Monday, June 21, 2010

Nothing wrong with Indian men!

India is backing their men. After the authors of super freakonomics belittled the Indian male in a chapter about condoms, experts have said that he can still hold his own in the world.

The authors, US Economist Steven D Levitt and Journalist Stephen J dubner, had inferred from an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study that indian men are less endowed than men in other parts of the world.

They said 60% of Indian men have penises too small for the condoms manufactured to fit who specs. But now, ICMR Deputy Director General RS Sharma says the authors had not factored the entire research findings before jumping to the conclusion. Instead, they had referred only to a small data sample collected from Maharashtra.

"The claim can't be considered as an average data of an indian man," says Sharma. The 2001 research was done to help the government understand why most Indian men say no to condoms. one of the notions was that the condoms could be oversized. To test it, the researchers had decided to line up men from all states, and measure them from base to tip in their viagra mood.

Since the number of experts needed for the "sensitive job" could not be found, the test was conducted only on 1,377 healthy men. The study found that the sizes varied from state to state, and hence, deriving a standard average length from the data was not possible. Though the study did indicate that the average size of an erect penis in the sampled states is smaller than the international size, the specification could not be stretched to include the entire country.
-DNA Edition, Bengaluru

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