What is the average penis size?

Many scientific researchers have tried to answer the question globally and want clear information regarding what size is the average penis? Findings which are published are often introduced with background information on widespread anxieties of men about whether or not the penises are big enough, and if satisfaction will be received by sexual partners Through the use […]

Many scientific researchers have tried to answer the question globally and want clear information regarding what size is the average penis?

Findings which are published are often introduced with background information on widespread anxieties of men about whether or not the penises are big enough, and if satisfaction will be received by sexual partners

Through the use of extenders and enlargers and given the ubiquity of free, easily accessible internet pornography, and the rise in aggressive marketing by companies promising a bigger penis, it is easy to see why the truth about male genital length and girth might have become concealed.

Researcher have consistently found and it may not be a surprise also that men have heightened anxieties about their manhoods.

Average penis size – fast facts

  • Men are less sure about themselves even if 85 percent of women may be satisfied with the size and proportion of their partner’s penis
  • 45 percent of the men have a belief that they have a small penis.
  • Across researches, flaccid length averages from a range of 7 to 10 centimetres (2.8 to 3.9 inches).
  • Range from 9 to 10 centimetres (3.5 to 3.9 inches) are the flaccid circumference or girth average
  • Average erects length from 12 to 16 centimetres (4.7 to 6.3 inches).
  • Erect circumference is about 12 centimetres (4.7 inches).


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The penis increases back behind the testes and measured lengths do not include this part.Perhaps the best indicator of what is considered to be a small penis is given by the range used by doctors for when considering penile augmentationResearchers studied that the penis sizes of 80 men who are physically normal, measurement of penile dimensions before and after drug-induced erections.

Normal or average penis size

Thoughtful man with tattoos thinking about average penis size

Many studies have researched regarding the average penis size.In a study, researchers found the below among the group of 80 men:

  • When flaccid the average penis size is of 8.8 cm (3.5 inches)
  • When erected, the average penis size of 12.9 cm (5.1 inches)

The study also found that the man’s erected penis size is not linked with the size of his flaccid penis.

This means that men whose penises are of separate lengths when flaccid may have similarly sized erect penises. The men’s ages and their penis sizes have no relations in between.

The findings on the length of the penis growth and on whether a ‘shower’ or a ‘grower’ was further supported by a study conducted of 200 Turkish men, in which it was found that flaccid length had little importance in determining erect penile length.

The research to determine average penis size includes a study published in around 2014 that analyzed over 1,600 men, although independent physical measurements were not taken.

The study instead relied on the men’s own measurements of penis size. The reports may be reliable fairly but however, since condoms were given to men to match the self-reported measurements, meaning that any miscalculation would have resulted in ill-fitting prophylactics.

The average penis size research found to be as below:

  • Erect penis average size is 14.2 cm (5.6 inches)
  • Erect penis average circumference is 12.2 cm (4.8 inches).

The researchers said that the erect penile dimensions which were self-reported were consistent with findings from other studies. Their study made addition to the finding that the accurate dimensions of an erection can be influenced by the mode of getting aroused, such as whether a man uses hand stimulation.

Penis length to be measured, press a ruler into the groin and measure from the base of the penis to the tip.

Penis girth to be measured, wrap a measuring tape should be wrapped around the widest part of the penis.

The average penis size in inches

[3D-printed penis sizes]The sizes have been printed across a range from 4 inches to 8.5 inches in length, and from 2.5 inches to 7.0 inches in circumference, based on earlier studies which give an average penis size when erect of 6 inches (15.2 cm) long with a girth of 5 inches (12.7 cm).

The 3D-printed shafts were in blue plastic so as not to recommend any specific race that might prejudice the women’s ideas of average size.

The 75 women specifying size preferences from the 33 blue models chose a little differently depending on the type of relationship they were thinking about and in any situation it showed that they desired a size that turned out to be only little bit above the average found across researches:

  • For sexual partners for long term, they went for a penis of little shorter circumference and length in comparison with their choices for one-night stands, choosing an average length of 6.3 inches and a girth of 4.8 inches.
  • The preference was compared for one-time sex partners being for a length of 6.4 inches and a circumference of 5.0 inches.

More penis measurements

A number of different researches seek to determine an average penis size. A study published in 2001 took measurements of around 3,000 young Italian men aged between 17 and 19 years.

It is founded that the median average length of flaccid penises was around 9 centimetres (3.5 inches), and the flaccid circumference at the middle of the shaft was about 10 centimetres (3.9 inches).

Another research evaluated a different population, of around 300 physically normal Indian men, and compared its results with size findings in other countries.

The outcome of the 2007 study had said that it will help in counseling the patients who are worried about the penile size and seeking penis enlargement surgery

  • Flaccid has the average length around 8.2 centimetres (3.2 inches) and circumference (of stretched flaccid penis) been around 9.1 centimetres (3.6 inches).
  • Erect has the mean average length around 13.0 centimetres (5.1 inches) and circumference around 11.5 centimetres (4.5 inches).

Tape measure

Research studies have found an average when measured penis sizes. The range shown on the ruler, the typical erect penis would fit well within thisOf the 16 studies they were cited, from different countries, the study which was the earliest was carried out over a hundred years ago.Results all arrived at the same average penis lengths:

  • Flaccid lengths ranging around 7 to 10 centimetres (2.8 to 3.9 inches).
  • Flaccid circumferences ranging around 9 to 10 centimetres (3.5 to 3.9 inches).
  • Erect lengths ranging around 12 to 16 centimetres (4.7 to 6.3 inches).
  • Erect circumference was around 12 centimetres (4.7 inches).

Concerns are heightened and desires for enlargement may be misguided

The authors of the research who wrote that the meaning of normal penile size was of interest which is considerable as the increase was steady in the number of people complaining of short penis and seeking penile enlargement procedures.

Other research has recommended that most men who are tending to seek surgery to lengthen their penis have a view which is overestimated of what a normal penis size is.

In the study of around 60 men who are complaining of having a short penis, none of them was, in fact, found to be severely short. The authors claimed that there was an increasing number of men seeking surgery to lengthen the penis.

Small effect of obesity and age on erect penis size

In 2015, researchers in Saudi Arabia had published the outcomes of a retrospective cohort study of around 700 men with an average age of 43.7 (ranging from 20 to 82 years) who had attended urological outpatient clinics in Saudi Arabia.

Men under the age of 18 were excluded from the study, presented with a complaint of small or short penis, Peyronie’s disease, congenital curvature, clinical hypogonadism, previous penile surgery or trauma, or a mixture of any of these.

After medically persuading an erection the researchers took the measurements and an average was established:

  • Penis length of 12.53 centimetres (4.9 inches) from the skin over the pubic bone to the penile tip
  • Penis length of 14.34 centimetres (5.6 inches) from the pubic bone to the penile tip
  • Penis circumference of 11.50 centimetres (4.5 inches).

The researchers have also measured the men’s body-mass index (BMI), which can increase with obesity. There was a weak link between greater BMI and shorter erect penile length when measurement was done from the skin over the pubic area, but not when the measurement was made from the bone to the tip.

When there is more fat under the skin at the visible base of the penis, this may recommend that the penis would appear to be shorter

This study also showed a weak link with the increasing age for erect penis dimensions.

However, the authors noted that decrease is slightly in size may be of concern which is limited to aging men. They found that the difference between men of 70 and 20 was less than a centimetre.

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