In response to the public reaction to her research on penis size and self-esteem, Dr. Alicia Walker decided to discontinue the project.
“I made this decision voluntarily,” Walker said. “I continue to believe the relationship between penis size and self-esteem is an important site of scientific inquiry, but the public reaction to the project threatens the reliability of the survey responses. The reliability of the study as a whole has been compromised.”
All submissions were stored in a secure research database. None of the photographic submissions or survey responses have been or will be viewed. They have already been destroyed.
The survey itself has been closed to further activity. No further interviewing will take place.