When it comes to penises, there is a lot of information to sort through.
There are legendary penises, presidential penises, the world’s biggest penis, “perfect” penises, micro-penises, so on and so forth.
Even Justin Bieber’s penis is famous.
And along with that, there are a lot of myths, rumors, and quite a bit of misinformation.
To help sort through some of that, this page offers some facts and figures about the average penis, which is the kind of penis that most readers are going to have, because let’s face it, most of us have a plain, ol’ average penis.
Perhaps you’re interested in whether penis size actually matters.
However, most people are aware that it is.
Average Penis Size
Right about now, you might be wondering: What is the size of the average penis?
Well, it turns out that in 2015, some researchers at King’s College London had the same question, so they proceeded to compile and survey studies from around the world.
Their survey covered the data of 15,521 men and their penis sizes, all to help men find a more definitive answer to the question, “Am I normal?”
After all their cross-comparisons, these are the measurements they came up with for the average penis:
Flaccid length: 9.16 cm / 3.61 in
Stretched length: 13.24 cm / 5.21 in
Erect length: 13.12 cm / 5.17 in
Flaccid girth: 9.31 cm / 3.67 in
Stretched girth: N/A
Erect girth: 11.66 cm / 4.59 in
If you’re reading these stats and realizing you’re not smaller than the average guy, then congratulations, and enjoy the feeling of relief while it lasts.
If you’re reading these numbers with disappointment because you’re finding out your Johnson is like every other John’s, it might make you feel better to know that an overwhelming majority of guys are just average.
It turns out that micro-penises and enormous penises are really rare.
Men in the 95th percentile—that is 5 men out of 100—who are batting above average have measurements of approximately 6.3 inches.
Men on the other end of that spectrum in the 5th percentile are usually around 4 inches.
That leaves 90% of men with penis sizes between 4 and 6.3 inches when erect.
Average Penis Sizes Around the World
The researchers at King’s College London who conducted the survey of 15,521 men stated that there was not enough equal distribution of data from each country surveyed to make any conclusive statements about average penis sizes across race, ethnicities, or nationalities.
For that information, we can turn instead to this map of average erect penis sizes worldwide.
The worldwide penis map reveals that the men with largest penises are of African descent, while the men with the smallest penises are of southeast and east Asian descent.
Top 5 Nations with Largest Penises: 6.3-7 inches
Top 5 Nations with Smallest Penises: 3.6-4.1 inches
Predictors of Penis Size
So maybe now that you’ve found out just how average your penis is, you’re starting to wonder:
Can other people tell?
Can people look at the size of your feet, hands, or height and make assumptions about the size of your penis?
There’s the old saying, for instance, “He’s got big feet. You know what that means…” The myth regarding a correlation between foot size and penile length is probably just that, a myth.
While some studies, such as the one conducted by Siminoski and Bain (1993), suggest that there is a correlation between the two sizes, albeit a weak one, other studies, such as the one by Shah and Christopher (2002) contend that there is no significant correlation.
The same goes for the supposed correlation between the length of the index finger and penile length.
There are studies that claim there is a weak link and other studies that debunk it, such as the studies by Mehraban, Salehi and Zayeri (2006), and Choi et al.(2011) respectively.
Interestingly, there are findings that suggest a stronger correlation between height and penile length.
The study by Aslan et al. (2011) found a moderately significant correlation between height and both flaccid and stretched penile length, and studies by Ponchietti et al.
(2001), Choi et al. (2011) respectively concluded there was a weak correlation between height and both flaccid and erect penile length.
However, a study by Awwad et al. (2004) found no correlation between height and penile length.
So what does it all mean? Is there a predictor for penis size? Well, to get to the short of it, no, probably not.
The somewhat conflicting findings suggest one can’t really say foot size, index finger length nor height are definitive predictors of penile length.
After all, one has to keep in mind that Jonah Falcon, who is second in line for the world’s biggest penis, is only 5’9 and wears a size 10 shoe, measurements that are fairly average for American men.
