The Reality about penis sizeDave Smith
I take care of men to live, and easily the most common question they ask me is: “While you’re there, Doc, can you tell me if I am … you know … normal?”
Myths of the penis
There are many myths and misunderstandings when it comes to penis size. But there are also investigations. And what science suggests is that most men are in the “normal” penis size range, with an average flaccid (flaccid) penis length of approximately 3.5 inches and an erect length of 5 inches. Not only that, most men feel good about the size of their penis, since 88% rate their size as average or large. So, my friend, there is a good chance that your penis is, well … normal.
What about the popular belief that penis size is related to hand or foot size, or is it related to race, height or weight? In fact, the only one of these myths that has the slightest truth is that the correlation is between the size of the penis and the height of a man, but the correlation is weak.
Flaccid vs. erect
Science also tells us that the length of the flaccid penis does not accurately predict the length of the penis when it is erect. One study found that, on average, there is a 47% increase in penis length from lameness to erection, with smaller flaccid penises that tend to increase much more with erection than longer ones (probably the shape in which nature brings a bit of equality to the world of penises).
We probably know as much about the genetics of penis size as we know about tongue size. In other words, very little. There are probably genetic determinants for penis size and shape, which are then altered by the hormonal response early in life when a growth outbreak occurs.
Does size matter?
Does larger penis mean greater sexual satisfaction (and vice versa)? Maybe, but the skill is much more likely to be more important. In fact, if you ask women why penises are attractive, the answer might surprise you. In an incredible but true study, women were asked to judge the attractiveness of men with different penis sizes and different male body shapes. Not surprisingly, penis size mattered … but only in the context of other sexy features, including shoulder-to-hip proportions and height. When diving further, penis size mattered less to attractiveness when its length was at least 3 inches (remember, the average in US men is 3.5 inches). These findings are consistent with other studies that showed that 85% of women were completely satisfied with their partner’s penis size.
So, if your size has worried you, you can relax: size really isn’t everything. As I jokingly tell my patients, if size were the only thing that mattered, then dinosaurs would still be alive.
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