Does Size Matter?

In a poll conducted, 67% of women said they were unhappy with their lover’s penis size. In other words, 2 out of every 3 girls prefer a longer and/or bigger penis. Unfortunately the study doesn’t say what size women prefer, but in general, bigger is better.

So what exactly constitutes a big penis? Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as breaking out the old ruler; there are many other parameters that one must take into account if a full discussion of penis size is to be had, and hopefully we’ll tackle them all.

Big penis size

This debate on penis size may never be answered, but the results of several studies seem to indicate that the average erect penis length is between 5.1 inches and 5.9 inches in length. So, anything longer than that can probably be considered big. Literature around the average girth or circumference seems to flip-flop, but several studies have described an average mid-shaft circumference to be 4.49 inches and 4.97 inches when fully erect.

Measure penis size

Any measurements that you take should be done when your penis is erect, as that’s all that matters when you’re pleasing a woman. To measure your penis length, simply measure from the base of the penis to tip of the penis with a ruler. Make sure, however, that you don’t measure from the underside; the base you should measure from is on the topside of your penis. For circumference or girth, take a piece of string and wrap it around the mid-shaft (halfway up the length of the shaft), then transfer the string to a ruler.

Flaccid penis length

Several studies have shown that flaccid penis length is not associated with erect penis length. Basically, this means that some men grow a lot more than others when erect. So, a small penis when limp does not necessarily mean a small penis when hard — a fact you can now confidently convey to your girlfriend or future partner.

Is penis size related to body size?

Simply put, yes. Height appears to be related to overall penis size and has been associated in at least four studies. Weight, on the other hand, has been associated with penis size in some studies, but not as consistently as height. Generally speaking, body size is somewhat related to penis size, but the relationship is complex and not directly proportional.

Boys enter puberty when they’re about 10 to 14 years old. Penises will likely stop growing around age 16 to 21, when puberty is complete. Need closure? If it’s been a couple of years since you’ve stopped growing in height, it’s a good time to start accepting your penis size.

Circumcision may also alter sexual behavior, with one study showing that circumcised men were more likely to masturbate and participate in heterosexual oral sex than uncircumcised men. Circumcision can also affect female sexual enjoyment, as it causes more friction, abrasion and vaginal dryness.

Several studies have indicated that men who believe their penises to be inadequate were actually average in size. Men overemphasize the importance of penis size and an American Psychological Association survey found that more women were satisfied with their partner’s size than men were satisfied with their own penis size. Despite the fact that it shouldn’t matter, men with a larger penis size have higher self-esteem.

Women are fine with average: The vulva, clitoris and inner portions of the female vagina closest to the outside are the most sensitive areas of the vagina. Even when aroused, the vagina usually extends only to a length of about 4.0 inches, well below the average penis size. Extremes of size are more of a problem, meaning that bigger is not always better.

Women prefer girth to length: Several studies have suggested girth is more important to women than length. Masters and Johnson, however, have suggested that penis size should have no physiological influence on sexual enjoyment because the vagina adapts to the size of the penis. More girth, however, may provide more clitoral stimulation.