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Men almost always lie about how big their penis is, study shows

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A new database of penis size surveys has caused a bit of a ripple on the internet.

A couple of data enthusiasts recently compiled a number of studies and surveys into the average length, circumference and volume of the male member in countries across the world.

If you want to get your hands on the raw data, we've put it in a map below:

 

One of the findings which drew the most attention was that men were likely to dramatically overstate average penis size, compared to studies where genitals were actually measured.

The self-reported (orange) figures are consistently to the right of the measured (green) figures:

Penis sizes: Self-reported vs. measured values

 

It seems men can't be trusted to report accurately and will always be a bit generous.

Mind you, when the subject is given so much attention - can you blame them?


More: The map of the world according to penis sizes

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