Women prefer men with a larger penis if they’re having a one-night stand, compared to the credentials they desire in a longer-term partner.
In what sounds like the weirdest study in the history of studies, 75 women were given 33 different 3D, blue models of penises and asked to pick their favourite.
The researchers, from the University of California and the University of New Mexico, said this study, titled Women's Preferences for Penis Size, is the first time women’s sexual preferences have been tested on 3D models, rather than 2D images.
When asked their preferred penis size in a long-term partner, the average answer was 6.3 inches long and 4.8 inches around. For a one-time thing, women chose an average of 6.4 inches long and 5 inches around.
This, according to the researchers, may be because women value intelligence more, and attractiveness less, for long-term partners, and penis size correlates with testosterone levels, which can influence a man’s attractiveness.
Women’s preferences are more than what’s on offer, though. The average erect penis is 5.2 inches long and 4.6 inches in circumference, according to the study Am I normal?.
And it’s not bad news for everyone. The study states:
Males with a larger penis may be at an advantage when pursuing short-term female partners
But the study also states that women 'care more about circumfrence'.