July 26, 2011
Something to Think About…
I came across this article on gay.com. I’d love to hear what you guys think about it.
DOES YOUR SIZE DETERMINE IF YOU’RE A TOP OR BOTTOM?
That’s one of the questionable findings in a study conducted to determine how the size of a man’s penis affects his sexual health.
The study, titled “The Association between Penis Size and Sexual Health among Men Who Have Sex with Men,” was launched and subsidized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and looked at 1,065 gay men. Among its findings are the following bombshells:
Gay men who felt they had small or inadequate penis sizes were more likely to become “bottoms,” or anal receptive, while gay men with larger penises were more likely to identify themselves as “tops,” or anal insertive.
That’s all certainly debatable, but can penis size affect your mental health? Another discovery from the research: Men with smaller penises were more likely to be psychologically troubled than those with larger genitalia. The goal of the study was to understand the “real individual-level consequences of living in a penis-centered society.”
I have not found this to be true in my sex life. In fact, I have heard of a few very large guys who found that they were considered too large to be the top. I’ve also known at least one small guy (2-3″ erect) who was a top. These may actually be exceptions to the rule, but I do find this study to be interesting. I wonder if this also means that guys who are average are versatile? It would make sense to me.
The other aspect of the study that said that men with a smaller penis had psychological problem and those who had a large penis were less likely to psychologically troubled. What I have found in my life is that those men with a larger penis tend to be more confident. Does that mean they have fewer psychological problems? I honestly don’t know. Some guys that I have known to have a large penis are confident on the outside, but that does not mean they were not troubled on the inside. As for those with a smaller penis, I really haven’t known enough guys who were smaller to form a personal opinion about their mental state. Men with a smaller penis tend not to show it off as much.
What do you guys think? What is your opinion on this topic? Do you really even care? I hope you guys found this interesting. If not let me know.
By the way, my job interview yesterday seemed to go well. Now it is just a wait and see game. I was told that there would be a second interview for those who make it to the top three. Hopefully, I will make it to the top three.