NHS shares average penis size as it settles debate with its link to foot length
When it comes to penis size, there are all sorts of myths that come with it.
For example you can’t satisfy your partner unless you have a large member and the ideal manhood is straight.
There’s also the myth which involves shoe size being linked to the length of a man’s penis.
Well now it’s been settled…
On the NHS website, it cited a study published in the British Journal of Urology International in 2002.
It saw researchers measure the members of more than 100 men which found shoe length is not linked to penis size (sorry lads).
The article said: “The idea that your penis size is in proportion to your shoe size is a myth, according to a study.”
It added: “Researchers at University College London measured the penises of 104 men, including teenagers and pensioners.
“The average penis length in this group was 13cm (5.1 inches) when soft and gently stretched, and the average British shoe size was 9.
“But researchers found no link between shoe size and penis length.”
Meanwhile another study conducted in Canada back in 1993 found similar results, reports Insider.
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After comparing the height, foot length and penis length of 63 men, researchers found only a very slight correlation.
It noted that the relationship was so weak that “foot size would not serve as practical estimators of penis length”.
Dr Nesochi Okeke-Igbokwe, physician and health expert, said: “Trying to predict a person’s penis size based upon the size of their feet is pretty much futile.
“The body of research available demonstrates no scientific evidence that can definitively link both penile length and shoe size, yet the ‘large feet equals large penis’ myth still continues to pervade in popular culture.”
Dr Jill McDevitt, resident sexologist at CalExotics, added: “Penis size is not correlated with or predicted by shoe size or any other body part for that matter. Penis size is determined by a combination of genetics and environmental factors, mostly in utero.”
While there are many other penis misconceptions, the NHS also said the “so-called love muscle” isn’t actually a muscle and doesn’t contain any, contrary to popular belief.
The NHS explained: “Blood builds up inside 2 cylinder-shaped chambers, causing the penis to swell and stiffen. The swelling blocks off the veins that normally take blood away from the penis.
“As an erection disappears, the arteries in the 2 chambers narrow again, allowing blood to drain away from the penis.”