Before going around checking out the penis size of other men in the locker room with a measuring tape with the goal of discovering the average size of the male appendage, stop and think about it.
Scientists have already measured the penis of men around the globe so there’s no need to go to such great lengths.
Under And Over Estimation
Keep in mind, too, that measuring penis size is not as simple as taking a measuring tape to measure the length, width and girth of a flaccid and erect penis. Scientists usually measure penis size at different times because it will be affected by arousal level, frequency of social activity, and time of day including room temperature.
In most studies, men tend to report larger and longer flaccid and erect penis size on average based on self-measurements in comparison with scientific measurements for many reasons.
The bottom line: You may be underestimating or overestimating your penis size in relation to the penis size of other men, which is a common occurrence in males.
No Implications On Lengths
Unlike breasts in women, the size of the penis cannot be implied from either its flaccid or erect length. Flaccid penis length, for example, is a poor starting point for erect penis length as an apparently small penis at its flaccid state can grow in size to more than average when erect.
Think of it this way: Some smaller penises at their flaccid state can grow much longer while some larger penises at their flaccid state can grow comparatively less.
Again, several physical and physiological factors will affect the flaccid and erect length of the penis in a single man at different times of the day and at different phases of his life.
These factors include your age, physical condition (i.e., certain disorders like hypertension and erectile dysfunction will adversely affect the capability to achieve and maintain erections), and arousal level as well as environmental factors.
For example, you may have observed that your erection appears to be smaller in length and girth in a cold room or when you are nervous. Don’t worry – this is an involuntary reaction known as shrinkage, which is the result of the cremaster muscle’s action.
But there are men whose penis size fall well below the average size – men with micropenises who comprise 0.6% of the male population.
The condition is defined as an adult penis with an erect length less than 7 centimeters but otherwise normally formed (i.e., no physical and physiological defects including underlying diseases).
So, how do you measure up? Keep in mind first that every man’s penis is unique in its own way and that it should not be the be-all and end-all of your existence, much less your sexual adequacy.
Men’s penises can be long and thin, wide and short, and long and large in the same way that women’s breasts come in all shapes and sizes. Yours may, in fact, fall within the average man’s penis size.
- Get into a room with warm temperature like your bathroom. Be sure to measure as soon as you undress.
- Measure your penis with a measuring tape at both its flaccid and erect state.
- Compare your penis size to the average size of the penis around the world. (And stop fretting while you are at it)
Here Are The Average Sizes Of The Male Penis:
- Erect length from shaft to base 5.8 inches
- Erect girth around the base of the penis 5 inches around, which translates to 1.6 inches in diameter
- Erect angle 106.8 degrees (Stand with your back against the wall to estimate your angle. 180 degrees, it points at your chin; 90 degrees, it points directly ahead; zero degree, it points at your feet)
- Flaccid length is 3.43 inches
If you are a relatively healthy male adult with a healthy sex life, you should measure up, perhaps even exceed, to the average penis size from around the world. If you want to enjoy a larger and longer penis, there are always the penis enhancement pills and manual exercises.