History Main / BiggerIsBetterInBed

20th Apr '18 1:44:32 AM TheBigBopper
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Consequently, this is also the reason why villainous or [[StrawLoser loser]] characters are portrayed as having a [[TeenyWeenie small penis]], or a small [[PhallicWeapon something else meant to represent a penis]]. It's a deficiency that makes them bad people, or at least not cool like the heroes are, and may be a key to their [[CompensatingForSomething underlying motivation.]] By further extension, GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex, to some degree ''because'' they're usually well-endowed. Expect many authors to give us the exact dimensions of this uberpenis, conjuring the mental image of a [=PoV=]-character either breaking out a measuring tape at a romantically inappropriate moment or somehow possessing their own finely-calibrated genitals.

Unsurprisingly, most writers don't really think through the RealLife implications of a twelve-inch penis. First, regardless of personal preferences, if a guy's penis is too big for his partner's orifices then intercourse will be awkward, physically painful, [[CantHaveSexEver or even outright impossible.]] Second, it assumes that intercourse is all there is to sex, thereby demonstrating certain failures of knowledge and imagination. Most women are unable to climax solely from vaginal stimulation and excessive length may prevent them from receiving the additional vulval and clitoral stimulation they need. Third, [[BlessedWithSuck truly extraordinary size can make it difficult or even impossible to sustain erection due to blood-flow complications]] making [[TheLoinsSleepTonight any degree of performance]] [[ExaggeratedTrope impossible]]. Fourth, while size can matter to women, width benefits them more than length and both take a back seat to technique because female genitals have evolved to accept a reasonable range of "inputs." One size does indeed fit all, so long as the "all" knows what they are doing.

SuperTrope to BlackIsBiggerInBed. When a large penis has comedic value instead of sexual value, see GagPenis. Contrast with TeenyWeenie, which is a penis which is smaller than the average, and often leads to mockery of the guy who has it because of this trope. The female equivalents for this trope are BuxomIsBetter or GagBoobs. Often related to IKEAErotica and RagingStiffie. When taken to extremes can become a case of AnatomicallyImpossibleSex, or alternately of WritersCannotDoMath.


to:

Consequently, this is also the reason why villainous or [[StrawLoser loser]] characters are portrayed as having a [[TeenyWeenie small penis]], or a small [[PhallicWeapon something else meant to represent a penis]]. It's a deficiency that makes them bad people, or at least not cool like the heroes are, and may be [[FreudianExcuse a key to their [[CompensatingForSomething underlying motivation.]] By further extension, GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex, to some degree ''because'' they're usually well-endowed. Expect many authors to give us the exact dimensions of this uberpenis, conjuring the mental image of a [=PoV=]-character either breaking out a measuring tape at a romantically inappropriate moment or somehow possessing their own finely-calibrated genitals.

Unsurprisingly, most writers don't really think through the RealLife implications of a twelve-inch penis. First, regardless of personal preferences, if a guy's penis is too big for his partner's orifices then intercourse will be awkward, physically painful, [[CantHaveSexEver or even outright impossible.]] Second, it assumes that intercourse is all there is to sex, thereby demonstrating certain failures of knowledge and imagination. Most women are unable to climax solely from vaginal stimulation and excessive length may prevent them from receiving the additional vulval and clitoral stimulation they need. Third, [[BlessedWithSuck truly extraordinary size can make it difficult or even impossible to sustain erection due to blood-flow complications]] making [[TheLoinsSleepTonight any degree of performance]] [[ExaggeratedTrope impossible]]. Fourth, while size can matter to women, width girth benefits them more than length length, and both take a back seat to technique because female genitals have evolved to accept a reasonable range of "inputs." One size does indeed fit all, so long as the "all" knows what they are doing.

