Do you know how big your penis is? If it’s grown or shrunk in the past year?
If it’s larger or smaller than average?
Men have a habit or either wildly overestimating or severely underestimating the size and girth of their penis, and the only way to set the record straight is to take an accurate measurement.
While measuring your penis sounds like the most straightforward thing in the world, it’s actually very easy to do wrong.
An inaccurate measurement can leave a man with unwarranted pride and an inflated ego or unnecessary shame and needless embarrassment.
There’s a bit more to measuring a penis the right way than most men would think, and this guide aims to explain the process and help you avoid common pitfalls that many men fall into.
Before We Get To The Meat – There Is Lots Of Variation
Penises can come very small – there is a term called micropenis for penises smaller than 2.8 inches in erect length.
Due to the nature of the bell curve, very small and very large penises are exceedingly rare. However, penis size is obsessed over.
Historically, men’s penises have been lauded. Today, celebrity big men are also lauded.
And smaller celebrity men are laughed at.
However, as a collective, we have an obsession with the world’s biggest penis.
There are two front-runners for that lofty title.
One is bigger, but with severe complications, and suggestions that the bulk of his size is just skin.
His name is Roberto Esquivel Cabrera.
The other man with a better claim – given that he is able to use his penis – is Jonah Falcon.
Between these two, you can decide for yourself who has the biggest penis in the world.
Penises are seen as fascinating and interesting.
They get far more attention than most other male body parts, except for the face. The search for a perfect penis is ongoing for some women.
Now, let’s look at average sizes…
Average Penis Measurements
To give you some perspective, the average penis is 5.2 inches long and 4.6 inches in circumference when erect.
Don’t panic if you fall a bit below this mark – since it’s smack in the middle 50% of men will!
Almost all men will fall within an inch of this average, so between 4 and 6 inches long erect, but there are a few outliers.
How small is too small?
A penis that’s less than 3 inches long erect is medically diagnosable as a micropenis, an unfortunate condition that affects less than 1% of the population – so even if you think your penis is small, it’s probably not that small.
If you truly have a micropenis, you’re most likely pretty sure of that fact already and don’t need to measure anything to know it.
While men are constantly told that a penis that’s too small will ruin their sex life, is there such thing as a penis that’s too big?
Of course – there’s definitely a point where a penis can become more painful than pleasurable.
And despite the seemingly endless supply of internet comments that start off “I have an 8 inch dick and…”, it may be reassuring to know that less than 3% of the global population has a penis longer than 8 inches.
It’s always good to mindful of the fact that most men lie or genuinely overestimate their penis size!
But if you think that you’re the real deal and you’re measuring yourself because you think your penis might be able to set a world record, think again.
The largest penis, belonging to Jonah Falcon of New York, is 13.5 inches long erect and as thick as a wrist. Is your penis 13.6 inches long?
Didn’t think so, but as the great poet Robert Browning once said; “a man’s reach should always exceed his grasp”. Reach for the stars, kid.
Why Bother Measuring Your Penis in the First Place?
It’s unlikely that someone’s going to ask you for your exact measurements outside of a raunchy sexting conversation, so measuring your penis is more for yourself than anyone else.
Some may ask, does penis size even matter?
That’s for you to say.
Measuring is common though.
Maybe you want to see how you stack up to the average penis size.
Many men suffer from small penis anxiety, a very real psychological condition that causes them to worry excessively about the size of their penis, when in reality they fall into or even slightly above this average.
For these men, measuring their penis and actually seeing the numbers might provide some peace of mind and relieve their unnecessary anxieties.
these men, measuring their penis and actually seeing the numbers might provide some peace of mind and relieve their unnecessary anxieties.
Maybe you’ve started a new penis enlargement regimen and want to see if it’s actually working.
The only way to put that shiny new pump or penis exercise to the test is to keep track of how your penis changes (if it changes at all) as you incorporate it into your daily routine.
Maybe you think that your penis has begun to shrink, and you want to know if your suspicious are pure paranoia or if there’s a bit of truth behind your worries.