There aren’t reports on the height of the man who currently holds the title for the world’s biggest penis, Mexico’s Roberto Esquivel Cabrera, but judging from the pictures that show Cabrera with his 18.9-inch penis, he doesn’t appear to also be the world’s tallest man.
So next time you’re sizing up other guys and trying to figure how you stack up, remember, there aren’t any guarantees.
Is the average penis size growing?
Not too long ago, news broke that the average penis size was growing.
These claims were made in comparison to the data in the King’s College London report (2015), which contained data from surveys as far back as 1985.
The new study, which was conducted by the condom company SKYN, claimed that men aged 18-34, in fact, had an average penis size of 6.1 inches!
This got a lot of millennial men very excited.
But as multiple sources were quick to point out, there was one glaring flaw in the study that explained the supposed growth in average penis size: self-reporting.
Unlike the King’s College London study, which used data from scientists who accurately measured the participants’ penis sizes, the data that SKYN collected was all self-reported.
And what young buck doesn’t want to exaggerate a bit for the sake of self-esteem?
Looking at the data of over forty studies from 1899-2014, it appears that even during the entire twentieth century, the average penis size has not changed.
So apparently, your great-granddaddy wasn’t packing much more heat than you are today.
When does the penis stop growing?
The average penis doesn’t appear to have grown much over the last hundred years, but what about in a man’s own lifetime?
When does the penis start growing and does it ever stop?
Well, clearly the penis does grow over a male’s lifetime since the average penis you’re sporting today is obviously (hopefully) larger than the one you were born with as a wee babe.
The penis grows the most during puberty, which for the average male starts anywhere between 10 and 14.
Then the penis keeps growing for some happy, exciting years, while the pubescent male is distracted by a whole new world of awakening from wet dreams and discovering the awkwardness of unexpected hard-ons during third-period science class.
At some point during adolescence though, those golden years end, and the penis stops growing.
For most males, this is around 16 although some late-growers might be so lucky as to keep going and growing strong until 18.
So if you are still a pubescent male and reading this article, and you find yourself unhappy with your small-to-average penis size, rest assured, that little fella might keep growing for a few years yet.
For the rest of us, sorry, no such luck.
The only way to make that puppy in your pants grow into a massive mastiff is to try our stem-cell penis enlargement program.
Can the penis shrink over time?
So we know that the penis eventually stops growing, but does the reverse happen?
Does the penis shrink after a certain age?
The horrifying answer to that question: yes, the penis shrinks after a certain age.
This is not a fact just for the average penis.
This is a terrible, biological certainty for all penises, big, small, and everything in between.
The decline of the penis goes hand-in-hand with the aging process.
The average penis can go strong and heavy into those virile years leading up to the man’s prime, which for most men is around age 30.
Then, as the man approaches middle age and older, not only does the man lose his sexual drive, he also can lose a half to a whole inch in penis size.
That loss pertains to both penile length and girth.
A man who is packing a proud 6 inches when he’s 30 might be left with 5 to 5.5 inches when he is 60 or 70.
And even though 5 inches still puts him in the rankings with other, younger members with an average penis size, for those of us who already have average penises, that loss in length and girth is devastating.
Other ways that the penis is affected by age include the appearance of the penis and the fullness of pubic hair.
As the male gets older, the glans—the head of the penis—loses that rich, purplish color, which is the result of blood and virility pumping through the head.
With age, blood flow slows down and leads to a more washed-out looking penis.
Age also induces hair loss, not just on your head (the head that holds your brain, not your penis head), but also in the pubic department.
In addition to age, another factor that contributes to loss of penis size is weight gain, which is a fairly common occurrence for the average aging male.
Weight gain in men leads to increased fat in the abdominal region.
In this sea of abdominal fat, the average penis sinks in like a sailor flailing in the ocean.
The good news is that abdominal fat and the resultant penis shrinkage is preventable, and that is why we push exercise as part of our stem-cell penis enlargement program.
