You’ve all heard of the metric system and it’s conversion to the English system and vice-versa.
1 in = 2.54 cm
32ºF = 0ºC
1 oz = 29.6 ml
Well, apparently there is another one:
35 lb = 1 in
What does this mean? How does weight convert to distance?
This is the conversion of the amount of weight gained and apparent loss of penile length.* And conversely, amount of weight lost and penile length gained.
I’ve heard Dr. Oz even mention this during an episode of Oprah. I’m not even sure where this conversion exactly came from. I actually tried to look for the original study or paper that came up with this. The crux of the message is with weight gain, penile length decreases. Obviously, there are limitations. One can only lose so much weight (losing 210 lbs, does not gain you 5 inches of penis), and this really only applies to heavier men.
The reason this is brought up is twofold:
- Men seem to want to know how to increase their penile length.
- And not to prejudice against heavy men, but to point out another potential downside of gaining weight.
The penis is at a fix point. So when one gains weight, the area around the penis grows engulfing the penis. So as men get heavier, their penis appears to get smaller.
One more thing to add to the scourge of obesity — a smaller penis.