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04th May 2021

Men with large noses tend to have bigger penises, study reveals

Charlie Herbert

And all this time you thought it was foot size that mattered

A recent study has found that there is a correlation between nose size and penis size amongst men.

Researchers found that men with larger noses had a ‘stretched penile length’ of at least 5.3 inches, whilst men with smaller noses had a penis length of 4.1 inches when erect.

The study was carried out by researchers at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and published in the medical journal Basic and Clinical Andrology.

As part of the study, researchers looked at the corpses of 126 men within three days of death and measured different parts of their bodies.

After taking into account factors such as height, weight, and measurements of the penis, researchers then worked out the ‘stretched penile length’ (SPL) of each cadaver, by simply laying the body down and pulling the penis up as far as it would go.


The study concluded: “The fact that nose size is related to SPL indicates that penile length may not be determined by age, height or body weight but has already been determined before birth.”

However the researchers could not work out a reason as to why nose size and penis size were showed a direct correlation.

Now, at this point you’re probably asking yourself what the point of all this is, apart from ruining Pinocchio for you for the rest of your life.

The study explained: “Although our results are useless for forensic purposes, understanding the growing process of the penis or facial features may be very important for extrapolating fetal androgen levels and following male genital functions.

“This study is the first to demonstrate the relationship between SPL and nose size but is limited in Japanese male cadavers, and the reason why SPL and nose size are related is still unclear.

“Therefore, we consider it an interesting subject to pursue from now on.”

So, there you go. That’s something we’ve learnt I guess. Maybe your face can really say more than you realise.