Exercise and a healthier body contribute to exposing more of your penis and increasing your sexual stamina and appetite.
It’s a win-win situation.
Does masturbation affect penis size?
Before you go into a full-blown panic, let us assure you that no, masturbation does not affect penis size.
It’s important to note that the penis is not a muscle.
That’s fortunate, or maybe unfortunate if you were hoping that jerking off would eventually stretch him out.
But it turns out, with aging, masturbation can affect the shape of the penis.
Additionally, masturbation is proven to have different effects on health compared to sex.
When it comes to shape, aging and regular wear-and-tear can alter the shape of the penisover time.
Sexual activity, including masturbation, leads to the accumulation of scar tissue, and that scar tissue doesn’t necessarily form symmetrically or evenly along the penis.
If during masturbation, you tend to pull to one side or the other, that can affect the areas in which scar tissue builds up.
So what was once a straight-ahead arrow might eventually become an arrow pointing downhill, or an arrow curving right or left. It adds a whole new level to the question, “are you a righty or a lefty?”
Masturbation also has different effects on penis health than sex.
The reason for this is still unclear for researchers, but studies have shown that the semen that gets pumped out from masturbating is different from the semen that spews forth from sex.
Furthermore, sex has been proven to have numerous psychological, emotional and physical health benefits, but for some reason, masturbation does not carry the same benefits.
In the end, what it all boils down to is that average penis or not, masturbation isn’t enough. Sex is necessary for health and pleasure reasons.
And if the size of your average penis is preventing you from having sex, then it might be time to do something about it.
If You Don’t Use It, You Lose It
It turns out there is something to that hilarious scene in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, when Andy asks the sex education counselor whether you lose it if you don’t use it.
Using it, in this sense, isn’t about having sex, but instead about getting erections.
If you don’t get regular erections, you will experience what is called “penis shortening.” Sounds like a veritable nightmare.
Although the penis is not a muscle, it does require what is essentially a form of exercise, that is, getting hard.
In the average penis, the two cylindrical columns of tissue (the corpus cavernosum) in the penis fill with blood and swell, allowing the penis to rise to its full, erected glory.
The rush of blood caused by the erection helps to enrich the penis tissue with oxygen and keeps the blood circulating smoothly.
A lack of erections, on the other hand, causes penis shortening because the lack of blood flow and oxygen causes the arteries to close up.
The effect is akin to not getting regular exercise. Exercise keeps a healthy circulation of blood going throughout the muscles, whereas a lack of exercise causes arteries in the muscle to close up.
The penis needs to stretch out too every once in a while.
What does it really mean to be “average”?
Given all this information about the average penis, it’s worthwhile to ask: What does it mean to have an average penis?
If you want to approach it mathematically, then the average is the central value of a given set of numbers.
You take all the measurements, from the micro-penis end, the enviable numbers from the big boy’s league, and all the data of the penises in between—which as we found out earlier is some 90 percent of men—then do some adding, dividing, and there you have it: 5.17 inches erect length, 4.59 inches girth.
That is the average penis, objectively speaking.
Considered from a social standpoint though, the average penis doesn’t sound so appealing. After all, do you ever hear anyone gush about how “average” something was?
No. More often than not, saying something is average is saying it was not that special, not that interesting, not terrible but also not really worth the time.
A Yelp review saying some restaurant’s cuisine was average doesn’t exactly inspire people to rush over there for a taste of that totally average fare.
Unfortunately, the same can probably be said of penis sizes.
When a woman tells her friends that her partner’s penis was of average size, her friends probably aren’t getting hot and bothered for a go at that average penis.
But don’t feel too bad if you have an average penis since 90 percent of us do.
It might make you feel better to know that when it comes to primates, human males actually stack up quite well.
We have the largest penises compared to those 192 other not-so-blessed primate cousins.
Both the gorilla and the orangutan have erect penile lengths of 1.5 inches or less. Yikes. Sorry fellas.
