Penis size survey

Results from The-penis.com - a website about the penis and male sexuality

The real truth about penis size!

This penis size survey was conducted in May and June 2003 by The-penis.com - a website devoted to male sexuality and sexual health.

Only entries from men over 16 years of age were taken into account when completing the survey, and any obvious errors, discrepancies, duplicate entries and anomalies were excluded. We believe the results are a very accurate picture of penis size in modern man! 

Men were asked to measure the length of their soft penis along the top surface from where the penis meets the body to the tip of the glans with the foreskin pushed back. They were asked to wrap a piece of string around the thickest part of the penis shaft, and to measure the length of the string with a ruler.

A similar process was requested for the erect penis. If a man had an erect penis that had a significant bend in it, he was asked to measure it using a piece of string and establish the length of the string with a ruler.

For the erect penis girth, two measurements were requested, one around the head of the penis and one around the thickest part of the shaft.

Results of the penis size survey

General information

(All averages are medians)

By racial grouping:

Whites

Blacks

Asians

Hispanic

% of the total replies from each of these groups

78.0

9.7

8.8

3.5

Average age of respondent

25

23

26

20

% of each racial group describing themselves as:

totally heterosexual

69.7

68.3

40.5

48.3

mostly heterosexual

16.0

14.6

25.7

24.1

bisexual

7.4

9.8

18.9

24.2

mostly gay

2.8

4.9

12.2

3.4

totally gay

4.1

2.4

2.7

0

% circumcised

64.5*

68.0

58.1

48.3

Average flaccid penis length (inches) (cm)

3.4 (8.6)

4.1 (10.4)

3.2 (8.1)

3.4 (8.6)

Average flaccid penis girth (inches) (cm)

3.9 (9.9)

4.3 (10.9)

3.9 (9.9)

3.9 (9.9)

Average erect penis length (inches) (cm)

5.9 (15.0)

6.5 (16.5)

5.4 (13.7)

5.9 (15.0)

Average erect penis girth (inches) (cm)

5.0 (12.7)

5.1 (13.0)

4.9 (12.4)

5.0 (12.7)

*Circumcision differences

Though the frequency of circumcision is falling, it is still more common in the USA than Europe. Among European males, the percentage of men in the survey who reported being circumcised was only 30% compared to 64.5% of American men. This is across all age groups. 

Racial differences in penis size

Well, you may be wondering by now what our survey revealed about the differences between men of different races. The interesting thing is that everything you ever heard is true - though maybe not as true as you heard!

In other words, blacks are indeed larger than whites, but on average only by half an inch. Similarly, whites are larger than Asians, but gain by an average of half an inch.

The origin of the mythology of the black penis seems to lies in the fact that there are a larger number of black men with a huge penis than there are whites, but overall the average size is not that much different.

Expansion on erection

There's an old distinction between those men who are "showers" and those who can be called "growers". The growers are the ones who have a penis that's rather small when it's soft, perhaps even tiny, maybe even one of those penises where the penile shaft is invisible when it's at rest. But when it becomes erect, the penis assumes a much larger length and girth than you would ever expect.  A shower, on the other hand, is likely to expand much less when he becomes erect - and some showers penises around the six inch mark actually just get hard, they don't expand in length at all. 

Its true that the smaller a penis is when it's soft the more it's likely to expand when it gets erect. You can find more pictures which might help you get over your concerns about penis size here: Cock Pics  Cock Pics  Premature ejaculation  More penis pics

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But the moral of the story is that if you're a man with a small penis, you may actually be just as big when you're erect as the guy with the massive tool standing next to you in the locker room!

Words of support for men who are graced with a very small flaccid penis

If you're a guy with a small penis, it's likely to have been one of the bigger challenges of your life. We seem to associate masculinity with the size of a guy's penis - a spurious assumption in every way.

But it can be hard on a guy (no pun intended!) who finds at puberty that his penis doesn't grow in the way that his fellow schoolmates' penises do. After all, many societies of adolescent men like to show off their sexual assets, and the curiosity of the growing teenage boy is such that anyone who doesn't want to take part in these show and compare sessions can become the focus of some very unwanted attention. 

The interesting things is that women do not care what size your penis is. There are some very interesting articles on why penis size is important to men and what it actually means to women on this website: The Penis Website 

Other useful places where you can get information

Down below we present the full results of the penis size survey. It's fascinating to see how you compare. For example, if you had an erection that was five inches long (a very common size by the way), you would be among 12.5 % of the white male population.

