Body Freedom values transparency.

Our mission at Body Freedom relies on support from readers like you. We fairly compensate our expert writers and conduct thorough product evaluations monthly, incurring significant costs. To keep our information accessible to all, we instead receive referral fees from select companies mentioned on our site. Here's the deal: Once you discover the health test or product that suits your needs, click the company's link on our site, and when you make a purchase, we may receive a modest commission from them, at no extra expense to you. We're also Amazon Associates, earning from qualifying purchases through our website links. Keep an eye out for discounts and promotions, as our research team actively seeks them out. While we can't guarantee lower prices every time, we assure you they'll never be higher.

We uphold editorial integrity.

Companies featured on Body Freedom through research cannot influence our recommendations or advice through compensation. Our guidance is firmly rooted in countless hours of diligent research. Moreover, we purchase all reviewed products ourselves and decline freebies. Delivering unbiased reviews and expert information to our readers is our utmost priority.

Average Penis Size: Study Reveals Men’s Normal Length

Study Reveals Men's Normal Length. Does Size Matter For Men? Are There Different Dick Sizes Around The Country Or World?
Shahrokh Shariat, MD
Senior Editor & Writer

Prof. Shariat has published over 1400 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. In 2014 he received the Matula Award from the European Society of Urology (EAU), and in 2017 the Gold Cystoscope Award from the American Society of Urology, probably the most important urologist award worldwide.

Ask most men and you’ll discover that they care about their penis length. Everyone wants to be at least average size – yet most research from BJU International, Hong Kong Urological Association, Indiana University Urological Society, Kinsey Institute, and the British Journal of Sexual Medicine will give you the ideal data.

So why do urological surgeons say one thing but the majority of men think another?

When women are surveyed to find out what they look for in a lover lots of terms come up time and time again… kindness, listening, sense of humor, caring, attractiveness shared interests… only a few of them ever say penis size. However, Sex therapists who help couples with marital therapy get to hear about many issues couples have in the bedroom, but penis size is rarely at the root of any of them.

The fact is that about 95% of men have an average sized penis, between 3 and 5 inches flaccid penis length and between 5 and 7 inches erect length, and even those with a smaller penile size, these ranges can still experience sexual satisfaction and give great pleasure to their sexual partner.

Despite all these facts, many men are still insecure about their penis size.

Most of them have watched porn and seen the above average penis length of many of the men starring in them, and at the same time their email inboxes will be filling up with junk emails telling them all about how their dick is too small and they need to buy the latest enlargement product.

Over time men become indoctrinated into thinking that a large penis is necessary for pleasuring a woman; no matter how much good sense they hear from reliable sources, the information coming out of businesses in the male enlargement market and through porn quickly drown them out.

Of course, despite this, there’s nothing wrong with looking to increase the size of your penis, but unfortunately, many of the marketed methods don’t work. Here are some tips for anyone not currently happy with what they’ve got:

  • Forget about having surgery. While surgery is theoretically an option – including both girth enhancement and lengthening – it is rarely worth the cost and pain you have to go through. Costing thousands upon thousands, it may seem like a worthwhile investment for a man with plenty of money to spare, but the results rarely justify the cost. To lengthen surgically, you need to cut the ligament within, this can add an inch but means that your erections will no longer stand up. Enhancing the girth involves taking fat from somewhere else on the body (typically your buttocks) and injecting it under the skin of the penis. This can often lead to a penis that is both lumpy and deformed.


  • Use ONLY Reputable enlargement products. Many enlargement products are expensive frauds that will never lead to a permanent enhancement. They may even cause damage if you incorrectly or unwisely. But The Phallosan Forte has been FDA approved and also Sizegenetics have had scientific results published in Medical Journals. Also, pills will never enlarge your penis, it just isn’t possible, they are primarily used for performance – giving you a harder erection for longer periods, etc.


  • Stop smoking. No matter how big or small yours may be, it needs blood in it to get erect – and the more blood in it the bigger it’ll be. If you want to take advantage of every bit you’ve got then you need to ensure a great blood flow – and by smoking, you’ll be narrowing your arteries and reducing blood flow.


  • Exercise more. This isn’t about exercising your penis – that won’t help. Exercising your whole body can improve your blood flow through your arteries. And as we know more the last point – more blood = larger erection. We found a great guide on how to do this naturally called the penis enlargement bible.


  • Lose the belly. The bigger your belly, the more it makes your penis look smaller. Get rid of all that excess weight and you’ll notice your penis starts to look bigger in comparison. Another tip would be to trim or shave your pubic hair and this will automatically make it look bigger as it won’t be buried in a bush of hair.


  • Keep warm. You might have noticed in cold situations your penis shrinks. Keeping warm will encourage blood flow while being cold will discourage it.


  • Stay relaxed. You need to stay relaxed if you want the penis to reach its full potential. When you are stressed your muscles contract and tense, this causes your arteries to be constricted and reduces blood flow. Stress also leads to more blood going to the limbs as your body prepares to start running away or fighting in response to stressful situations.


  • Try a penis pump. A pump creates a vacuum around your penis to encourage blood to flow into it. This can create a temporary and modest increase in size but will not cause any permanent increase unless you use it consistently. Make sure you stick to the manufacturer’s guidelines to avoid causing possible damage or injury. The two pumps we would recommend are water-based pumps called the Bathmate and Penomet.


  • Or try a cock ring. These rubber rings sit snugly at the base of your cock and help to trap blood there. The slower blood flows out of your penis; the more there is inside contributing to keeping it firm and rigid. These won’t perform miracles, but they do help.

All these methods can help you get a slightly larger penis but most men need to know that truly, size does not matter.

Only 1 in 4 women regularly achieve orgasm through vaginal intercourse, so for most women, you’ll need to learn some other techniques involving your fingers, tongue for oral sex, or toys if you want to give them pleasure.

This is true just as much for average sizes as it is for people with micropenises. The best thing you can do to have great sex is to be confident in yourself and enthusiastic about your lovemaking. These two elements combined can make you a great lover no matter what size your penis is.