Taxpayers Fund Study on Gay Men's Penis Size

To some, the results are less shocking than the study itself
By Tim Karan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2011 5:34 PM CDT
Updated Jul 23, 2011 7:30 PM CDT
The federal government paid for a study on how penis size affects the sexual health of gay men.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Who's more preoccupied with the penis size of gay men: other gay men or the government? The National Institutes of Health recently conducted a study to find out how penis size affects the sexual health of gay men, reports the Daily Caller. Among the findings: Those who felt they had an inadequate penis are more likely to be psychologically troubled and anal receptive—or "bottoms"—while those with larger penises usually identify themselves as "tops."

The National Development and Research Institutes received taxpayer money from the NIH to conduct the study, beginning in 2006. The NDRI has received funding from taxpayers since 1985 for “behavioral science research on drug abuse, AIDS, and crime," and the penis study reportedly fit into that category. "We’ve got nameless, faceless bureaucrats who thought this was a good use of taxpayer money,” says the president of the Traditional Values Coalition. "[They] seem to think the American taxpayers are a limitless ATM machine."

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