Dr. Morriss-Roberts, a podiatrist doing his PhD on athletes and footwear, made a surprising discovery about penis size and its connection to masculinity in sports. While interviewing athletes from various sports, he found that ALL guys check out other guys in the locker room (no surprise), and the ones with the bigger dongs are viewed 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.
More interestingly, the straight athletes were more open about checking each other out (even going so far as to fluff themselves to seem bigger), whereas the gay athletes were often uncomfortable in locker room situations and therefore tried to appear “straighter.”
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.
Ergo: The gayest-acting guys in the locker room are probably straight, and the straight-acting ones are the ones to pounce on. (via Queerty)