Many scientific researchers have tried to answer the question men—and women—worldwide want clear information about: What size is the average penis? We will present you with facts from all the scientific studies done on penis size so that once you have finished reading this article, you will feel content that you have the most accurate answer to the question. And perhaps you will be reassured about your own size or that of your partner's penis. Published findings are often introduced with background information on men's widespread anxieties about whether or not their penises are big enough, and if sexual partners are going to be satisfied.
Now, a new study could assuage such worries with what may be the most accurate penis-size measurements to date. So when Veale and his team set out to settle the score on penile proportions, they decided to compile data from clinicians who followed a standardized measuring procedure. Published today in the British Journal of Urology International , their new study synthesizes data from 17 previous academic papers that included measurements from a total of 15, men from around the world. The data enabled the researchers to calculate averages and model the estimated distribution of penile dimensions across humanity. The corresponding girth measurements are 9. A graph of the size distribution shows that outliers are rare.
Human penises vary in size on a number of measures, including length and circumference when flaccid and erect. Besides the natural variability of human penises in general, there are factors that lead to minor variations in a particular male, such as the level of arousal , time of day, room temperature, and frequency of sexual activity. Compared to other primates, including large examples such as the gorilla, the human penis is thickest, both in absolute terms and relative to the rest of the body. Measurements vary, with studies that rely on self-measurement reporting a significantly higher average than those with a health professional measuring. As of [update] , a systematic review of 15, men, and the best research to date on the topic, as the subjects were measured by health professionals, rather than self-measured, has concluded that the average length of an erect human penis is
Back to Sexual health. But research suggests that most men underestimate the size of their pride and joy. Man has always placed great importance on the size of his penis. Many cultures associate penis size with masculinity. Throughout the ages, it has come to symbolise qualities such as virility, fertility, strength, ability and courage.