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I know you all want to know... what is the average penis size? How big am I compared to most guys?

There is a lot of misleading information on this topic. I found a great article that gives some insight into the issue (pm me if you want the article). First let's start with the numbers:

A combination of three studies where penis size was measured in a lab gave the following averages:
Average Length (not erect) = 3.4-3.7 inches
Average Length (erect) = 5.1-5.7 inches
Average girth (circumference when erect) = 3.5-3.9 inches

A good way to measure, if you must, if to take a string (that's not very stretchy) and pull it tight from your body to the tip of your penis (on the top) when erect. Make a mark at the end and then measure the string. Then wrap it around your penis (to determine girth), and make another mark, and measure again.

So this means that half of all men have penises smaller than 5.1-5.7 inches, and half of all men have penises larger than that. Also, there is more variation in flaccid penis size than erect- most penises grow to about the same size regardless of the size they start at!

Reasons why this may surprise you-
Many sources that report average penis sizes are fueled by companies who are selling something that will increase your size. In short, they want you to feel bad about your size because they want you to buy their product to make it bigger!

Also, think about the kind of man that would go to a typical study about penises- a man who is confident that he is well-endowed! Men who are large may simply be more willing to have their penis measured.

Also, where do we see the most images of penises? Porn. Men in porn are chosen specifically because they have a large penis. Just like women are chosen specifically because they have large breasts. Neither the men or the women in porn are representative of the general population.

One last note- although some women may have a preference for a larger penis (just like some men prefer larger breasts) a large penis is NOT necessary for sexual satisfaction. Most women orgasm from clitoral stimulation, not from vaginal penetration, which doesn't require a penis at all! Also, the most sensitive part of a woman's penis is the first third- the first few inches. It seems, on this board, that most women prefer an average/intermediately sized penis- sometimes too big can be painful. And of course, it's not necessarily how big you are that will determine if you will be good in bed, but it's more about your technique and if you are really attentive to the needs of the woman.
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replied January 19th, 2008
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Interesting results. To say half of men are above or below 5.1-5.7in is mathematically incorrect however. What about those who fall between 5.1 and 5.7in? Surely a lot of men would fall under that bracket if the average size spans over half an inch in difference.

As for the results, I don't think they're that easy to determine. Personally my penis can vary in size depending on the strength of the erection. Also, flaccid size is highly inconsistent and unreadable because of "shrinkage". Body temperature and level of arousal can alter the flaccid size greatly. Most men are capable of appearing to have a large flaccid penis when they have what I call a "soft" boner where some blood has filled into the penis but not enough to make it stand. Similarly, a flaccid penis will shrivel and appear small if expose to cold or wetness.
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replied April 11th, 2013
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IF ever I was going to be photographed naked, I would make sure my flaccid penis was reasonably hanging down to be below parallel to my balls, as you say it can vary from shrinking away down at below 2 inches to still flaccid at 4 inches, that is the way I would want the photo. It could let you down in many ways but if it was the 4" down, other guys would say that you have a great penis, which I do have but as I say can shrivel to only 2 " that is what you want to avoid.
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replied January 21st, 2008
HOW BIG SHOULD I BEE AT THIS AGE
IM 13 IM 7.5 OR 8 BUT IM MORE NEAR 8 AM I THE RIGHT SIZE AM I BIG OR SMALL???
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replied November 16th, 2012
dude thats tiny, im 13 and im 9.5
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replied April 11th, 2013
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Hey 9 and a half inches for a 13 year old boy is really huge, I bet not only you have the largest penis in the class at school, but the largest penis in the whole school and neighborhood, you will have a penis larger than most grown men, at 13 it will get larger still. By the time you have a penis which is 10 or 11 inches long, that will be by the time you are 15, wow, you will be able to boast that you have one of the larges penises in the country. I hope you are telling the truth, no one on this post wants guys to lie about the size of their penises, I always suspect someone like you could be exargerating about the size.
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replied April 11th, 2013
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For a 13 year old 7.5 is very large, are you measuring it correctly, my girlfriend once measured my penis as 9", which I thought was great, but actually my penis is 7". She measured it from the balls, which are usually 2", hence the 9". I kept quite as she boasted to her friends that her boyfriend had a 9" penis, OK, she did the boasting for me, actually I have never told anyone how large my penis is except on the Internet where no one knows me. If you are that size babyboiblue07 (some nickname) well you should be very proud of what you have, but do check the exact measurements, I have a funny feeling you do have a great penis, but more the size of mine at 7" still a good above average one.
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replied April 11th, 2013
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I agree with you Almorr. It is very unlikely or impossible that 13 year old boys have an erect penis that is 7.5", 8", 9.5", etc. long.

