Unsurprisingly, a new study has concluded that a gay man’s self-esteem, and the way he sees his body, is directly related to the length of his penis. The study was undertaken at Utrecht University in the Netherlands and found that the majority of gay men believe that a large penis is highly desirable.
Liesbeth Woertman, a senior lecturer in clinical psychology who conduced the study, said that, “…how gay men see their penis has considerable influence on how they value themselves in general”.
She found that men with average or smaller organs displayed lower self esteem and a more negative view of their bodies. The majority of the men surveyed also said that a large sexual organ was the major attraction for potential lovers.
The men said their penises were the most attractive parts of their body, followed by their stomachs and skin. The findings were based on a survey of 215 gay men, with an average age of 29.
In a previous study, Woertman had, in another shockingly obvious conclusion, found that gay men spend more time, effort and money on their appearance than their straight counterparts. She believes that this is most likely because gay men see each other as sex objects, which is less prominent in the way women see straight men.
She does, however, believe that these distinctions between gay and straight men are diminishing, as women are also increasingly appreciating straight men as sex objects.