Far from being just dumb and insulting, these instances are just knots on a fuse that winds back to the 19th century, when exclusionary attitudes toward Asians in America were first ignited. A rise in national wealth and its appetite for infrastructure, notably on the Western frontier, brought waves of Chinese and other Asian workers to build America up.
And where Asian women were exoticised and teased into a toxic yellow-fever stereotypeAsian men were depicted as submissive, physically impotent beings who schemed with their brains in order to compensate for small dicks.
This, despite modern research saying that the vast majority of Asian men have average-sized peniseswith a fairly normal distribution of extra-big and extra-small examples.
Some Asian men fight back against the stereotype by bellowing about falsehoods and poring over scientific studies, as on the subreddit AznIdentity, where users compared more than a dozen published pieces of penis-size research to reaffirm that Asian dicks are average. Others try to compensate by showing off their big dicks, bucking the stereotype in public forums. Others still try to ignore the myth altogether.
Whichever the case, the stereotype is something that Asian men learn to live with, in the same way that black men contend with assumptions that they must have giant genitalia and the lack of intellect to match, as many racist caricatures propose.
Eden, 30 I started running into jokes Asian small dicks Asian penises when I was a young teenager who was obsessed about how I stacked up down there. I think what messes with my head the most is the pornography I watch.
They have sexual desires that are more human and well-rounded than just an obsession with a dick. Regardless of the fact that you can find a lot of Asian guys in the real world who are more handsome than you, stronger than you, bigger, richer, more powerful.
That includes having a big dick, too. But clearly the myth is out there.
But it seems these days more people seem to genuinely want to know whether the myth is true or not rather than just having it as a racist joke. I got that on my first time being naked on the internet.
The sexual fantasy is to be ridiculously passing and also have a porn-star cock. James, 35 A part of me feels like the less we talk about the stereotype, the better.
People oughta just forget everything they assume about penis size. In the gay community, being Asian can be a very fetishized experience. Some people even remark about how fit I am, and how much bigger and more muscular I am than the average Asian guy—average in air quotes, of course.
On second thought, I wish that maybe we could just reverse the joke and make light of Asians with monster dongs, terrorizing neighborhoods like a Godzilla penis or something. Because I dunno how else we fight back against the guys out there who make themselves laugh by writing a racist joke about small Asian dicks into a movie or a stand-up routine or whatever.