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New study suggests link between devoutly Christian areas and Googling penis sizes

Internet- Who is most concerned about their own masculinity? Evangelical Christians, apparently! According to a new study, they are the ones who are most likely to Google questions about their penises.

Is it long enough? This penis question is apparently asked very often, especially by religious men (stock image).
Is it long enough? This penis question is apparently asked very often, especially by religious men (stock image).  © teolazarev/123rf

It seems Christians who firmly believe in the teachings of the Bible are also the most likely to wonder whether and how much size really matters.

This was the conclusion of a recent study published in a scientific journal on the study of religion by researchers at the University of Oklahoma and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

According to the article, men from areas of the country considered to be extremely religious were more preoccupied about being well-endowed.

This in turn has to do with the fact that the Bible often describes a demanding image of masculinity – which would probably put pressure on devout Christians.

The scientists came up with the revealing results of the study on penis insecurity primarily by evaluating Google searches.

Christians are more likely to Google "penis pumps"

The Bible can apparently put enormous pressure on men to doubt their own masculinity. (Stock image)
The Bible can apparently put enormous pressure on men to doubt their own masculinity. (Stock image)  © anelina/123rf

The authors of the study explained that there has already been a lot of research on the subject. However, much of it relied on surveys, which are subject to participant bias, which mean that those responding might lie or answer in a way they think the researchers would prefer.

That's why the sociologists wanted to proceed differently this time.

Instead of interviewing individual men, they simply took their data from US Google search queries, which can be easily viewed via "Google Trends".

In doing so, the researchers noticed a connection between an area with a high concentration of evangelical Christians and Google searches for penis length and possibilities for penis enlargement.

There were trends in terms searched for such as "male enhancement", "penis pump", and "penis enlargement", but also brand names were searched for like "ExtenZe," a supplement that supposedly "enhances" the penis.

The researchers took other variables, such as age, education level, and political orientation, into account, but religiosity remained the best predictor of asking Google about your hardware.

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