Men And Locker Room Syndrome

Australian researchers at Victoria University have now established that men are in fact more concerned with the size of their penis when they’re with other men in the locker room. The study surveyed in excess of 700 men who are aged from 18 to 76 for them to conclude on their ‘locker

room syndrome’ findings that men worries are more in the locker room than when they are bedroom.

According to the research led by Annabel Chan Feng Yi, a doctoral graduate in clinical psychology, the long held traditional view that get bothered about the size of their penis and whether when in bed they’re good due to this fact isn’t really what nags most men.

The Main Findings

Findings from this Australian study found that the majority of men are surprisingly more self-conscious concerning the size of their male organ when they hang around casually with their fellow men than when in the company of their own sexual partners. Additionally, Feng Yi in this online survey conducted among of 738 men of varying ages between 18 and 76 discovered found that the majority of those men felt insecure concerning most their body weight and image, besides penis size.

The findings of Chan revealed that men's obsessive preoccupation with penis size rarely had much to do with issues of pleasing their sexual partners or for that matter even to appear like a better partner in sex. More often it was about being competition with their fellow men. Lots of the men felt most insecure concerned the size of their manhood when in environments where the possibility of other males could actually see them like in change rooms at a gym. According to the study, most of the men who were showing concern about their penis size, what she termed as "locker room syndrome" were surprisingly quite content with their manhood size when engaged with their sexual partners in bedroom activities.

Apparently, this is due to the fact that while in the gym locker room, the men will be having several other men with whom to make comparisons with as opposed to when at home where they normally would only be having their partners to make or pass any judgment.


Chan together with her fellow Victoria University researchers have firmly established that although the size of the penis is a significant matter, it’s not really the way their sexual partners perceive the matter that has got the males on edge.

The Victoria researchers also came to the conclusion that, while their locker room syndrome study was a major breakthrough towards bringing issues of men’s body better light, more studies would be required if the overall concerns and experiences of men are going to be understood fully.

The Chan led research has demonstrated that really pressures brought by societal norms and beliefs in terms of body image are for sure not just limited or unique to the women folk, and that although the males do share body image issues and concerns that are similar to the women, often they lack the appropriate platforms or forum where they could openly discuss such issues or receive sufficient professional support towards handling such matters.

The study concluded by also highlighted the urgent need for additional research that incorporates men’s experiences as they facing their manhood issues