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Penis size worries them more than they

Surveys, although anonymous in nature, are not as reliable as big data or big data when it comes to telling us the truth about our sex lives. Simply because it is difficult to confess our likes or concerns, even to ourselves. For that reason, the pack of search engines like Google, where we write our questions and doubts in total freedom, can tell us a lot at a statistical level about the worries that worry millions of users .

In that sense, something quite obvious has been discovered, that is, that men are primarily concerned with the size of their penis ; but also something less obvious: that women are not so, and that most of their concerns have to do with the fear that a large penis could harm them.

Big data on body concerns

Above the lungs, liver, feet, ears, nose, throat and brain combined, men ask more questions on Google about their sexual organ, mainly expressing the fear that it will shrink over time or due to the intake of some drug. So, for example, if a man is looking for information on the side effects of taking steroids, he will first focus on whether the side effect is a shrinkage of the penis. Google has also shown that men are avid seekers of information on techniques to increase the length or thickness of their penis.

In fact, one of the greatest experts on big data that Google offers, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz , wanted to write a book about his analyzes which he was going to title very provocatively How big is my penis? What does Google teach us about nature , because, as he himself writes in that book (which he finally titled Everybody Lies: What the Internet and Big Data Can Tell Us About Us ): “One of the most common questions in Google about Male genitalia is: “How big is my penis?” That men turn to Google to answer it, instead of a rule, seems to me the highest expression of our digital age. “

The concern of women

Ironically, women are not as concerned as men about the size of the penis, which shows that the concerns about this matter is something like a purely male arms race: for every woman’s search for her partner’s penis, men carry out around 170 searches on their own .

In fact, if women are concerned about size, almost half the time that fear has to do with being too big, not too small. For this reason, “pain” is the term most used in searches “_during sex” . In comparison, only 1% of men express some type of interest in their searches related to reducing the size of their sexual organ.

Big data, then, not only more accurately reveals what men and women think about matters of the private sphere, as if they were subjected to a kind of digital truth serum , but their interests and insecurities are far from coinciding.

For example, about the lack of sex in the couple, they seem to be more concerned than they, and not the other way around, as has traditionally been believed. Beyond the correlation of the data, it is difficult to find the cause of this happening. Stephens-Davidowitz , however, proposes a hypothesis: if men seem to have more need for sex and stop showing that need as a couple, women may come to doubt that he is having an affair or that they simply no longer be as attractive as before.

Be that as it may, “the most frequent complaint related to marriage is the lack of sexual relations. Searches for ‘sexless marriage’ are three and a half times more numerous than ‘unhappy marriage’ and eight and a half times more than ‘marriage without love. ‘Even unmarried couples complain quite often that they don’t have enough relationships. “

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