Average penis size is a question that is on many a man’s mind, and one that has been questioned and studied for a number of years.
But now, following a new study by researchers at King’s College London, the truth of the matter has been revealed, so let’s see how you match up when it comes to the all-important question.
The study, which is the largest ever, carried out on the ever-so sensitive subject of appropriate male length and girth, reveals some interesting statistics.
As one of the study’s authors, Gordon Muir, told reporters, “There are a lot of psychiatric and psychological issues for men who believe they’re not [normal].”
The research was carried out across 20 studies, using more than 15,000 men who underwent penis size measurements. It revealed that the average penis size for a flaccid member is 3.61 inches, while an erect penis is an average of 5.17 inches.
That being said in terms of length, the study also found that the average penis circumferences were 3.67 inches flaccid and 4.59 inches erect.
Sex and relationship expert Ian Kerner said to reporters about the study’s findings.
“In a time when men are bombarded with ads for bogus penis enhancers and images of porn star penises, it’s refreshing to see a scientific study assert penile dimensions that are refreshingly normal. In the world of porn, even penises that meet the baseline for normal are often tagged as small, so hopefully men who worry about their size will get this corrective message.”
Muir also spoke about the problems many men face due to the fact they believe their penises are below average in size, saying, “People have real-life problems because of this. We see guys get to age 40 who’ve never had a relationship before, because they believe they’re abnormal and now doctors can tell them they’re normal.”
While that is refreshing for such men, Muir also wants to dissuade men from going under the knife to have a penis implant.
“Doctors prey on them for surgeries when they don’t need it. It’s a bit like having a size 8 shoe and wanting a size 11. You can’t make the foot bigger; it’s a very complex set of bones. If you try to make [the penis] bigger, you stop it working most of the time. Most of them start off with a psychological problem, with an average or slightly small penis. They have surgery, end up $50,000 poorer with a deformed penis and a lot more psychological trouble.”
It is hoped that the new study will put to bed misconceptions regarding penis size, as most men discover they are “average” or possibly even a little “above average.”