The size of a man's penis - whether it's big, small or 'normal' continues to be a topic that grabs our attention. So it's fascinating that a man with a small penis is perfectly happy to proclaim that yes, he's exceptionally shortchanged in the downstairs area and yes, he's alright with it.
Nick Gilronan, a 27-year-old UPS Store worker, who won Brooklyn's smallest penis contest told the Gothamist website that: "The size of a man's penis does not matter for who he is as a person or in a relationship."
Hear, hear. The fact is, chaps, is that Nick is right - penis size is not the most important thing to a woman. Tracey Cox, sex expert has long since been an advocate of that. She said to HuffPost UK Lifestyle: "If you are worried about penis size, you should know that most women learn very quickly, that if a guy has a big penis he’s not going to be much good at sex because he thinks that's enough, and he doesn't need to try."
According to the New York Post, a crowd of about 100 watched New York City native Gilronan match members with five other contestants, including a 55-year-old from Minnesota who called himself "Rip van Dinkle."
The competition included a swimwear round of "skimpy mesh mankinis" and a Q&A. Best of all, when Gilronan was proclaimed the champ and was handed $200, Elton John's Tiny Dancer was playing. Gilronan is currently single but said he'd like to sue the prize money towards a date.
Talking to The Gothamist about whether small penises have a bad rep, he said: "Yes. That's the media's fault, I think. For both men and women, they push out images of people who just aren't regular normal people. The size of a man's penis does not matter for who he is as a person or in a relationship... Some people let that false sense of body image upset them and they shouldn't be upset at all. Even worse, some people use those false standards and judge other people. It's disconcerting."
Recently, HuffPost UK Lifestyle ran a feature on a study that set out the average penis size for a man. However since then, Netdoctor has refuted the official 6.5 inches, as the study was carried out with men measuring themselves.
"So many males don't know where to measure from," the site said, "or use inaccurate rules or ancient tape measures. In reality, the mean length of the erect penis appears to be only about 5.88 inches (14.9 centimetres), which is considerably less than the 'old' measurement."