Penis size: What's normal, what's not?
Men fear about their penis looking too small or is too small to satisfy their partners during sex. This is common. Almost any men would want it bigger.
Studies have shown that most men who think their penises are too small actually have normal-sized penises. Similarly, studies suggest than many men have an exaggerated idea of what constitutes "normal" IN penis size.
Here are the facts:
The average penis measures somewhere between 3 and 5 inches (about 8 to 13 centimeters) when not erect, and between 5 and 7 inches (13 to 18 centimeters) when erect.
A penis is considered abnormally small only if it measures less than 3 inches (about 8 centimeters) when erect, a condition called micropenis.
How partners view penis size
Advertisers would have you believe that your partner cares deeply about penis size. If you're concerned, the following may help improve your sexual relationship with your partner:
1. Communicate with your partner.
It may be hard to break old habits or to discuss sexual preferences with your partner. But you'll be glad you did — and you may be surprised at the spark it ignites in your sex life.
2. Get in shape and lose the belly fat. If you're overweight and have a "beer gut," your penis might appear shorter than it is. Regular exercise can make a big difference. Better physical conditioning may not only make you look better, but also can improve strength and endurance during sex.
3. Trim your pubic hair. A lot of pubic hair around the base of your penis can make your penis look shorter. Trimming may make your penis look bigger and possibly increase sensitivity around the base of your penis.
4. Talk to your doctor or a counselor. Feeling unhappy about the size of your penis is common. A certified counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist or your family doctor can help. Many men feel better with reassurance that they are "normal" or with advice about how to better satisfy their partner without resorting to cosmetic penis enlargement.
The bottom line
Many men believe that increasing the size of their penis will make them a better lover or make them more attractive. But chances are your penis is within the normal size range. Even if your penis is smaller than average, it may not matter to your partner.
The solution to your concerns about penis size may be as easy as talking with your partner or getting in shape.