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Average Penis: 21 Facts & Truths that’ll Make You a Typical Dick Know-It-All

We always hear that ‘size doesn’t matter’ but you might wonder if you have an average penis or whether you’re smaller or larger. Here’s the low down!

Average Penis

For as long as the world has been turning, men have been concerned about the size of their penis. They want to know that they’re not smaller than the average penis, and preferably larger. You can tell them that size doesn’t matter at all!

The truth is, there are many things that determine penis size, from genetics to smoking. But it’s important to remember that whether you’re a penis owner or you’re dating one, it’s more about what you do with it than the size of it. [Read: Why are men so obsessed with their penis size?]

How to measure your penis size

If you want to know what your penis size really is, you’ll need a tape measure and a ruler. Now, there are many urban legends about how to measure yourself, but the simplest and most accurate method is to use a ruler to measure the length and a tape measure for girth.

Take the ruler and press it as close to your groin as possible, i.e. the part where your penis meets your groin. Then, measure from the base to the tip. That’s your penis length.

To measure the girth, take your tape measure and wrap it around the widest part of your penis. When the two edges meet, that’s your girth measurement. [Read: Penis facts! 18 shocking and weird dick facts you have no idea about]

What is the average penis size?

You might be wondering how anyone comes up with the average penis measurements overall. Well, let’s just say they must have done a survey of a lot of men!

But, for your comfort, here are the average penis measurements. How do you measure up?

– The average erect penis is 5.17 inches long.

– The average flaccid penis is 3.61 inches long.

– The average girth of an erect penis is 4.59 inches.

– The average girth of a flaccid penis is 3.67 inches. [Read: The big penis – advice for the haves and have nots]

In addition, there are two types of penises: showers and growers. And both are completely normal.

A grower is a penis that expands when it’s erect—think of it like a surprise. A shower is generally larger most of the time and doesn’t increase much in size when it’s erect. Not a surprise, but you know what you’re getting upfront. [Read: Grower vs shower – how it’s different and ways to tell which penis is better]

You might be wondering what manhood size makes women happy. Well, that’s like asking what the world’s favorite color is!

Every woman will tell you something different, or thereabouts. But remember—it’s not the size that really matters, it’s what you can do with it.

If you ask most women, they’ll agree with that statement. [Read: 24 sex tips for men and secrets that make any women wet and want more]

What impacts penis size?

So, now you know the average penis size, what determines the size in general?

Let’s explore.

1. Race doesn’t matter

We know there’s a stereotypical line that says African guys have the biggest dicks. But, on a large scale, it’s not true. Put simply, race doesn’t have anything to do with the size of your penis. [Read: 15 big dick problems guys with a smaller penis have no idea about]

2. Height may be a factor

If you’re going to compare anything, it should be height. Many studies actually found height is somewhat correlated to the size of the penis.

Now, this isn’t something you should base who you choose to sleep with on. However, generally speaking, the taller the guy is, the larger the penis is. [Read: Measuring up – does height really matter in a relationship?]

3. It’s not about feet

From all the studies done on the average penis, there is no correlation between the size of a guy’s feet to the size of his penis. Stop staring at people’s feet now, you now know the truth.

4. Smoking can stunt penis growth

If you are perhaps below the average penis size and you smoke a pack a day, well, quit smoking as soon as possible. If you’re a smoker, you may have had a penis that was average in size. But smoking actually shortens your penis by a centimeter.

Now, you may not think that’s a lot, but really, that’s actually a lot. [Read: Blue balls – why guys get epididymal hypertension and how to cure it ASAP]

5. Your penis might shrink in cold weather

When the weather is cold, it’s very likely that you’ll notice your little guy appearing a bit, well, smaller. That’s because cold temperatures can cause the blood vessels to shut down, which makes the penis shrivel. But don’t worry, it’s only temporary until the temperature changes!

6. Arousal level

Obviously, when a guy is aroused his penis appears larger than when it’s flaccid and he’s not turned on. This is a basic fact that affects all guys, whether it’s an average penis or not.

7. Your penis might get smaller as you get older

Sorry, but it’s just biology. As you age, many things change in size, and the penis is no different!

This can also come down to blockages in the arteries within the body which restrict blood flow, including to the penis. Of course, you can help to reduce this a little by eating a healthy diet. [Read: Do women ever get penis envy?]

8. Don’t let your weight trick you

Many people think that a guy’s weight affects his penis size. Well, it does and it doesn’t. Firstly, it doesn’t affect it in terms of the actual size.

