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"The bigger the penis, the better the sex."

This assumption is a staple of modern fiction when it comes to Sex Tropes. The basic (mistaken) rationale seems to be that a woman's erogenous zones are located solely in the deepest, darkest, most unexplored reaches of her nethers, where only equipment of sufficient size (i.e. length) is capable of reaching. Anything less may as well not be there at all.

This trope is the reason why Compensating for Something is, by its very nature, an insult: everybody knows that a real man has a big penis (or at the very least, an average one). A heroic character, when his penis is mentioned (which isn't all that often, except by innuendo), will usually have a big one. Consequently, this is also the reason why villainous or loser characters are portrayed as having a small penis, or a small 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 underlying motivation. By further extension, heroes have good sex 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 Real Life implications of a twelve-inch penis — for more detail, please refer to Big Prick, Big Problems.

Super-Trope to Black Is Bigger in Bed, which is the erroneous 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 Gag Penis. Contrast with Teeny Weenie, 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, and with Big Prick, Big Problems, when a large penis is shown to cause problems for its owner. The female equivalent to this trope is Buxom Beauty Standard. Often related to IKEA Erotica and Raging Stiffie. When taken to extremes can become a case of Anatomically Impossible Sex, or alternately of Writers Cannot Do Math.


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  • "Smilin' Bob" of Enzyte. Though the pill in question purports to be for erectile dysfunction rather than size, it's implied that "Bob" is rather well-endowed... presumably as a result of the pill in question. This actually got the company into legal trouble, as every implication in the ad (as they couldn't expressly say what it was for) pointed to this trope, running afoul of false advertising laws.
  • There's a late-night infomercial for a penis-enlargement pill with "testimonials", and among them is a woman who calmly states that the biggest penis she has ever been with was "ten or eleven inches" like it was no big deal, acting pretty calm about the fact she most likely had sex with a small pony, a large dog, or a very abnormal man.
  • "Over 88% of women say that size DOES matter. And the other 12% are lying."- Opening line from 'Extamax' commercial. It later uses the Empire State Building, and pictures labeled 'actual disappointment' and 'actual hopelessness'.
  • Spam for penis-enlargement pills. Perhaps most notable, not to mention worrying, was the spammer who sent out e-mails with the subject line: "12 more inches ain't so bad, don't you think so?". 12 more inches?
  • In this Diet Rite commercial, a football player who's naked with a towel wrapped around his neck immediately gets the attention of a female reporter when she enters the locker room to conduct interviews. Her eyes fixate on his body and she's clearly impressed by his package.
  • There are quite a few crotch shots in this Jordache commercial.
  • The Sakeru Gummy Long Long Man ad campaign alludes to this trope, with added Sexophone for good measure, as the heroine Chi-chan is much more interested in the "Long Long Man"'s (Sakeru Gummy) than her boyfriend Tooru's package of small, bite-sized ones Evidently, the Long Long Man does not feel the same way, and appreciates Tooru's gummies. Tooru is impressed.

    Anime & Manga 
  • GTO: The Early Years has Abe, the resident Pornomancer who is confirmed in at least two different chapters to be well-endowed.
  • Subverted in Interspecies Reviewers, Stunk and Zel try to settle an argument on whether girls really like big dicks by going to a fairy brothel, where it turns out they measure you to determine which of their girls can safely have sex, after payment. Stunk is restricted to the two largest fairies, while Crim is rejected outright.
  • Averted in Koibana Onsen, Shuuhei's large penis makes it even harder for him to get intimate with his girlfriend who has anxiety problems.
  • Roberto from Monster. If we are to believe the obese prostitute with whom he was having sex.
  • Not only is Oyaji's member crazy huge, the author somehow tried to make the thing be as badass as Oyaji himself, by managing to make Oyaji’s wife Taeko confirm she can have children after all, she lived her whole life till then believing she was infertile.
  • Panty from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt certainly believes this, but this trope is actually subverted when she tries to have sex with Brief after she regrows her hymen in the final episode — his size just makes it even more painful.
  • Randel Oland from Pumpkin Scissors is implied to sport his very own biggus dickus thanks to his many hospital visits and a persistent nurse who just wants a urine sample from him. It kind of becomes an obsession for her and a horror for Randel himself.

    Comic Books 
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9. "I prefer lovers with big, thick dorsal fins."
  • Gold Digger: While it's never shown on-screen (other than the Hentai side-comics made by the same author), Prince Stryyp "Stripe" 'Gia definitely has this, as part of his overall representation as The Ace. He gets a few Distracted by the Sexy moments from women and a very active sex life with his wife as a result.
  • In the Love and Rockets "Palomar" stories, Gato, who has been married to both Pipo and Guadalupe, has a huge one. Pipo has apparently become accustomed to it and doesn't think much of average-sized men. She dates Igor, of comparable size (Gato and Igor actually compare in a bathroom), and later has several sexual encounters with an unnamed, sleazy-looking character who dwarfs even Gato and Igor. She has no problem with his size in any opening. But then there's Fritzi, who has a fulfilling sex life with mostly average-sized men - ironically including Pipo's son Sergio - and is twice married to the "love of her life," Scott the Hog. He's described as having a barely functioning "choad."
  • Killer Condom and To The Bones by Ralph König:
    • 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".
    • Discussed: Maccaroni meets a similarly well-endowed porn actor, and they have a talk about how very large penises can be troublesome.
  • Several characters in the Italian porn series Ramba. Deconstructed; it is shown as being painful to the women involved and is sometimes used to deliberately torture them.
  • Shortcomings: Ben and Alice discuss the stereotype that Asian men are not preferred partners because they are thought to be less well-endowed than white men.
  • 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 women old enough to even be his grandmother "studying" under a Cool Old Guy with the same endowment and reputation around town.

    Comic Strips 
  • One older Lynda Barry strip parodies Cosmo-style "what do you want in your man" quizzes. The quiz has "I want a man with a big one" as an option for every single question, as apparently this is an important priority for some women.

    Fan Works 
  • Many authors with a favorite male character are likely to give them a large penis in adult fanfiction, with the characters the author dislike tending towards the opposite Teeny Weenie trope.
  • Fan Art tends towards penis size that is so big it turns people off.
  • A Crown of Stars: Played straight. According to Asuka, Shinji's penis is nearly twice larger than Big Bad's and former Big Bad's. Moreover, the latter two abused her sexually, were pretty lousy in bed, and made her feel dirty, whereas Shinji made her feel good, happy, and special.
  • Evangelion 303: Subverted. According Asuka, Shinji's size is pretty average. Their First Time went a pretty awkward deal because they had no idea what they were doing, and they started off with intercourse straightaway. Nonetheless, their lovemaking improved after a bit of "practice" and their sex life became very fulfilling.
  • Actually averted in this fanfic. The author has actually had sex, so Surprisingly Realistic Outcome happens. The story, A Pleasant Surprise, is simultaneously one of the sweetest and most realistic depictions of sex in fanfiction. It's explicitly stated that being too large is quite painful.
  • Shows up again in another Kalash 93 story called "Relax." It's implied that not only does the protagonist not have a prodigious endowment but that the sex is actually better for it. This is an example of Truth in Television. Average and somewhat smaller are actually the most ideal penis sizes because they can be easily and comfortably accommodated by women of varying sizes and equipment.
  • The fanfic version of this trope, taken to its logical extreme. (The link doesn't go to the fic itself, just the fanfic-rants post about it. The fic itself, unfortunately, is lost.)
    valorously: That's bigger than some children. IT COULD GET ON DISNEYLAND ATTRACTIONS BY ITSELF.
  • Trevor "Hotshot" Cole of DC Nation had a brief stint as a porn actor. When this is discovered, his female teammates and their friends track down the film and make a movie night of it. Batwoman (Kathy Duquense from DCAU) is notably impressed at Trevor's "door prize from God".
  • Actually played for drama in Misfiled Dreams, about how it being too big might not actually be pleasing for a woman, but rather painful.
  • Averted in Trolling the League when Naruto can't get fully inside Poison Ivy because he's too big. While Naruto notes he's never had this problem with his wife Xanna, he also admits that she's a demoness (and later goddess) and thus fully capable of altering her anatomy at will.
  • Downplayed in How I Learned to Love the Wild Horse where multiple women make clear that a bit above average is nice but there is such a thing as too big. Donna even states to Arnold (whose only experience with sex is watching hentai) that the odds a woman can take 9+ inches are about the same as the odds a man has that much: incredibly low.
    • She also warns him against believing that a woman's cervix is an automatic orgasm button, and guys with large enough equipment should press it as often and as hard as possible.
    Donna: If you think about using this baseball bat you call a —— like a battering ram, I'll rip it off and make you WATCH while I use it the right way!
  • Pokémon Reset Bloodlines, despite being a harem fic, averts this. The author specifically has made no comments on character penis sizes and specifically points out in authors notes and the omake of chapter 36 the madness this trope gets (by pointing out that a 12-inch penis is basically having a Pichu in your shorts). He also notes the problems that come when combining this trope with having all the characters not in the author's favor have the opposite problem, referring to it as 'Penis Bashing'.
  • Zigzagged in A Green Dragon's Hoard. Izuku is implied to be well endowed relative to his size, but by the time he enrolls in U.A., the boy is eighteen feet tall (5.5m). While his girlfriends are definitely interested, they also acknowledge they physically can't have sex with him. Especially Manami who's only 3'8" (111cm). Izuku's male classmates note they actually pity rather than envy him, citing that he's just way too big.

