What Is The Average Penis Size? And Should You Be Worried?

Average Penis Size

Size does matter!

Or at least, that’s what they say. Quite frankly, it depends on the lady that you’re with (and her past experiences), but whatever the case, there’s no doubt that most dudes have worried at some point about the size of their penis.

However, it can be hard to determine whether or not your penis is larger, smaller, or just the right size if you don’t know what the average penis size is. This, coupled with the fact that a huge number of men grossly exaggerate the size of their penises can make it hard for someone to know if they’re up to par.

In this article, we’re going to talk about the average penis size so that you can figure out whether or not you need to get a penis pump. (Just kidding – there are plenty of natural and safe alternatives to increase your penis size that don’t involve any dangerous tools like a penis pump).

Why are men concerned about the average penis size?

One thing that’s interesting to note is that a huge number of women – over 85% – are totally satisfied with the size of their partner’s penises. On the other hand, the majority of men aren’t so confident.

There are a lot of different reasons that men might be concerned about the size or shape of their penises. Here are a couple of the most common reasons:

Penis size expectations from their partner

Woman with a measuring tape

One of the biggest reasons that men are worried about the size of their penis is because they may feel a sense of expectation from their partner. In many cases, these worries are unfounded, but there are lots of factors that could give rise to them thinking that their partner wants them to have a bigger penis.

  • Their partner’s past history. If your partner has slept with a ton of dudes in the past, then it’s natural to worry about whether or not you’re performing as well as her old partners. This means that you may be worried that she’s been with someone who has had a bigger penis than you in the past.
  • Wanting to please your partner. A lot of men believe that the size of their penis is a huge factor in helping to please their woman. Fortunately, with the exception of extreme cases, this isn’t the case. It’s more about technique and the way that you use your bits that will determine how your partner is pleased.
  • Partner preferences. Not all women like large penises, but some certainly do. This could be a result of their actual anatomy (some girls require more to fill them up) or simple preferences. Whatever the case, it’s important that you talk to your partner about this.

Penis size of male pornstars

Whether or not you like it, porn is easily available and can be found all over the place. Lots of men watch it, and lots of men are intimidated by the seemingly huge penises that most of these male porn stars have.

Considering that most men don’t go around looking at their friends’ penises, but most of them have seen plenty of oversized pornstar dicks, it’s easy to understand why most men might think that their penis is undersized.

Here’s a hint – it’s not. Or at least, comparing your dick to a porn star’s isn’t a good enough reason to feel like you’re undersized. This is simply an unrealistic comparison because many of these men have spent years and years enlarging their penises.

By utilizing things like penis pumps, performing certain exercises, and even through surgical intervention, many pornstars are able to grow their penises to a size far beyond that which a person would normally be able to achieve.

What is the average penis size?

Girl jokingly measures the size of a banana and cucumber

There has been a lot of debate as to what is actually considered the average penis size. To figure out an answer to this, we’d need some unbiased studies: the hearsay from bros who are flaunting penises that are allegedly 12 inches and longer would obviously throw off the average.

Another thing that needs to be considered is the fact that there’s a huge difference in size between a flaccid penis and an erect penis. This means that even a man whose junk is but a couple inches when it’s flaccid might actually have a huge penis when they’re erect.

Fortunately, there actually have been a number of studies that have been done on the topic. One study, which was published in the Journal of Urology, evaluated the average penis size of 80 men. They concluded that the average penis sizes are certainly a lot smaller than what people might expect:

  • 3.5 inches or 8.8 cm when flaccid
  • 5.1 inches or 12.9 cm when erect

This study also confirms that the length of your penis when it’s flaccid doesn’t necessarily give any indication of how large it might be when it’s erect.

The problem with this is that there can be a huge amount of variation between different studies. For example, a different study that followed 1,600 American dudes found that the average length of an erect penis was 5.6 inches, instead of 5.1.

Another thing that people may be concerned about is the circumference of their penis, also referred to as the girth. This is how wide the penis is, and can be considered important for helping to ‘fill up’ your partner.

The average circumference, as indicated by the previous study, was 4.8 inches. You can find out your circumference by using a tape measure and wrapping it around your erect penis.

Penis size by race

The previous studies were done largely on American men, and could have included Americans from a number of different races.

Many men believe that there is a significant difference in the size of a man’s penis according to his race or ethnicity. Not everyone is sure if there is actually some truth to this – but fortunately, a number of studies have been done in this exact area to help people understand whether or not there’s actually any merit to this.

By using the data from different studies gathered, we can conclude that there is actually a bit of difference between the penis length of people from different races.

  • A study done on 150 English men found the average erect penis length was 14.5 cm.
  • A study done on 527 Thaiwanese men found their average penis length to be 11.3 cm.
  • A study done on 4187 Canadian men found the average penis length to be 15.6 cm.
  • A study done on 123 South Korean men found the average penis size to be 9.6 cm.
  • A study done on 3000 men from across the globe found the average penis size to be 16 cm.

In conclusion, there seems to still be some disparity: a study that was done on people from all around the globe seemed to find that the average penis size was larger than that which was reported from most of the individual countries.

Penis size by age

Another thing to take into consideration is the fact that the size of a man’s penis can change as a result of different things. One of the main things that can influence the size of the penis is age – during childhood, the penis grows at a fairly significant rate, and during puberty it can grow immensely.

For the most part, penis size remains constant once it reaches its maximum size – usually around the age of 16. With the exception of people who make a point of changing their penis size, people who are injured, or those who go through serious hormonal changes or use steroids, penis size remains constant after the age of 16.

Ideal penis size

Despite the fact that so many men worry about the size of their penises, and the fact that many ladies like to unabashedly tell their girlfriends about ‘how big’ their men area, in private studies, most women seem to report that they are pretty content with the average penis size.

In fact, most women seem to report that they are happy with their man’s penis – no matter what the size is. This means that as long as you treat your lady right and know how to please her in the bedroom, then, for the most part, it doesn’t really matter what the size of your penis is.

In fact, the whole notion of a huge penis can actually be considered a bit of a confusing topic because penises that are too large can actually hurt the woman. Pornstars, for example, may have massive dicks – but remember, they are primarily having sex with women who also have sex for a living. In many cases, these women may require the extra girth and length to derive any pleasure from the act of sex.

Furthermore, having an average-sized penis can actually increase the options available to a man. For example, you may not be able to enjoy anal sex if your penis is too large – or you may be unable to fully receive oral sex.

How to measure penis size

Even though it has been shown that penis size isn’t a huge issue for most men, it can still be intriguing to learn about the size of your penis. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to measure these things.

  • To measure the length, take a ruler and place it at the base of your penis, where your pubes would start growing and measure to the very tip.
  • To measure girth, simply wrap a measuring tape around your penis when it’s erect.

In Conclusion

The size of a man’s penis may or may not influence the pleasure that his woman receives during sexual intercourse. Many studies have been done in the area that have proven that the average penis size is actually a lot smaller than what most men think it is, and also that most women are pretty content with the average penis.

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