NEW YORK (MainStreet) The competition was stiff, but men in North Dakota rank number one for penis size in the U.S., according to research from Condomania.com. Doubly-blessed, the state has also seen the most robust recent growth in GDP. That good fortune, however, may be an anomaly, as places with an anatomically well-endowed populace aren't necessarily the most economically well-off.
In its findings, the prophylactic e-retailer analyzed its sales from the last two years to determine the percentage of men from each state who bought small, regular and large condoms. That basis, as unscientific as it may be, can be extrapolated as an economic index to indicate potential economic growth.
Tatu Westling of the University of Helsinki addressed the subject in his paper "Male Organ and Economic Growth: Does Size Matter?" which focused on the relationship between economic development in countries and penile length between 1960 and 1985. Making use of a Solow Growth Model, Westling found that "the size of the male organ is found to have an inverse U-shaped relationship with the level of GDP in 1985" and can itself explain 15% of the variation in a nation's GDP.
Bluntly, if members are too short or too long, that doesn't bode well for the economics of a country. Somewhere in the middle is just right.
The study indicates the optimal average length to maximize GDP is 13.5 centimeters (about 5.3 inches), but economic development collapses if the average size of the male organ exceeds 16 centimeters (about 6.2 inches).
This anatomical factor may have a larger impact than expected talk about opening the kimono.