Drawing upon the results of 12 relevant studies, the review, detailed in the British Journal of Urology (BJU) International, finds that the average erect penis is about 5.5 to 6.2 inches long and about 4.7 to 5.1 inches in circumference.

According to the Penis size survey conducted in May and June 2003, the average erect penis is 5.9 inches long and the average circumference of an erect penis is 5 inches.

E.J. Haeberle in The Sex Atlas asserts that the average length of a grown man's penis is between 5 and 7 inches when erect.

According to the Kinsey Institute the length of the average man's erect penis is 5-6.5 inches and the circumference of the average man's erect penis is 4-5 inches.
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replied January 21st, 2008
interesting.
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replied January 21st, 2008
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Re: HOW BIG SHOULD I BEE AT THIS AGE
babyboiblue07 wrote:
IM 13 IM 7.5 OR 8 BUT IM MORE NEAR 8 AM I THE RIGHT SIZE AM I BIG OR SMALL???


Yes, you are 13, aren't you?
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replied January 31st, 2008
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MiseEire wrote:
Interesting results. To say half of men are above or below 5.1-5.7in is mathematically incorrect however. What about those who fall between 5.1 and 5.7in? Surely a lot of men would fall under that bracket if the average size spans over half an inch in difference.

As for the results, I don't think they're that easy to determine. Personally my penis can vary in size depending on the strength of the erection. Also, flaccid size is highly inconsistent and unreadable because of "shrinkage". Body temperature and level of arousal can alter the flaccid size greatly. Most men are capable of appearing to have a large flaccid penis when they have what I call a "soft" boner where some blood has filled into the penis but not enough to make it stand. Similarly, a flaccid penis will shrivel and appear small if expose to cold or wetness.


Yeah, thanks for pointing that out. Many men probably fall in the middle. I think that the difficulty in determining a single man's penis size is the reason for the large bracket of "average", does that make sense to you?
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replied February 2nd, 2008
How Women view Penis Size
Most posts are talking of length and girth of the penis. I believe women are also inclined towards the testis. So in one way, the bulge is what a women observes during discreet male interactions, visualisations during male conversations. I feel that girls feel quite queer about the flaccid-erect motion, and like to move from one state to the other. They would like to fondle a flaccid penis, which could fit in their palm, either to fondle or sometimes squeeze gently...and wait for the flaccid state to become erect...So a small flaccid penis could feel wonderful in a girls fist for example. Also look at a small penis used as a sweet lollypop by a women. So both a small, very small, a medium, big, and very big, could suit different needs for a women. It is said in some forums, that whatever a man has, it is the way he
ingenuinely uses it is what matters.
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replied April 11th, 2013
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I recently bought jogging trousers, I cannot help but notice in a mirror the bulge of my flaccid penis when I wear them, I don't wear any pants underneath them as I do when I wear jeans or ordinary trousers. Recently a young women came to my house to discuss some business arrangements. I was wearing those joggers, I am sure she noticed the bulge on my joggers where my penis was jutting out a little. I am sure I noticed her looking at the bulge in my joggers with the corner of my eye. Not sure what she thought, might be quite sexy, maybe, wow, he has a big one, I just don't know, but whenever I wear them I notice looking at a mirror my penis is quite large looking although it is down.
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replied February 5th, 2008
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Re: HOW BIG SHOULD I BEE AT THIS AGE
mr tibbs wrote:
babyboiblue07 wrote:
IM 13 IM 7.5 OR 8 BUT IM MORE NEAR 8 AM I THE RIGHT SIZE AM I BIG OR SMALL???