If you were just under six inches long when erect, then you'd be exactly in the middle of the population size range. (If you're wondering about the number of men who have a very large penis, it seems that only 1% of men are bigger than 8 inches. Phew. What a relief!

If you want to read an amusing but spurious view of why penis size matters to women see the Penis Size Debate.

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Find out about sex after 50 here! Covers penile health, circumcision, testicular heath, sexually transmitted infections and yeast infection, the psychology of relationships....and much, much more. If you have any questions about any aspect of being a man, then this is where you'll find the answers!


A Lover's Guide To The Best Sex Positions and Techniques

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Yeast Infection?

This website, which covers the subject of home remedies for yeast infections, tells you all about the best and most reliable yeast remedies available. Help is at hand, with the finest self-help program on the internet. With the aid of the techniques described here, you can cure yeast infection of the genitals or anywhere else in no time at all!

Erectile Dysfunction

As you will know if you are unfortunate enough to have experience of erection problems, erectile dysfunction is no laughing matter, and the effect it can have on your self-esteem is profound. Fortunately you can easily find a way to regain your erection and overcome erectile dysfunction without the expense and trouble of seeing a doctor or sexual therapist.

Delayed Ejaculation

The third male sexual problem for which we can offer a treatment is male orgasmic disorder, about which you can learn more here. It's also known as retarded ejaculation: another useful resource can be found here.

While the inability to reach orgasm during intercourse may sound like a gift for any man who suffers from premature ejaculation, the truth is very different.

The inability to ejaculate during sex can have profound impacts on both a man and his partner's self esteem.   to see how you can overcome the inability to orgasm and ejaculate easily during sex.


Sex Positions

If you want some fantastic sex position information we have one of the most interesting takes on sex positions on the net. The site purports to help you find out which is your ideal sex position by assuming that your personality characteristics will make you want to choose certain sex positions over others...an interesting idea?

Well, possibly....why not check it out and see what you think? All the images are of committed couples and show every aspect of sex from foreplay through to orgasm.

The site includes photos of oral sex, hundreds of better sex positions, loads of tips and tricks about how you can make sex better, and the quality of the pictures is so high it's almost as if the couples shown in such passionate embraces are making love in front of you! 


What do women prefer - a fat man or a thin man?

Get the facts here!

The Adonis Golden Ratio reveals all!

And so you can see what these penises look like: (all pictures taken from Images of Size):

Soft and erect - the same penis in two different states of being! And again - they go from soft to hard 
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What it all revealed

More than 1500 men measured their penis and this is what they came up with:

1) When flaccid i.e. non erect

The average length of a white male penis is around 3.4 inches

And the wrap around measurement, the circumference, or as you may sometimes see it called, "the girth", is about 3.9 inches

Soft (non-erect) length Soft (non-erect) girth

Length
(inches)

Length 
(cm)

Percentage of men

Cumulative %

Girth
 (inches)

Girth
(cm)

Percentage of men

Cumulative %

Up to 1.00

Up to 2.5

0.2

0.2

Up to 2.75

Up to 7.0

1.2 1.2
1.01 to 1.25 2.6 to 3.2 0.4 0.6 2.76 to 3.00 7.1 to 7.6 5.3 6.5
1.26 to 1.50 3.3 to 3.8 1.4 2.0 3.01 to 3.25 7.7 to 8.3 6.5 13.0
1.51 to 1.75 3.9 to 4.4 0.9 2.9 3.26 to 3.50 8.4 to 8.9 11.1 24.1
1.76 to 2.00 4.5 to 5.1 2.0 4.9 3.51 to 3.75 9.0 to 9.5 11.4 35.5
2.01 to 2.25 5.2 to 5.7 1.2 6.1 3.76 to 4.00

