The Truths And Fallacies Of Black Penis
The opinions of penis size and race is so prevalent in todays society. I see and hear about black penis, asian penis, and white penis all too often. It’s in the media, discussed among friends, and all over the internet… everyday. It has gotten to the point where it has begun to bother me, so today I am going to disect the reasons for this disconnect.
As a statistician, physicist, and blogger, I set out to learn the truths about penis size and race. Simple polls can tell us that a large majority of people seem to confirm the idea that black penises are the biggest and asians are the smallest, while whites are in the middle.
Plenty of valid surveys have been done to measure large populations of individuals from all races. Some of these surveys have included more than 8000 individuals. Statistically, this is a large enough sample size to come up with very accurate results.
MOST of these surveys show there is little or no significant difference, but some have shown that there is a difference however small. The biggest difference was not even more than a half inch in length and less than a quarter inch in girth. Other surveys showed even smaller differences.
Despite the results, people believe there is a much larger difference than the results show… And finally, HERE’S WHY.
Why The Difference?
Reason 1 and 2: Environment And Illusion
We all know that temperature affects our penis size, at least when limp. But this effect is just temporary. Evolution has shown that Europeans migrated from Africa long ago, and we know that their skin became light because of less sunlight and natural selection. Darker individuals absorbed less sunlight and therefore suffered Vitamin D deficiencies and such became less fit to reproduce and so on. But what other effects did a colder climate have on the new migrating humans? Well not only did their skin become lighter, but their penises were also retracting much more than before. Over time, their penises developed tighter suspensory ligaments due to the constant contractive states. While this doesn’t effect the overall length or size of their erected penis, it does do 2 things. For one, it does the obvious, it makes their limp penis shorter in length due to contraction. The individuals who remained in warm climates retained a relaxed suspensory ligament which gives an appearance of a larger limp and ‘more hung’ penis. Secondly, a tighter suspensory ligament also increased the angle that an erect penis would obtain. Although the angle varies due to many factors, on average, penises that are smaller limp but are the same size erect, as compared to another penis, will have an angle that is more upward than downward. This difference in angle changes the perception of a third person viewpoint. A penis angled downward is more exposed and therefore seems longer than a penis angled upwards or straight out. This effect has been studied and confirmed, it is almost literally an optical illusion. Adding to the optical illusion is the color of the penis. It is well known that black skin reflects light in such a way that makes it appear more defined, or show more surface area. This is why body builders tan, and desire the darkest skin color they can achieve. This effect may be very small, but nonetheless it exists, and helps contribute to the rest of the factors that make up the black penis myth.
Reason 3 and 4: Expectance And Confirmation Bias
The simple fact that people believe black penises are bigger contributes even more to the perception that black penises are bigger. Even if someone thinks that black penises are generally larger, they would still have to agree that there are exceptions, that there are certainly small black penises. But they might argue this is less rare than a small white penis. Now how do you think a black man with a small or even average size penis would feel having to deal with these expectations. Of course many do not care, but a lot do. Any individual is less likely to engage in sexual activity if they feel inadequate and can not reach expectations. This applies to any race, and studies have demonstrated this effect over and over again. It is hardly up to debate that a person who feels they can not meet expectations will be less likely to show off. Hypothetically, if a woman heard I had a 10 inch penis and wanted to see it, I would rather not show her and leave it up to her imagination. On the other hand if a woman said she heard I had a 5 inch penis, I would be much more willing to prove her wrong (Not that I go around showing my penis to people). In addition to this effect, there is also what is known as the confirmation bias. This is a tendency for people to favor information that confirms their preconceived ideas or perceptions regardless of whether it is true or not. In other words, if someone heard that black penises are bigger, and later happens to see a large black penis, then they will believe it, even if later experiences contradict that belief.
Reason 5: Selection Of The Fittest
No, this has nothing to do with evolution and genetics. This has to do with when Africans were first transported to the Americas. This is a very touchy issue and although it may be perceived as racists, it is absolute truth. A large majority of African Americans are in the United States today because of slavery. When the Europeans began selecting individuals to be brought over as slaves, they only chose the largest, strongest, and healthiest individuals. This is a well known fact. Studies have also shown correlations (although weak) between body size and penis size, and health and penis size. (I repeat and emphasize that these correlations are weak, although still existent. The average penis length is about 8.5 percent of a persons height. An individual who is an entire foot taller than another person will only have a penis that is one inch longer on average) Large, healthy individuals are more likely to have slightly larger penises, but only slightly. This act of slave selection was analogous to weeding out individuals who are more likely to have smaller penises. If you were to select the largest and healthiest Europeans and separate them on an island, you would likely find that their average penis size is slightly larger than the group that was not chosen.
All of these reasons explain why there is a widespread belief that black penis is bigger. It also explains why, if there is at least a very small difference.