Several studies have shown that most men have the wrong perception of the average size of penis.
Most men estimated the size of penis to be around 6.2 inches in self-reporting, but the truth is that, it is not even the average size of penis as reported by multiple studies.
Many men, including those with average penis size, wish they were larger which pushed some to have penile lengthening surgery.
If you are too obsessed with the size of your penis, you may be suffering from body dysmorphic disorder or penile dysmorphophobia.
In this post we are going to discuss the average size of penis as proven by multiple studies, what is the length and width of penis women want, does size of your penis matter to women? What is considered the smallest penis size, should you have penile lengthening surgery or not? And the factors affecting the size of penis.
But first thing first..
The average size of penis
According to 31 studies cited in the Clemson University’s report that studied multiple erected penises, the average size of penis is between 5.1 and 5.5 inches.
10 of the studies said that the mean of the erected penises they studied is 5.36 inches, and 20 of the studies reported approximately 5.11 inches mean of the erected penises they studied.
The average penis length and girth
Let us now look at the biggest study about the penis size that studied 15,520 men.
The study was published in the BJU International and reported that the average length of erected penises that were studied is 5.13 inches, and 4.5 inches in girth. When flaccid, the average length of penis is 3.6 inches and 4.5 inches in girth.
According to this study, the girth of penis remain the same whether erected or flaccid and the result is still within the range of the earlier mentioned study by the Clemson University.
Another similar study from 16 countries reported the length of penis to be 2.8 to 3.9 inches when flaccid and 4.6 to 6.3 inches when erected.
Men intentionally exaggerate the size of their penis
The study found out that many men over-reported the size of their penis when it comes to self reporting, many said that their penis is more than 6 inches, the average size of self reported size of penis is 6.63 in this report. And that is more than the average of what the studies found in which the researchers measured the penises by themselves.
The study found out that very few men say the truth when self-reporting about the size of their penis, and that is because many men have insecurity about the size of their penises which also affect their sexual self-esteem and leads to sexual problems.
Now what is the most preferred penis size to women?
Every man must have at a time measured the size of his penis and measured it again to find out if it has grown bigger, even if you have never measured your penis, you must have looked at it several time to see if it’s bigger than before.
And that is all because you are thinking, can i satisfy her with this? Well the good news is that the average size of penis women want is 6.3 inches in length.
That is slightly above the average of penises according to the studies we mentioned above.
To find out about the most preferred penis size to women, University of California and University of New Mexico used 75 women and gave them 33 different sizes of 3D penises made of blue plastic, to minimize racial skin colour cues.
They were asked to select their most preferred penis sizes, and the result come out according to nature of relationship.
For the ones that want a long time relationship, they prefer a shorter penis with average of 6.3 in length and 4.8 in girth.
But for those that want a one-night-stands, they prefer a larger penis of 6.4 inches in length and 5 inches in girth.
Another study found that women don’t care about the size of your penis. 375 women who gave birth at the University Hospital Groningen, Netherlands were asked questions on how they place important on the size of their partner’s penises and sexual performance.
20 percent of the women said the size of penis is important, 1 percent said size is very important, 55 percent said the size of penis is unimportant and 22 percent said the size of penis is totally unimportant.
The study also showed that women place more importance on girth than length.
A similar study was conducted by the University of Texas-Pan America in which 50 female were surveyed and asked about the importance of length and girth of the penis.
45 percent of them reported that width is better and only 5 percent reported that length is better when it comes to sexual satisfaction. And some of them reported that sex in a relationship is better than sex without commitment. However, this study is based on self-reporting, which may include over-reporting.
However, study by Matters and Johnson said that penis size should not have psychological effect on women sexual satisfaction, that is because, according to them, vagina adapts to fit the size of the penis.
Also a porn star and sex columnist, Kayden Kross said that women judge men by their sexual performance, not their size.
She said that many women say men who believed they have large dick tends to believe that all they need is to show up, but men who believed they have small dick make up for it with searching for how to please woman in bed, as she wrote in Nylon.
What is considered the smallest penis?
Very few people have penis size that is below average, and that is called, micropenis which is an abnormal penis size that is discovered during childhood.
There is also buried penis which is usually of normal function and size but hidden in excessive skin in the pubic area or scrotum.
These two conditions sometimes push people to go for surgery.
Should you have penile enlargement surgery or not?
According to National Library of Medicine, USA, counselling and factual information about penis size will be more effective for men who believed they have small penis.
Also the American Urology Association considered these surgeries to be risky.
So unless you have micropenis, Surgery is not the best solution.
The University of California said that only men with a flaccid length of 1.6 inches and erected length of 3 inches are considered candidates for penile lengthening.
Factors affecting the size of penis
- Erectile dysfunction
Some FAQS about penis size
Average penis size in the US
The average penis size in America when erected is 5.13 inches length and 4.5 inches in girth. When flaccid the average length of penis is 3.6 inches and 4.5 inches in girth.
How long can the average man stay erect
Erection during intercourse can last for 5.4 minutes but normal erection can last for several minutes to hours. Some reports claimed erection during sleep can last for between 25 to 35 minutes.