SuperTrope to BlackIsBiggerInBed. BlackIsBiggerInBed, which is the assumption that black men are "gifted" with bigger penises than men of other ethnicities. When a large penis has comedic value instead of (or in addition to) sexual value, see GagPenis. Contrast with TeenyWeenie, which is a penis which is smaller than the average, and often leads to mockery of the guy who has it because of this trope. The female equivalents for equivalent to this trope are BuxomIsBetter or GagBoobs.is BuxomIsBetter. Often related to IKEAErotica and RagingStiffie. When taken to extremes can become a case of AnatomicallyImpossibleSex, or alternately of WritersCannotDoMath.

13th Apr '18 2:23:21 PM TechPriest90
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

[-[[caption-width-right:240:[[DefensiveWhat What?]] [[ExactWords You did say you wanted an image of a Big Cock.]]]]-]
11th Apr '18 6:09:20 AM K2Misfit
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Titi Fricoteur'' The titular character is a pre-teen KidAnova in Late 19th/Early 20th century France that was noticeably hung from birth and is basically grade-school gigolo sleeping with numerous girls and [[LikesOlderWomen women old enough to even be his]] ''[[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave grandmother]]'' "studying" under a CoolOldGuy with the same endowment and reputation around town.
20th Mar '18 5:53:46 AM gb00393
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Tyrion Lannister boasts of this trope to a prostitute in his EstablishingCharacterMoment as a DepravedDwarf. This becomes a BrickJoke when it saves his life several season later, after a slaver decides to kill Tryion and sell his cock to a merchant because a dwarf penis is rumored to have magical powers. Tyrion quickly points out that the merchant will have no way of knowing the penis came from a dwarf if it wasn't still attached to him.

to:

** Tyrion Lannister boasts of this trope to a prostitute in his EstablishingCharacterMoment as a DepravedDwarf. "The Gods gave me one blessing." This becomes a BrickJoke when it saves his life several season later, after a slaver decides to kill Tryion and sell his cock to a merchant because a dwarf penis is rumored to have magical powers. Tyrion quickly points out that the merchant will have no way of knowing the penis came from a dwarf if it wasn't still attached to him.
14th Mar '18 10:36:33 AM RainbowPhoenix
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' Warden can make a remark along these lines when Wynne confronts him over his relationship with Morrigan.

to:

** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the Warden can make a remark along these lines when Wynne confronts him over his relationship with Morrigan.



** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Male!Hawke can, after sleeping with Fenris, remark that "it can be a lot to take in."

to:

** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Male!Hawke can, after sleeping with Fenris, remark quip that "it can be a lot to take in."
10th Mar '18 7:18:53 AM at_ease_loser
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[caption-width-right:240:Sadly, this is [[NotSafeForWork possibly the most work-safe image]] of [[VisualPun "a massive cock"]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar that we can use here]].]]

to:

[[caption-width-right:240:Sadly, this is [[NotSafeForWork possibly the most work-safe image]] of [[VisualPun "a massive cock"]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar that we can use here]].]]
21st Feb '18 11:09:49 AM RedScharlach
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Season 9. "I prefer lovers with big, thick dorsal fins".

to:

* ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Season 9. "I prefer lovers with big, thick dorsal fins".fins."



** Exaggerated, parodied and deconstructed: inspector Maccaroni sports ''a 40 cm thing''. He's shown having a first time with a rentboy, who thinks he cannot handle it despite his profession. Maccaroni claims that "''they all whine like that in the beginning, but in the end, they all love it''". However, Maccaroni is unhappy because he feels that his lovers only love his penis and think they tend to forget that "''there's a person hanging from it''".

to:

** Exaggerated, parodied and deconstructed: inspector Inspector Maccaroni sports ''a 40 cm thing''. He's shown having a first time with a rentboy, who thinks he cannot handle it despite his profession. Maccaroni claims that "''they all whine like that in the beginning, but in the end, they all love it''". However, Maccaroni is unhappy because he feels that his lovers only love his penis and think they tend to forget that "''there's a person hanging from it''".



