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19 Women Answer The Eternal Question: Does Penis Size Matter?

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Illustration by Daniella Urdinlaiz
Illustration by Daniella Urdinlaiz

1. The truth? Size matters.

“The truth? Size matters. If you have more, you can do less and still satisfy a woman. In other words, it’s the meat, not the motion.”

Vicki


2. I’d say it’s more about the size of a man’s tongue.

“I’d say it’s more about the size of a man’s tongue, if you know what I’m sayin’. (Oral sex is KEY.)”

Wren


3. Too small—still hungry, too big—tummy ache.

“Too small—still hungry, too big—tummy ache.”

Avigail


4. I need to feel my man waayyy up.

“Yes, it matters. I don’t want to have to be telling a man to stop tickling me. I need to feel my man waayyy up.”

Ariana


5. I’m not looking for a cruise ship, but at the same time I need a decent size boat to ride the rough seas.

“I always hear people say it’s not the size of the boat, it’s the motion of the ocean. Well, if that’s the case a lot of men drown out at sea. I’m not looking for a cruise ship, but at the same time I need a decent size boat to ride the rough seas.”

Judione


6. It does to an extent.

“I’d like to say it doesn’t, but it does to an extent. However, it’s less length and more girth?”

Colleen


7. There’s nothing sadder than having to ask if it’s in when it IS in.

“As long as you can feel it and I mean decently feel it, then it doesn’t matter that much. There’s nothing sadder than having to ask if it’s in when it IS in—it’s just super uncomfortable and embarrassing for both.”

Jen


8. A small penis can’t create the same sensation that a larger one can, and it can make certain maneuvers difficult.

“Sorry to anyone who wants to believe otherwise but, yes, size does matter. A small penis can’t create the same sensation that a larger one can, and it can make certain maneuvers difficult—it might fall out during doggy style or when switching positions, for example.”

Ana


9. Girth is important. Length, less so.

“Girth is important. Length, less so. I’ve personally never come across one that was too short or too long, but I have met one that was too skinny, and this was when I was 20, so it’s obviously not an issue of me being ‘old,’ ‘loose,’ or ‘stretched out,’ as some butthurt dudes might assume.”

Jenn


10. Size does matter when it comes to having an orgasm through intercourse.

“I’ve been with just over a dozen men whose penises ranged from 5 inches to 14 inches and were of various girth. Size does matter when it comes to having an orgasm through intercourse, and length is less important than girth. My personal preference would be 9 to 10 inches and thick enough that I can’t quite close my hand around it. This size affords me the ability to have vaginal orgasms in multiple positions and isn’t so large that fellatio is a challenge.”

Joy


11. I can’t handle them if they’re too big.

“I can’t handle them if they’re too big. I’m fragile and it definitely is way more painful than pleasurable if a guy is huge. At the same time, you don’t want someone too small that you can barely feel or enjoy. A good average penis tends to do the trick for me.”

Aliza


12. I dated a guy with a penis the size of my pinky, and sometimes I wasn’t even sure if we were having sex.

“It matters. I dated a guy with a penis the size of my pinky, and sometimes I wasn’t even sure if we were having sex. The whole big hands, big feet thing is a total lie. He doesn’t need a foot-long, 4-inch-round penis, but there’s got to be something substantial.”

Michelle


13. As long as you’re not under average, I’d say no.

“As long as you’re not under average, I’d say no. We’re not going to be disappointed if you don’t whip out an anaconda.”

Rachel 


14. Size doesn’t matter unless you’re either really big or really small.

“Size doesn’t matter unless you’re either really big or really small. This is the one area of life where it is completely acceptable — in fact, preferred — to be average. Average is good. If I reach down there and feel a basic 5-6 inch snake, I’m happy. I’m excited, even. 1. Because every girl’s worst nightmare is going home with a guy with a micropenis and 2. Because I won’t have to fake enjoying a guy’s footlong ramming into my cervix for half an hour. Neither of those situations are ideal. Average penises are the best.”

Cristina


15. I can barely feel him thrusting, and he keeps slipping out. He orgasms. I don’t.

“I look down.

He’s hard.

And he’s tiny.

Erect, he’s probably about the length of my middle finger and the width of a baby carrot. Although it’s not a micropenis—I mean, I can see it—it’s definitely the smallest I’ve encountered and absolutely at odds with what I expected from his broad-shouldered, rugby-player-like build. My heart falls to my stomach in disappointment as I drop onto my knees, wondering if his penis will look larger up close. I cautiously take it in my mouth as he moans thankfully. I can still easily talk, simply shifting his penis, straw-like, to the side of my mouth. ‘Feel good?’

I murmur, the question mark at the end of the sentence begging for this situation to end. In response, he pulls me up and onto the bed. ‘It’s a bit small, isn’t it?’ he says as he pulls out a condom. It’s not so much a question as a statement of fact. ‘It only matters what you do with it,’ I say, trying to be encouraging as I guide him into me. I can barely feel him thrusting, and he keeps slipping out. He orgasms. I don’t.”

JL


16. I can sooner imagine myself seriously dating a guy with a small dick than I can a guy who’s shorter than I am.

“I don’t want to sugarcoat it: I know that for some girls, including my bookish writer friend, small dicks are a dealbreaker. And that’s fine, because we all have our own personal preferences. I won’t deny that I’ve been in situations in the past where a guy’s lack of size certainly didn’t help matters. However, I can sooner imagine myself seriously dating a guy with a small dick than I can a guy who’s shorter than I am—that’s just me.”

Karley


17. I once met this guy with a really small one, and the first thing that came to my mind was whether Guinness Book of World Records knew about him.

“I once met this guy with a really small one, and the first thing that came to my mind was whether Guinness Book of World Records knew about him. We had sex once and it was terrible.”

Kayla


18. My BF is a lung poker, and when he hits that one spot that’s almost painful it’s just pure ecstasy.

“I like length. girth eh. but my BF is a lung poker, and when he hits that one spot that’s almost painful it’s just pure ecstasy. I don’t even watch porn, so :P plus a hook or a curved one is amazing!”

Lizz


19. Too long or too thick can both hurt.

“Too long and it just ‘hits bottom’ and that hurts, a total moodkill. But too thick and it hurts too. I gave birth twice, I don’t want to be stretched like again without the benefit of hormones and painkillers.”

DeeDee TC mark

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