The Hard Truth About Penis Size

Penises come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. They even point in different directions; some point to the left, others to the right, and a few curve upward. Some penises have their skin intact (uncircumcised), while others rock the skinless look (circumcised); although, I’ve long realized that many people have actually never seen an uncircumcised penis.

Despite its relative simplicity, there are many misconceptions about penis size. We’ve all heard the mantra, “the bigger, the better” or “You know what the say about men with big feet”. Culturally, bigger penises are inextricably linked to sexual prowess, satisfaction, and (unfortunately) manhood. In fact, a former Google data scientist found that men make more searches asking how to make their penises larger than how to change a tire. Is all this hoopla over penis size warranted? Well let’s check out some penis facts.

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Penis Fact #1: Most men aren’t packing 12 inches….or even 8 inches

A recent study published in BJU International found that the average length of a hard penis was 5.17 inches long and 4.59 inches around. On the other hand, the average length of a soft penis was 3.6 inches and 3.66 inches around.

Penis Fact #2: Bigger Feet =/= Bigger Penis

Foot size is not a predictor of penis size. Neither is hand size or testicle size. However, height MIGHT be associated with penis size, but it’s not a guaranteed indicator.

Penis Fact #3: Some are growers, some are ‘show’ers

Don’t count a small, soft penis out. Penises that are small when soft, tend to grow significantly larger when hard (growers), while larger, soft penises don’t get much bigger after they become erect (‘show’ers).

Penis Fact #4: Extra length doesn’t necessarily increase sexual satisfaction

A study of 323 women revealed that 33.8% reported that longer penises make them more likely to orgasm, while 60% reported that length made no difference in achieving an orgasm. A smaller percentage of women (6.3%) noted that longer penises made them less likely to orgasm.

The jury is still out on what role penis length plays in the sexual satisfaction among gay and bisexual men. But, a 2010 study found that penis size influence preferred sexual positioning. Men with smaller than average penises more likely identified as “bottoms“, while those with larger than average penises were more likely to identify as tops “tops“.  

Penis Fact #5: There was an actual debate over the longest penis in the world

Jonah Falcon of New York is considered to have the longest, medically verified penis at 13.5 inches erect. However, Roberto Esquivel Cabrera of Mexico claims to beat that length by the title holder at 5.4 inches. Falcon and other medical professionals claim Cabrera attained his length by stretching his foreskin over a number of years; his actual penis was determined to be between 6 and 7 inches. 

All in all, there is no universally accepted penis size that helps you to achieve the most mind blowing, earth shattering orgasm. It’s pretty much personal preference. But I must quote the Book of  The Most Cliche Phrases Ever Used and say “it’s not necessarily the size of the boat, but the motion of the ocean that counts”.