Yes, you are 13, aren't you?


sure yu are. hahaah im just now 7 inc, and im 13, i realy doubt u have an 8 inc penis. ha ha aha
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replied April 11th, 2013
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I agree with you Mr tibbs, I also think he is exaggerating a little when he says he is 13 and has a 8 or 9 inch penis, boys can be like that, not lying but just upping a bit to sound bigger than is actually is.
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replied February 11th, 2008
Hm that means im above average. Im 13 and i have a 6.5 inch penis. babyboiblue07 i highly doubt you have a 8 inch dick. besides most women dont like them that large
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replied February 15th, 2008
Hm
Im 18 and Im around 8.5 but then again id be perfectly find with like 1 because "its not how deep you fish its how you wiggle your worm"
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replied February 23rd, 2008
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Well, if I was wearing those Tesco boxers I wouldn't be so quick to flaunt my wares!
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replied March 4th, 2008
Im 6.5... and Im 28 yrs old... I understood that once you hit puberty, and have finished your puberty growth... the size of penis you have their, is the size you will have all your life...

Im too feel that men with big penis are what is seen because nobody with anything under 5 would like to be used in reports...
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replied March 23rd, 2008
Re: HOW BIG SHOULD I BEE AT THIS AGE
babyboiblue07 wrote:
IM 13 IM 7.5 OR 8 BUT IM MORE NEAR 8 AM I THE RIGHT SIZE AM I BIG OR SMALL???


i hate when young boy hit the "im xx years old and im xx inches/feet(<- joke) long Mad what i hate more its that yall bigger than me. Crying or Very sad and im older and past puberty

needing some help..
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replied April 11th, 2013
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Irrespective of what they say, is what you SEE. If you are a adult and are in a changing or drying room after any sport and you actually see a young guy at 15 with a very hairy large flaccid penis, wow, it does make you a bit jealous or envious of that boy. I think it happened to me when I was 15. I had been at swimming lessons and we were all drying up afterwards, I was the youngest male there, but I could not help but notice that I also had the hairiest penis of all the males that were drying up, not so much the size that I noticed but just the shear amount of pubic hair which I have and had then when I was 15. I don't know what the men thought if anything, but if I had been 30 and seen this boy with that bush of pubic hair I would have felt a little envious of him, the thing was I was that boy and although it slightly embarrassed me at that time, looking back makes me quite proud of how hairy I was on my pubes at 15.
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replied March 23rd, 2008
Hey showcase... Dont worry about penis size... Im sure your penis is just fine. Im 28 and im 6 inches long. Once your out of your teen years, the penis you have at that age is the penis is your gonna have for the rest of your lifes. Some guys are lucky and have a big piece of meat. mmm
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replied May 15th, 2008
Out of almost all chicks if they had to choose between a 3 or 6 or 9 inch penis most would pic 6. And if they had to pic between 3 or 9 most would pic 3.

That was coming from a different message bored and out of alot of chicks thats how it was. Only a few of them chose 9 over 6 or 3.
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replied April 11th, 2013
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Yes, most chicks would choose a 6 or 7 inch penis to a 9 incher, these guys with huge penises usually have to pay the price, I love to get my penis fully into my wife, if I had been any bigger she would have kept pushing me back as my penis would have hurt her if it had been any longer or thicker, mine is 7 long by 5 round, if it had been any bigger I would not have been satisfied as my wife could not take anything any bigger.
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replied May 17th, 2008
how big should i be at this age.
i am 15 and i have a 3 and a half to 4 inch penis erected i think im small wat shoul i do?
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replied May 19th, 2008
Re: how big should i be at this age.
zack115 wrote:
i am 15 and i have a 3 and a half to 4 inch penis erected i think im small wat shoul i do?


Simple - wait. You still have a lot of growing years left. I know this can be frustrating, but be patient and give puberty a chance to do it's thing some more. Smile
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replied May 19th, 2008
I just want to echo Georgia59's post. There is alot of fear mongering out there by itself and then you have a billion dollar industry, the penis enlargement one, who has a major goal in mind: Making you believe you have a small penis so you'll buy their products.

Also, the porn industry doesn't help either. First off, they DO hire guys with larger than average members. But they also tend to hire shorter guys and petite women.

