A podiatrist who started out doing a PHD study on athletes and footwear came across some surprisingly big findings when the connection between foot size and penis size came up.
Dr. Christopher Morriss-Roberts interviewed four straight and four gay athletes from various sports about their footwear and foot size.
We’ve all heard of the connection between sizable feet and sizable packages, so this is where the findings about penis size and its connection to masculinity in sports came about.
Dr. Morriss-Roberts found that straight or gay, guys check out other guys in the locker room, and the findings are very much tied to who is seen as more masculine and athletic on the field:
The research suggested that men look at each other’s cocks, as a gauge to see how big or small they are, comparing themselves to the rest of the team or men in the locker room. The activity of checking out each other occurred irrelevant of sexuality and the type of sport; all participants noted that they looked at each other’s cocks in the locker room.
This knowing of who has a large cock and who didn’t within a homosocial environment helped individual sporting males climb up a social hierarchy of importance. Those with the larger penises were revered and idolized by their teammates as a symbol of masculinity.
Surprisingly enough, the straight athletes were more open about checking each other out and even “fluffing” themselves to appear bigger in the locker room, whereas the gay athletes were uncomfortable with the same type of locker room interactions with straight athletes.
This looking and/or fear of looking became quite interesting in the shower, where some of the straight athletes suggested that they “slap their cock around a bit” so it didn’t look too small in the communal showers. The gay athletes didn’t report this as something they would do; they did suggest that there was an attempt to perform in a heteronormative manner to de-emphasize queer behavior, and having an erection wasn’t a good way to go about it.
So, the “gayest-acting” guys in the locker room are the straight ones? Got it, though we’d wager that anyone walking around the locker room with a semi is looking for something.
The full study is even more fascinating, but we suggest taking this a step further, preferably with video of some sort.
You know, just to be certain.