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How long should porn heroes be?

richardshagrin

Its Son day, I am a son, its my day, so I will ask the elephant in the living room question, how long should your porn story hero's cock be? There is a tradition, at least in porn films, that John Holmes is average size. Sometimes length is ignored, although most heroes are at least six feet tall, or maybe less when 12 years old but they grow in coming of age stories.

Does it add anything to the story to have longer or wider for your hero? Do you feel some obligation to mention it in your stories? If not, why not? Of course the 14 incher big around as your arm is probably going to throw some readers out past their suspension of disbelief limits, but if you do mention it, what is "normal" for a SOL story?

Incidentally I was reading a story yesterday where the virgin had a "Hyman." I guess it could say Hy to a man. That is another suspension of disbelief killer when its located deeper than reasonable. Some spelling errors are stranger than others.

Wheezer

Stories where the guy has some unrealistic length do nothing for me (turnoff, actually)... and unrealistic is anything resembling John Holmes or Ron Jeremy's length. Those guys were freaks of nature. Even 8" is very unusual and is uncomfortable for the average woman. All a virgin teenaged HS girl is going to experience with a dick like that is pain. As for hymens, they come in a few basic shapes. All of them are found at the entrance to the vagina. All of them have openings except for the imperforate type or cruciform, which is usually surgically corrected when the girl is very young - often newborn if the doctor spots it.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@Wheezer

Even 8" is very unusual and is uncomfortable for the average woman.


I would think that would be more a matter of thickness than length. I've read stories that mention long but thin and even one story where a male character's cock was described as short but very thick, describing his cock as being like a soda can.

Grant

Long and thin, slips right in.
Short and thick, does the trick.

El_Sol

I have never watched a porn and thought 'That dick is too big to be in my porno!'

On the other hand, I have had the thought 'Jesus, this woman is hot and this little dick fuck is going to do what to her? I need a stunt dick!'

graybyrd

Anything short of bottoming out in the urinal is acceptable. Anything long enough to extend beyond the zipper fly to avoid soaking one's trousers is also good.

sejintenej

I would have thought that, excluding sadism and deliberate injury to the partner / victim then "oversize" is limiting the author's future choices. Why not use an adjective which allows the reader to use his / her imagination such as marvellous, majestic, magnificent, majesterial, ......? Even incredible or unbelievable might do

Rondam44

@richardshagrin

It depends on how you like your stories. I like mine believable, therefore, even the hero's size has to be believable.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@Rondam44

I like mine believable, therefore, even the hero's size has to be believable.


Define believable. The recorded record for human penis length is 13.5 inches erect.

On the other hand, the average is around 6 inches.

A hero with a penis in the 9-11 inch range shouldn't be all that unbelievable unless he has half a dozen or more friends all equally large.

Parthenogenesis

@richardshagrin

I don't say anything about cock size any more than I say anything about a woman's bra cup size. Including those sorts of statistics detract from the flow of the story because we don't think that way in real life.

Crumbly Writer

It all has to do with your aim. If you're writing fantasy, then dicks can be as long as you're little heart (or little head) desires. However, if you want a modicum of reality to your stories (i.e. your hero isn't a sexual superhero), then you'll probably want to tone it down.

As others have said, many of us saw the older films and thought, "Yeah, sure!". There are plenty of newer porn films with 'average' sized leading men (or at least only 6 to 8 inches, rather than 12 to 16!). Few feature anyone below six inches, however.

Replies:   awnlee jawking  tppm
awnlee jawking

@Crumbly Writer


Few feature anyone below six inches, however.


Hypothetically speaking, if I had watched any I might have seen a few small ones. You can probably guess which orifice they might have be inserted into if I had seen them.

AJ

awnlee jawking

@Parthenogenesis

Normally I'd agree, but if you're writing a sex story there's nothing wrong with pressing the right buttons to attract reader interest. At the risk of sounding cynical, there's a huge disconnect between sex stories and real life.

AJ

Dominions Son

@Parthenogenesis

I don't say anything about cock size any more than I say anything about a woman's bra cup size.


It all depends on how you go about it. Sure, it detracts from the flow if you are just quoting it off in a narrative description. On the other hand it could be put into the story in a non-disruptive ways.

For example:

A female character, having her measurements taken at a dress shop for fitting.

Or a male character guessing at a female character's cup size and being clear in the narrative that it is just a guess by the male character. Or the male character looking at the label on her bra after the female character takes it off.

For a male character's cock size, having a female character feeling his cock through his pants and making a guess in her head as to the length.

