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What Is The Average Penis Size? (Based On Scientific Studies)

by SexyMentor 29 Aug 2022 0 Comments

Wondering what the average penis size is and how do you compare? We've browsed more than 85 individual scientific studies and research papers to bring you the most comprehensive information.

Many men wonder how they compare to the average penis size. And there is so much information! From opinion polls to surveys, theories, myths, strange legends, a plethora of scientific studies, and studies that consist of them.

So if you're a penis owner or you're just curious about cocks and their stats, keep reading.

But being comfortable, that's a big deal!

The Average Penis Size Myth
First. Let's get rid of some crap. There's a lot of misinformation to chew on when it comes to your sausages compared to the rest of the meat market.

Here are five of the most common penis size myths debunked:

MYTH #1: The Average Cock Length Is More Than 6”

Many still refer to a 70-year-old study by pioneering sexologist Alfred Kinsey that declared an average penis size of 6.21 inches long (nearly 16 centimeters) and 4.85 inches in circumference (12.3 cm).

While the study is noteworthy because it was the first of its kind in 1948, it's not entirely trustworthy.

The study reviewed measurements from 3,500 men who were white and college-aged and therefore not representative of the general U.S. male population. Additionally, all results are self-measured and have never been validated.

MYTH #2: You Can Determine Schlong Size By Feet / Hand Size

Researchers at the University College London conducted a study that was published in the British Journal Of Urology which clearly showed no connection between penis size and foot (or hand) size. 

MYTH #3: All Black Guys Have Large Dicks / Asian Guys Have Small Dicks

There is no solid evidence of any correlation between race or ethnicity and penis size. While there are studies claiming to prove this link, these studies are generally ignored by the medical community because they are unscientific and based on unreliable sources.

MYTH #4: Bigger Automatically Means Better In Bed

The reality may be quite the opposite. For example, if a woman with a short vagina has sex with a man with a long penis, she is likely to be harmed. It's not about bigger, it's about compatibility!

MYTH #5: Tall Guys Have Bigger Cocks

In 2015 there was a study of studies (seriously!) looking at the correlation between height and penis size. The review found:

  • Two studies made a moderate connection; 
  • Seven studies made only a weak connection;
  • And two studies found no correlation at all. 

So, the jury’s out on this one. There isn’t enough evidence to make a bold and general statement that tall dudes are packing more in their underwear than their shorter buddies.

Key Facts About Penis Size

Here are some of the key penis size facts gathered from multiple studies (mentioned in this article) from around the world:

  • As many as 45% of men believe they have a small penis.
  • Average flaccid length is from 7 to 10cm (2.8 to 3.9”).
  • Average flaccid circumference/girth is between 9 to 10cm (3.5 to 3.9”).
  • Average erect length ranges from 12 to 16cm (4.7 to 6.3”).
  • Average erect circumference is approximately 12cm (4.7”).
  • 67% of female survey participants said penis size was only somewhat important, and 21.4% said penis size was not important at all. 
  • 85% of women are satisfied with their partner’s size

But, Why Do Guys Lie About Their Penis Size?

Along with the significant aspects of social and cultural vibes, many men view size and ability as indicators of masculinity.

Then add the popular pieces that are painting medium paintings and geniuses.

According to the 2002 report, on February 2, 2000, men's jobs and jobs may be short, but there is no guarantee that men will have "normal" working hours.

Can You Predict Erect Size From A Flaccid Penis

A 2014 study measured penises in both the flaccid state and erect state. What they discovered was that while the size of men’s flaccid penises varied greatly, the average erect size was similar across most adult males. 

So, according to the experts, there is no correlation between the flaccid state and erect penis length.

What Is Normal Or Average Penis Size? 

Well, here’s the thing…it all depends on what study you read! 

In July 2020, Psychologist Bruce M. King, published a table comparing results from all known studies that measured stretched or erect penises. All 44 studies reviewed had a different answer to the average penis size. 

Taking all of these into account, King suggested the average length of an erect penis to be between 5.1- 5.5” / 12.95–13.97cm. And if you take into consideration the volunteer bias, then it’s more likely to be on the lower end of that estimation. 

So, if you’re around the 5.1” mark, then you’re perfectly ‘normal’.

Where Do You Stand?

As we all know, penises come in all shapes and sizes. Let's take a look at the scale of miniature to monster cocks.

Micropenis: Less Than 3”

Micropenis is actually a medical term and is when the penis is much smaller than the average. For example, the average adult (stretched) penis is roughly 5.21” (13.24cm), a micropenis stretched length can be 3.67” (9.32cm) or less. 

Although, for some researchers, 3” erect is the threshold for a micropenis. If you need to visualize it, 3” is about the same size as a credit card.

Having a micropenis is not the end of the world or your sex life. In fact, a study asked sexually active women what importance they placed on penis length. 55% said the length was unimportant, and 22% said it was totally unimportant. 

Plus, pleasuring someone in bed is more than penetration…fingers, tongues, and toys!

Small Penis: 3″-4″ 

Terms like “small” and “large” are relative of course, and as I said in the beginning, it’s all about compatibility. And positions! 

If you’re on the small side, doggy style can help you fill up your partner. Or missionary with your partner’s legs raised up around their head.

Around 5–10% of men have a 4-inch penis, that’s about the length of a small coffee spoon.

Below-Average 4″-5″

If you happen to measure smaller than the average penis, no big deal. It can work perfectly well for most women and men. Since many women need more than penetration to orgasm during sex, a small penis isn’t going to impact your sex life that much.

Average 5″-6″

Just like the fairytale of Goldilocks, you’re neither too small nor too big. You’re just right! You may still be thinking you’d like to be longer, but seriously, being of average length means you have more options when it comes to positions.

When you have sex with an average-sized woman, she’ll love it— she’ll feel it fully and you won’t need to worry about causing her pain. And if you’re having anal sex, you’ll be nice and snug without causing too much discomfort for your partner.

Above-Average 6″-7″

What does being above average actually mean? Well, depending on your partner and position, it may mean being a little more careful when it comes to pound town. While you’re not monstrous even at the upper scale, you should still be considerate of the orifice you’re entering! 

If you’re into casual sex, then good news! A study using 3D models of penises found that women preferred a penis of slightly larger length for one night stands ( 6.4”/16.3cm).

Large 7″-8″

If you’re interested in a career in porn, you’ll fit right in! But you might have some trouble fitting in other places…

Partners can be intimidated by huge penises as they mean more pain than pleasure! As always, make sure your partner is ready, relaxed, and maybe use some lube to help ease yourself in. And take it slow! At least at first. 

What Is The Perfect Size?

There is no such thing as "perfect" in anything, let alone penis size. Likewise, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as is the perfect penis.

Different people want different things from their ideal penis. Some want a circumcised cock, some like more skins to play with. Others prefer long n slim, while others prefer short n fat.

Then you have small to medium sized penises that feel good no matter how you sit on them, bounce, rub or suck on them.

Still, Concerned About Your Penis Size?

There's one thing wishing you could play with a few more inches, and then there's "micropenis anxiety," commonly known as micropenis syndrome (SPS) or penile dysmorphic disorder (PDD). It is a form of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), just like anorexia.

Likewise, people with anorexia are not overweight but consider themselves overweight, and men with SPS do not have a small penis but are overly concerned about their size.

This anxiety can have a major impact on their daily lives and relationships, causing great distress and even depression.


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