Men who are getting older, are gaining weight, or have a history of smoking tobacco might fall into this category.
Even if you’re just curious and want to find out your size just for the heck of it, it’s still good to know how to get the most accurate measurement possible.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Measure Your Penis Properly
If measuring a penis the right way was as simple as slapping a ruler against your dick and calling it a day, this guide would not exist.
Getting the correct numbers requires you to think a bit like a scientist. You have to follow the steps to the letter and do repeated trials for the best results.
Of course, it’s important that you don’t obsess over your measurements – checking for growth or shrinkage every single day will take a mental toll on you over time.
Don’t stress yourself out.
Even if you’re using a penis enlargement treatment and are eager to track your progress, limit yourself to once a week or once a month.
What You’ll Need
A ruler/measuring tape –
obviously, you’re going to need something to take precise measurements. While a wooden ruler is fine, a measuring tape is preferred because it can easily adapt to any curves you may have down there.
you’re going to need a bit of string (a shoe string will work) to accurately measure the girth and diameter of your penis.
Pencil and paper –
To keep track of your results and compare to future measurements.
For accurate results, you’re going to need to measure more than once.
Once you’ve taken at least three at different times of the day, you’ll need to use a calculator to add up each result and divide by the number of results to get your average size.
Lube and some porn –
Optional but very helpful in accomplishing step one below!
Step 1: Get an Erection
The measurement of an erect penis is more accurate than that of a flaccid penis. Why? Because flaccid penises are more susceptible to fluctuation – the temperature of a room or the time of day can have an effect on the size of a flaccid penis.
An erect penis will yield more consistent and more accurate results.
Besides, who cares how big you are flaccid?
The only thing that really matters to your partner is your erect size, and it’s the only thing that matters when choosing a condom as well.
So relax, watch something if you need to, and get your penis to its fully erect size.
And of course, make sure you have all the privacy that you need.
Step 2: Measure the Length
To measure the length of your penis, begin by placing your ruler or tape measure at the top of your shaft, closer to your belly button than your scrotum – measuring from the scrotum can add up to an inch in length that really isn’t there, and the length from the top is the generally accepted length that condoms go by.
Press your measuring tape or ruler into the base of your penis just below your stomach and record the length from there to the very tip.
It’s important to press into the skin just above the base to expose anything that may be obscured by belly fat.
Take this measurement several times and write each one down.
If there’s any variation in your results, add them together and divide by the number of results to get the average length.
Step 3: Measure the Girth
For many women, penis girth is even more important than penis length, so it’s important to know how you stack up against the rest in this regard.
To measure your girth, simply wrap a string (even dental floss will do) around the thickest part of your penis (this is usually closer to the head, but it can vary from man to man).
Either use your finger to mark where the string meets or cut off the excess with scissors.
Then, use the ruler to measure the string. Again, do this several times and write each measurement down, taking the average when you’re done.
Another measure of penis girth is diameter, or width.
Girth is the measure of the area around your penis, or the circumference, so if you remember anything from high school geometry, the diameter or width of the penis can be found by dividing the girth by π, or 3.14.
Width isn’t really a necessary measurement to take, but it doesn’t hurt to know and most men like to know anyway.
Step 4: Rinse and Repeat
Just as a scientific hypothesis should be tested multiple times to ensure accurate results, you should measure your penis more than once so that you can feel confident that the result is correct.
It’s recommended that you measure both the width and length of your penis three times throughout the day – once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and once at night – and then average out the results using a calculator.
Again, this isn’t something that you need to be doing every single day.
Nothing is going to happen to your penis in just 24 hours, so if you’re taking a supplement or using some other enhancement method that promises overnight results, it’s probably too good to be true.
Tips for Improving Accuracy
Several factors can affect the accuracy of your measurements and throw off the results, such as time of day, temperature, and most recent ejaculation.
If you’re measuring after using a pump or other physical method of penis enlargement, know that your penis will be bigger immediately after using the product, but may revert back to its original size during the day.
This makes it all the more important to take measurements at different times of day and to take an average of those results.
Whether you measure yourself after a hot shower or on a chilly morning is going to have an impact on your numbers.
