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US: Penis size study declared "wacky"

Tue 19 Jul 2011 In: International News View at Wayback

A conservative Christian group in the US has declared public funding for a study which examined the correlation between a man's penis size and his sex life as 'wacky' and a waste of money. The Traditional Values Coalition has taken to the nation's media to moan about the funding the National Institutes of Health has granted to the study, The Association Between Penis Size and Sexual Health Among Men Who Have Sex with Men, and others, saying the agency is wasting valuable tax dollars at a time when the country is trying to control its debt. It's unclear just how much was spent on the research, which compiled data from a survey of more than one thousand gay and bisexual men at gay events in New York City. Researchers, from Hunter College, say the money they were given was only used to analyse and write-up the date they had gathered without taxpayer funding: "NIH funds were not used to measure anyone's penis size," Professor Jeffrey Parsons has told Fox News. He says the report referenced a much broader 'post-doctoral training programme' of which the penis-study funding was a 'small' part. President of the Traditional Values Coaltion Andrea Lafferty is not happy: "We're spending money on wacky stuff. The president has said he's going to hunt down waste. Well, I'm going to give it to him on a platter." Among the study's findings were that gay men with below average sized penises are more likely to be bottoms, those with larger penises are likely to be tops, while men with average sized penises label themselves versatile.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 19th July 2011 - 3:46pm

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