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Average Penis Size: Study Reveals Men’s Normal Length

Does the study reveal men's normal length in inches so does size matter for men? Are there different dick sizes around the country or the world?

Last updated Fact Checked: Jan 24, 2022

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:









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.

Shahrokh Shariat, MD

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), in 2017 the Gold Cystoscope Award from the American Society of Urology, probably the most important urologist award worldwide.

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