I think we all know why. Ron Jeremy may look impressive, but what if he wasn't 5'6" and instead the average male height of 5'10" or taller? Something suddenly looks smaller, even though it isn't. The same thing with the women, more petite they are, the larger the penis looks.

This isn't including tricks used to make the penis look larger(Such as shaving pubic hair).

Now onto actual penis size studies(Staff measured), if you still need more convincing after what Georgia59 posted, here are a few.

A study published in the Journal of Urology gave the average length of a penis at: 5.1 inches. Also it came to the conclusion that “Neither patient age nor size of the flaccid penis accurately predicted erectile length.” Or another way to put it, there are "growers" and there are "showers" but they could very well be the same length in the end.

A study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research found the average length in their study of men to be, drum roll, 5.3 inches!

Another study, this time done by a condom company(LifeStyles Condoms) found the average to be 5.9 inches.

Put 'em together and you get about the average in Georgia59's post.

Then there's the actual part of measuring. There are a lot of wrong ways to gain a measurement and some, such as the porn industry, like to employee these methods to make their actors seem bigger.

I saw in one porno video a woman take a ruler and place it along side the penis. This made his penis seem bigger, due to the body slanting inward, allowing him to add 1-2 inches that aren't there!

Other measuring techiques include measuring from under the penis by the balls. This, again, adds inches that won't be going inside a woman. So why bother counting what isn't usable penis?

This also explains why when penis studies are done by asking the males to write in, it tends to be higher, either through incorrect measuring techiques or just plain adding a bit on, most likely.

The important thing is to measure the actual usable penis. You know, the part that goes inside a woman.

Alright, alright, now you're like: Fine Mr Know It All, how DO you measure properly? I was an insecure teen once(That grew up into a mostly secure adult male;)) but instead of trolling on enlargement sites that gave me false information I decided to go look up what people who spent time in, ya know, medical school thought.

So here you go from actual MDs, such as Dr Harold Reed(1), Alan Greene MD(2), Dr Hunter Wessells(3) and Dr Luisa Dillner(4).

The proper way to measure your penis is with a ruler on the top. Press the ruler gently against the pubic bone, to depress the pad of fat. If you have any type of curve, straighten it out against the ruler, if possible.

To measure the girth, try using a cloth measuring tape.

That's how you properly measure your usable penis(what actually enters during intercourse).

Also, for any guys out there with some extra weight looking for a good reason to drop it. Losing the weight will help to reveal more of your penis making it not only look bigger when not erect but giving you more usable penis length as well(Don't have to push against all the fat during penetration).

I hope that clears up some confusion or just makes some people happy out there.

If you're still worried about making your girl happy after reading all that, I have this bit of advice for you: The clit is on the front and the g spot is normally found about two inches in from the opening of the vagina, on the anterior wall (toward the stomach). Keep in mind, this varies slightly from woman to woman, along with it's size, so don't be afraid to ask for a little help in locating it. Also some women don't care for it, while other's do. Ask. Smile

And for all you basketball fans out there, I'll throw this one out. It's like comparing Mugsy Boggs(5’3") to Shawn Bradley(7'6"). Sure Bradley was taller, but Mugsy Boggs knew how to use his skills and got the job done, while Bradley was just tall and clumsy.

Remember, the goal is for you to both orgasm. Use your whole tool box. Smile



1: Director of the Reed Centre for Ambulatory Urological Surgery
2: Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine
3: Chief of urology at Harborview Medical Center and a professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Washington, School of Medicine
4: Works for the British Medical Journal

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replied June 4th, 2008
Average Sizes
Yes, the average length (erect) is 5.5-6.4 inches - which would give a median of about 5.95 and the average girth (erect) is 4.7-5.2 inches - which would give a median of 4.95 inches.

Women are more concerned with girth & not length because the thicker girth is what stimulates them more. So having a less than average length penis can be compensated for by having above average thickness (or girth).
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replied June 6th, 2008
Re: Bigger4Ever

Far as I've read 5.9 inches average is the largest any one study has yielded in results, with most being slightly lower. So I do not think 5.9 is the average/median. If you have links to some studies that show otherwise, please send me them.

Thanks.
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