Myth Dispelled: Shoe Size, Penis Size Not Linked

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Doglips, Sep 30, 2002.

  1. Doglips

    Doglips Guest

    Of course as I sit here wearing my size 18 boots (15 size too big) Iwounder how people get research grants to study these things.....Im almost starting to belive that comicial with the guy wereing the suit covered with ???? marks trying to sell his book on how to get goverment $$....maybe Im missing something here :)

    Myth Dispelled: Shoe Size, Penis Size Not Linked

    Sept. 30
    — By Keith Mulvihill

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite eons of speculation to the contrary, two British scientists have laid to rest the idea that a man's shoe size is in any way correlated to the size of his penis.

    Their scientific study found no link between the two variables, according to a report in the British Journal of Urology International.

    "This myth has now been dispelled," Jyoti Shah of St. Mary's Hospital in London told Reuters Health. "There is no point using shoe size to obtain indirect measurements of penile length."

    To date, there have only been two studies that evaluated the relationship between the size of a man's foot and the length of his penis, according to Shah and colleague Dr. N. Christopher of University College Hospitals. While one study showed a "weak correlation" the other showed no correlation--but this study relied on men self-reporting their own penis length and shoe size.

    In the current study, the researchers studied men visiting a urologist for various reasons. Because it wasn't feasible to measure the length of the erect penis, the researchers measured the penis when gently stretched.

    "There is a strong correlation between stretched penile length and erect, and thus it is not necessary to obtain erect lengths," Shah said in an interview with Reuters Health. "The correlation is so strong that the results can be extrapolated to erect penises."

    In all, 104 men had their penis measured and had their shoe size recorded.

    The investigators found no correlation between shoe size and penis length.

    "The supposed association of penile length and shoe size has no scientific basis," they conclude in the report.

    Is there another body part that accurately estimates the size of a man's penis?

    "There are suggestions from the literature that hand span, finger lengths or nose size...may be predictive," according to Shah.

    "I have some ideas that I am currently putting together as a research proposal," the researcher added. "There must be some part of the body that is predictive of penile length...the search continues."

    SOURCE: British Journal of Urology International 2002;90:586-587.

    Copyright 2002 Reuters News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  2. johno

    johno Guest

    what amazes me is people actually fund such research.

  3. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Was the testing done before or after the subject took Viagra?

    Stupid projects like this really ought to be voted on by the common people before tax money is wasted. Wonder if I could get a couple hundred grand to finally put to rest the question of .45ACP vs. 357 Magnum. I'll need several cases of each, and about six months at the range. :D

  4. Doglips

    Doglips Guest

    Maybe Bigdog..Im affraid that the 9mm vs 45acp debate would be declard a religous study....hummm maybe we could call it "ART"....lead on paper...the round holes simbalize the indavulity of the person...

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    I'm glad I didn't have that job!:eek:Could have saved alot of money and just polled all the London hookers! :D
  6. Pumpkinheaver

    Pumpkinheaver G&G Evangelist

    You know what they say about men with big feet?

    Big socks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:nod: :nod: :nod: :nod: :nod:
  7. wes

    wes Guest

    Thank God,I thought I was abnormal.
  8. Mandy

    Mandy FREE CITIZEN Forum Contributor

    :assult: :assult: :assult: :assult: :assult:


    Next we'll hear about some other researcher telling you about how there is a direct correlation on this measurements and the study made in London is full of errors.


    Remember when SCUBA diving was dangerous and sex was safe?
    Now, 20 years later, it is the other way around.


    I'll think of a research and ask for a grant somewhere.


    :assult: :assult: :assult: :assult: :assult:
  9. I dont have big feet, but my hands are HUGE!!!:D
  10. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    Researchers have it all wrong!

    They've got it all wrong. I'm sure statistics would prove that it's all related to hair. Researchers would discover that there's an inverse relationship between hair and penis length. Short hair...long dk, long hair...short dk.(ha)

    Can't confirm this theory but we might see a few more bald heads being displayed.(ha)

    P.S. I've been bald since I was about 25 but wasn't part of this research sample.:D :D :D :nod:
  11. I'da done it cheep!

    Howdy All,

    Hell, for 5 grand I could have done that study! All I'd have to do is show them my size 12 shoes then look in my pants!!!!!! LOL! There is no way that old corrolation is correct!

    (Sorry if I ofended anyone......) :cheer:
  12. I tend to disagree with the study's findings.

    There've been many times in my career I managed to step on it.....fer sure.
  13. Mon Bathan

    Mon Bathan Guest

    Afterall its not the size that counts...its how it performs and how you use it :)

  14. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    Dang it all, up until now the only thing I had going for me with the ladies was my shoe size! Hope they don't read this article!LOL
  15. Ding! Ding! Ding!

    My sentiments exactly! I can do more with a .223 than most guys with a 30-06!!!! LOL!

  16. Doglips

    Doglips Guest

    I dont know about the size thing...I asked wifee poo if "Mr. Happy" was a firearm what calaber would he be...I were thinking 50 cal....she was thinking 25 acp :)
  17. Stopper

    Stopper G&G Newbie

    A fella with big feet -

    Gotta be a clown.
  18. Pumpkinheaver

    Pumpkinheaver G&G Evangelist

    It ain't the size of the boat, it's the motion of the ocean.

    Of course it takes a hell of a long time to get to Europe in a row boat!!!!!
  19. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    Doglips...are you still researching this question?
  20. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

    "It ain't the size of the gun...It's the strength of the Powder !"
    My Mom told me most women would rather be tickled than Choked !:jaw: