Greta Thunberg was RIGHT! Men with sports cars really are trying to make up for something, study confirms
- A study has found a link between perceived penis size and interest in sports cars
- Men were asked to rate desire for a car after being told average penis length
- Over 30s who were told the average was larger were more likely to want the car
- This gives legs to Greta Thunberg’s ‘small d**k energy’ dig at Andrew Tate
It turns out Greta Thunberg was right about Andrew Tate – men with sports cars are, in fact, insecure about the size of their penis.
According to research from University College London (UCL), there is a correlation between owning a flashy vehicle and believing one’s genitals are smaller than average.
Last month, divisive social media personality and self-described misogynist Mr Tate tweeted Ms Thunberg bragging about his ’33 cars’ with ‘enormous emissions’.
The climate activist responded by asking him to ‘enlighten her’ further by emailing ‘smalld**[email protected]’.
Last month, divisive social media personality and self-described misogynist Mr Tate (right) tweeted Ms Thunberg (left) bragging about his ’33 cars’ with ‘enormous emissions’
According to research from University College London (UCL), there is a correlation between owning a flashy vehicle and believing one’s genitals are smaller than average. Pictured: Participants’ ratings of correlation between sports car ownership and penis size
On December 27, Andrew Tate tweeted Greta Thunberg bragging about his ’33 cars’ with ‘enormous emissions’.
After she clapped back, asking him to email ‘smalld**[email protected]’, Mr Tate couldn’t resist sending her a video of him smoking in a silk robe with a pizza box next to him from local chain Jerry’s Pizza.
At the time, Mr Tate was living in Romania with his brother Tristan, who were both suspects in an alleged organised crime ring that sexually exploited at least six women who were recruited, housed and forced into performing pornographic videos for sale online.
Mr Tate’s home had also been raided on April 11 2021 as part of a human trafficking investigation, but the brothers were ultimately released after brief detainment.
Romanian police were allegedly able to locate Mr Tate and his brother after seeing they were together on ‘social networks’, according to Romanian newspaper Gândul.
Many speculated that this referred to the video he sent to Ms Thunberg, and that the pizza box had indicated his whereabouts.
He was arrested on charges of rape and human trafficking on December 29 for an original period of 24 hours, but this was then extended to 30 days.
The 36-year-old is currently serving this in a Romanian detention centre.
The phrase ‘small d**k energy’ implies that a man demonstrates a level of hollow confidence to compensate for insecurity about his penis size.
One Urban Dictionary entry defines it as ‘the sexual equivalent of writing a check of $10k to show off knowing you don’t have it in the bank account.’
This could manifest as bragging about one’s possessions, finances or physical prowess – and why Ms Thunberg felt her comeback was appropriate to Mr Tate.
The new study, published as a study preprint in PsyArXiv, aimed to see if there really was a link between sports car ownership and perceived penis size.
Psychologists recruited 200 English-speaking men between the ages of 18 and 74 years to complete an online test.
Participants were first shown a statement for a period of seven seconds, before this screen was replaced by an image of a product.
They then had to move a slider to show how much they wanted to purchase the product, which could either be an everyday item or luxury good.
Finally, another statement would appear on screen, and participants had to say whether this was the same or different to the one shown on the first screen.
The participants were told these statements were facts, and that the test was to investigate ‘how people remember facts at the same time as shopping for products’.
However, the statements weren’t always factual.
One of the statements falsely relaid the average erect penis size of other men – some participants were told this was 7.1 inches (18 cm), while others were told it was 4 inches (10 cm).
The real average is actually 5.1 inches (13 cm), but those told that it was the lower value were made to feel ‘relatively better’ about themselves while completing the task.
However, those told it was the higher value were intentionally made to feel like their genitals were below average in size.
Participants were always shown an image of a sports car between being given their two statements regarding penis size, and had to indicate their desire to buy it.
The phrase ‘small d**k energy’ implies that a man demonstrates a level of hollow confidence to compensate for insecurity about his penis size. This could manifest as bragging about one’s possessions, finances or physical prowess
The new study, published as a study preprint in PsyArXiv , aimed to see if there really was a link between sports car ownership and perceived penis size
When the team analysed the results, they saw that men over 30 who were made to feel like their penis size was below average were more likely to want buy the sports car.
Additionally, men who were made to feel like they had a larger penis tended to show a decreasing interest in luxury vehicles as they get older and, potentially, more mature.
This was the opposite for the other group, who remained appreciative of them regardless of their age, suggesting a link to their self-esteem.
While this study is yet to be peer-reviewed, the authors say their results ‘raise intriguing questions for future research’.
‘Perhaps there is just something specific linking cars and penises in the male psyche,’ they wrote.
When the team analysed the results, they saw that men over 30 who were made to feel like their penis size was below average were more likely indicate that they would buy the sports car
‘That hypothesis is supported by the data in this paper, and would explain the existence of the phallic car trope in everyday jokes, advertisements and academic discourse.
‘The luxury automotive industry may be unwilling to acknowledge this link, but our results do provide some succour.
‘While demand for their product might be motivated by feelings of genital inadequacy, this is a feeling shared by many of their customers.’
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What your PENIS says about you: Men with big members and trimmed pubic hair are seen as more extroverted, study finds
Men are often told ‘the bigger the better’ when it comes to penis size.
And a new study suggests this might be true – at least in terms of perceived personality.
Researchers from New Mexico Highlands University enlisted 106 participants (80 per cent women) for the study, who were shown photos of 24 penises that varied in girth, length, and the amount of pubic hair.
After viewing each photo, the participants were asked to respond to questions which revealed key links between penis size, pubic hair and perceived personality traits.
Men with big penises and trimmed pubic hair are seen as more attractive, extroverted, and open to new experiences, while those with smaller members are seen as more neurotic.
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Researchers from New Mexico Highlands University say that men with big penises and trimmed pubic hair are seen as more attractive, extroverted, and open to new experiences, while those with smaller members are seen as more neurotic
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