For about as long as men have known how to measure things, they’ve been measuring their penises. Actually, for all we know, men have been trying to figure out how they measure up since the dawn of time. That’s not going to go away anytime soon, but now science has come through with an interesting new study to put those measurements in perspective. King’s College London has figured out what the average penis length is and, good news: It’s probably not as big as you think. As Men’s Health puts it:
Researchers went 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, the average penis swelled to 5.2 inches in length and 4.6 inches in circumference.
The study gets pretty in-depth, but if you’re wondering where you fit in, here are the relevant details. Men who fell into the 95th percentile were about 6.3 inches long, erect—meaning only about 5 out of every 100 men would measure longer. On the other hand, men in the fifth percentile measure about 4 inches.
In other words, about 90 percent of men measure somewhere between 4 inches and 6.3 inches.
Wonder where you fit in? Here’s 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. So anything between around 4 inches and 6.3 inches when erect would cover 90 percent of guys.
The study also found that conventional wisdom—like that the size of a man’s feet or his fingers relates to the size of his penis—was found to be pretty useless. A man’s height was found to be a small indicator of how large his penis might be, but even that’s not foolproof.
And by the way, even if your penis is a little on the small side, don’t let it get you down. Studies say around 85% of women can’t really tell a difference during sex anyway. So stop worrying about size and start looking into what actually matters. The best way to get all your questions answered is to schedule an appointment, right here: www.columbusmensclinic.com/contact-us