Penis Size versus Erection
The "Great Equalizer" Exposed
The Great Equalizer
is one of the main themes used to comfort men who worry about their penis size after having seen bigger flaccid ones in the lockers of their health
club. It is an expression invented by sex researchers Masters, Johnson and Kolodny (1986) in their book
Sex and Human Loving to describe the fact that men with a smaller non-erect penis usually have a larger percentage volume increase during erection than men who have a larger flaccid penis.
Many doctors and sex experts use this cool sounding phrase in a
misleading way by adding that although flaccid penises vary a lot in dimensions, erections are almost all the same.
a well respected site as afraidtoask.com has this to say
in its Male Genitalia Guide:
"smaller flaccid penises grow significantly more than larger flaccid penises so that when erect, both penis groups are essentially the
same size. In other words, the volume of everybody's penis is similar;
Longer penises are thinner, shorter penises are fatter."
yeah? Although Masters and Johnson's statement is
true, meaning that
the smaller the flaccid penis, the greater the percentage of growth during
erection, it doesn't mean that the resulting erections are as big as the ones starting with a large flaccid penis.
Just look at the two examples below...