Posted on July 25, 2010 - by admin
What is an Average Penis Size?
For most men, if not all men, the question will always trigger in their minds sometime along their lives, whether or not they measure up to other men when it comes to issues below the belt.
It is common for men and boys of all ages to wonder whether their penis size is normal, above normal, average, or even tiny.
Thus, although this is a simple question it is no less an important and vital question. Since it is related to how well or not one is endowed down there, it is related to a symbolism of manhood and virility.
In ll cases, there are men who are unsatisfied with the size of their penises, and this can lead to one having issues with low self esteem and depression. It can lead to a feeling of inadequacy and also may lead to a fear of intimacy.
In sum, how one views his penis and its size can be the key to how one will play out his sex life.
The Results of Penis Size Survey
Not surprisingly a number of surveys have been taken in the past as regards the average penis size. And the conclusions have varied as the circumstances of the surveys have also varied.
In surveys done where men were required to measure themselves, the results have varied as men measured themselves in different ways. As such, men have tended to over exaggerate the size of their penises when reporting results.
Some studies therefore have necessitated the measurement to be done by the researchers on the respondents to have more objectified results.
Although these studies are quite useful, they fail to take into account factors such as age, race, ethnicity, nationality and certain key attributes in what is perceived as a normal size.
Thus to get an approximate measure of what makes up for an average penis size, it is necessary to look at different surveys made over the years and to draw our own pertinent conclusions.
Survey #1 (Dr. Kinsey)
Dr Kinsey, a researcher in the late 1940s, is reputed to be one of the legendary sex researchers of his time. His research and study involved 3,500 college aged men.
In his study, the results pointed to an average erect length of about 6.21 inches, while the average erect girth ws 4.85 inches. The problem with the study results however is that all of the men in the study were homogeneous in that they were all of the same race nationality and age – that is all white, American and of college age.
Likewise, the study was done in private and the participants were the ones who took their own measurements which they themselves marked on a postcard. Thus there has been some debate on the Kinsey study results.
Study #2 (Durex)
Condom manufacturers have also taken an interest in such studies as a way to improve the design of their condoms. One such company, Durex, did an international study covering over two dozen countries with nearly three thousand male respondents.
Respondents to the study were requested to measure both their penis length and girth and then submit the result online. The results of this study were not also very objective since a majority of the men came from the United States of America and were mostly white.
From the DUrex study hoever, it was found out that the average length of the erect penis is around 6.4 inches. For the average erect girth, a measurement taken from the thickest part of the penis, the average was found out to be around 5.2 inches.
Study #3 (Lifestyles Condoms)
In 2001, a somewhat more objective study was carried out by Lifestyles Condoms in Mexico. Three hundred American men were gathered as respondents who were mostly college students, and researchers were the ones to do the measuring.
In this study, it was recorded that the average penis length was around 5.87 inches, whereas average girth was measured at around 4.97 inches. Over fifty percent of the respondents registered an erect length of between 5.5 and 6.3 inches, and again over half registered an erect girth of around 4.72 inches to 5.11 inches.
The illustrated three studies above show in some general way that when asked to do their own measurements, men do tend to exaggerate the sizes of their penises. A fact that is common for the everyday male!
What can be concluded with finality?
IF one were to take our own personal opinions, as gathered from the studies above, it seems that on average the penis length and girth are around 5.8 inches and 5.2 inches respectively.
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