Midweek Sport - - SEX HEALTH -

BLOKES worry more about how they mea­sure up against other men than what their wives or girl­friends think about their man­hood.

New re­search re­veals that size mat­ters more in the gym chang­ing room than in bed. But most guys who ex­pe­ri­ence the “locker room syn­drome” claim they are still happy with what they have when it comes to per­sonal sat­is­fac­tion and that of their sex­ual part­ners.

Psy­chol­o­gist Dr. Annabel Chan said, who quizzed over 700 men aged 18-76 at Vic­to­ria Univer­sity, Aus­tralia, said: “Men’s pre-oc­cu­pa­tion with size was rarely to do with pleas­ing sex­ual part­ners or even ap­pear­ing as a bet­ter sex­ual part­ner.

“It was of­ten more about com­pe­ti­tion with other men.

“Many felt most in­se­cure about their size in en­vi­ron­ments where other men might see them, such as gym change rooms.”

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