  • This seems to have been a Running Gag with Madeline Kahn in Mel Brooks movies:
    • In Blazing Saddles, the hero actually manages to convert Kahn's Lili Von Schtup (hired by the villain to seduce him) to the good guys purely by impressing her with his penis. An extended cut of the scene reveals she was sucking on his elbow.
    • In Young Frankenstein, prudish Elizabeth finds her true love when The Monster rapes her... after it's revealed that he also has a monster schvanzstucker.
    • In History of the World Part I, Empress Nympho's selection of men for an orgy definitely works on this criterion.
      Servant: You made some pretty big decisions!
  • Inverted in the sheer hilarity that is A Chinese Torture Chamber Story, where it's also a plot point: the protagonist has such an impossibly large penis that no woman will have sex with him. He's also a very nice guy, so he refuses to force his arranged wife to take it. Eventually, the size of his genitals and what happens to them are the single most important plot point. It's a very weird movie.
  • Inverted in Full Metal Jacket, where a Vietnamese hooker doesn't want to have sex with a black Marine, because she thinks that his penis is too big. He demonstrates that it isn't.
  • Lady Snowblood averts this. When the blackmailer Genjiro reveals his gigantic penis, the reaction from Oyuki, the title character, is not adulation, but horror. Genjiro himself is aware of the implications of his large penis, noting that one that large will usually cause the receiving woman serious pain. (In the manga it was made clear that Oyuki was a lesbian.)
  • Averted in Kinsey. Alfred Kinsey and his wife have come to a doctor because they're having trouble consummating their marriage. The doctor explains that sometimes, if a woman with a thicker-than-usual hymen is matched with a well-endowed man, it can make sex tough. He holds out a (short, roughly 6") ruler and asks Kinsey's wife to point to the ruler, indicating how big the...member in question is. She hesitates, then points to a spot in the air two inches past the end of the ruler. The doctor just raises his eyebrows a bit and says, "I'm surprised you didn't pass out."
  • The main character in The '70s film Welcome Home Brother Charles kills his enemies and pleasures their wives with his ridiculously large and prehensile penis. And of course, it's Blaxploitation.
  • Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights. His very large penis is the main reason he got into the porn business. Dirk was based on the real-life porn star John Holmes, who was famous for the same reason.
  • Discussed in the German movie Der Eisbär. The titular character worries a bit if he's "inadequate". A female friend of his ex tells him that it's not length that matters, but girth. He shares that information with others later.
  • In Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, this is how Ashtray misinterprets Dashiki's comment that he can't live up to his "responsibilities".
    Dashiki: Oh, so you're man enough to come up in me, but you ain't man enough to take care of what comes out, get my nails done, pay my rent, and get me a new car? You know what? You ain't nothing but a little boy.
    Ashtray: Ain't all about the size of the boat! It's the motion in the ocean.
    Dashiki: ...That's not what I'm talking about.
  • In Legally Blonde, the main character's client Brooke is accused of murdering her (considerably older) husband for his vast wealth. Brooke herself points out that she was already rich and successful before she and her husband got married, so it's not like she actually needed his money—Brooke also makes it very clear that her husband had much more interesting qualities about himself besides his money. Three guesses as to what those "qualities" are.
  • Showdown in Little Tokyo. According to Murata, Kenner has "the biggest dick I've ever seen," said with a complimentary tone. Unsurprisingly, he's portrayed as a sexual dynamo.
  • Scoonie from Neighbors. Plus a bit of Gag Penis.
  • The first extended piece of dialogue from Reservoir Dogs is Mr. Brown's forceful theory on how Madonna's "Like a Virgin" must be about this.
  • Discussed while the titular witches in The Witches of Eastwick are planning their "perfect man." One says he should be "huge," while another disagrees because her ex was well-endowed and nearly ripped her in half. The result: a portly, middle-aged Jack Nicholson.
  • Caddyshack: In this scene at the pool, Lacey Underall sees Tony D'Annunzio in a speedo, admires his bare torso and she's impressed by his package. She's also impressed by Danny Noonan's bulge.
  • Hillary literally does break out a measuring tape when she reunites with a former lover in Top Secret!, and is shown staring at it wide-eyed while holding it in a way that implies a spectacular result.
  • Burglar (1987). Whoopi Goldberg's character has to hide in the closet while burglarizing an apartment, because The Casanova who owns it has come home unexpectedly with a woman whom he makes enthusiastic love to. Afterwards, he opens the closet while stark-naked. He doesn't see Whoopi who, judging by her Jaw Drop, is impressed by what she sees.
  • The Italian sex comedy Exploits of a Young Don Juan features a scene where the titular teenage character first undresses to have sex with his maid. Not only is she visibly shocked once he takes off his underwear to reveal his arousal he pivots to close the nearby door but a sudden wind is generated by his simple turning enough to close the heavy wooden door immediately without touching it, implying his erection is acting like a rudder.
  • The Kids Are All Right: When the lesbian Jules finds herself inexplicably making out with the male Paul they make their way to the bed where she finally pulls down his underwear only to offer an astonished "Whoa... Hello!!!" They proceed to have amazing sex afterwards.
  • In Absolutely Anything one of Neil's first wishes is for a really big dick. He's given one that's so big he can't stand up.
  • The Adam Sandler remake of The Longest Yard has a rare non-sexual version. When trying to recruit one of the more muscular prisoners, portrayed by Goldberg, to his team in the showers, Sandler is trying to sell him on the virtues of being able to inflict pain on the guards.
    Crewe: Yeah, either that you can hit him over the head with that hammer.
    Joey Battle: I wanna hurt him, not kill him.
    Caretaker: Let's get outta here before that thing bites someone!
  • Towards the end of the 1999 remake of Gloria, the eponymous gangster's moll forces a group of Mob guys to strip at gunpoint so she can make her escape. One of the more unassuming members of the crew turns out to have hidden talents, eliciting an appreciative "Mikey! Who knew?" from Sharon Stone's character.
  • Outrageous Fortune. The two female protagonists realize the charred corpse of their lover in the morgue isn't him because his penis isn't big enough. Unfortunately telling the investigating officer this just gets them thrown out of the police station.
  • Bedazzled (2000): Allison and Elliot clearly both think so. When he's a basketball star in one wish and she's a reporter clearly lusting after him, she has tons of insinuations on this, then quite openly stares waiting for Elliot to open his towel. They are both sorely disappointed. He then insists that in his next wish he be well-endowed. This is granted, though he then has other problems.
  • The Sweetest Thing features the protagonists singing the praises of this.
  • In Plan B, Bruno jokingly tells Victor that he saw Pablo — who he's pretending to be attracted to as part of a scheme to win his ex-girlfriend back from him — naked in the gym showers and that "he's a big boy", to which Victor laughingly replies, "Lucky you!" Another scene has Pablo respond to Ana's insinuations that Bruno has a Teeny Weenie by claiming that he saw for himself that Bruno's pretty big down there. Both incidents are clearly just the men engaging in Gay Bravado, though; we never learn if their claims are actually true or not.
  • Buffalo '66: In the beginning sequence, when Billy (writer-director and star Vincent Gallo) is desperately trying to find a bathroom, a man looks over from the stall beside him and reacts with awe at the size of Billy's member. Gallo actually showed it off in his next film, The Brown Bunny.
  • In She's Out of My League, Kirk's rival, Cam, is already taller, better-looking, and more successful than Kirk, but the real kicker comes when he gets into his plane and they see his handle painted on the side, which is "Foot Long".
  • .45 opens with Kat delivering a piece to camera about how massive Big Al's cock was and how amazing the sex with him was.
  • Mighty Aphrodite: The first thing Linda asks Lenny about Kevin is if he has a big dick.
  • Shame opens with the protagonist Brandon walking around his apartment fully nude, showcasing an impressive penis. Throughout the film, viewers see countless women (and at least one man) thoroughly enjoy sex with Brandon. While the film is a tragic study of sex addiction and excellently well-made, many viewers watched the movie mostly to see Michael Fassbender naked.
  • Plan B (2021): Andy is quite large, and has chosen to pierce his penis with a huge ring. He says women like it.
  • In Hunk, the Deal with the Devil which transforms Bradley from a nerd into a "hunk"—the kind of man women want and men want to be—includes greatly increasing the size of his penis. And none of the women he sleeps with after this have any complaints.
  • Ali G Indahouse: In his fantasies, Ali G has a bulletproof cock the size of a small leg. In reality, not so much.
  • Mikey Saber in Red Rocket is a former porn star noted for the size of his penis.note 
  • The infamous Horny Nurse scene in Samurai Cop where a hot nurse comes on to the hero for no apparent reason other than his evident manliness, but on getting a feel decides he's not big enough for her, and walks off despite his black partner suggesting that he might well be.
    Joe Marshall: Just what would interest you—something the size of a jumbo jet?
  • Save the Date (2012): Sarah happily says that Jonathan has a very big penis after the pair have had sex.
  • Something New: Kenya reveals that Brian is big when her girlfriends quiz her about his bedroom skills, to their approval.

