Worried about your penis size? At some point, just about every guy has wondered how their penis stacks up compared to the average. When it comes to the circumference the circular measurement around the penisthe average man is about 3.
Don't laugh: A condom that's too small can be uncomfortable. And one that's too loose can come off prematurely. So the best way to make sure the condoms you purchase for yourself or your loved one is to measure.
The average girth is 3. Girth is the circumference of the penis at its widest section. The BJUI research used data from 17 studies, and the study participants totaled more than 15, men.
If you were paying attention to the headline-grabbing work of pioneering sexologist Alfred Kinsey in the years after World War Two, you would have learned that the average length of an erect penis is around 6. Because Kinsey and his team were the first to get granular over penis size, and the first to be famous for conducting such titillating research, these figures enjoyed incredible staying power over the subsequent decades. Thing is, the majority of men who obsess over having a penis they perceive as being too small, are well within the actual average range. Before you dust off your ruler, here's some background on how the figures get wobbly.
Little is known about the process of self-measurement and whether the behaviors a man engages in to become erect for self-measurement are associated with his erect penile dimensions. AIMS: The article aims to assess men's erect penile dimensions in a study in which the men would presumably be motivated to report accurate information about their penis size; and to explore associations between men's erect penile dimensions, their method of measurement, and their demographics. METHODS: Data are from an Internet-based baseline phase of a large prospective daily diary study that compared men's use of a standard-sized condom to men's use of a condom sized to fit their erect penis.
This vast collection of penile length and girth is not a small result of a larger study, but instead a compendium of 20 studies of penis sizes. All measurements had to be done by a health professional. These men could not be suffering from erectile dysfunction or be complaining of small penis size — something that experts note may have skewed the results.
Researchers went through 17 studies that examined the penis size of more than 15, men. They found that the average flaccid penis length — from the base to the opening on the tip — was 3. The average erect penis swelled to 5.
Below is a list of over 40 studies from tomeasuring average penis sizes of men, using different methods, different states flaccid, stretched, erect across different countries and of different ages, conducted by different researchers. Dozens of studies into average penis size came up with varying results. A short answer would find the mean of the studies - the arithmetic averages.
The most accurate measurement of the size of a human penis can be derived from several readings at different times since there is natural minor variability in size depending upon arousal level, time of day, room temperature, frequency of sexual activity, and reliability of measurement. When compared to other primates, including large examples such as the gorilla, the human penis is thickest, both in absolute terms and relative to the rest of the body. Measurements vary, with studies that rely on self-measurement reporting a significantly higher average than those with a health professional measuring.