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  • Vicki M
    Health Guide
    July 09, 2008
    Vicki M
    Health Guide
    July 09, 2008

    There are ways to enlarge one’s penis, but first you might want to consider just what a “small” penis is.  It could be that your penis a perfectly acceptable size but you, for some reason, believe it is small in comparison to others you’ve seen. But what is a “normal” in terms of length and girth for a penis?

     

    The results from three studies of penis size where the measurements were taken in a laboratory setting give the following ranges:

     

    • Average penis length (flaccid/not erect): from 3.4 inches to 3.7 inches (8.6 cm to 9.3 cm)
    • Average penis length (erect): from 5.1 inches to 5.7 inches (12.9 cm to 14.5 cm)
    • Average penis girth (circumference when erect): from 3.5 inches to 3.9 inches (8.8 cm to 10 cm)

     

    These numbers are obviously very different from the sizes we hear about online or see in adult films. Why such a difference?  One reason is that many – perhaps most -- statistics we read are not from legitimate research but from marketing companies who want men to feel bad about their penis size so they'll purchase their product.

     

    Here are some other important facts about average penis size:

     

    • There is much greater variation in size of flaccid (non-erect) penises than of penises when they are erect. A soft penis that looks large may be roughly the same size when erect as a soft penis that looks smaller.

     

    • Because most men primarily see other penises when they are not erect, it can appear as if there is a big difference, and men may be likely to assume their erect penis is much smaller when compared to others.

     

    • Male porn stars are often chosen specifically because they have larger than average penises. Also, there are a variety of techniques used to make penises look bigger on camera. Lighting, camera angle, and even shaving of pubic hair can all make things look bigger on camera.

     

    After discussing things with your doctor, if you decide you want to look into implants or other treatments that may enlarge your penis, he or she can give you advice on how to proceed.

     

    Here are some links that might be useful reading as you consider this.

     

    Is Low T Just a Normal Part of Aging?

     

    What is Testosterone Therapy?

     

    Food and Nutrients for Improving Men’s Sexual Health

     


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