When it comes to the topic of penis size, there is no shortage of peculiar beliefs. One of the more popular is the notion of a direct relationship between the penis and the size of various other external appendages. For example, many believe that a man with large feet or hands must somehow be inherently well-endowed. But is there any truth to this assumption or is it merely just another myth contained within the annals of penis folklore?
Although it's easy to understand why such a belief could exist, scientific research has pretty much discounted any such correlation between body parts and penis size. It's true that both penis and limb growth is dependent upon the same DNA while in the embryonic stage, but bodily development during early childhood and puberty is influenced by many other distinct genes and hormonal factors.
Professional studies have even been conducted to determine whether such a relationship could in fact exist. In one particular test published by the British Journal of Urology, a study was performed to establish whether the size of a man's penis can be estimated from his shoe size [see Can shoe size predict penile length?]. The results of the study concluded:
"...the ability to predict the size of a man's penis by observing his shoe size is a common misconception; the present study shows that there is no scientific support for the relationship."
Another study tested against a possible relationship between height, penile length and foot size and concluded:
"Penile length was found to be statistically related to both body height and foot length, but with weak correlation coefficients. Height and foot size would not serve as practical estimators of penis length."
In other words, unless you've got x-ray vision, you'd only be guessing. Not to mention you have no idea if the person has undergone any penis enhancement, natural or otherwise. In the end there's really no definite way of determining the size of a man's penis unless you actually have a look at it.
Posted by PRS
Tuesday, May 20th, 2008
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