But when a guy is overweight, his penis can appear shorter because of the fat build-up at the base.

9. Erectile dysfunction may cause more problems than you know

Erectile dysfunction causes problems with getting hard, staying hard, and going the whole distance. However, it might also cause shrinkage of the penis if it goes on for a long time.

It’s thought that long periods of time during which a guy is celibate or impotent can cause the penis to reduce in size. [Read: Why does losing an erection bother men so much?]

10. What about medications?

We have all heard of Viagra, but this drug doesn’t make your penis grow, it makes you last longer. However, there are some medications that may affect penis size adversely, i.e. they may cause your penis to become smaller.

11. Your diet matters to a degree

Sorry to break it to you, but eating a healthy diet won’t make your penis grow. However, it will help you to retain stronger erections for longer. That’s not a bad trade-off, right?

12. Natural or circumcised?

You may be wondering what is normal—circumcised or natural. Listen, both are normal.

Sure, your dick looks bigger if you have a circumcision but some men also lose sensation because of the cut nerve endings. But trust us, if a girl likes you, she’s not too concerned about the skin surrounding your penis. [Read: Circumcised vs. uncircumcised penis – the honest truth about which is better]

Penis size doesn’t dictate how long a guy lasts in bed

Maybe you think you finish too fast, but honestly, the average man doesn’t last long anyway. Sure, you may have a big penis or an average penis, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter.

Men last an average of two minutes and 50 seconds during intercourse. Yeah, so, don’t feel so bad, the average time is pretty short anyway. [Read: Average time for sex – how long we want vs. how long we last]

But size does matter in one regard: when it comes to impregnating a woman. If you have a longer penis, your semen has a better chance of making it to the holy egg.

Can you increase the size of your penis?

There are many pills, pumps, and even weights on the market that claim to help make your penis larger over time. It’s tempting, for sure, but there is zero proof to back up these claims.

Basically, whatever you’re gifted with is what you’ve got. You can’t increase the size of your penis by taking a pill or using pumps.

What you can do is learn what to do with it and work on turning on your partner to the point of explosion. That’s what will get you noticed! [Read: 37 potent secrets to get and stay hard and keep an erection up for longer]

Fun penis facts you might not have known!

The penis is a weird and wonderful organ, and there are some strangely interesting facts about it that you might not know.

So, now we’ve talked about the average penis, how big it is, how wide it is, and the myths surrounding whether or not you can make it bigger, let’s end on a lighthearted note.

Let’s learn some fun facts!

1. When a guy ejaculates, the average speed is around 28 miles per hour!

2. You might think that the penis is a muscle, but it’s not. It’s actually erectile tissue. [Read: Sex positions that could leave you with a broken penis]

3. Scans have shown fetuses in the womb with fully erect penises! In fact, it’s not unheard of for baby boys to be born with an erection.

4. Ever heard of the ‘terminal erection’? Well, this is the erection some men get when they’re dead. Charming, right?

5. It is possible to break a penis, and it might make a horrible popping noise when it breaks. [Read: Curved penis – how, why, and tips and sex positions to flaunt a bent boner]

6. A guy has an average of 3-4 erections during his sleep. And no, it doesn’t mean he’s having a dirty dream.

7. If you’re worried about penis size, don’t be. Your penis is always twice as big as you think it is; half is inside your body, hidden from view.

8. Erections aren’t always upward pointing. It’s entirely normal to point up, down, left, or right!

9. Very few penises are straight—most have a curve to them to some degree, with up to 30% curve considered normal. [Read: 29 best sex positions and tips for small penis owners to go deep and hit the spot]

Love your penis, regardless of its size

There’s not much you can do about your penis size; you’re stuck with it. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you can make it bigger with weights, pills, pumps, or anything else marketing might want to tell you about. Instead, learn to love it!

We’ve said it before, but it’s more about what you can do with your penis than how big it is. There are very few *if any* women on this planet that care too much about the size of a guy’s member. They really care how you use it.

So, focus on that and stop worrying about size!

[Read: Well endowed – what it’s really like to sleep with a big dick]

Listen, your penis is probably fine. So, if you don’t fall into the “average penis” category, don’t fret. At the end of the day, it’s all about how you use it.

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Vinod Srinivas Serai
Vin Serai
Vin Serai is the founder of LovePanky.com, and has delved deep into the working of love and relationships for almost two decades. Having dipped his feet in almo...