Bartel: The long and the short of the USA

New Orleans ranks No. 1 in penis size while Baltimore fails to make the list

March 16, 2010|by Jordan Bartel | | b free daily

"America's first condom store," Condomania, has apparently "just unlocked its huge database of penis sizes." Excited yet?

What that means is that the store has ranked the 50 states and largest cities by average penis size. Finally! "After 20 years in business, Condomania knows perhaps more than anyone else about the nation's penises," according to a press release. So what did they find? New Orleans tops cities in penis size (insert your own Big Easy joke here), followed by D.C., San Diego, New York and Phoenix. Baltimore, sadly, did not make the list.

Somewhat randomly, New Hampshire tops the list of states by largest average size, followed by Oregon, New York, Indiana and Arizona ( Maryland was 27th). Other findings: The smallest penises are less than 3 inches in length and the largest are longer than 10 inches. Also, 25 percent of the male population is under 5 inches in length, 50 percent are between 5 and 6 inches and 25 percent are longer than 6 inches. How did these findings happen? In 2004, Condomania launched TheyFit Condoms, a line of tailored-fit condoms in 76 sizes -- and the penis-size database began. Custom-fit condoms have been sold to 27,000 men in 70 countries. To see the full rankings -- if you dare -- go to And may God be with you.

European museums sex up exhibitions

Attention Baltimore art museums: Try a sex-related exhibit to get visitors hooked. AP reports that Paris' Quai Branly museum is featuring "Sex, Death and Sacrifice in the Moche religion," an apparently graphic testimonial of the ancient Peruvian civilization who liked to get their freak on -- and paint it on ceramics (ex. "a grimacing woman is being forced to perform oral sex"). Another European museum, the Secession in Vienna, is having visitors walk through a swingers club to reach one of Gustav Klimt's masterpieces, reports AP, which now has the lock on sex-art stories. The swingers walk-through is meant to reflect the scandal Klimt caused when his provocative "Beethoven Frieze" was first exhibited in 1902.

Many Americans choose sleep over sex

Too tired for sex? You are not alone. According to a new study from the National Sleep Foundation, about one in every four Americans married or living with someone say they are simply too exhausted to get busy, The New York Times reports.

Cambridge University gets its freak on

Cambridge University -- not just for bookworms. U.K. newspaper The Telegraph reports that an online survey found that 46 percent of Cambridge students had taken two sexual partners in seven days. Additionally, 20 percent of students have had sex with at least three people in one week and a super-committed 3 percent had at least five partners in one week. And, not so surprisingly, 29 percent say they know a friend with a sexually transmitted infection.

Jordan Bartel is assistant editor at b. Follow him on Twitter, @jordanbartel.

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