  • 2666: General Entrescu’s defining feature. Baroness von Zumpe learned of it firsthand.
  • Played with in A Brother's Price. At the beginning of the novel, his sister tells Jerin to make himself trousers with a codpiece to let potential wives know "what they're buying". However, no woman who actually gets to see him naked, and might be sexually interested in him, makes any comments on his size. They all seem to be much more interested in his pretty face and, in once instance, sperm quality. Also, his primary talent is in using his mouth and hands, which Ren describes as "magiclike".
  • Despite his short stature, this is Owen's deal in A Prayer for Owen Meany according to Hester.
  • This is standard procedure for romance novel heroes.
  • Averted with sex blogger Abby Lee in her memoir Girl With A One Track Mind. Abby has lovers of different penis sizes and doesn't believe it makes a difference to the quality of the sex.
  • Played seriously in Harlan Ellison's short story "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream", in which one of the main characters, Benny (a formerly gay and very handsome scientist), is transformed by AM into an apelike creature with horse-like genitalia. This may be Values Dissonance 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.
  • John Varley:
    • After her first session with a new love interest (actually a previous love interest who'd been a woman when the main character was a man), the heroine of the Eight Worlds novel Steel Beach specifically references this trope when she bitches at length about the tendency of first time Female-to-Male gender benders to check off the "HUNG" option even though they'd just been girls themselves and really ought to know better.
    • Also averted in Varley's Gaea Trilogy when a woman from a monogender Lady Land informs her first male lover in all seriousness that she's very happy his penis isn't too big — she was raised to believe men constantly rape women (often to death) with enormous penises. The first time she sees one, she actually giggles, because she can't believe that's what she's been warned about. He takes it as a compliment anyway. 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 centaur-like Titanides are an artificial species deliberately engineered to also have human-scale genitals between their front legs.
  • In the Anita Blake series, the titular character has a small harem of increasingly well-endowed lovers, culminating finally in Micah, whose penis is so large it actually becomes a plot point. Also shows up in the author's other series, Merry Gentry. In both, Serial Escalation results in characters who are proportioned like fire extinguishers.
  • In David Drake's Cross the Stars, Don "Mad Dog" Slade dismisses the notion that a large penis equals sexual prowess ("It's not the size of the tool, it's the skill of the workman") but not until after the author mentions that his army buddies briefly called him "Tripod" before an earlier nickname reasserted itself. Drake is actually asserting this trope under the guise of dismissing it.
  • Deconstructed, and the deconstruction exaggerated, in the Earth's Children series. Jondalar, the male lead, is so well-endowed that he's never met a woman who can take his full length. He's developed Sex God-level foreplay skills partially as a compensation mechanism, but the end result is that he always has to hold back for fear of inflicting pain on his partner. When he meets the female lead, Ayla, he finds out that she has sufficient, y'know, endowment to receive his full endowment; this is supposedly one of the things that mark them as soul mates. (Never mind that those who'd read the first book, Clan of The Cave Bear, know there's probably a not-so-wonderful reason Ayla can take him without complaint.) Though it (probably) sucks to be him, his ongoing wangsting about the issue—combined with the fact that, once he and Ayla hook up, it's almost never brought up again—earned him the derogatory nicknames "Jondalar The Wonder Penis" and "Dongalar."
  • Mario Puzo takes a rather large detour from describing the Corleone family saga in The Godfather to describe Sonny's large penis. The moment makes it into the movie as well if you're looking for it during the wedding scene - watch his wife's hand gestures carefully. However, this is one of the few realistic examples: His wife complains how painful sex is, and Sonny's mistress Lucy has an enlarged vagina. Lucy needs vaginal reduction surgery later on, in order to have good sex with lesser men than Sonny.
  • There is an Arabian Nights-inspired story in which two illicit lovers earn a single wish each at the story's beginning. The hero uses his one wish for the obvious type of self-improvement, allowing him to better please his lover: a genie's human betrothed. When the genie and her father come to kill her lover, the bride-to-be uses a magical bag to reduce the hero's penis to near-microscopic size. Seeing this, the genie is so humiliated to have lost his bride to such a poorly-endowed man that he departs in shame. Disgusted, the father disowns his daughter, leaving her to whatever feeble pleasure she might gain from wedding the ill-equipped hero... not realizing that she has one wish left.
  • In one of Pu Songling's fairy tales, the protagonist is too well endowed for any (human) woman to handle safely. So then a Kitsune tries to seduce him, he is overjoyed. Alas, he proves too big even for the shapeshifting fox, and the narrator quips about how chasing away werefoxes could become his profession.
  • Mocked in one of the Deathlands novels; Doc Tanner's sometime-girlfriend Lori runs off and has an affair with a local bad boy. She then returns to the group, complaining that his big dick came with a small brain. Ryan dryly remarks that he "hears that's often the way".
    • In “Neutron Solstice”, the seven-foot tall Baron Tourment has a dick so big he allegedly ties it to his leg, and enjoys painfully forcing himself on the women in his barony.
  • In the Red Dwarf novel Better Than Life, in the Better Than Life simulation, Rimmer tries to invoke this trope by acquiring artificial bodies with bigger and bigger penises, to the point where they approach Gag Penis levels. Unfortunately, instead of improving his sex life, it simply reveals Rimmer's huge insecurities, a point he is forced to confront himself over when he sees Lister's humble but happy life.
  • There is a Russian poem (traditionally attributed to Ivan Barkov, although the only thing experts agree upon is that it's not the case) called "Luka Mudischev". It is a story about a widow who looked for a really big dick and found a 35 cm (nearly 14") one attached to the eponymous guy (his last name meaning something akin to "Big Balls")... Let's just say that the end is TRULY ghastly.
  • In The Hellfire Club by Peter Straub, the villain Serial Killer Dick Dart is repeatedly stated to have this. He's awfully proud of it, too, saying that his name was rather appropriate. He claims that women are crazy about him because of it, and he's shown to get very frustrated when he can't make Nora climax.
  • In John Ringo's 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."
  • Two of Tom Reamy's works of fiction (a short story and a novel) featured women raped to death (torn apart) by ridiculously well-endowed humanoid monsters (a demon and a minotaur). In one, the investigating detective measures out some massive amount of seminal fluid during the autopsy. Tom wrote well but he may have had issues of some sort.
  • In One Hundred Years of Solitude Aureliano Babilonia is well endowed. With him, sometimes the trope's Played for Laughs (like when he gets drunk with his friends and uses his wang for tricks), sometimes averted (his sex scene with his friend Nigromanta, in which his size scared her at first), and sometimes played straight (his sex life with his unknown aunt Amaranta Ursula).
    • José Arcadio was also very well endowed, to the point that it is the reason why he runs off with the gypsies.
  • Deconstructed in one of the Montgomery Chronicles books by Jude Deveraux: a minor character has a huge penis, but has a lousy sex life because not even the most experienced professionals will want to risk themselves handling that. Being given for him to rape is used as a sadistic threat against the female protagonist.
  • Subverted in Fool by Christopher Moore. The main character's apprentice, Drool, sports a Gag Penis. Several women comment that they wouldn't shag him even if he wasn't mentally retarded, as they wouldn't be able to sit down for a week. The only woman who can ride Drool without any problems is a ghost. On the other hand, Drool, despite being dangerously retarded, IS considered great in bed when a woman finally lays with him. The ghost (who rode him and did all the work) spends most of the book chasing Drool, and the two women tricked into sex with him love it, even if they are sore afterwards. So it's more a Double Subversion.
