• Tue, Jul 5 2011

Finger Length May Indicate Dick Size, Says Study

Ladies, if you want to find out how well-hung a new male paramour is without having to fuck him, there is good news: you may need only measure the length of his index finger, and the length of his ring finger.

A new study published in the Asian Journal of Andrology examined the connection between the length of the two fingers, also known as the digit ratio, and the length of the penis. Researchers found that men with a lower digit ratio — in other words, with index fingers that were shorter than their ring fingers — are likely to have a longer penis.

Scientifically, this is supposedly an interesting finding because it may help to determine how much testosterone a baby was exposed to in the womb. Other studies have also shown that the digit ratio may have something to with a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer.

But I wonder about all that, and whether that was reeaaalllly the impetus for this study. After all, there are other ways to tell if a man is at risk for developing prostate cancer — like, say, regular checkups, family history and lifestyle, and testosterone levels are not difficult to measure, if that’s what you’re after.

So why, then, are researchers spending time figuring out how to get a good idea of how long a guy’s dick is? Is that the province of science? Will that lead to a healthier world? Or is it just because of a lingering fascination with dicks?

Listen, I am as big a believer in science and freedom of information as the next liberal heathen. But I also think that as a society, we should be a little more discerning about the research that we ingest, and ask why it’s being done, what purpose it serves and whether it needs to be propagated.

It might not be so pressing if there weren’t other major medical concerns in the world to worry about, like AIDS, cancer, heart disease, maternal health, childrens’ health, diphtheria, malaria, whooping cough, and so on.

Maybe I’m overreacting here, but by comparison, it just seems like measuring penis size is…well, a bad use of science’s time.

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  • june

    well you have to see where the research is done. this doesn’t seem like a major credible journal and we don’t know where or in what institute the lab is located.

    it doesn’t mean that every single research is credible, correct, or has a lot of funding.

  • Mohamed

    Is this research true? Where has it been proven?

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  • Carolyn

    Obviously you’ve never had sex with a man with a small penis and then thought to yourself, MAN I hope the guy I marry has a big dick… you’d be on the lookout for small wieners too. You don’t want to accidentally fall for a guy and THEN find out his dick is tiny, or have to be the bitch that breaks it off for that reason alone…

  • Joe

    As a dude with large-ish hands and feet (nothing freaky, just bigger than most dudes) – I’m not sure I agree. I’m happily endowed, either in manly comparison or by comments from lovers – but I certainly don’t carry the same “rank” of dick size compared to hand size.

    That said, women find it as some sort of indicator. It works in my favor (comments literally like “wow you have big hands” in a bar type of thing) – so sure keep perpetuating this myth. I’d hate to be the NBA player who can palm a swiss ball but barely rival ken jeong’s naked flash in the hangover. THAT would suck.

    As as for the women who focus exclusively on dick size – there’s always something fundamentally wrong with those chicks. To them, I refer to the larry david bit about huge vaginas.