Of course, unless your lady has a Planet of the Apes fetish, this might not help to impress nor increase your appeal in terms of how you stack up against other men.
To really get some competitive numbers, your best bet is to try our stem-cell enlargement process.
Ideal Penis Sizes Historically
So you’re sitting there with your presumably average penis and wonder: What is the ideal penis size? Of course, every man has an ideal for his own penis.
But what about the ideal for other men? What about historically?
What if the average penis you happen to have was somebody else’s ideal size one hundred years ago?
You might think that every man would be proud to strut around with a massive cock, but historically, that hasn’t always been the case.
The Greeks, for example, regarded large penises as signs of lust and base passions. Small, uncircumcised penises signified the man to be ruled by civility and intellect.
In ancient India, there wasn’t necessarily an ideal penis, but there were notions that certain sized penises should be used to pleasure certain sized vaginas.
Penis sizes were associated with different sized animals: the hare, the bull, and the horse.
The corresponding vaginas for these penises were the doe, the mare, and the elephant.
The preferred penile sizes in Edo-era Japan can be gleaned from shunga, which was a genre of erotic art that prevailed from the 17th to mid-19th century.
In shunga, male penises are depicted in exaggerated form, often appearing massive, veiny, and uncircumcised.
In England, large cocks were apparently in fashion, and men drew attention to their allegedly well-endowed penises by sporting heavily padded codpieces.
This fashion accessory became especially prominent during the reign of Henry VIII.
Ideal Penis Sizes by Nation and by State
Nowadays, there is still variation in ideal penis sizes, between genders, between nations, and even between states.
When looking at the data according to gender, there is a sizable difference between what men and women perceive to be the actual average and ideal penis length.
For women, perceptions of the average penis come out to around 13.8 cm (5.43 inches), while their notions of the ideal penis size is 15.8 cm (6.22 inches).
What women believe to be the average penis size is pretty accurate (the average erect size being 13.12 cm), but their ideal sizes indicate that women still wish their partners had just an inch or two more to offer.
For men, the perceived average penis size is 14.1 cm (5.55 inches), and the idealized penis size is 16.6 cm (6.54 inches).
It seems that men are guilty of wishful thinking when it comes to their perception of what is average, but they also hold themselves to higher standards when it comes to ideal sizes.
A survey conducted by Dr. Ed, a British medical services website, compiled interesting data that gives us a better understanding of perceived and ideal penis sizes among various European and North American countries and, within the US, by state.
By country, the US came out in the middle for perceived average penis size, which survey participants estimated to be around 14.3 cm (5.62).
The UK came out at the bottom of ten surveyed countries with a perceived average penis size of 12.4 cm (4.88 in).
The top three countries who had the highest perceived average penis sizes were:
Poland—15.7 cm (6.18 in)
Austria—15.6 cm (6.14 in)
Italy—15.3 cm (6.02 in)
These same countries also had the highest numbers for ideal penis sizes although not in the same order:
Austria—17.6 cm (6.93 in)
Poland—17.3 cm (6.81 in)
Italy—17.2 cm (6.77 in)
The ideal penis size for members of the US was 17 cm (6.69 in), while in the UK the ideal was a modest 14.2 cm (5.59 in).
Broken down into perceived and ideal penis sizes by state in the United States, the top three states with the highest perceived penis sizes were:
Maine—16.5 cm (6.50 in)
Idaho—15.9 cm (6.26 in)
Hawaii—15.7 cm (6.18 in)
For whatever reason, those top three states were not necessarily also the top three states for ideal penis length, with the exception of Maine:
Maine—19.3 cm (7.60 in)
Kansas—18.6 cm (7.32 in)
Arkansas—18 cm (7.09 in)
It appears that penis size is genetic.
Position of “G-spot” in Woman’s Vagina: Can the Average Penis Reach it?
