Top definition. A small form of measurement, mostly used in the 21st century. Refers to a stereotype about asians having small penises.
It is a question that continues to baffle many men: what is the average penis size? Now, a new study published in the journal BJU International claims to have found the answer. While past studies have measured penile size in a variety of samples, Dr. Veale and colleagues note there has never been a formal systematic review of penile size measurements. With this in mind, the researchers set out to create such graphs. The team reviewed 17 studies of penile size measurements involving up to 15, men aged 17 and older.
Like every young man in the Western Hemisphere, I had put a ruler to my penis, hoping to get a read on my place in the world order. And for the longest time there was a disconnect between my ruler and my own eyes. My ruler told me I was average, if indeed average was between five and seven inches in length and five around, as is almost universally agreed upon. I fell exactly in the middle of average. My eyes found a different measure. Why was that?
Far from being just dumb and insulting, these instances are just knots on a fuse that winds back to the 19th century, when exclusionary attitudes toward Asians in America were first ignited. A rise in national wealth and its appetite for infrastructure, notably on the Western frontier, brought waves of Chinese and other Asian workers to build America up. And where Asian women were exotified and teased into a toxic yellow-fever stereotype , Asian men were depicted as submissive, physically impotent beings who schemed with their brains in order to compensate for small dicks. This, despite modern research saying that the vast majority of Asian men have average-sized penises , with a fairly normal distribution of extra-big and extra-small examples. Some Asian men fight back against the stereotype by bellowing about falsehoods and poring over scientific studies, as on the subreddit AznIdentity, where users compared more than a dozen published pieces of penis-size research to reaffirm that Asian dicks are average.