  • Deconstructed in Graham Swift's Waterland. One character's too big for sex.
  • Discworld:
    • Mentioned in Men at Arms, about dwarfs. It's never confirmed whether it's true or not and the only (nonhuman) dwarf that asks about it keeps mistaking it for being well endowed with money.
    • In Wyrd Sisters, it appears that Nanny Ogg believes this — the narrator avoids directly stating what her suggestion for a "gift" to bestow on Tomjon is, but the other witches' reactions make it pretty clear.
      Magrat: I don't see what use that would be. Wouldn't it be rather uncomfortable?
      Nanny: He'll thank us when he grows up, you mark my words. My first husband, he always said—
      Granny: Something a bit less physical is generally the style of things.
  • Deconstructed in the 13th century Brennu-Njáls saga. Although this is bowdlerised in some translations, the exact nature of the curse that the Norwegian Queen Mother places on Hrútr Herjólfsson is that he becomes so large when sexually aroused that it is impossible for him to have intercourse with his wife. This ends in a divorce.
  • The subject of Robert Burns' "Nine Inch Will Please A Lady." Ultimately the poem is a Subversion of the trope, as the Lady who is speaking ultimately tells the man "It's no' the length that gars me loup/But it's the double drivin'" - basically, it's not the meat but the motion.
  • Zigzagged in It; during the sewer sex scene, Beverly finds that Ben is the most well-equipped of the Losers Club. It's very painful for her at first, but he also gives her her first orgasm.
  • A rare villainous (protagonist) example from L. Ron Hubbard's Mission Earth: after some extreme nonconsensual BDSM torture sessions, alien spy Soltan Gris is given enhanced equipment by a well-meaning but perverted doctor. When he goes back and rapes the women who abused him so, his oversized penis not only makes them forgive him and beg for more sex afterward, it also cures them of their lesbianism (since of course they couldn't properly enjoy sex without a man's involvement), and leads them to invite all their lesbian friends to be cured by his penis. The author also takes the trope further by emphasizing how not only does Gris' new size make sex better, but also the volume of his ejaculate.
  • Malazan Book of the Fallen:
    • Played for Laughs with Ublala Pung. All the amazonian women want Ublala for his physical assets, but poor Ublala just can't deal with them not giving him any emotional support in return, so he runs away.
    • And then discussed and averted with Karsa Orlong and Samar Dev. The former is, admittedly, from what passes as a race of giants in the series, and the latter a normal human woman, so Karsa is quite aware of the.. impracticalities.
    • Also averted when Felisin Paran finds Beneth's immense size physically painful, even though Beneth himself is quite proud and thinks his assets are great.
  • As part of their qualities, the male heroes of the works of Gary Jennings tend to be well-endowed, in particular Mixtli and Marco Polo.
  • The male protagonists of the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole personify this trait. All sixteen (so far) of them, without exception. Experienced female protagonists, even those over two thousand years old, will note their partner as being the largest they've ever had. Except for sometimes requiring some judicious preparation for the women to receive them, there's never any real problem making them fit. Nobody outright says that it's because of their giant cocks, but they inevitably blow the women's minds in bed, even with just intercourse.
  • In Arabian Nights, Shahryar's wife is unfaithful because she's completely addicted to her slave who has a huge member.
  • The Japanese fairy tale "Aji Marapainu" note  plays it for drama and realism. The aji (nobleman) can call himself lucky that he has a load of servants carrying his giant mara behind him on a wheelbarrow, but practical life is a painu in the assu for him. Things get worse when a woman with a giant hoto (do you need a translation?) hears of him and wants to become his wife. He refuses to have sex (maybe not enough blood?) and the woman stalks him, leading to both drowning in a tragic accident.
  • Discussed in David Gemmell's Hero in the Shadows. In a scene that would be utterly hilarious if it didn't end with her death, a female supporting character — drunk and unaware of the Big Bad's secret identity — treats him to a brain-burningly candid discussion of the relative endowments of two of the heroes, eventually concluding that length, girth, and technique are all similarly important. It would be nice to think that the trauma this conversation caused him contributed, in some small way, to his eventual defeat.
  • Author Sidney Sheldon loved to use this with either his good or bad male characters, but true to form, consensual sex was always good, whereas rape was even more painful and traumatizing.
  • Downplayed Trope in the Kama Sutra. Men are divided up into 3 categories by penis size: "hare", "bull", or "stallion". However, the same is done for women: "doe", "mare", or "elephant". The question then is not about the absolute size of a man, but his relative size compared to his partner. Equal-size unions are considered the best, and 2 degrees of size difference are considered the worst. 1 degree of size difference is considered middling, and in such cases, then it says the man being slightly larger is preferable to the woman being slightly larger.
  • Averted in the Kushiel's Legacy series. Despite all the sex scenes, the actual size of penises is never commented upon, nor is it implied that good lovers have bigger ones or less-masculine men are less endowed. Possibly, what with all the sex they have and the openness with which they go about it, D'Angelines know this trope is a myth; this is also a universe where a knockoff of the Kama Sutra is considered a sacred text, so learning various methods of pleasing a partner is normal.
  • Regardless of the other merits of Gordon Merrick's novels, many people remember him for his emphasis on handsome, hung characters.
  • Wee Davie and Curtis in Irvine Welsh's Skagboys and Porno, respectively.
  • Deconstructed in These Words Are True and Faithful. Not only has Ernie often been denied sex precisely because he is so well hung, but also, as a secondary character points out, his large penis does nothing for his emotional maturity.
  • Captive Prince: When Laurent sees the Tall, Dark, and Handsome Damen naked, he's taken aback and says "I see you are everywhere in proportion." Damen's sexual prowess is shown and established several times in the story.
  • The Golden Ass has two notable examples: first invoked case is the period when Lucius, transformed into a donkey by witchcraft, is serving a gang of extremely effeminate acolytes of the Goddess Syria/Cybele: one evening they invite to dinner a handsome boy who's described as being well endowed, and as soon as they're done with the appetizers they have pushed the boy in the middle of the room and dogpiled him for oral sex, much to Lucius' disgust (plenty of Values Dissonance on how Romans had little respect for passive homosexual adults and how in the classic world a large penis was considered gross). Much later in the story a noblewoman becomes enamored with Lucius and pays a hefty sum to spend the night with him as if he was a human paramour. Lucius himself fears that his huge phallus could hurt her and is surprised to see that she shows no discomfort.
  • The Teresa Knight Trilogy: Teresa thinks so, frequently commenting mentally on men's large penises with approval (some her sex partners, others simply ones she sees).
  • Subverted to horrifying effect in a story by Dean Koontz. A serial rapist has fat injected into his penis as a sort of back-alley penis enhancement not because it will bring women more pleasure, but because it will hurt them. He isn't actually the villain of the story, just another case for one of Koontz's many police protaganists, whose depravity is used to illustrate how much society has declined since the Sixties.
  • A Dead Djinn in Cairo: The story opens with Fatma and Inspector Aasim investigating the corpse of a dead Djinn. The corpse is twice as tall as a man and happens to be stark naked. Aasim can't help but point out the size of the Djinn's endowments, which he finds impressive. We later learn that the Djinn's human lover also was very satisfied with him, to judge by the frequent pleasurable screaming that came from his apartment.
    He sat unclothed between tasseled cushions of lavender and burgundy, his muscular arms and legs spread wide and leaving nothing to the imagination.
    “Now that’s impressive,” a voice came. Fatma glanced back at the figure hovering just over her shoulder... He jutted a shaved round chin at the dead djinn’s naked penis: a midnight-blue thing that hung near to the knee. “I’ve seen full-grown cobras that were smaller. A man can’t help but feel jealous, with that staring him in the face.”