The discrepancy between the perceived average and ideal penis sizes is not altogether surprising. Who after all doesn’t want a couple or few more inches?
But what is the purpose of having a larger-than-average penis?
For many men, penis size is strongly correlated with confidence, not just in their appearance and masculinity, but also in their ability to pleasure a woman.
When it comes to pleasuring a woman and hitting that elusive G-spot, it turns out that the average penis is more than sufficient.
The average length of the vaginal canal is 9.6 centimeters, although it should be noted that the vagina can grow during arousal by as much as 1.5 to 2 inches.
The position of the G-spot, which is short for Gräfenberg spot, is located 5 to 8 cm (2 to 3 inches) in from the front on the anterior vaginal wall. So the average penis is capable of reaching the G-spot.
But if pleasuring a woman wasn’t complicated enough, the existence and truth of the G-spot as a pleasure zone has come under heavy fire in recent years.
There are apparently other “spots”—the A-spot, O-spot, and cervix—that can also lead to sexual pleasure in women.
The good news is that the O-spot, located on the opposite wall of the vagina across from the G-spot, is close enough to the front of the vaginal entrance for the average penis.
The bad news?
Both the A-spot and the cervix require a larger penis to reach them.
The A-spot is located right before the cervix, and the cervix can only be reached with deep penetration.
Best Positions for the Smaller to Average-Sized Penis
It’s no secret that some sex positions are better than others, depending on the penis size.
If you are one of many men endowed with an average penis, check out the tips below for the best sex positions for the small to average penis.
The Crouching Dragon—
Facing each other, have your partner wrap her arms and legs around you.
Squat down and hold her close while you grind against each other.
Have your partner lie down face-first, with her knees bent slightly and hips raised.
If it’s comfortable for her, have her place a pillow under her to stabilize her lifted position.
Position your legs on the outside of hers and enter from behind.
The position makes for a snug fit.
Have your partner lie in the missionary position, but put a pillow under her butt so that her hips are angled upwards.
This allows for much deeper penetration.
The style has been popular for a long time, but what most men don’t realize is that the doggy style is one of the best ways to reach a woman’s cervix—one of the oft-neglected pleasure zones.
The Standing Dragon, or Coy Doggy Style—
This is a play on the traditional doggy style, but for this position, have your partner close her legs while you straddle her with your legs on the outside.
This maximizes the deep penetration.
Penises in All Shapes
Not all penises are made equally.
Penises can be quite diverse, not just in size, but also in shape, flexibility and health.
Read on to find out if your penis shape is part of the norm or an outlier.
According to an international Men’s Health survey, 79 percent of men have growers, which are penises that extend when becoming erect.
These penises let it all hang out when it comes to size.
The same survey from Men’s Health found that 21 percent of men have showers.
A curved penis, one that bends either to the left or the right, is not all that uncommon.
However, if the penis has an extreme curve, then the member might be inflicted with what is called Peyronie’s disease, which affects 8 to 10 percent of US men around the age of 40.
This type of penis has the foreskin removed, a surgical procedure that has been shown to be less hospitable to bacteria on the penis.
Many US men—some 81 percent—are circumcised, although recent data from the Mayo Clinic suggests that the rate of circumcision in US infant males is declining.
Although circumcision is relatively common in the United States, worldwide, only 30 percent of males over the age of 15 are circumcised, according to data collected in a joint study by the World Health Organization and UNAIDS. That leaves 70 percent of males uncircumcised on a global scale.
Where do you fit? How to Measure Your Penis
All this talk of the average penis might make you curious to find out where you fall on the spectrum of penis sizes.
There is a proper way to measure the penis, which is the same method that urologists and other researchers use when getting the stats on penile lengths.
Measurements can be made for flaccid and erect penises, but considering 79 percent of men are growers, it seems the more important number, in the end, is the size of the erect penis.
What you’ll need:
A tape measure
Your erect penis
Measuring Erect Length and Girth:
Position the tape measure at the base of your shaft, where the penis meets the abdomen.
