It is a common myth that you can tell the general size of a man's penis from the size of his shoes or hands. Are these clues as to what's going on beneath his boxer briefs? While these penis size myths have produced a wide range of ridiculous double entendres, research says you can't predict penis size based on other body dimensions. There have been many studies that have examined the possible correlations between penis size and race, height, build, and the size of a man's feet, hands, and even butt. A review of studies published in found only weak or inconsistent correlation with any other body dimensions. While you may have seen headlines from some of the reviewed studies, they don't hold up to scientific scrutiny.
Verified by Psychology Today. Overcoming Pain. This relationship has been confirmed in several studies, but one of the more notable and recent of these was performed at Gachon University Gil Hospital in South Korea: a study published in the Asian Journal of Andrology suggested that men with shorter index fingers in relation to their ring fingers were more likely to have a larger penis. This may have something to do with prenatal hormone exposure. The more testosterone exposure, the longer the ring finger grows—and the greater the man's fertility, sexuality , promiscuity, and attractiveness. Interestingly, men with short index fingers and long ring fingers tend to be nicer toward women, according to a study published in the March issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences. Again, this is thought to be as a result of sex hormone exposure in the womb.
Can Penis Size Be Estimated by Body, Hand, or Foot Size?
A small difference between ring and index fingers could indicate a larger erect penis. A larger difference could imply a smaller penis. There have been several studies that have found that finger ratio does correspond with penis length. A smaller difference in length between these two fingers means a higher likelihood of a larger penis. The first of such study was a Korean study in
We dare you to not look at your hand after reading this: Guys with shorter index fingers than ring fingers tend to have bigger penises than guys with the opposite digit scenario, finds a new study in the Asian Journal of Andrology. How did researchers get this information? Very carefully. Mind if we measure it while you're knocked out? The early testosterone exposure reflected in your fingers and elsewhere affects you in many other ways, explains Denise Brooks McQuade, a scientist at Skidmore College not affiliated with the study.