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How big is the average dick?

Porn worships and fetishizes massive dicks, but does the size of your penis actually make you good or bad in bed? Each dick size has something new to offer. Some people like to get fucked by a big dick, others prefer fat dicks or skinny dicks, or they might like a small one that perfectly hits their pleasure spot.

Men are notoriously bad at reporting their own size. A study by the Kinsey Institute in 1989 found that “All of the subjects who initially claimed an erect cock length of ten inches or more turned out on re-estimation to have a considerably smaller cock length”, with one participant claiming to have an eleven inch dick being 6.5inches in reality. The same study found that 30 percent of American men had the wrong idea about how long the average penis is, with the majority of them believing it to be eight to twelve inches long (which is fucking huge and extremely uncommon).

There is a medically mandated method for measuring ones penis that urologists use to fit patients for penile implants. The medically-correct method is to place a ruler firmly against the pubic bone on the top side of the erect penis and measure to the tip of the head. Measuring from underneath is not the correct way.

The size of a guy’s flaccid penis is not indicative of what size it will be when it gets hard. You can however get a fairly accurate estimation of what a penis’ erect length will be if you stretch the flaccid penis out and measure it.

According to Google the size of an average penis is 14.2cm, or 5.6 inches. Most studies on Caucasian males put the average penis at five to seven inches when erect, with a circumference of 4.9 inches.

In 1948 Professor Alfred Kinsey published data from 3,500 self-measured men and found 65.7% to be between 5.5 and 6.5 inches in length, with the average just over 6 inches. This was later revised with an additional 300 men who were measured by researchers, and it was found that the average size was more likely to be 5.5 inches.

It is extremely uncommon to have a condition called micropenis, that is an erect length of 7cm or less, or just under three inches, and likewise it is extremely unlikely to have a penis that is over eight inches long.

What factors correlate to cock size? There is no scientific consensus on other body parts being indicative of cock size, such as the size of a person’s feet, hands or nose. Most studies measure Caucasian penises, so it is hard to work out a truly international average penis size.

A study by a French military surgeon at the end of the 19th century who wrote under the pseudonym Dr Jacobus X, found Asian guys in what is now modern day Vietnam had smaller penises at 4-4.5 inches on average, which were in proportion to their smaller build, and he also found that Arabs and Africans had on average the largest penises. He described Arab penises at an average size of 7.2 to 7.6 inches as being big enough to “produce mischief in the rectum of any poor wretch who consented to suffer its terrible attacks”. From his writing I think he was probably a bit dick crazy, which I can definitely understand after hours of researching penises for this blog post.

Research cited in Penis Size and Enlargement by Gary Griffin notes that white guys and black guys have penises that are comparable in average erect length. Black penises are larger on average than white guys’, however only by ¼ of an inch, or half a centimetre. He explains that the difference lies predominantly in the flaccid state. Black penises, when soft, are larger on average than Caucasian penises that are soft; so the next time you go to profile a black guy as having a big dick please stop and realise that your assumptions aren’t actually adhering to fact.

survey of more than 1,000 men in India has concluded that condoms made according to international sizes are too large for a majority of Indian men. This has led to the distribution of smaller sized condoms in India, as is already the case in Japan.

Do gay men have bigger dicks? Data from the Kinsey Report was analysed in 1999 in a report co-authored by Dr. Anthony Bogaert of Brock University in Ontario, Canada and Dr. Scott Hershberger of California State University-Long Beach. They found that gay men are likely to have an average dick size of 6.32 inches when erect, compared to 5.99 inches in straight men. Likewise gay men are likely to have a penis that is 0.15 inches larger in circumference.

At the end of the day it’s not the size of the wave but the motion of the ocean. Studies by Masters and Johnson found that men with erections of less than two inches were still able to satisfy their partners. If you really want something to measure, measure pleasure.

Condoms are available for free from endinghiv.org.nz in our standard sized packs, or you can send us a message to get some free XL or narrow fit condoms sent out to you. Just message us at [email protected].

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