Do Men Belittle Each Other for Penis Size?
A divorced male friend and I were recently discussing the matter of penis-size…not just actual numbers and pros and cons, but the social pressures men face to ‘measure up’.
I told him I think it’s OK for women to have preferences in penis size and to know what they like. But of course, I would NEVER insult a man to his face if he were small. Besides, at the end of the day, I’m sure there’s a woman out there who he’s a perfect fit for.
He then said something that surprised me. “I don’t think men with small penises worry as much about WOMEN criticising them. They worry about MEN making fun of them.”
Huh? “What do you mean?” I asked.
“You women are very polite creatures and would spare his feelings and like and care for him for his other attributes. In the men’s locker room, however, guys aren’t so polite and are more apt to say something nasty; something totally demeaning that would mark him for life.”
I’d never thought of that before.
There again, since men having been vocal about what they like in women, for ages, I guess it makes sense they’d belittle each other as well.