Many men are convinced to believe that they are small down there but according to a comprehensive analysis of over 20 scientific research studies published in the British Journal of Urology in 2015 by British researchers including approximately 15,000 men, these are the approximate measurements when it comes to penis size:
The average flaccid penis is approximately 9.16 cm (3.61 inches) long.
The average erect penis is approximately 13.12 cm (5.16 inches) long.
The average circumference of a flaccid penis is 9.31 cm (3.66 inches)
The average circumference of an erect penis is 11.66 cm (4.59 inches)
There is no solid scientific evidence supporting the correlation between penis size and female satisfaction. The famous sexuality researchers Masters and Johnson say that penis size has no physical effect on the citorial orgasm frequency of the woman.
Read on to know the various factors that makes a man think that he is ‘small’ down there.
Elder siblings: Some men perceive their penis as small in comparison to the penises of their elder male siblings. This perception can be traced back to the man’s childhood days where he, very subconsciously, compared his ‘boy penis’ with that of his elder brother’s ‘man-penis.’ This tricks a boy into psychologically convincing himself that his penis is indeed small.
Self perception: A man tends to easily underestimate the size of his own penis due to the top angle from which he perceives his penis. In addition to that, due to the repeated observation of atypical penises shown in pornography and the influence of modern media emphasizing on the penis size, a man is psychologically convinced to believe that he has a comparatively small penis.
Peer influence: Making jokes along the lines of penis size is very common in a boy’s circle. Being the subject of such jokes as a boy can make a man vulnerable into thinking that he has a small penis. This can also take a very heavy toll on the self esteem of a man which reflects on his performance in bed.
Myths: Myths like ‘your shoe size is equal to your penis size’ or ‘ the distance from the tip of your middle finger to the end of the palm is the actual size of penis’ has put man in an unwarranted state of vulnerability. There is no scientific proof to back these myths up and therefore, these myths are no reason for a man to feel inferior about his penis size.
The bigger the better: Due to various contextual ‘the bigger, the better’ references, man is convinced to believe that this ideology can be applied to all things including his penis size. That being said, a man could have a perfectly sized penis but if it does not fit his definition of ‘large’, then he will give in to thinking that he has a small penis.
Harmless bragging: As teenagers, many boys indulge in over exaggerating their penis size and their so-called ‘sex escapades.’ This over exaggeration can lower the confidence of their fellow teenage boys which reflects in their later years in the form of penis anxiety and low self esteem.
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