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Penis shapes and sizes

Penises come in all shapes and sizes. And they all look different: straight, curved, long, thick, thin, circumcised, uncircumcised. One is no better than the other.

When soft, a penis is usually between 6 and 13 centimeters long. An erect one is usually somewhere between 7 and 17 centimeters long. The average is about 12 centimeters. Smaller penises grow more in size when they become erect compared to large penises.

Some boys and men joke a lot about the size of their penis or other people's penises. It’s often because they feel insecure, or because they want to look tough, or they want to make up for lack of knowledge.

If you want to measure your penis, do it when it’s erect, on the top side – the side closest to your belly.

Does size matter?

If you have a bigger penis, it doesn’t make you a better lover, and it doesn’t mean you’ll have better sex.

Girls or women find foreplay, affection and relationship satisfaction as important as their partner’s penis size.

different shapes and sizes

Do condoms come in different sizes?

Yes. When you buy condoms, it’s important to find ones that fit you. Most condoms are made to fit average erect penis sizes (4.7-5.9 inches / 12-17cm).

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Different condoms in different shapes and sizes

Since most condoms are made for the average penis, here are some examples of smaller condoms and larger condoms.

 

Do people from some ethnic groups have larger penises than others?

There is no conclusive evidence to prove that certain ethnic groups have larger penises than others.

However, some organisations such World Health Organization’s have reported slight ethnic differences in average erect penis size that men of:

  •     African descent have slightly longer and wider penises
  •     European descent have medium-sized penises
  •     Asian descent have slightly narrower and shorter penises

Can you tell the length of someone’s penis by the size of his hands or feet?

No. There is no relationship between having a bigger shoe size or larger hands and having a larger penis.

Can you make a penis bigger in length or width?

There are no non-surgical techniques that can permanently make a penis bigger.

Other penis enlargement products like pills, weights, and stretching devices don’t usually work in the long term. At worst they can be very dangerous to your health.

What is a micropenis?

A micropenis is a penis that measure less than 2.75 inches/ 7cm in length when erect. It happens if the level of the male hormone testosterone is too low when the baby is developing in the womb. Most boys and men who are worried they have a micropenis and who see a doctor don’t actually have the condition.

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Most often, the penis looks smaller than it really is because it’s hidden by fat around the genitals. In other cases, if a boy has not reached puberty just yet, his penis may appear smaller compared to his body size. This is not something to worry about, because once puberty starts, the penis will also grow in length and width.

 

 

Comments

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Hi Santois, There is no permanent way to enlarge your penis other than surgery. Check out the following article for additional information:- https://lovematters.co.ke/our-bodies/male-body/penis-enlargement-doesnt-work

Hello Dennoh, First these two are different: Erectile Dysfunction is when one is unable to get or maintain an erection form enough for intercourse to happen while Premature Ejaculation is when one ejaculates sooner that they want to. The first place to start would to get to know what is causing this before moving on to solution or the cure as you have asked. Check pout the following articles that provide comprehensive information on what to do in either situation. https://lovematters.co.ke/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/how-to-overcome-premature-ejaculation https://lovematters.co.ke/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/four-signs-you-have-erectile-dysfunction https://lovematters.co.ke/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/erectile-dysfunction-what-to-do

1:Do physical exercises-running being the most dominant in ur timetable.This creates endurance and helps in blood flow.(most people overlook this fact) 2:Eat some protein rich food and lots of juicy fruits-watermelon leading.juicy fruits are known to increase the amount of ejaculation.

When I was circumcised was miss handled in that when I pee urine comes out in large amount like that of ladies.ie the hole at the head ruptured. Is there a way I can rectify this am not comfortable.

My penis has no fat meaning it is not thick how do i go aboutthis and rectify it? And it is not long probably 5 inches when erect pls help and again i have fat deposits in my thighs and buttocks.

Hi Kev, Unfortunately there is not much you can do to increase the size of your penis other than surgery and 5 inches is well within what is the average size. As for the fat deposits you may want to begin by exercising and checking what you eat. Check out the following article;- https://lovematters.co.ke/our-bodies/male-body/penis-size-myths-busted

Yes a person with a micro-penis can satisfy their partner. Remember, the penis is not the only part involved in sex. Also, most women will not get an orgasm from intercourse only which does not give adequate attention to the clitoris which is one of the most sensitive parts. Check out this article;- https://lovematters.co.ke/making-love/orgasms/her-orgasms

I have a problem that I can't do without having a sex a night. I have never used any medic will that ruin my life as was told by others after i shared my problems with them

Hi Hurp, This just means you have a high sex drive and this is not an issue. The challenge maybe when you get into a relationship with a person who does not have the same sex drive as yours. This is fairly common that no two partners share the same sex drive. But if you are committed to the person you are with you can always find a middle ground that will work for you. Check out this article;- https://lovematters.co.ke/making-love/syncing-for-sex-dos-and-donts

Hey Kazuu, sexual satisfaction is a combination of many activities and even body parts. You are focusing on just one, perhaps you need to explore more, especially because there is little you can do to increase the size. Check out the following article;- https://lovematters.co.ke/making-love/orgasms/her-orgasms

Hi? I really like the conversation. Am a male and I have hormonal imbalance this means that I have more female hormones than those of men. Am more attracted to male than female and sometimes I feel like am gay.Kindly help am deeply disturbed.

Hi Mike, What makes you feel you have a hormonal imbalance. Being gay means that you are attracted to a person of the same sex, emotional, physically and sexually. Therefore, have sexual feeling only doesn't necessarily mean that you are gay. You may want to give yourself time to get to understand yourself and your explore your sexuality. Check out this article;- https://lovematters.co.ke/sexual-diversity/sexual-orientation/feeling-gay-feeling-abnormal

Hi Petronillah, Most women will not get an orgasm from vaginal intercourse on since this may not give adequate attention to the most sensitive part, the clitoris. On may have to either stroke the clitoris or lick it. Check out this article;- https://lovematters.co.ke/making-love/orgasms/her-orgasms
NGABIRANO DANIEL
Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:45

HELLO WHAT COULD BE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF USING THAT PENIS ENLARGEMENT GEL

Hi Daniel, first these products don't give permanent results only surgery will. Creams may cause a reduced sensitivity, nerve damage among other side effects. Sex is more about intimacy and understanding the needs of your partner as opposed to just size. You just might find your partner appreciates passionate foreplay. Check out this article;- https://lovematters.co.ke/our-bodies/male-body/penis-size-myths-busted
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