We’re all familiar with the shriveling effects of the cold, so try to measure yourself at a consistently comfortable temperature.
How to Stop and Prevent Shrinkage
If you’re measuring your penis every now and then and begin to notice a decrease in size, don’t panic! There is more than likely a logical, and more importantly reversible cause for your shrinking Johnson.
Take a deep breath and ask yourself these three questions to help pinpoint the source of your distress.
1. Have I started smoking/started smoking more than usual?
Everyone knows that smoking can cause lung cancer and rot your teeth out, but did you know it can also cause your penis to shrink in size?
The chemicals in tobacco damage your blood vessels, making it harder for blood to flow to different parts of the body, penis included.
When blood flow to the penis is restricted, not only is it more difficult to get and maintain an erection, but the erection you do get is smaller than usual because less blood is able to get to the tip.
Luckily, most of the damage caused by tobacco usage can be reversed by quitting, and the sooner in life you quit, the better chance you have of getting your healthy penis size back.
If none of the other hazards of smoking deter you, hopefully this one will.
2. Have I gained weight recently?
Putting on the pounds is one of the leading causes of penis shrinkage in men, which is a bit ironic because excess fat doesn’t actually shrink the penis at all.
Instead, excess fat in the abdominal area can hide the true length of one’s penis, making it look much shorter than it actually is – it’s estimated that every 30 pounds of excess fat obscures one inch of your penis.
As you start to lose the weight, you’ll begin to see your measurements go back up to normal.
If you’re just a bit overweight, make sure that you’re pressing your ruler into your abdomen to uncover what your gut might be hiding.
3. Is my age finally catching up to me?
Unfortunately, there’s no way to keep from getting old.
Once men reach middle age, their blood flow begins to weaken and their skin begins to lose its elasticity – their erections just aren’t what they used to be, like when they were in their late teens and twenties.
Penis shrinkage is a natural part of the aging process, but like most of the problems associated with getting old, it can be slowed by a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.
All of these causes of penis shrinkage can be stopped and even reversed by simple lifestyle changes, such as smoking less and eating better, or by a chat with your doctor about possible penis enlargement solutions such as cellular growth therapy.
More Reasons to Measure Your Penis
1. To Help You Choose the Right Condom
Perhaps the most practical reason that a man would measure his manhood would be to determine which size condom to buy.
It may be tempting to grab those XL condoms to impress the pretty cashier, but don’t be silly – wrap your willy with something that actually fits!
Just like women need to measure their breasts to choose the right bra size, men need to measure their penises in order to choose the correct condom size.
An ill-fitting condom will feel uncomfortable during sex.
Many men don’t realize that girth plays just as big of a role as length when it comes to choosing a condom.
There are condoms for long and thin penises and there are condoms for short and fat ones, and it’s nearly impossible to guess exactly where you land on that spectrum until you’ve taken all the right measurements.
2. To Impress and Satisfy Your Partner
You might be measuring yourself because you’re worried that your size is having a negative effect on your sexual prowess.
You revealed yourself to a new woman in the bedroom for the first time and she smiled and said “aw”, a sound that haunts you to this day.
Do you really have a small penis, or did her last partner just happen to be so unusually well-endowed that your above average penis looked like a pinky finger by comparison?
A man has to know.
If you’re already in a relationship and you’re worried about your size, your bet is just to talk to your partner.
Every person’s preferences are different, and if they’re not satisfied, hopefully they’ll be honest with you and let you know.
And if they are satisfied, hopefully they’ll be able to offer you some reassurance.
Also, keep in mind women don’t like men who are obsessed with the size of their penis, so don’t be giving your partner daily updates on your penis size as you measure!
No matter what numbers you end up with, it’s important that you don’t let anxiety over the size of your penis control your life.
Size matters, but only to a certain degree, and you’re not doomed to a life of chastity because you fall a little bit below average.
And you’re definitely not alone – no man or woman is completely comfortable with their body all the time.
However, if you are truly unhappy with your measurements and want to make a change, there are healthy, non-invasive ways to grow your penis available.
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