9.6 to 10.2

14.6 50.1
2.26 to 2.50 5.8 to 6.4 3.5 9.6 4.01 to 4.25

10.3 to 10.8

14.4 64.5
2.51 to 2.75 6.5 to 7.0 3.5 13.1 4.26 to 4.50

10.9 to 11.4

14.7 79.2
2.76 to 3.00 7.1 to 7.6 11.8 24.9 4.51 to 4.75

11.5 to 12.1

8.0 87.2
3.01 to 3.25 7.7 to 8.3 12.2 37.1 4.76 to 5.00

12.2 to 12.7

6.2 93.2
3.26 to 3.50 8.4 to 8.9 15.1 52.2 5.01 to 5.25

12.8 to 13.3

3.2 96.4
3.51 to 3.75 9.0 to 9.5 6.0 58.2 5.26 to 5.50

13.4 to 14.0

3.0 99.4

3.76 to 4.00

9.6 to 10.2

7.3 65.5 Over 5.51  Over 14.0 0.6 100.0

4.01 to 4.25

10.3 to 10.8

8.0 73.5

4.26 to 4.50

10.9 to 11.4

8.3 81.8

4.51 to 4.75

11.5 to 12.1

4.1 85.9

4.76 to 5.00

12.2 to 12.7

4.7 90.6

5.01 to 5.25

12.8 to 13.3

3.6 94.2

5.26 to 5.50

13.4 to 14.0

2.1 96.3

5.51 to 5.75

14.1 to 14.6

1.2 97.5

5.76 to 6.00

14.7 to 15.2

1.3 98.8

6.01 to 6.25

15.3 to 15.9

0.6 99.4

6.26 to 6.50

16.0 to 16.5

0.2 99.6

6.51 to 6.75

16.6 to 17.1

0.1 99.7

6.76 to 7.00

17.2 to 17.8

0.1 99.8

7.01 and above 

17.8 or over

0.2 100.0

2) And by contrast, the measurements when a guy is hard were as follows:

Median or average length from base to tip of glans with an erection was 5.9 inches

And the wrap around measurement was a shade under 5.0 inches 

Erect length Erect girth

Length
(inches)

Length (cm)

Percentage of men

Cumulative %

Girth
(Inches)

Girth (cm)

Percentage of men

Cumulative %

Up to  3.75 Up to 9.5

0.6

0.6

Up to 3.5

Up to 8.9

0.9 0.9

3.76 to 4.00

9.6 to 10.2

1.0

1.6

3.51 to 3.75 9.0 to 9.5 0.7 1.6

4.01 to 4.25

10.3 to 10.8

1.4

3.0

3.76 to 4.00

9.6 to 10.2

3.1 4.7

4.26 to 4.50

10.9 to 11.4

0.8

3.8

4.01 to 4.25

10.3 to 10.8

4.1 8.8

4.51 to 4.75

11.5 to 12.1

4.2

8.0

4.26 to 4.50

10.9 to 11.4

5.8 14.6

4.76 to 5.00

12.2 to 12.7

4.5

12.5

4.51 to 4.75

11.5 to 12.1

13.1 27.7

5.01 to 5.25

12.8 to 13.3

7.5

20.0

4.76 to 5.00

12.2 to 12.7

22.3 50.0

5.26 to 5.50

13.4 to 14.0

7.7

27.7

5.01 to 5.25

12.8 to 13.3

33.0 83.0

5.51 to 5.75

14.1 to 14.6

16.9

44.6

5.26 to 5.50

13.4 to 14.0

10.0 93.0

5.76 to 6.00

14.7 to 15.2

15.6

60.2

5.51 to 5.75

14.1 to 14.6

2.6

95.6

6.01 to 6.25

15.3 to 15.9

9.7

69.9

5.76 or over

14.7 or over

4.4

100.0

6.26 to 6.50

16.0 to 16.5

11.1

81.0

6.51 to 6.75

16.6 to 17.1

9.5

90.5

6.76 to 7.00

17.2 to 17.8

2.0

92.5

7.01 to 7.26 

17.9 to 18.4

1.8

94.3

7.27 to 7.50

18.5 to 19.0

2.7

97.0

7.51 to 7.75

19.1 to 19.7

0.8

97.8

7.76 to 8.00

19.8 to 20.3

1.0

98.8

8.01 to 8.25

20.4 to 21.0

0.3

99.1

8.26 to 8.50

21.1 to 21.6

0.3

99.4

8.51 to 8.75

21.7 to 22.2

0.1

99.5

8.76 or over

22.3 or over

0.5

100.0

The figures which are given as averages are in fact medians. 

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3) Where is a penis most thick?

From a woman's point of view, the best place for a man to have thickness in his penis would be around the glans, so that she felt that delicious sense of penetration most clearly (unless she has a problem with penetration, which some women do). 

As you may know if you happen to have seen many erect penises, the shape of the erect penis is very different from one man to another. In some men it tapers from a thick base to a thin point, while in others it takes the shape of a regular cigar. Some men's penises have a bulbous head; other do not. Here is how men report which part of their penis is the thickest:

Around the base of the glans - 36.1% On the shaft near the top of the penile shaft - 16.6% Near the base of the penis -  28.6% And 18.7% of men said their penis was the same thickness all the way down from top to bottom.

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