Replies:   Joe_Bondi_Beach
tppm

@Crumbly Writer

If you're writing fantasy, then dicks can be as long as you're little heart (or little head) desires.


;)

He has a 30 inch cock 6 inches in diameter, and he can fuck a newborn whose hymen is just before her cervix and not only not injure her, but give her pleasure.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@tppm

He has a 30 inch cock 6 inches in diameter, and he can fuck a newborn whose hymen is just before her cervix and not only not injure her, but give her pleasure.


Well, as long as the newborn is a blue whale. :)

Joe_Bondi_Beach

@Dominions Son

A female character, having her measurements taken at a dress shop for fitting.

Or a male character guessing at a female character's cup size and being clear in the narrative that it is just a guess by the male character. Or the male character looking at the label on her bra after the female character takes it off.

For a male character's cock size, having a female character feeling his cock through his pants and making a guess in her head as to the length.


It's all a matter of taste, obviously, but these examples don't explain why knowing the precise size matters. And it's the focus on size, in any context, that dooms so much of porn.

In fact, I'll invent a new threshold. If the story includes measurements, it fails the erotica test, except in the most unusual of circumstances. And offhand I have no idea what those circumstances would be.

Well, wait. Here are two possible exceptions:

--- The breast that fits perfectly in the hand.
--- The cock that nicely fills the mouth.

Note that in neither case do measurements enter the picture.

bb

Replies:   Dominions Son
Ernest Bywater

Personally, I think porn heroes should try to last as long as they can to make their porn partner as happy as possible with a lot of enjoyment of the activity - isn't that what you're asking about?

Dominions Son

@Joe_Bondi_Beach

It's all a matter of taste, obviously, but these examples don't explain why knowing the precise size matters.


For something that is more than just a stroke story, it would be possible to have a case where it is important to the plot for some reason.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Dominions Son

For something that is more than just a stroke story, it would be possible to have a case where it is important to the plot for some reason.


I can see that:

"Fred, be careful of that one! Her nickname is Shortenin', she's Bobbit's ex-wife."

Switch Blayde

Two guys are peeing off the side of a bridge.

One says, "Damn that water is cold."

The other replies, "And deep."

Replies:   bondsman
bondsman

@Switch Blayde

Two guys are peeing off the side of a bridge.

One says, "Damn that water is cold."

The other replies, "And deep."


And a third guy, on the other side of the bridge says: "Nice sandy bottom too."

Crumbly Writer

If you want dramatic size for ordinary characters, quote a cock size of 15.24!

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Crumbly Writer

quote a cock size of 15.24!


then state that's in centimetres!!!

Rondam44

I guess that no matter the position used, it has to be long enough to reach the woman.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Rondam44

I guess that no matter the position used, it has to be long enough to reach the woman.

In that case I'd give it a little, tiny car.

Perv Otaku

@Parthenogenesis

I don't say anything about cock size any more than I say anything about a woman's bra cup size. Including those sorts of statistics detract from the flow of the story because we don't think that way in real life.


I do use cup size myself, but as for cocks I pretty much stick to calling them average size or large. Plenty of average women have tits of all sizes (though the ones in porn mostly have implants), and everybody notices them. Whereas the huge cocks you usually see in porn are at the extreme side of the bell curve.

As much as women agree or deny that cock size matters, they don't really know what they are getting until clothes are coming off and they are committed to fucking. I'm sure most guys are right around average size and get by just fine.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Perv Otaku

I do use cup size myself, but as for cocks I pretty much stick to calling them average size or large. Plenty of average women have tits of all sizes (though the ones in porn mostly have implants), and everybody notices them. Whereas the huge cocks you usually see in porn are at the extreme side of the bell curve.

I agree. Cocks seem to stick pretty close to the average with a few exceptions, while breast sizes vary widely (even with a single woman over time), so there's a much greater degree of variance. I suspect, with no evidential proof, that there's a wider discrepancy with lean and width than there is in actual length. But then, I'll have to ask someone with more experience with a variety of cocks!

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@Crumbly Writer

But then, I'll have to ask someone with more experience with a variety of cocks!


A number of scientific studies of the subject have been done. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_penis_size

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Dominions Son

A number of scientific studies of the subject have been done.

The article listed no information concerning the distribution curve (a standard statistical measurement in any reasonable study). We need to read the individual studies to come to any conclusion about typical male variation.

By the way, I'm glad I never inherited a "micro-penis", though if I had, I might punch any doctor who referred to the condition that way!

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@Crumbly Writer

Yes, but the wiki article does link to the actual studies if you want to go through it.

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