    Live-Action TV 
  • Coupling's Patrick Maitlan had a sex toy molded after him coming in at about ten inches.
    Jeff: Even that bit?
    Patrick: Especially that bit.
  • Sex and the City:
    • Subverted in an episode where Samantha hooks up with a guy who warns her that he has an enormous penis. She is excited at first... until she sees it. When they do have sex, it turns out that it's too huge for her to take.
    • In another, she meets a man who is the model for the second-most successful sex toy in the United States (#1 in Canada). It turns out that he's tired of women only seeing him as a walking penis, and tries to impress her with his poetry. She's not interested in his poetry.
    • Played straight in 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.
  • In an episode of Rome, Atia sends Servilia the gift of a slave with a gigantic dick. Yes, we see all of it.
    Atia: A large penis is always welcome.
  • The MTV series The Hard Times of RJ Berger focuses on the class punching bag. One day, he gets pantsed during an assembly, and his underwear falls down in the process, granting the whole school an eyeful of his large dick. Suddenly, his social life changes radically.
  • Averted in the J-drama Trick. Physics professor Jiro Ueda's oversized penis is frequently commented on, and although it once impressed another man, when it comes to women, it renders Ueda a virginal loser and the butt of jokes.
  • The fundamental premise of Hung is that the main character, being, well, hung (and thus being well hung), can get work as a high-class gigolo.
  • On Friends, Rachel finds Chandler naked and handcuffed in her boss' office, although the audience sees him in tighty-whitey briefs. In any event, she needs him to stay there so her boss won't know she broke in. She bribes him by promising to be complementary in her description, making him a legend and "this generation's Milton Berle." The legend lasts for two hours.
    • Luckily for Chandler, when he and Monica get together she's genuinely impressed, nicknaming him "Mr Big" and certainly doing something with a tape measure. Previously it was implied Chandler was average in that department, meaning he may not be the biggest but clearly the size that pleased Monica.
    • In the third episode a scene cuts to Monica telling the guys a theory she's heard. While nobody ever says exactly what they're talking about, judging by the guy's reactions it's meant to be how to tell how well endowed a man is.
      Monica: They say it's the same as the distance from the tip of a guy's thumb to the tip of his index finger.
      (the three guys all stretch their fingers out and glance at each other's hands)
      Joey: (defensively) That's ridiculous!
      Ross: Can I use either thumb?
  • In a sketch of the Saturday Night Live episode hosted by Susan Dey, she plays a judge in a courtroom scene where the defendant is supposedly well-endowed. Since this fact was important to the case, he is required to expose himself to the judge and jury. With the camera trained on Dey, the lawyers, and the jury box, there is the sound of the defendant's fly being unzipped followed by the sound of his member hitting the table with a loud thump.
  • Implied in an episode of My Wife and Kids. Jay paints a picture of her husband Michael in the style of Michelangelo's David; when it's unveiled at the art gallery, a woman gasps "Lordy, how do you find time to paint?!"
  • Rose from the The Golden Girls was taught that the difference between boys and girls by her mother showing her a bull on the farm, which gave her a false impression about men and a surprise on her wedding night.
    Rose: Boy that bull would have been jealous.
  • Parks and Recreation: The Parks Department's resident Butt-Monkey Jerry is stated to have one, according to the recurring character Dr. Harris, who even proclaims Jerry's member is the biggest he's ever seen in all his years of practicing. It can certainly explain how he got his stunningly gorgeous wife Gayle (who is played by Christie Brinkley). While personality really does go a long way (Jerry is a very kindhearted, wholesome and sweet man with no mean bone in his body), one gets the sense that Jerry's... blessing... also helps (and apparently he was much more handsome in his younger days).
  • On Bones, in the Season 2 episode "Man in the Mansion," Brennan sleeps with Sully for the first time and comes to work the next day looking VERY happy. It turns out that Sully's nickname 'Peanut' is in the grand tradition of nicknames like calling the big man Tiny... to the point where Sully doesn't even SHOWER with the other guys, presumably not to embarrass them.
    Brennan: He diverges from the quantifiable morphological norm.
  • Hilariously deconstructed with an experimental 'penis enlargement spray' in an episode of the show Testies, the character's penis becomes so large that merely getting an erection causes him to pass out from hypovolemia and he has to get a transfusion to make love.
  • How I Met Your Mother:
    • In a third-season episode, Robin returns from a vacation in Argentina with a new boyfriend. Ted, who still has feelings for Robin, begins to feel jealous because Robin's new boyfriend is both handsome and charming. However, when Robin tells Ted that he's got a bigger penis than her new boyfriend, Ted is elated and immediately stops feeling inferior to the new guy.
      Ted: Name one way I'm better than that guy.
      Robin: You're bigger.
      Ted: Don't patronize me, if anything he may even be a little taller.
      Robin: No, Ted. You're bigger.
      [Beat] [Gilligan Cut to Ted in the bar with Marshall and Barney]
      Ted: I win!
      Future!Ted: Kids, I can't remember exactly what helped me get through the whole Robin-Gael incident. I'm sure that it was something profound and meaningful and not at all macho and petty.
    • This becomes Hilarious in Hindsight given the guy who played the new boyfriend (Enrique Iglesias) repeatedly making comments about his lack of endowment years after that episode was aired.
    • 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 an inhumanly large dick is often among Barney's lies; although Marshall is mentioned to be 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 feeling uncomfortable with. On Lily's side, Marshall's big size is not enough for her, as she states he is lacking in other aspects, such as not being very adventurous and having no traction. Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: 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.
  • In the Sirens (US) episode "Rachel McAdams Topless", when Manly Gay Hank sees Billy naked, he compliments Billy on his enormous penis (describing it as bigger than a horse's) and proceeds to hit on him.
  • A later season episode of Just Shoot Me! reveals that series chew toy Finch, despite being short and scrawny, is apparently very well equipped. He just 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 Men at Work is revealed to be well endowed when a woman he hooks up with after his long-term girlfriend dumps him refuses to have sex with him. At first, the other guys think it's because he's too small, until Neil mentions that he can't find condoms that fit. Turns out said girl was too intimidated and 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 immediately designate him as the new alpha male of the group.
  • Parodied in an episode of Son of the Beach, where The Ahnold 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 censor bar about the size of a french fry.
  • In the first season of Ally McBeal, Ally and Renee attend a sculpting class featuring Glenn, a well-endowed model. Ally briefly dates him afterwards.
  • In the Charlie's Angels episode "Toni's Boys", when Kris watches Arnie the male stripper rehearse, she gets excited upon seeing his junk.
  • In this newscast, Wendy Rieger unwittingly reveals that she's a size queen and that 10 inches is her ideal penis size when she asks meteorologist Chuck Bell what 17 inches of snowfall looks like. (Notice how she measures 17 inches at the 40 second mark.):
    Chuck: That looks like about 17 inches, right now.
    Wendy: That's about 7 inches too much.
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Tyrion Lannister boasts of this trope to a prostitute in his Establishing Character Moment as a Depraved Dwarf. "The Gods gave me one blessing." This becomes a Brick Joke when it saves his life several seasons 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.
      Slaver: It would be a dwarf-sized cock!
      Tyrion: Guess again!
    • Theon Greyjoy had a good reputation with women, supposedly because of his well-endowed part. That reputation would return to haunt him, once Ramsey Snow/Bolton captured and emasculated him in Season 3.
    • Hodor's package is Osha-approved and shown to the audience.
    • Subverted by Pod in Season 3. While discussing his status as a Sex God, Ros reports that he's not especially endowed.
  • Odyssey 5. When Kurt Mendel shares a couple of escort girls with a synthetic human, he's annoyed when they ignore him after catching a look at the implied bigger 'equipment' of the synthetic.
  • On Supernatural, this is revealed as the reason the demon Crowley ended up in Hell in the first place. Back when he was human, he sold his soul for a bigger penis.
    Crowley: Just trying to hit double digits.
  • Shasta McNasty: In this scene Scott, Dennis and Randy find out that Cindy Margolis' boyfriend has a large penis when he takes off his towel to join her in the shower.
  • In this scene from the "Go Fish" episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy, Willow, and Cordelia are shown staring at Xander's bulge when they see him coming out to the pool in a speedo and they're clearly impressed by his bulge.
  • The Shannara Chronicles: Wil is apparently well-endowed, as Eretria comments "I'll never call you 'short tips' again" after they have sex.
  • Legend of the Seeker: Captain Krimmel in "Mirror" is apparently "heavily armed", according to Gwyldor, the man who impersonates him with magic.
  • Misfits: Jeremy, the boyfriend of Nathan's mom, is well-endowed. Alisha and Kelly comment about this, to Nathan's distress.
  • Good Omens (2019): Agnes' prophecy about Anathema and Newton having sex wishes her that he's well-endowed (or at least it's strongly implied, as we don't hear the entire thing).
  • Tiger King has a moment where the openly gay Joe Exotic claims that straight men preferring to see well-endowed people in pornos is a proof of not being that much heterosexual.
  • In a Kids in the Hall sketch, the CEO of a Mega-Corp (Dave) calls one of his underlings (Scott) to his office to reveal that he's found out about the underling's history as a porn star. He immediately fires the man and re-hires him as the face of the company's adult film division, due to his "beautiful tool."
  • Sex/Life: Cooper looked visibly unhappy to see just how well-endowed Brad, his wife's ex, was when showering at the same gym (although from what's seen a lot of Brad's prowess came from technique).
  • Subverted in 2point4 Children, when Ben tells a story about when he was a teenager, and there was a boy he absolutely did not want to stand next to in the showers because of the comparison. But many years later, he was talking to the guy's wife, and it turns out he was impotent, so he retroactively felt a lot better about it.
  • My Left Nut: When the rumor spreads around the school that Mick's bulge in his pants is due to him being incredibly well endowed (the actual reason is his left testicle is swollen), he gets the attention of several female students who keep sneaking glances at his crotch. His friends Conor and Tommy also call him a "legend" for it and are both excited at the prospect of having a friend with a huge dick.
    Tommy: Every group gotta have a lad with a big dick in it. Gives us prestige.
  • In Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, the video of a drunk, angry Karen from the party six months ago has her mock Greg for having a "little pencil dick" and asks to see Tyler's dick when he brags about how massive he is.
  • Interview with the Vampire (2022): Invoked by Lestat de Lioncourt in the fifth episode, who apparently is well-endowed, when he lets his boyfriend Louis de Pointe du Lac know that if his "considerable appendage" is being wasted at home, he'll use it on Antoinette Brown, his mistress.
    Lestat: And unlike Claudia, I am a full-blooded adult, with all the right appendages. So, if my considerable considerables continue to be squandered...
    (Louis ignores him, so Lestat leaves for his rendezvous with Antoinette)
  • Lost Girl: In "Oh Kappa My Kappa", after she sees Dyson naked, Kenzi congratulates Bo (who'd had sex with him the previous night) on how well-endowed he is.

