Originally Posted by Ramsey
Sadly no, it's not my ability to reason that is having the problem, and I'm not necessarily saying that yours is.
Think about it, people see a big one and they're like "whoah, gotta measure this!" but they don't for a small one, implying there is something to be embarrassed about.
It's like saying "no, don't talk about the penises of small guys, it will insult their masculinity" when penis size truly has NOTHING to do with how masculine the man is. How we perceive it is a different matter. But once you say "no, I don't want to be insulting" means that you have already bought into the insulting thought process of "small penises are a joke".
Regardless of how you feel a man with a small penis should
feel, it doesn't mean that he will feel that way because of societal perceptions.
I know that the man with the smallest penis that I dated was extremely self-conscious. He was well aware of his "less than average" size.
As women, our sensitivity to discussing small sizes doesn't reveal our own perceptions of size but is a response to a respect toward those men, a desire to protect them from judgement from the less enlightened, and an innate sense that it isn't socially acceptable to discuss it.
To sum up and bring it back to my initial point, a combition of sensitivity towards the feeling of individuals and an avoidance of socially unacceptable topics comprises what is known as "social tact."