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Mo State Professor Ends 'Penis Size' Study Due To 'Public Reaction'

The study, which the professor described as a study of men's "relationship between penis size and self-esteem" became national news this week.

June 28, 2018 - 4:46 pm
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A Missouri State University professor has decided to cancel her study, which requested men send her photos of their genitalia and answer questions about their self-esteem. She cited "public reaction" as the reason for ending the study after 10 days of collecting hundreds of photos. 

Assistant sociology professor Alicia Walker released a statment Thursday morning, annoucing the end of her study: 

"I made this decision voluntarily," Walker said. "I continue to believe the relationship between penis size and self-esteem is an important site of scientific inquiry, but the public reaction to the project threatens the reliability of the survey responses. The reliability of the study as a whole has been compromised."

The study began on June 18 and was looking for 3,600 men to submit photos of their genitalia, measurement data and answer survey questions about their self-esteem. The men were required to live outside of the Ozarks, be at least 22-years-old and photos were submitted into an online database. The photos, Walker states, were never viewed and have been destroyed. 

Walker spoke with the New York Post and said she had received "a few hundred' penis pictures since the project began. She told the Post