  • In Mc Chris's album Dungeon Master of Ceremonies, there is a skit where this is lampshaded (so to speak). MC Chris learns that Jesus has a 4-foot penis, and asks if it hurts the women he has sex with. Jesus responds that he "magically extends their cervix up to about their chest area".
  • Voltaire's "Worf's Revenge" to quote:
    When the ladies see the beast I got between my thighs
    They say "Perhaps today is a good day to die"
  • Then, there's Rodney Carrington's song, "12-inch dick, a dozen roses and a pickup truck." The song is a man singing about the three things he has that are going to make his woman happy tonight.
  • Amateur Transplants' "Titanic" subverts it:
    Suddenly you panic, my dick is titanic, you know it won't fit, it's too long
    You scream, you're sick, it's eight inches thick, and we try but it all goes so wrong...
  • The appropriately named Ivor Biggun sings many songs about the attractiveness of men with large penises. "John Thomas Allcock" stands out by disclosing the dimensions of the member in question. The eponymous John is described as having a penis that measured 4 feet 6 inches flaccid and consequently being irresistible to women.
  • Shirley Manson once said she believed, even suggesting to write a song called "Size Queen". But a few years later...
  • Brazilian band Raimundos had a Squicky variant in the spoken intro of a song. ("She likes big scrotums because when it flips it fills the ass with dirt. Opa, peraí caceta!")
  • The unrated version of the music video of Robin Thicke's song "Blurred Lines" features a topless blonde woman dancing in front of the words "Robin Thicke has a big dick". It's the most subtle thing in the video. Later, his wife (model Paula Patton) actually confirmed it.
  • In Macklemore's Thrift Shop, we have this:
    Walk up to the club, like, "What up I got a big cock!"
  • Jon Lajoie's MC Vagina claims, as part of his Boastful Rap, that "[women] always have orgasms because my penis is so big/25 inches long and 12 inches thick."
  • Alphaville’s ‘Big in Japan’ is about a male prostitute in Japan who’s debating whether he should leave his lifestyle, which is vapid but easy because he’s ‘big’ in Japan. (Yes, that’s what that song is about.)
  • Pansy Division: Take a lucky guess what the song "Dick of Death" is about. I dare ya.
  • Die Ärzte: "Ich bin reich" ("I Am Rich"). The singer is boasting that he is shamelessly rich, duh. At the end of the song he tops it by stating that even if he wouldn't be, he still got the looks, is super smart, and hung like John Holmes.
  • K.T. Oslin:
    • She expresses her admiration for a runner's bulge in "Younger Men":
      Woah, look over here
      We got a cute little ol' runner to the right
      Blue shorts, no shirt
      Whoo! You're looking good darling
      That's right, stay in shape
    • Subverted in her Break-Up Song "Come Next Monday". One reason why she's breaking up with the guy is that his penis is too big for her:
      X-rays show some
      Excess baggage
  • Sara Evans sings about her partner's package in "As If" (Notice the crotch shots in the video.);
    Ooh yeah
    I love the way you wear those worn-out blue jeans
    Walkin' around in the big sunshine
  • Ambiguous Gender: Faith Hill celebrates the speedo bulge in "Sunshine And Summertime":
    You'll see straw sombreros and T-top Camaros
    And stereos blastin' in the parking lot
    You'll see rock hard bodies and bikini hotties
    And everybody's got it goin' on
    And showin' what they got
  • "Peacock" by Katy Perry.
  • "Monster" by Fred Schneider.
  • "Nasty Girl" by Vanity:
    I need 7 inches or more
    Tonight I can no longer hold it
    Get it up, get it up, I can't wait any more
  • "Rock Lobster" by The B-52s:note 
    Boys in bikinis
    Girls on surfboards
    Everybody's rockin'
    Everybody's fruggin'
  • Implied in "Toy Soldier" by Britney Spears:
    I'm tired of privates drivin, need a general that ain't weak
  • Elioe Le Storie Tese's "John Holmes", a wacky rendition of the famous porn star's career sung in the first person. Some versions of the song even have a very brief sample of one of his films inserted somewhere.
  • Double Subverted in "Girls Lie Too" by Terri Clark:
    Size don't matter anyway
    Girls lie too
  • Word of God confirms that the chorus of Pixies "Gigantic" is a reference to this.
    Gigantic! Gigantic! Gigantic! A big big love!
  • Da Vincis Notebook do a charming barbershop-style number called "Enormous Penis".
    I take a look at my enormous penis
    And my troubles start a-meltin' away
    I take a look at my enormous penis
    And the happy times are comin' to stay
    Yeah, I got great big amounts
    In the place where it counts
    And the feeling's like a sunshiney day
    I take a look at my enormous penis
    And everything is going my way
  • Played with (huh huh huh) In "WAP" by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. They acknowledge the challenges of dealing with a really big penis, but seem to consider them part of the fun.
  • One half of "Perfect 10" by The Beautiful South. While Paul Heaton's lines are about how he wants a Big Beautiful Woman, Jacqui Abbott's lines are about how endowed her lover is.
    When he's at my gate, with a big fat eight.
    You wanna see the smile on my face.

