Annals of sex research

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 231-235

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The relationships among height, penile length, and foot size

  • Kerry SiminoskiAffiliated withDivision of Endocrinology and Metabolism Department of Medicine, University of Alberta
  • , Jerald BainAffiliated withDivision of Endocrinology and Metabolism Mount Sinai Hospital & The Toronto Hospital, University of Toronto

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To determine whether "folk myths" regarding the relationships of penile size to body height and foot size have any basis in fact, 63 normally virilized men were studied. Height and stretched penile length were measured; shoe size was recorded and converted to foot length. Penile length was found to be statistically related to both body height and foot length, but with weak correlation coefficients. Height and foot size would not serve as practical estimators of penis length.