You know what they say about where a man’s raised and the size of his penis.
Wait, that’s not how that goes.
Bulgarian researchers recently conducted a puberty study and found that boys who’ve grown up in rural areas have a slight lead over their cosmopolitan counterparts. From NBC’s Body Odd blog:
Bulgarian doctors report results of a 6,200-boy survey showing “a modest though significant difference … with respect to penile size between urban and rural populations.” Country boys were born with longer ones and the disparity continued as the boys grew.
By the time the boys turned 19—considered the age of full maturity—the country boys had a mean length of 9.72 centimeters, which sounds more impressive before the conversion to 3.826 inches (about the length of a string bean). The city boys measured 9.29 centimeters, or 3.657 inches.
The study is meant to monitor puberty trends (not to give country boys an ego boost) and points to diet as a possible indicator. Though that hasn’t stopped bloggers from making “farm-fed beef” and “plow” jokes all around.