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A surgeon specialising in sexual health has revealed you can tell the size of a man’s penis without removing any clothes.

According to one highly-trained expert, it’s possible to determine the size of a man’s penis by simply looking at a body part – and no, it’s not his feet.

Dr Rena Malik debunked the myth a man’s shoe size reflects his manhood while appearing on an episode of the popular podcast series Diary of a CEO.

During her conversation with host Steven Bartlett, the surgeon – who practices in California – offered up an alternative body part that was more reflective of a bloke’s junk.

“There’s one study, it’s a Japanese study where they looked at only Japanese men so there are some limitations, but they measured all these body parts and penile length and they found was that nose length was correlated with penile length, not hand length or foot,” Dr Malik declared.

The sexual health expert added she’d noticed an uptick in patients who were concerned about the size of their genitals, suggesting some use a traction device to extend it.

“These are devices that are made for penile lengthening but they’re also made for men who have something called Peyronie’s disease,” she explained.

Peyronie’s disease “is a condition in which fibrous scar tissue forms in the deeper tissues under the skin of the penis” causing curved and painful erections, Better Health states.

It also can make the penis shorter while erect.

Dr Malik said a traction device can increase the length of a penis by up to 2cm.

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Does size really matter these days?

However, males anxious about how their penis stacks up shouldn’t worry, as new data proves women aren’t bothered about size.

Academics at the University of Kent, in the UK’s south, released a “groundbreaking” study in February that showed “women don’t place considerable emphasis on large phallus size”.

Instead, researchers stated the age-old debate about whether “bigger is better” was actually fuelled by the taboo surrounding female sexual pleasure.

READ: Experts reveal answer to penis question we’ve all wanted to ask

The surprise bedroom revelation came after it was found that the average penis length has increased over the past 30 years.

Research published in the World Journal of Men’s Health last year discovered that the average penis size had grown 24 per cent over nearly three decades.

But while many may think the findings are good news, experts warn it’s actually a “concerning” discovery.

Researchers at Stanford University who conducted the study fear that phallic inflation is due to unhealthy habits, like bingeing junk food or being mostly sedentary, or even pollution.

“Any overall change in development is concerning, because our reproductive system is one of the most important pieces of human biology,” Dr. Michael Eisenberg, the study’s author, told Stanford Medicine’s blog Scope.

“If we’re seeing this fast of a change, it means that something powerful is happening to our bodies.”

Australian men have the 43rd biggest penises in the world, a study of international penis sizes found in 2022.

The average erect length of an Australian penis is 5.69 inches (14.4cm) – but we beat the Poms who measure up at an average of 5.17 inches (13.1cm).

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Dr Malik isn’t the first health professional to claim noses hold the key to identifying a man’s penis size without removing any clothes.

US plastic surgeon Dr Anthony Youn shared a video on TikTok in 2021 that said there is a significant correlation between the two body parts and their measurements.

He cited a study, published in Basic and Clinical Andrology, that found those with larger noses have an average penile length of 5.3 inches (13.5 cm), whilst people with shorter noses will sit at around 4.1 inches (10.4 cm).

The study also concluded that penile length may not be determined by age, height or body weight – but actually before birth.
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