Even MORE overnight interest in Michael Phelps’ penis

As I posted yesterday, a lot of people are curious about 23 year old Michael Phelps’ penis. Maybe it’s because of the media attention around how Speedo apparently seems to have airbrushed his penis out of promo photos. Or maybe it is because NBC has described – in much detail - Michael Phelps’ large shoe size (size 14!) and hand size (like paddles!) making people wonder whether the rest of his body is as large. It’s unclear how he feels about this kind of attention – on one hand it must be quite flattering, and he certainly takes opportunities to pose for various magazine covers, etc. On the other hand, I’d guess it must feel a bit awkward or demeaning. The guy is a stellar athlete, has shown enormous commitment and perserverance to train, and yet people want to know about his genitals.

Hmmm…. so shall we shift the focus for a moment to a science-y look?

As in, what can we learn from this cultural obsession with Phelps’ gentials? Well, scientific research suggestst hat penis size is not well predicted by the size of one’s feet, hands or nose, as some myths suggest. You can’t even tell the size of a man’s erect penis just by looking at the size of his flaccid penis, as some men are “showers” (they gain little length when they become erect) and others are “growers” (gaining more length when they become erect). So while people may be curious about Phelps’ penis because his body looks attractive to them, the size of the rest of him isn’t much of an indicator about his genitals. And anyway, size is only one aspect of penile size – technique matters quite a lot to sexual satisfaction, as does relationship quality (well, at least in cases where there is a relationship to speak of).

But back to Phelps.

Though there are actually a ton more key word searches that brought people to MSP in the lasy day or two, there are only so many that I can re-type, so here are some highlights from the past day:

-154 searched “michael phelps penis”
- 44 “phelps penis”
- 29 “michael phelps penis size”
- 17 “michael phelps sexuality”
- 11 “michael phelps sex”
- 10 “michael phelps” and “penis”
- 10 “michael phelps’ penis”
- 7 “phelps penis size”
- 6 “michael phelps dick size”
- 5 “michael phelps cock size”
- 3 “phelps penis”
- 3 “mike phelps penis size”
- 2 “michael phelps + penis”
- 2 michael phelps, penis size
- 2 phelps’ penis
- 1 “a picture of michael phelps penis” (really????)
- 1 “michael phelps body dick”
- 1 michael phelps cock outline
- 1 ”michael phelps pennis” (it’s penis with one n!!!)
- 1 michael phelps size 14 penis (um, it’s size 14 shoe – not penis)
- 1 michael phelps swimsuit penis
- 1 phelps cock size
- 1 phelps has a small penis
- 1 sex with michael phelps
- 1 what is michael phelps dick size

………….. and on and on.

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[Above photo via this site.]

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About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.

  • Joanne

    Ahhh…i want 2 sex with Michael Phelps!he’s soooo gorgeous!he’s sooo sexy,handsome…he’s a sex symbol!i want 2 hav sex with him.i want 2 see his penis!play with his penis!insert his penis into my mouth!drink his sperm & semen!i also want 2 play with his chest,nipples,battocks!he’s too sexy 4 me.
    i want 2 give him the best sex performance!i wanna show him my breast.i’m sure he’ll lov my breast.i wonder if he had sex b4?how was it? fun? interesting? amazing? hot? i will sex with him every night! ohh…how much i love his PENIS!!!oh Michael’s penis!come!come 2 me!let’s play together!you’re my baby!

  • Joanne

    Ahhh…i want 2 sex with Michael Phelps!he’s soooo gorgeous!he’s sooo sexy,handsome…he’s a sex symbol!i want 2 hav sex with him.i want 2 see his penis!play with his penis!insert his penis into my mouth!drink his sperm & semen!i also want 2 play with his chest,nipples,battocks!he’s too sexy 4 me.
    i want 2 give him the best sex performance!i wanna show him my breast.i’m sure he’ll lov my breast.i wonder if he had sex b4?how was it? fun? interesting? amazing? hot? i will sex with him every night! ohh…how much i love his PENIS!!!oh Michael’s penis!come!come 2 me!let’s play together!you’re my baby!