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22nd Dec 2021

Short men have more sex, according to science

Kieran Galpin

Tom Cruise

Happy National Short Person Day!

In honour of National Short Person Day – which is today – we thought we’d give some attention to the short kings out there who are sometimes overlooked.

According to The Journal of Sexual Medicine, shorter men are more sexually active than people able to reach the top shelf in Tesco.

In a study of 531 heterosexual men, “coital frequency was higher among men with a height of less than 175cm” – which is just under 5’9″.

With “tall, dark, and handsome” often the most desirable characteristics, how are short men outperforming their taller counterparts?

Speaking to short men in 2015 on this very subject, Yahoo wondered the same question.

Justin, who comes in at 5’7″, believes it’s down to Napoleonic overcompensation – or short man syndrome, as it’s more commonly referred to.

“Shorter men look for ways to affirm their manhood through different means,” said the 23-year-old.

“Some men may buy big cars, expensive clothes, or have more sexual partners. Sex is the ultimate affirmation of manliness, and for many self-conscious short men, there is probably a strong association with the amount of sex one is having with one’s personal view of their manhood.”

While this may be true, you can’t deny that shorter men have had a renaissance as of late. The term ‘short king’ has seen a resurgence on social media and celebs like Tom Holland, who stands at 5’8″, have never been sexier in the eyes of fans.

Yahoo also spoke to Dave, who is 5’5″ and dating a much taller woman. He said: “I think I’m generally more confident than my taller peers.

“And since I can’t rely on a silly immaterial thing like height to help me, I can lean into more substantive things about me and about her.

“Like our minds. And a sense of humor. And what we love in the world. Engaging with a person on those fronts will get you intimate faster than a passive physical feature.”

Tom Cruise

The medical student concluded with: “when you’re horizontal, there’s only a couple of places the inches count.”

So show your short kings some respect today and if your partner is shorter, then be sure to tell the little munchkin how much you love them.

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