What Is the Average Penis Size? Science Has the Answer


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From: Men’s Health/April 2018

When erect, average penis size swells to 5.2 inches in length and 4.6 inches in circumference. Penis size is one of the most common sources of insecurity for men. Though how much you’re packing downstairs is in no way indicative of one’s character, many perceive this to be the case, and there’s no telling how many men have purchased sports cars, motorcycles, or phallus-shaped yachts in an effort to add a few extra inches to their manhood.

Regardless of how well endowed you may be, we know that at some point you’ve unfurled a tape measure and tallied just how big you are below the belt. You know your measurements, now how well do you stack up?

According to a review conducted at King’s College London and published in the British Journal of Urology International, the average penis size may not be as big as you think, a revelation that is sure to make every man feel a little better about their member.

Researchers combed through 17 studies that examined the penis size of more than 15,000 men. They found that the average flaccid penis length—from the base to the opening on the tip—was 3.6 inches, and the circumference, measured around the base or mid-shaft, was 3.7 inches. When erect, average penis size swells to 5.2 inches in length and 4.6 inches in circumference.

Wonder how you fit in? Here’s some more context: Guys in the 95th percentile for erect length—meaning out of 100 men, only five would have longer penises—measured about 6.3 inches. Men in the 5th percentile averaged about 4 inches. In other words, anything between around 4 inches and 6.3 inches when erect covers 90 percent of guys.

Anything between around 4 inches and 6.3 inches when erect covers 90 percent of guys.

The researchers also explored some of the most common “indicators” of penis size to see if there was an actual connection. Height was slightly related, meaning that the taller men were, the larger their erect penises tended to be—but only to a small extent, says study author David Veale, M.D.

On the other hand, other measurements that have been thought to point to penis size were actually pretty useless. Factors like a guy’s weight, length of his index figure, and foot size weren’t consistently predictive.

Even if your penis size is a little shorter than average, that’s no reason to worry: “That’s not an issue to 85 percent of women,” says Dr. Veale. In fact, women might actually prefer smaller penises. Bigger isn’t always better.

Wherever you fall on the penis spectrum, you can maximize your pleasure by picking the best sex positions for every penis size. No sports cars or motorcycles required

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Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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