    Mythology and Religion 
  • In Norse mythology, the god Freyr often has statues where he has a very large and erect dick. He is a god of fertility, but it's still kind of weird.
  • In Greek mythology:
    • Satyrs were often portrayed as having large penises. The "better" part is debatable, though. In early Greek art they were usually rather ugly, but handsome satyrs would show up later. Still they were almost always drunken, impulsive rapists.
    • Priapus, a minor god of fertility and protection, had a gigantic cock. Actually a subversion - he was impotent and quite ugly.
  • Perhaps the most sexually-explicit verse in The Bible is Ezekiel 23:20, which describes the prostitute Oholibah's bedroom antics (God's analogy for the spiritual adultery of the kingdom of Judah):
    There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • Scott Steiner was well known for bragging about the size of his penis, and judging by all the women that followed him around, it did mean he was skilled in the sex department.
  • Val Venis always bragged about his penis and his skills in bed, which seemed to be true given the amount of semi-naked women that he usually hanged out with. There was also the fact that his in-ring character was supposed to be a porn star.

    Tabletop Games 
  • In Dungeons & Dragons' "Book of Erotic Fantasy" it is specifically averted. Your character's size has no impact at all on his sexual prowess. It also says a player can choose how big he is just like he can choose a character's eye color.
  • In the free hentai RPG Big Breasts Small Waist, the bigger a male character' is, the higher his Appearance stat is, and the more SEXP his partner gets from an encounter with him.
  • F.A.T.A.L. naturally has stats for this, about which the less said the better. Suffice to say that the "Roll for Anal Circumference!" meme is Not Hyperbole.
  • FAPP has the Hyper mutation, which allows the body part to which it is applied to roll an extra dice when making an attack with it when a 6 is rolled. However, each hyper mutation you have slows you down by one square of movement per turn, and if it is applied twice to the same body part, you become stuck.

  • In the Broadway production of The Addams Family, Gomez tells Mal that the deed to his house was originally bestowed upon his ancestor Alphonse the Enormous by Queen Isabella of Spain for "services rendered". (When Mal asks what the "services" were, Gomez nervously repeats his ancestor's name and title a couple of times, and then says, "Do you want me to draw you a diagram?")
  • Implied by the ghost of John Barrymore in ''I Hate Hamlet"
    Andrew: You padded yourself to play Hamlet?
    Barrymore: Un-necessarily.
  • Satan implies this about himself in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, discussing his considerable "presence."
  • The NSFW Cirque du Soleil show Zumanity has an entire song about this.
    “Now, I don't care if you're a Pisces or a Taurus
    But you got to be hangin' like a brontosaurus
    Cause before you undress I've got a little confession
    I'm looking for a man who makes a big impression
    A man who can make my body rock
    A man like Jack with a big beanstalk...”

    Video Games 
  • Comes up at least Once per Episode in Dragon Age
    • In Dragon Age: Origins, the 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 Dragon Age II, Male!Hawke can, after sleeping with Fenris, quip that "it can be a lot to take in."
    • Implied by Blackwall in Dragon Age: Inquisition's Trespasser DLC, after his suggestion when Sera wonders why dwarves feel the need to make their tunnels so tall is that they're Compensating for Something. Sera asks what that says about Blackwall's big sword.
      Blackwall: That's not compensation. That's a counterweight.
    • Played straight with the Iron Bull, as there are multiple references to people, possibly including the Inquisitor or Dorian, walking funny after spending the night with him. Josephine is also impressed when she accidentally sees him naked during his romance arc. It should be noted that Iron Bull is also about a foot and a half taller than the male humans, and very very broad. It's only logical then that his equipment would be proportionally larger. He may or may not be particularly well-hung for a Qunari.
  • In Fate/stay night, although Rin actually freaks out when she sees Shirou naked, she was a virgin and extremely nervous (so was Shirou, for that matter); Saber and Sakura are admiring, but not shocked. Shiki, on the other hand, managed to impress even the relatively experienced Kohaku.
  • Slow Damage has Word of God admit that all of the route love interests of Towa's have a rather impressive size to their manhood, though in-game it's clear that Rei has the biggest one.
  • Parodied in a mostly PG-13-rated way in League of Legends with Evelynn, who has some very choice words if the player purchases a Void Staff, which does have a fairly large stub at the end of it. Even worse, it's an item that specializes in "magic penetration".
    Evelynn: It's so... big... think of all the places this can go...
  • Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri:
    • The quote for one of the technologies has Nwabudike Morgan saying "Gentlemen, forget what your courtesans have told you: size does matter!"
    • Also in a Dirty Limerick at Sparta Command;
      A handsome young Cyborg named Ace, / Wooed women at every base, / But once ladies glanced at / His special enhancement / They vanished with nary a trace.

  • Averted in two Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal where it's pointed out that 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 generation's children revert back to normal humans.
  • In Boy Meets Boy, Mikhael's "freakishly large" penis is supposedly the main reason why his and Harley's sex life is so good, which in turn seems to be one major reason why their relationship is so good. It's really best not to over-analyze this comic.
  • Averted in Cheer by Forview, a good-natured (and naturally NSFW) porn webcomic. If hand measurements are anything to go by, the boy is packing something like 8-10 inches. While the girls certainly enjoy themselves (and him), they do need to take care. The smaller girl is actually brought to tears by the discomfort until they find a way to negate the extra length, and even the bigger one needs him to be "super-gentle" with "the last inch".
  • Averted in Grrl Power. Main character Sydney (who's fairly small) dates alien Wolf Man Frix and finds his "equipment" far too big to be comfortable. Fortunately for her, resident succubus Dabbler is able to help out with a potion of "accomodation," which she says she made for Sydey the moment she realized that Sydey and Frix were dating.
  • Deconstructed and played straight by Humon. In one of her stories, there is a character who complains that his penis is so big that no one wants to be penetrated by him. The Lady tells him that he just needs to get with an expert. Then she calls her butler and asks for his opinion. The butler falls head over heels for the well-endowed man, mostly because of his ... size. (No worries, they are all a big, happy poly-relationship.)
  • Kyle from Juvenile Diversion is well endowed, which leads to some very enjoyable times for Jenny.
  • Peter of Peter Is the Wolf. Other than that one "feature", Peter is the runt of his pack; small for a human, let alone a werewolf. But he still keeps his girlfriend happy.
    • Of course, first time said girlfriend saw his wolf-form equipment after she had changed back from her much larger wolf form, was "You put that in me?"
  • Jason from Something*Positive may be both a use and subversion of this trope. On one hand, he was extremely popular with the ladies prior to his marriage, but, on the other hand, the only woman we've actually seen reacting to it onscreen responded with an expression of terror and the words "Uh, Jason? Could you please put that big...thing back in your pants? It hurts my pelvis to look at it." We don't see the appendage in question, so you have to use your imagination.
  • Richard of S.S.D.D. was apparently named "Dick" for a very good reason; even Norman feels inadequate by comparison and he's heavily implied to be asexual! But then his girlfriend has an affair with a more modestly endowed guy because, to quote, "girls aren't hollow".
  • Rory from Teahouse, the youngest, shortest and most expensive of the courtesans because of his virginity, turns out to have an enormous penis, which persuades Lord Reed to become his exclusive client, despite the cost.
  • Vilga from The Cummoner appreciates a well-endowed male. She hasn't found anyone who's too big—yet.
  • Parodied by one-shot character Chad - The Man With the Worlds Largest Penis in Bigger Than Cheeses. His equipment is so big, he requires a third pants leg, but according to him, 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.
  • Candi has the title character drunkenly listing off what she likes about her current boyfriend, ending with "And he has a big penis!"
  • A Running Gag of the NSFW Manhwa Sexercise is everyone's reactions to the abnormally huge dick of protagonist Bae Woong contrasted with how oblivious he appears to be to his own size. Notably, all of Woong's partners have been left very satisfied after "working out" with him. After Woong's first day at the gym, Soohyun recalls the reactions of his partners while wondering to herself if size really does make a difference... and the scene immediately cuts to Hani firmly telling Miso that of course size makes a difference.
  • Super Rivals: The resident Superman Substitute isn't called "Astonishing Man" just because of his superpowers. His equipment is large enough to, well, astonish even the very sexual experienced Thunder Bunny when she first lays eyes on it.

