Average Penis Size

What is normal a penis size?

Average Penis Size

What is the average penis length? So many charts and graphs looked through, so many reports and studies read... and still don't have the definitive answer to the question. But what we do know about penis size is following:


Lifestyles Condom Company's recent study indicates that the average length of an erect penis is 5.87 inches approx. This is slightly smaller than previous studies... most notably the Kinsey Study (from the Alfred C. Kinsey Institute for Sex Research) which concluded that the average erect penis length is between 6.2 to 6.4 inches. This measurement is taken from the point where the penis meets the body (at the pubic bone).

Other studies had diverse results. Researchers from the University of California at San Francisco determined that the average erect size of the penis was 5.1 inches long and 4.9 inches in girth. A Brazilian study found the average length to be 5.7 inches and 4.7 inches in girth.


On the bright side (if you feel that you're "below average"), men whose penises are smaller when soft usually have a greater size increase than those with larger flaccid penises! The penises vary in size and shape... some are longer, shorter, wider, thinner. However, among erect penises than among soft ones there is much less variation.


What about those infamous "penis myths"? One common myth needs to be put to rest: as well as any of the other things you might have heard of, penis size is unrelated to height; hand, feet or nose size;. Penis size is sort of like nose size -- there are many very tall men with small noses and very short men with enormous ones. In reality, penis size is even less related to height than noses are. Only the hereditary factors of human being determine the penis size.

Penis size, penis size! Men give it so much importance. They are askin every time... "Is Penis Size Important?" It may depend on what specifically the penis is used for. Many women prefer large ones for oral sex, medium ones for vaginal sex, and small ones for anal sex. Which begs us to ask another question.... "Is penis size more important to you or to your lover"? The best observation we've found comes from J. Scott Verinis, writing in "Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality". He indicates that penis size initially matters to both the male and the female. "However, as the relationship progresses, the size of the penis becomes less important to most women, and factors such as the quality of sexual performance and the nature of the interpersonal relationship receive higher priority."