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Almost 90 per cent of gay and bisexual men have sent a picture of their penis to another person, according to FS Magazine's latest research.

The latest Penis Issue found that 89 per cent of gay and bi men have admitted to sending a dick pic, with 30 per cent saying they wouldn't care if their picture was sent to other people.

The magazine's survey was conducted in a bid to better understand the anxiety that many men have about their penis. It included 566 gay and bisexual men.

Other study findings included the fact that around 38 per cent of those surveyed admitted to feeling anxiety about their penis size. A further 16 per cent said that they had made negative comments about their own penis.

But it isn't just their own penises that the men admitted to disparaging, as 22 per cent said they had rejected another man based on the size of his penis.

Ian Howley, chief executive of the gay men's health charity GMFA, said: “It goes without saying but the penis is a big part of our sex lives but it also brings a lot of problems too. Many of these are mental issues.

“Your relationship with your penis is important. If you think negatively about your penis then this will affect the sex you have, the risks you take and even your self-esteem and self-worth."

He went onto say that the men may also feel issues with confidence due to having a larger than average penis, which can make them feel used and affect their self-esteem and self-worth. Mr Howley urged those who do have confidence issues surrounding their penis to try and do something about it.

The survey also found that eight per cent of gay and bi men admit that their penis size has a direct impact on whether or not they wear a condom, which can put them and their sexual partners at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

However, overall, 74 per cent of those surveyed said they are happy with their penis, which is a positive outcome.