- Jun 3, 2003
What is Average Penis Size?... the question so many men want a real answer to. If you are anything like me the phrase "average penis size" can mean many different things and leave you feeling confused about the definitive answer. Looking on-line will make things even more confusing due to the numerous surveys and studies conducted around this issue. I visited every conceivable study the Internet has and picked two studies I felt to be most accurate out of the vast collection of sites.
What Is The Average Penis Size?
What Is The Average Penis Size?
The Kinsey study is one of the biggest and most famous penis size studies ever done. It was done in 1948 and involved 3,500 college males. I thought this to be a great study with some minor flaws. One being most of the men in the study were white, this is a problem because it leaves doubts about race cross sections. The other being the method of measurement, the subject simply held a white card against their penis and marked their length on the card, which was later measured. Even though this was medically viewed it leaves a large area of error, The Kinsey study concluded the average erect length was 6.21 inches and the average erect girth was 4.85 inches. Average Flaccid length was found to be 3.89 inches and flaccid girth 3.75 inches on average.
Other studies fall short of any kind of ethical standard because of method of measurement (Usually done unassisted by the subject). These studies have such a broad element of error that making a conclusion here would be wrong. Men generally will not be honest in these situations due to the inconclusive studies that have spawned unconfirmed rumors of average size. Most men when asked what they believed average size was would say it to be in the 6.5 inch area. So when measuring the penis most will stretch the truth above this point to avoid embarrassment. Statistical surveys and self-perception questionnaires have caused more confusion. Based on the evidence, the answer confirmed is still a cloudy 6 to 6.5 inches. I though this was untrue and a very unfair size for science to conclude, so I continued to search.
The one study I did like most, is Lifestyles Condoms. I think it left the smallest amount of error. In the Spring 2001 in Cancun, Mexico, Lifestyles gathered a total of 301 male volunteers over 18 years old. Each subject was measured by a researcher, which eliminated the cheating factor. The results of the Lifestyles survey found that average penis erect length is 5.87 inches and erect girth is 4.97 inches. Also, according to the survey, 54% of subjects measured between 5.5 inches and 6.3 inches in erect length with 53.3% measuring between 4.72 inches and 5.11 inches in girth. I liked everything in this study but the amount of subjects and the race and penis size inconsistencies.
What I think to be the most definitive answer:
In my opinion, considering all of the information above, I would conclude that the average erect penis measures closer to 5.5 inches than the previously believed 6.5 inches in length . As far as girth is concerned 5 inches is what I believe to be the average. These may be my opinions but I would like to let you know I have studied very closely all surveys of validity and found these numbers to be most unbiased.
I think that wether we are above, below or right smack in the middle of what average is, it gives us a better game plan when the actual number is true. For the person who feels his 5.5" penis is small, this information becomes very relative to him. For the person that falls short of this number, it gives him a solid, realistic goal to work towards. For the men who fall above this number it gives the added confidence we all desperately seek. But in the end, the name of the game is enlargement. The average size will no longer have such strong meaning to you because you will be far from average.