    Web Original 
  • A great deal of transformation fetish stories involve people being able to "take" endowments that would be normally anatomically impossible, due to the virus/nanomachines/magic.
    • One story, by Nequ, deconstructed this trope, where a guy takes a pill that was supposed to give him a horse's stamina but instead gives him a horse's endowment. Not only does this nearly kill him due to not being physiologically prepared for the transformation, leading to him blacking out, but it kills the woman he was having sex with. He's clearly traumatized by the incident.
  • According to the Barney Bunch, Drew Pickles’ penis is 300 miles long. How he is still able to have sex is still a mystery.
  • Occasionally pops up in Chakona Space, part of Garrek's popularity with vixens is suggested to be his "endowment". Leanna, being a genetically engineered (former) sex slave, is pretty large as well, no specifics but the only reason shi can look like a female is that hir penis is designed to retract into her pelvis. And speaking of genetically engineered sex slaves...
  • In Dragon Ball Z Abridged, when Android 18 comes to give Krillin the Glad-to-Be-Alive Sex she promised him, and sees his Gag Penis (they don't specify the size, but it did give a nice thump when he took it out), she immediately demands he get on the bed. The resultant Destructo-Nookie destroys the Krillin Owned Count, and it's hinted they went at it 39 times. (It should probably be noted that as a cyborg, 18 could probably handle it better than a normal human.)
  • Sites like Literotica have a real problem with writers submitting stories where men have bizarrely proportioned genitals. Like a penis ten inches long and eight inches wide.
  • In an alternate reality where The Nostalgia Critic was never born, The Cinema Snob instead became the world's greatest male porn star. Apparently all of the Nostalgia Critic's mass went into the...uh...(not-so-)Little Snob? Add this to his voice, which spontaneously causes women to have orgasms, and it's no wonder how he got his acclaim.
  • This trope causes much pain to Protectors of the Plot Continuum. See the Fan Fic section for a couple of examples of what they've had to combat.
  • Occurs in the Whateley Universe to many male Examplars, to the point that an in-universe sex manual about Power Perversion Potential specifically warns about the danger of hurting one's partners through the sheer size of one's organ.
    • The character Phase's body was changed by his mutation to appear female, but his genitalia did not change, and in fact got BIGGER.
    • Chad/Merry/Paige/Petra suffers from this, except that s/he has both sets of equipment.
    • In the Gen 2 stories, Nick Brennan, Jr., a second-generation Horse Ani-Man who is also a mutant, gets some immediate attention the first time he visits the pool, in particular from one of the members in Venus, Inc. (the school's modeling club). She was so impressed by his equine proportions (even through a swimsuit) that she immediately lures him into a rendezvous. Apparently, she was quite please with the outcome, as the first thing she did after they parted was to post a glowing review of him on a hidden 'girls only' page of the school intranet.


    Western Animation 
  • A running gag in Archer is that Cyril's is bigger than the titular super spy's and leads to his "sex addiction". At one point, Cheryl and Pam hack into ISIS's health care records and find that Cyril was covered for a penis "ensmallment". After that, Pam hints there are 'a whole twelve reasons' why Lana is dating Cyril.
    Lana: Not to mention your... other... qualities...
    Archer: Oh, so he just gets a pass? Like Milton Berle?
    Lana: Yuuuuuup!
  • Big Mouth: Since the show parodies real life attitudes towards sex, most of the characters believe this trope, with much Teeny Weenie angst abound, while the show itself has the message that sexual compatibility and chemistry is more important. None of the sexually active characters are implied to be bigger than average, and one relationship outright averts it; Nick's mother Diane mentions having dated some very well-endowed men before she met Elliot, and it was more uncomfortable than enjoyable. Despite being fairly small, Elliot was a much better match for her. The only characters shown to have a Gag Penis are the Gogurt Burglar (who's around 14), and Santa Claus (in what was probably a non-canon episode).
  • Woody Johnson and the convict Meathammer from Brickleberry. Meathammer is only stated but presumably true since the entire prison population agrees with him, while head ranger Woody Johnson is seen naked on several occasions, with his censor bar reaching his knees (he was a porn star before he joined the army). Denzel as well, playing into a common humorous stereotype about African Americans.
  • Down Town: In one episode, Jen regales a sleep-deprived Alex with a story about her Really Gets Around roommate Leah, including an ancedote about the various sizes of her lovers, who she insisted on telling Jen about. One guy was apparently so big he had to special order is condoms, while another was about the size of an unscrewed lipstick.
  • Family Guy:
    • In "We Love You, Conrad", when Brian's ex-girlfriend returns with her new fiancee Derek, he quickly proves himself to be Brians superior in every single way, smarter, more handsome, kinder and richer. At one point, Brian resorts to following him into the bathroom to see if he has any "shortcomings". Judging by his response, he does not.
    Brian: Oh, come ON!!
    • Jerome, a recurring black character, playing with another trope, Black Is Bigger in Bed. It's notable since Cleveland, the show's main black character, does not fit either trope and is implied to be average.
    • In "Jesus, Mary and Joseph!", Peter tells the story of the First Christmas and the Birth of Jesus, with him as Joseph and Lois as Mary. Upon finding out that Mary is pregnant with the Son of God, Joseph is honored, but has one important question... was God bigger than him? Mary tells him she felt nothing (since the conception was obviously not physical). Joseph is immediately mollified.
    Joseph: Ah. Little guy.
    • In "Family Gay", after Peter is temporarily turned Camp Gay as a result of volunteering for a medical experiment, he helps Chris with his math homework by using a very inappropriate story about glory hole rotations in a gay club as an example. Part of the equation is a guy named Trent who's apparently so well-endowed he can't fit in the holes.
    Peter: *sing-song*: 'Cause Trent can't fit in a glory hole and that's why we all like Trent!
  • Rick and Morty Rick is shown to be quite well-endowed based on the censors when he is naked in "Big Trouble in Little Sanchez". Co-creator and voice actor Justin Roiland says Rick's penis is the size of a three-year-old's arm.
  • In the South Park episode "T.M.I.", the Colorado Surgeon General and Randy Marsh both propose equations for "adjusted penis length", with bigger being better. The trope is twisted a bit, since in both normal measurements and the "adjusted" ones, supposedly wimpy (a fan would say 'sensitive') characters like Butters get top results, suggesting that they're really good in bed.


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