Welcome to this ‘Spring Time’ instalment of Amanda Zips It Up and may I be the first to wish you all a very happy Easter or Passover.
Before we discuss Spring fashion – I came across a fascinating piece of research whilst investigating Spring footwear (see Birkenstock feature).
Are shoe size and penis size actually linked?
It’s a tale as old as time – the bigger the shoe size, the bigger the willy. Or so we’ve always been led to believe…
It seems that this might have just been a myth. Quite possibly created by a man with big feet.
One of the biggest studies into the topic – conducted by the International Journal of Urology – confirmed the ‘average’ penis size by measuring 15,000 of them, right across the world. I wonder who took the measurements?
The research found that the average is 5.16 inches in length when erect, and 4.5 inches in circumference. Without an erection, the average length is 3.6 inches. Why is this always a measurement that’s taken in inches, and not cms?
But is there any connection to the penis and shoe size? According to the NHS, it’s a no.
Their website cites a study from University College London which saw researchers measure the penises of 104 men, including teenagers and pensioners.
They found that – in this group – the average length of a ‘soft and gently stretched’ penis was 5.1 inches, while the average shoe size was a 9. However, they found no statistical correlation between the two averages.
That settles that debate. However, there are no “hard and fast “rules when it comes to penis size, and a larger soft penis doesn’t always translate in to a larger erection. According to the NHS again, shorter penises increase more in length than longer ones when they become erect.
Apologies if I’ve let down any male readers who may have relied upon (and gloated about) this concept over the years. All one can actually say is “You know what they say about men with large feet? They wear large shoes.”
Anyway… let’s crack on with this week’s Super Spring instalment of Spring Cleaning, Spring Trends and Easter Feasting.
Enjoy – I’m back in two weeks. x