* Played seriously in Harlan Ellison's short story "Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream", in which one of the main characters, Benny (a formerly gay and very handsome scientist), is transformed by AM into a apelike creature with horse-like genitalia. This may be ValuesDissonance and/or UnfortunateImplications in action, as gay men can be as fond of this trope as straights (see, for example, the work of Tom of Finland); Ellison implies that AM made Benny ugly and partially retarded ''because'' he was handsome and smart, and that making him over-endowed was to make him appealing to the one woman trapped in AM.

to:

* Played seriously in Harlan Ellison's short story "Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream", in which one of the main characters, Benny (a formerly gay and very handsome scientist), is transformed by AM into a an apelike creature with horse-like genitalia. This may be ValuesDissonance and/or UnfortunateImplications in action, as gay men can be as fond of this trope as straights (see, for example, the work of Tom of Finland); Ellison implies that AM made Benny ugly and partially retarded ''because'' he was handsome and smart, and that making him over-endowed was to make him appealing to the one woman trapped in AM.



*** She also discovers early on that the Titanides' rear penises do match the horror stories (think horse) but intimate relationships between humans and Titanides do happen because the [[OurCentaursAreDifferent centaur-like]] Titanides are an artificial species deliberately engineered to also have [[MaleToFemaleUniversalAdaptor human-scale genitals]] between their front legs .

to:

*** She also discovers early on that the Titanides' rear penises do match the horror stories (think horse) but intimate relationships between humans and Titanides do happen because the [[OurCentaursAreDifferent centaur-like]] Titanides are an artificial species deliberately engineered to also have [[MaleToFemaleUniversalAdaptor human-scale genitals]] between their front legs .legs.



* In Creator/JohnRingo's ''[[Literature/CouncilWars There will be Dragons]]'', a small (4'1'') elf says she used to be married to a yeti. When asked why, she says, "Think about how big his hands are. Now think lower." The stunned audience goes, "Wha ... how... ?" and she replies "Everyone's the same height lying down."

to:

* In Creator/JohnRingo's ''[[Literature/CouncilWars There will be Dragons]]'', a small (4'1'') elf says she used to be married to a yeti. When asked why, she says, "Think about how big his hands are. Now think lower." The stunned audience goes, "Wha ..."Wha... how... ?" and she replies "Everyone's the same height lying down."



** Played straight in another, when she is in a steady relationship with a guy whose "equipment" isn't up to her standards, so the relationship ends up being very chaste. She tells her friends both of them have reached an unspoken agreement: he doesn't complain about the lack of sex, and she doesn't mention his below-average penis. Naturally, this turns out not to be the case. He takes her to a couple's counselor, where Samantha finally spits out her problem with him. The guy gets offended and leaves, while she just shrugs.

to:

** Played straight in another, another episode, when she is in a steady relationship with a guy whose "equipment" isn't up to her standards, so the relationship ends up being very chaste. She tells her friends both of them have reached an unspoken agreement: he doesn't complain about the lack of sex, and she doesn't mention his below-average penis. Naturally, this turns out not to be the case. He takes her to a couple's counselor, where Samantha finally spits out her problem with him. The guy gets offended and leaves, while she just shrugs.



** As a whole, the series plays this trope very realistically: Ted, Barney and Marshall are the ones worried about size more than any other aspect, having a inhumanly large dick is often on Barney's lies; although Marshall is mentioned to be indeed above average, Ted and Barney are implied to be average. Lily and Robin, though, are far more interested in other aspects such as strength, technique, traction, speed, duration and so on, to the point that Robin does not care about size, having even dated a guy with admittedly small dick, and they only broke up because he was not up to do something weird she liked - which even Barney and Ted admitted to feel uncomfortable with -; on Lily's side, Marshall's big size is not enough for her, as she states he lacks on other aspects, such as not being very adventurous and having no traction. RealityEnsues, women do tend to think about other aspects, a big dick alone does not mean a guy is good in bed or is able to satisfy her, if he does not know which spots to hit or does not have a good technique.

