Just How Big is the Average Penis Size?

Ever asked yourself, “Just how big is my penis?”, or rather, “How big is the average penis size?”

You’re not alone. One of the great beauties of the internet is that you can Google just about anything from the privacy and comfort of your own home. One of it’s biggest downfalls is the sheer amount of misinformation (read: fake news) circulated across the web, and when it comes to determining the size of an average penis, the science isn’t exact.

What we can find, however, are studies about average dick size, that corroborate results from a broad section of hundreds of subjects who willingly pulled out their peckers and had the measuring tape against their manhood, all in the name of science.

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One study in particular stands out, first published in 2015 by the BJUI (that’s the British Journal of Urology, International, duh), titled, and I shit you not: “Am I normal? A systematic review and construction of nomograms for flaccid and erect penis length and circumference in up to 15,521 men.” Essentially, this study pooled the results from 17 other studies; given the massive number of blokes who willingly whipped out their womb-ferrets so that scientists could get a firmer grip on the numbers, it’s probably the best one to examine if you’re looking to find out more about the average penis size.

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Average Penis Size in Australia

If you’re looking to find out where you sit in comparison with your countrymen, then you can check the chart here, which ranks the average penis size by country. Before you head over there, however, just a heads up that the average penis size in Australia is 5.24 inches (that’s 13.28cm), coming in at 92nd in the world for growing the low-hanging fruit.

How Did this Study into the Average Penis Size Work?

An exclusion criteria was outlined to ensure a fair and balance cross-section of men who were used for the study, which excluded “samples with a congenital or acquired penile abnormality, previous surgery, complaint of small penis size or erectile dysfunction.” In short? If you’ve already paid for a larger love-lance (or tried to get one), had surgery on your sausage (other than circumsision), or have issues getting your tonsil tickler turgid, then you wouldn’t have made the cut.

Other than that though, candidates dropped their dacks and were measured up by a raft of lucky science people (read: undergrads looking for extra credit, we’re guessing). Once the results were in, everything was graphed, to best show the differences between the varying vagina-miners, as well as the correlation between the length of a soft skin-flute and a hard hot-dog.

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So. What’s the Normal Penis Size?

The average penile length is between 4.7 and 5.9 inches, when erect. Comforting? The preponderance of subjects (that is, the 60% of all blokes tested who were above the lowest 20% and below the highest 20%, in terms of length), sat somewhere in this bracket. In terms of girth, the same measure of 60% as an average showed subject measure in between 4.2 and 5 inches.

One of the reasons for the study in the first place was the sheer number of young men visiting doctors, complaining of a small willy, when they were actually on or even above average (no doubt internet porn has helped create a, and I’m apologising for this pun in advance, phallacy when it comes to just how big a dick should be). These figures provide quite an accurate cross-section of the male population, and show that there’s a false dichotomy regarding the difference between a massive wang and a little pecker.

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How To Measure Your Penis Size

Ready to see exactly how you stack up? Here’s the method used by the scientists who ran the study, so you can plot yourself on the scale without wondering if there’s’ a secret to it.

  1. Grab a soft measuring tape (similar to below, like a tailor would use).
  2. Get an erection (if you need help, try here).
  3. Hold the end of the tape against your pubic bone, above your shaft.
  4. Measure to the tip, with the tape against the skin along the shaft (but not down over the head).
  5. Voila! The end of the tip is your length. You can check it here.
  6. You can check your girth by wrapping the same tape around your shaft at the base while erect, and check it here.

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Does Size Matter?

In short (heh), no. The reality is that either end of the spectrum (extreme ends, that is) can lead to some pretty crappy sex, be it lacklustre or painful for your partner. A plethora of online articles asking women “what they really think” offer a pretty broad set of opinions, but let’s be honest, nobody is complaining about an average sized penis, especially if you know what you’re doing with it.

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Can I Make My Penis Bigger?

No. Well, not really. A quick Google will show more creams, pills and potions promising to jack up your junk, but the reality is that, much like a real hangover cure, if it existed you’d a) know about it and b) somebody would be very, very rich. In the interest of getting this article finished within a reasonable word count, I won’t quote the myriad doctors who’ve happily gone on the record and stated that penis enlargers are a load of bollocks.

Penis enlarger pumps work temporarily in that they induce a mild erection, making your flaccid penis look bigger than it normally would on the flop, but extended use of such devices can actually be harmful to the tissue.

If you present to a urologist with a micropenis (this is the actual medical term for a penis that falls at the most minute end of the spectrum) then surgery is an option, though this is more cosmetic, in that it doesn’t make a huge difference to the erect size.

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Conclusions About Average Penis Length

While we all ponder the hard truth about just how big a penis is supposed to be, the most comprehensive study in the world clearly demonstrates that the median size is far-reaching, with extremes only lying at far ends of the spectrum. It also shows that the absolute majority of fellas are far from porn star material, but more than able to satisfy a woman, without inflicting pain or going unnoticed. If you’re genuinely concerned then get in touch with your friendly neighbourhood urologist, but, most likely, sleep easy knowing that at the end of the day, it’s just a penis, and you’re not the first guy to question its size.

This article is part of our Under the Covers Series

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