IT’S a myth bandied around far too often, with many people believing that the bigger your feet, the ‘better endowed you are’.
But experts have now revealed there is a different body part that can actually represent the size of a man’s penis.
Scientists in Japan discovered that it’s actually got a lot to do with the length of your nose.
The team at the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine said that men with larger noses had a ‘stretched penile length’ of at least 5.3 inches.
This compared to men with smaller noses, who had erect penises of 4.1inches.
In order to gather their findings, the researchers looked at 126 men within three days of death and measured their different body parts.
They took in different factors, such as the height, weight and measurements of the men’s soldiers.
In order to measure the penis, they stretched it out as far as it would go.
Scientists then compared this length to different body parts – including the feet – which had no links to the size of the penis.
Writing in the Basic and Clinical Andrology journal, the experts said: “The fact that nose size is related to SPL indicates that penile length may not be determined by age, height or body weight but has already been determined by birth.
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“Although our results are useless for forensic purposes, understanding the growing process of penis or facial features may be very important for extrapolating foetal androgen levels and following male genital functions.”
All men were in their 30s and 50s and the researchers said that the size of your penis can also be an indicator of your age.
It’s important to note that this study was just done on Japanese men and was from a small pool of people.
This means that a bigger sample would need to be tested to garner an accurate representation of penis and nose size.
While scientists busted the myth that the size of your member is down to your shoe size, one doctor recently revealed that ‘blue balls’ is actually a real condition.
The term is usually used to describe a sexual situation which doesn’t result in an orgasm.
Some men often find that the skin that covers their ball sack, turns a slightly blueish colour – which is said to happen if they have not ‘relieved’ themselves for a long time.
Australian GP, Dr Sam Hay said the issue is real, but that it is a temporary condition – with it’s medical name being epidydimal hypertension.
He explained: “I always thought blue balls was this urban myth that if you stay aroused for [too] long your balls will go blue and they’ll fall off and the only way to relieve it is to, you know, have some fun and you’ve got to get your partner to help you out with it.
“I thought it was a complete excuse for guys to get off. But it’s actually true.
“If you become aroused for a long time, you get lots of blood going down to the testicles and it increases the pressure.
“And if you don’t [ejaculate] then that pressure becomes achy… I’ve found out that there’s research out there to prove that it exists.”
He highlighted the pain will go away, and if it doesn’t then you should seek medical advice as this could be down to a different problem.