Wellington, June 13 (ANI): A new study from Victoria University in Melbourne has found that men are more shy around other men than they are with their own sexual partners.
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology graduate Dr Annabel Chan Feng Yi surveyed 738 men online and found insecurity about weight, body image and penis size was a common trend, Stuff.co.nz reported.
"Men's pre-occupation with size was rarely to do with pleasing sexual partners or even appearing as a better sexual partner," Dr Chan said.
"It was often more about competition with other men. Many felt most insecure about their size in environments where other men might see them, such as gym change rooms," she said.
The men surveyed ranged in age from 18 to 76 years old.
The study found insecurities were centred around the need to compete.
Chan said that it was often more about competition with other men.
She said that many felt most insecure about their size in environments where other men might see them, such as gym change rooms.
Gay respondents also spoke of the need to bulk up and be muscular around other men. (ANI)