For all those who are inclined to believe that size matters, Korean researchers have discovered a new way to determine what a man is packing before you get into him. Contrary to popular belief, big hands and big feet are not indicators of a large penis, “the ratio of the length of his index finger to that of his ring finger,” is the telltale sign.
As ridiculous as it may sound, Dr. Tae Beom Kim, a urologist at Gachon University in Incheon, Korea, and his colleagues studied 144 men over the age of 20 who were undergoing urological surgery for conditions that do not affect the length of the penis. One member of the team carefully measured the lengths of the index and ring fingers on the subject’s right hand before surgery — left hands are thought to be more variable. A second team member then measured penis length immediately after the subject had been anesthetized. The length was measured both when the penis was flaccid and when it had been stretched as much as possible. Stretched length is thought to correlate to erect length, the team wrote. The team found that, in general, the lower the ratio of the lengths of the two fingers, the longer the stretched length of the penis.