to:

** As a whole, the series plays this trope very realistically: Ted, Barney and Marshall are the ones worried about size more than any other aspect, having a an inhumanly large dick is often on among Barney's lies; although Marshall is mentioned to be indeed above average, Ted and Barney are implied to be average. Lily and Robin, though, are far more interested in other aspects such as strength, technique, traction, speed, duration and so on, to the point that Robin does not care about size, having even dated a guy with an admittedly small dick, and they only broke up because he was not up to do something weird she liked - -- which even Barney and Ted admitted to feel feeling uncomfortable with -; on with. On Lily's side, Marshall's big size is not enough for her, as she states he lacks on is lacking in other aspects, such as not being very adventurous and having no traction. RealityEnsues, RealityEnsues: women do tend to think about other aspects, aspects; a big dick alone does not mean a guy is good in bed or is able to satisfy her, if he does not know which spots to hit or does not have a good technique.



* A later season episode of ''Series/JustShootMe'' reveals that series [[TheChewtoy chew toy]] Finch, despite being short and scrawny, is apparently very well equipped. He just didnt realize it, because his short stature meant he spent his entire life avoiding any situation where public nudity would be required such as communal showers or locker rooms, and just assumed that any mentions from the women he dated was just what all women said to their hookups. His only exposure to dicks other than his own was apparently from porn, which made him think he was about average.
* Similar to the above example, Neil from ''Series/MenAtWork'' is revealed to be well endowed when a woman he hooks up with after his long time girlfriend dumps him refuses to have sex with him. At first the other guys think its because he's too small, until [[GagPenis Neil mentions that he cant find condoms that fit]]. Turns out said girl was too intimidated and didnt think she'd be able to take it all in, and that his previous girlfriend took some time to get used to his size. The other guys immediatly designate him the new alpha male of the group.
* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/SonOfTheBeach'', where TheAhnold is shown to have a massive censor bar, while the main character whom everyone plays up as a magnificent male specimen despite being pasty and pudgy is shown to have a censorbar about the size of a french fry.

to:

* A later season episode of ''Series/JustShootMe'' reveals that series [[TheChewtoy chew toy]] Finch, despite being short and scrawny, is apparently very well equipped. He just didnt didn't realize it, because his short stature meant he spent his entire life avoiding any situation where public nudity would be required such as communal showers or locker rooms, and just assumed that any mentions from the women he dated was just what all women said to their hookups. His only exposure to dicks other than his own was apparently from porn, which made him think he was about average.
* Similar to the above example, Neil from ''Series/MenAtWork'' is revealed to be well endowed when a woman he hooks up with after his long time long-term girlfriend dumps him refuses to have sex with him. At first the other guys think its it's because he's too small, until [[GagPenis Neil mentions that he cant can't find condoms that fit]]. Turns out said girl was too intimidated and didnt didn't think she'd be able to take it all in, and that his previous girlfriend took some time to get used to his size. The other guys immediatly immediately designate him the new alpha male of the group.
* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/SonOfTheBeach'', where TheAhnold is shown to have a massive censor bar, while the main character whom everyone plays up as a magnificent male specimen despite being pasty and pudgy is shown to have a censorbar censor bar about the size of a french fry.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofkzvM7Skxg "Rock Lobster"]] by Music/TheB52s:[[note]]"Boy" is a slang term for the penis. "Boys" is a slang term for ''both'' the penis and testicles. "Surfboard" is slang for a large penis and it's also a woman on top sex position.[[/note]]

to:

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofkzvM7Skxg "Rock Lobster"]] by Music/TheB52s:[[note]]"Boy" is a slang term for the penis. "Boys" is a slang term for ''both'' the penis and testicles. "Surfboard" is slang for a large penis and it's also a woman on top woman-on-top sex position.[[/note]]



