The bigger the penis the bigger the problems in marriage

You know what they say: "It's not the size of the boat, it's the motion of the ocean." Well, while we've all likely rolled our eyes when hearing this cliché, it turns out there might be some truth to it after all. A study led by Kenyan researchers and published in the journal PloS One discovered a link between larger penis sizes and marital infidelity--but, surprisingly, it's the wives who were stepping out!


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The study was originally developed to establish predictors of extramarital affairs among women. Because of the AIDS crisis in Africa and women being particularly vulnerable to HIV infection, researchers hoped that by unearthing the reasons behind married women's infidelity, they might create a discourse about these factors and thereby help to curb affairs in the future.

When conducting the study, researches focused on women married to fishermen in the Lake Victoria region of Kisumu County, Kenya. They focused on 545 married couples and proceeded to conduct cross-sectional surveys, gender-matched interviews, and focus group discussions with their sample group. Researchers ultimately discovered that several factors contributed to women's propensity for infidelity. Women who were denied intercourse or even a favorite sexual position, were sexually dissatisfied or were victims of domestic abuse were all more likely to cheat. Surprisingly, however, researchers discovered a less foreseeable factor in extra-marital affairs: longer penis sizes!

According to the researchers' findings, for every additional inch in penis length, the likelihood of a man's wife being unfaithful increased by almost one-and-a-half times. Well, that's shocking! Women who reported a median fully erect penis length of 5 inches were less likely to cheat than those who reported their husbands' penises as measuring 6 inches or longer. In a series of interviews, researchers discovered that women associated longer penises with discomfort and even pain. Some study participants even went so far as to say they'd deliberately looked for men with smaller penises to give them the sexual satisfaction they desired.

So before you assume that bigger is always better, remember that too much of a good thing can, in fact, be bad.

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Topics: study  penis size  cheating  infidelity