Roll the tape measure out to the tip of your penis.
Position the tape measure at the base of your shaft.
You don’t want to measure the tip of the penis, because some men have a tapered penis, which means a smaller head girth than a base girth.
Record the number that you see.
Make sure you pay attention to if the readings are in centimeters or inches.
Compare to the numbers for the average penis to see how you stack up.
Although there is a lot of information out there claiming that size doesn’t matter, there is just as much research showing that size does matter.
According to Costa, Miller, and Brody (2012), who published their findings in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, women who experience penile-vaginal orgasms prefer longer-than-average penises.
So maybe size doesn’t matter or maybe it does.
The answer to that question is up to you.
Tricks to Make the Average Penis Appear Bigger
For guys with small to average-sized penises, there are a couple tricks in the bag that can help make your member more appealing.
First impressions make for lasting impressions, so why not use some of these quick-and-dirty tricks to make the most of what you’ve got?
Don’t let your dirty dog hide in the bushes.
Trim up the pubic hair and expose more. The more you see, the bigger it looks.
Manscaping can range from trimming to full-on shaving the pubic hair around the penis and balls.
How clean-cut you want it is up to you.
While this might not be the quickest method, losing weight helps to expose more of your penis.
Since the penis is firmly planted in the abdominal region, any weight gain in that area will surround the penis in folds of fat, thus concealing it from the world.
Weight loss not only exposes more of the penis, but it also leads to increased sexual stamina and sexual appetite.
Bulk Up the Bulge—
This might be cheating, but if Henry VIII and his court could create eye-catching packages with their codpieces, then why can’t you go for some false advertising?
Sometimes bulking up the bulge isn’t even about stuffing your pants, but about wearing the right style of underwear to showcase all that you’ve got.
Of course, none of these tricks helps during sex, when the size of your penis probably matters the most.
Giving the illusion of a bigger penis doesn’t magically allow your penis to penetrate deep and bring about her sexual pleasure.
These tricks also don’t help to increase your confidence, especially if you know that the effect is nothing more than smoke and mirrors.
It’s like cheating at solitaire.
But if you are worried about first impressions, or you’re trying to step up your game in the arena of dick pics, these tricks might help.
If you are sending dick pics, just be careful, and make sure that the person(s) you are sending your penis pictures to aren’t going to be offended.
You don’t want to end up publicly humiliated like Brett Favre or Anthony Weiner.
Penis Enlargement the Real Way
In the end, the only real way to enlarge your penis is through our stem-cell penis enlargement process.
There are numerous penis enlargement pills, supplements, pumps, extenders, weights, and exercises out there, but all these claims have one thing in common: they are scams!
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The great thing is that this method is effective in men of ALL ages.
So even if you’re past those golden years of adolescence, when it seemed like your penis would never stop growing, it’s never too late to get the size you deserve.
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How It Works
Our stem-cell enlargement process is revolutionizing the penis enlargement industry, mainly because it actually works!
It’s blowing those other phony schemes out of the water by being shown to be the only effective and natural way to add two or more inches to your penis.
Stem cells are nature’s blank slate.
They can be programmed to do or to be anything you want. But don’t worry.
If the words are bringing up worrying images of babies, that’s not how we get our stem cells.
The stem-cells that we use in our penis-enlargement process are naturally derived from plants.
Using our nature-made stem-cells and the carefully structured program that has taken Tom Candow years of research and working with scientists in the sexual medicine industry to pin down and perfect, you can use our stem-cell enlargement program to make your penis grow from average to large.
In addition to the stem-cell product, we have also structured an easy-to-follow program that helps you maximize your growth potential.
As discussed above, excessive weight gain is one of the most detrimental things you can do to your body and to your perceivable penis size.
Abdominal fat surrounds the penis and can lead to a loss of one or two inches.
That’s a loss that is entirely preventable!
The good news is that it is never too late to gain back those inches and gain back your confidence and pride in the process.
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