* Averted in two ''WebComic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' where its pointed out that its really more of a male ego thing. One strip has a man use a genie to wish that the human penis is a muscle that can be increased with working out instead of just being a genetic lottery. The result? Birth rates plummet as men become obsessed with increasing their size and sexual intercourse becomes physically impossible. The second has a breakthrough in genetic engineering lead to men requesting that their sons be given increasingly large penises. This leads to a kind of genital arms race, as women demand that their daughters get bigger vaginas, to keep themselves from getting torn open. Eventually, mankind hits a genital Singularity where all humans are literally just walking genitals. However, due to lacking the means to operate the genetic engineering equipment, that generations children revert back to normal humans.

to:

* Averted in two ''WebComic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' where its it's pointed out that its it's really more of a male ego thing. One strip has a man use a genie to wish that the human penis is a muscle that can be increased with working out instead of just being a genetic lottery. The result? Birth rates plummet as men become obsessed with increasing their size and sexual intercourse becomes physically impossible. The second has a breakthrough in genetic engineering lead to men requesting that their sons be given increasingly large penises. This leads to a kind of genital arms race, as women demand that their daughters get bigger vaginas, to keep themselves from getting torn open. Eventually, mankind hits a genital Singularity where all humans are literally just walking genitals. However, due to lacking the means to operate the genetic engineering equipment, that generations children revert back to normal humans.



* Parodied by one-shot character ''Chad - The Man With the Worlds Largest Penis'' in ''WebComic/BiggerThanCheeses''. His equipment is so big, he requires a third pants leg, but according to him, its much more a curse than a blessing. Women just find him terrifying, and usually just run away screaming. His ex-girlfriend described having sex with him as "giving birth to a car in reverse". Men hate him and consider him a threat to their masculinity, leaving him with no friends either, and he eventually commits suicide.

to:

* Parodied by one-shot character ''Chad - The Man With the Worlds Largest Penis'' in ''WebComic/BiggerThanCheeses''. His equipment is so big, he requires a third pants leg, but according to him, its it's much more a curse than a blessing. Women just find him terrifying, and usually just run away screaming. His ex-girlfriend described having sex with him as "giving birth to a car in reverse". Men hate him and consider him a threat to their masculinity, leaving him with no friends either, and he eventually commits suicide.
13th Feb '18 1:48:48 PM RainbowPhoenix
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Male!Hawke can, after sleeping with Fenris, remarks that "it can be a lot to take in."

to:

** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Male!Hawke can, after sleeping with Fenris, remarks remark that "it can be a lot to take in."
13th Feb '18 1:48:17 PM RainbowPhoenix
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Comes up at least OnceAnEpisode in ''Franchise/DragonAge''

to:

* Comes up at least OnceAnEpisode OncePerEpisode in ''Franchise/DragonAge''
13th Feb '18 1:47:27 PM RainbowPhoenix
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Implied by Blackwall in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'''s ''Trespasser'' [=DLC=], after his suggestion when Sera wonders why dwarves feel the need to make their tunnels so tall is that they're CompensatingForSomething. Sera asks what that says about Blackwall's big sword.

to:

* Comes up at least OnceAnEpisode in ''Franchise/DragonAge''
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' Warden can make a remark along these lines when Wynne confronts him over his relationship with Morrigan.
--->'''Wynne:''' It's as if she's forgotten you exist above the waist!\\
'''Warden:''' To be fair, there is quite a bit of me ''below'' the waist.\\
'''Wynne:''' By the Maker! Is a little decorum to much to ask for!?
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Male!Hawke can, after sleeping with Fenris, remarks that "it can be a lot to take in."
**
Implied by Blackwall in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'''s ''Trespasser'' [=DLC=], after his suggestion when Sera wonders why dwarves feel the need to make their tunnels so tall is that they're CompensatingForSomething. Sera asks what that says about Blackwall's big sword.
This list shows the last 10 events of 656. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.BiggerIsBetterInBed