Does the Size of Your Olympian Lightning Bolt Really Matter?

One has to be in awe of the commitment to health, exercise and appreciation of the human body that the ancient Greeks demonstrated. Their concept of the Olympics was an example of just how crucial physical well being and athletic competition was to their culture. Films like Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, show us these beautiful Gods as we have come to expect from mythology.

The pictures and sculptures of personages like Apollo and David depict magnificently trained and cared for bodies. Hippocrates an ancient Greek physician, often referred to as the “Father of Modern Medicine” espoused not only exercise but healthy diet as well. However, these incredible sculptures were generally depicted with a rather diminutive penis.

Despite the beautiful male body forms that are associated with both Greek athletes and Greek Gods like the Olympians or their predecessors the Titans, the average height of an ancient Greek man was about 5’5″.

It turns out that, that in Ancient Greece small and uncircumcised penis was culturally desirable in a man, whereas a bigger or circumcised penis was seen as grotesque or comical, only to be found on Fertility Gods, half-animal/half human mythological creatures like Satyrs, or ugly old men, or savages.

All a Matter of Changing Times and Perception

Though I think most of us would still agree with the image of the beautiful male body depicted in ancient Greek art, our perception of a desirable penis and/or breast size changes culturally over relatively shorts periods of history.

We can all think of the quintessential beauty thought to be depicted by the rubenesque female painting done in the 17th century. By today’s standards those women would be considered to be approaching obesity.

It’s actually quite interesting to review the reported results of medical and sexual studies and interviews of large groups of men and woman relative to their satisfaction with their penis or breast size.

Males may often underestimate the size of their own penis relative to that of others, because of the shortening perspective from looking down, or because of the accumulation of fat at the base of the penis. A survey found that many men who believed that their penis was of inadequate size had, in fact, average-sized penises.

An internet study done a few years ago found that of the heterosexual men and women reporting, only 55% of participating men were satisfied with their penis size, whereas 85% of participating women said they were “very satisfied” with the size of their partner’s penis, and only 6% of women rated their partner as smaller than average. In the same study, 70% of women expressed dissatisfaction with their breasts, whereas the majority of men (56%) were satisfied with their partner’s breasts and only 20% of men wished their partner had larger breasts.

So, where does all this leave us? Well, as for me it left me with a question, If we were to survey 1000 men around the age of 45-50, who had average physiques for men in that age group, and we asked them if they had to make a choice between having the body of a Greek God but with a smaller than average penis or having the average body of a man in their age group but with a larger than average penis…which would they choose?

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