Even though average sizes for penises are printed time and time again, and most men really are average, men will feel insecure about the size of their manhood. There are some legitimate reasons that a penis could look smaller than someone else’s such as the angle it is being looked at from, the temperature of the environment and the man’s level of arousal.
From the research we have uncovered, it seems that the average size of a man’s penis is around 5.25 inches to 5.75 inches in length, while the average woman prefers a penis between 6.5 to 8.5 inches.
Penis size is a really sensitive topic for most men to talk about because their manhood is directly related to their sense of masculinity. The male sexual organ is symbolic of a man’s fertility, and if it is smaller than average the owner will generally feel like less of a man.
A lot of men also wonder about their ability to really satisfy their partner, and even though women may say that size does not matter, most men know this is not the case.
The growth of the penis is fairly conservative from birth till about age four, when it grows substantially. The penis stops growing by the end of puberty, around age 17 or 18. This is the time that most teenagers start comparing the sizes of their manhood to other men.
A larger penis is said to have a number of benefits for most men in the bedroom, including:
- Making him a more pleasing lover or improving the quality of love-making
- Longer, more intense orgasms
- Giving him more control over ejaculation, and helping him to last longer while making love
- A heightened sense of self-confidence and a marked improvement in levels of anxiety and nervous tension.
A larger penis adds so much to a man’s sense of self-esteem, gives him a confidence boost and improves his overall body image.
Different sources supply different measurements for what is ‘average’ but an average flaccid penis measures around 3 to 4 inches. There is no direct link between the size of a flaccid penis and the size it will become when it is erect. Some men have small flaccid penises that become a lot larger when they are erect and some men who have large flaccid penises do not experience that much growth when they get an erection.
The average erect penis size is around 5.5 to 6 inches long.
Some men will find that reassuring, and others will be completely determined to outperform the average size. A penis that is smaller than 7 cm in length is considered a micro penis.
It is also important to note that men who are circumcised have measured to be around 8mm shorter in length then men who are not circumcised.
Claims that a man’s penis size corresponds to the size of his hands or his shoe size is not true. Many men are not happy with just being “average” though and a lot of men who would measure within the “average” benchmarks would rather exceed those averages.
Factors that can influence the size of the penis include:
The time of the day: try measuring your penis at different times of the day and you might pick up some patterns.
The temperature of your environment: we all know that penises shrink in cold weather, and will look more prominent when the temperature is warm.
Level of arousal: this plays a big part in how you will measure, so take a few different measurements and work out your average.
Your perspective: looking down on the penis makes it appear smaller than looking at other penises from a distance away.
‘Manscaping’: Trimming your pubic hair can make your penis look bigger.
Other lifestyle factors that should be taken seriously if you really want to boost the size of your penis include:
A healthy diet: nutritional deficiencies can stop or inhibit proper sexual functioning.
Smoking and drinking: increasing pollutants, free radicals and carcinogens into your body on a regular basis will have an adverse effect on your sperm production and erectile function.
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