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Explained: What Is The Average Penis Size?



The average penis size of most men is often a subject of debate and discussion. Self-esteem, body image, and perceptions about sexual satisfaction are often based on penile size.

Many of these body image concerns come from outdated perceptions of women’s preferences and masculinity. Most have been disproven using a new research method using selection based on 3-d models. According to Google search results penis anxiety is based on men who place too great an importance on the size of their own penis.

Discussions about penis length are not usually based on the measurement of a flaccid penis. When flaccid, a penis is usually smaller than an erect penis. Erect penises exist in multiple erect states from flaccid to fully erect. The erect penis size is based on penile dimensions that include penile length and girth.

There is no set measurement for the average length of an erect penis. According to the construction of nomograms, the normal range for the average erect penis is based on an average length and an average circumference. The average length is 4.5-5.16 inches. The average circumference is 3.66 inches.

Interestingly, according to the British Journal of Urology (BJU) and a systematic review conducted by Veale the average length of a flaccid penis is 3.61 inches. Measurement begins at the tip of the pubic bone and ends at the tip of the glans on the top side of the penis.

These numbers do not lessen the concern among young men about whether size matters. The importance that young men place on women’s preferences regarding a partner’s penis is as outdated as determining how large a penis is based on shoe size. In fact, the fear of having a micropenis instead of a normal penis has led to a pervasive condition called small penis syndrome.


Erect penis length and the concern over small penis syndrome can be contributing factors in erectile dysfunction cases among sexual partners. In some instances, men will consider increasing the size of their penis through options like penile augmentation. Penile augmentation can be achieved through cosmetic surgery.

In most cases, the only time a urologist will recommend medical treatment for a penile condition is to correct a curvature in the penis known as Peyronie’s disease. Peyronie’s disease is identified by a curvature in the penis that is greater than 30 degrees. This curvature is caused by a buildup of fibrous penile scar tissue.

Instead of sexual medicines, urologists recommend a healthy dialogue between sexual partners that will create sexual satisfaction that will maintain a healthy body image for both partners.