XL asset hit the headlines recently when the huge bulge in his trousers caused a security alert at San Francisco airport.

Today the well-endowed American told This Morning that the experience was nothing new for him and that he doesn’t see his over-sized appendage as anything special anymore.

He said: ‘I was amused. What was the worst that was going to happen? Would I have to pull it out for them?

‘I have been doing that all my life. It was more annoying that I had a two hour delay.’

Jonah, who is 5ft 9 and has size ten feet, realised from a young age that he was different from the other boys.

The average length of a flaccid male organ measures in at 3-4 inches; Jonah’s is double that at a staggering 8 inches in length.

Depending on temperature, his penis can grow up to 13.5 inches when erect, something that has often taken his friends by surprise.

He said: ‘I went to a mostly Jewish school, and I was the only one who was uncircumsised so I always thought that was what my classmates were fascinated by.’

It wasn’t under the age of nineteen that Jonah began putting his proud parts to the test.

‘I was pretty promiscuous. I am an actor and an only child so very much a show-off.

‘At baseball camp, people made a big deal out of it so then I just went hog wild,’ he said.

Up until the age of 25, Jonah was ruled by his surprisingly large penis, sleeping with lots of men and women: ‘I was trying to boost my own self-esteem and when I learnt that then I crashed and got burnt out, gaining weight I stopped caring.’

When it comes to relationships, Jonah, who has been single since 1996, finds that the women who stick around the longest are the older, more experienced one’s.

‘They have been on that road before, they have evolved beyond sex and are looking for something beyond that.’ he said.

And as for his sex life, he insists there are no complications.

‘I am extremely into foreplay.

‘I am a performer, when the other person gets excited and enjoys then I am happy.

‘I do have to be turned on, patience is the key, don’t expect me to get up immediately,’ he said.

And his hidden ‘talent’ has sparked worldwide curiosity: celebrities often call to ask him about it and Jonah has received lots of offers to join the porn industry which he continues to decline: ‘I can’t perform in public, I wear tight jeans but I won’t do anything in front of other people.’

He often has people stopping him in the street, but admits that’s because he enjoys wrapping his penis around his leg and wearing tight cycling shorts to make it all the more prominent.

And whilst Jonah has received a lot of attention, he is worried that it may actually have a negative effect.

‘I worry that it might cost me work. As an actor, do you think I’d ever work for Disney?

‘I do these shows because I enjoy talking and I fancy myself as very intelligent but in back of my head I think what am I doing this for?

‘There’s a very fine line between exploitation and prostitution and I concern myself with that; I think I have been on the right side.’

‘Having things come easy has made me lazy. I have just started putting effort in.

‘I am moving forward and may be older, but it’s better late than never, I feel like a teenager that is suddenly becoming adult.’

And asked would he change anything about himself and his headline grabbing trouser department he insists absolutely not.

‘This is me. When I look down on myself I don’t see anything special but I still enjoy having something special, everyone does.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2199227/Jonah-Falcon-13-5-inches-living-worlds-biggest-penis.html

 

 

The 41-year old Fei Lin told police that he was sleeping when thieves burst into his room and put a bag over his head: “They put something over my head and pulled down my trousers and then they ran off,” Lin said. “I was so shocked I didn’t feel a thing—then I saw I was bleeding and my penis was gone.”

While nobody has been apprehended yet, a report in the Austrian Times stated that police believe the assailants were jealous or slighted lovers of several local women whom Lin was involved with romantically or sexually. Lin, for his part, denied taking part in any infidelity.

TNT Magazine claims that emergency workers and police conducted a search for Lin’s anatomy but were unable to find the missing penis. The thieves have not yet been located, but police said they were beginning a search for the men and their female lovers.

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/367155/20120726/fei-lin-s-penis-stolen-man-china.htm

Thanks to Dr. Nakamura for bringing this to the attention of the It’s Interesting community.

Jonah Falcon was at the San Francisco International Airport  preparing to travel from San Francisco to his home in New York City when he was stopped and questioned by Transportation Security Administration agents because they noticed a large and suspicious bulge in the front of his pants.

The agents questioned Falcon about the contents of his pants, and whether he was hiding something in his pockets.  Falcon told the TSA agents that the only thing he was transporting in his pants was his enormous penis.

From the San Francisco Chronicle

Jonah Falcon, 41, who has been featured in several documentaries about the world’s biggest penises, was returning from a trip in San Francisco on July 9 when he was stopped at security by TSA agents who spotted something out of the ordinary hanging to the left in his pants, he said.

“They wanted to know if I had something in my pockets, and when I said no, they asked if I had some sort of growth,” he said.

When he replied that it was just his penis, they “checked the area around it” but didn’t frisk him too severely, he said. They also wiped his hands to check for explosive powder.

Falcon’s penis is 9.5 inches when flaccid, and 13.5 inches when erect.

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Mao Sugiyama, a self-described “asexual” from Tokyo, cooked up, seasoned and served his own genitalia to five diners at a swanky banquet in Japan last month, Calorie Lab reported.

In most cases, “asexual” is a word used to describe a person who is non-sexual. Sugiyama, however, embraces it as a way to show that he does not affiliate with either gender.

Sugiyama sparked a firestorm of interest on April 8 with one tweet:

“[Please retweet] I am offering my male genitals (full penis, testes, scrotum) as a meal for 100,000 yen …Will prepare and cook as the buyer requests, at his chosen location.”

Just days after Sugiyama’s 22nd birthday, the artist underwent elective genital-removal surgery, divvied up the severed penis shaft, testicles, and scrotal skin between five people, and garnished it with button mushrooms and Italian parsley.

On April 13, five of six diners who signed up for the $250-a-plate feast, sat down to dinner. The sixth person was a no-show.

The next day, an organizer posted a blog — subsequently deleted — containing pictures of the event. Images showed dozens of people who attended the event just to catch a glimpse of the rare treat.

The extra diners were served crocodile-based dishes while Sugiyama cooked up the exclusive meal.

The story went viral in Japan. Some showed even more interest, while others complained. But Calorie Lab called Japanese authorities, who deemed the banquet legal because there is no law against cannibalism in the country.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/24/asexual-mao-sugiyama-cooks-serves-own-genitals_n_1543307.html#s=1018957

Thanks Ellen, for bringing this to the attention of the It’s Interesting community.

Police in Malawi have arrested a 24 year old man after he tried to sell the freshly cut penis from a 45 year old. Officers in the central Lakeshore District of Salima say they responded to a report of a man lying bleeding and unconscious next to railway tracks on Tuesday.

But when the man was admitted to hospital, doctors were shocked to discover his penis was missing, local media reported. Salima police chief Foster Mangani said hours later, police were called to a local motel where the owner reported a guest had tried to sell her a penis for US$360.

“We rushed to the lodge and arrested the suspect. We also recovered the private parts,” Mangani was quoted as saying by the Nyasa Times newspaper. Police have named the suspect as Samuel Banda, whose picture was published in the newspaper along with what looked like a severed penis wrapped in white paper.

Police said Banda had admitted selling “many body parts to well known business personalities”. Many locals believe human parts can bring riches, and unscrupulous businessmen and witchdoctors pay thousands of kwachas to poor locals to kill people and mutilate their bodies.

The Nyasa Times reports that the victim was intercepted by Banda as he walked home after a drinking bender. His condition is described as “serious” by staff at the local hospital.

Click here for more pictures involving this crime:  http://nehandaradio.com/2012/04/05/police-arrest-man-selling-freshly-cut-penis/