New penis survey follows in footsteps of Ig Nobel Prize-winning study

A new British survey of international penis size builds on — and cites — an earlier, Ig Nobel Prize-winning Canadian study.

The 1998 Ig Nobel Prize for statistics was awarded to Jerald Bain of Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto and Kerry Siminoski of the University of Alberta for their carefully measured report, “The Relationships Among Height, Penile Length, and Foot Size.” That study was published in Annals of Sex Research, vol. 6, no. 3, 1993, pp. 231-5.)

davidvealephotoThe new study is:

Am I normal? A systematic review and construction of nomograms for flaccid and erect penis length and circumference in up to 15 521 men,” David Veale [pictured here], Sarah Miles, Sally Bramley, Gordon Muir and John Hodsoll, BJU International, epub March 2, 2015. The authors are at The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London Medical School, King’s College London,South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. The study takes its data from earlier studies done in many nations.

BONUS FACT (possibly unrelated): The number 15221, if treated as a postal zip code, identifies the city of Alum Bank, Pennsylvania, which is immediately south of Blue Knob State Park.

BONUS FACT (certainly related): The press officer for King’s College London Medical School, to whom all inquiries are directed, in the press release about this new study, is named Tom Bragg.