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.
What size is the average penis?
Flaccid Penis: Average Size, How You Hang, and Other Facts
The average American man's penis is 5. The study, published online July 10 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, is relatively consistent with the results of prior surveys of penis size. Penis size has been the subject of dozens of studies, as well as countless urban legends, myths and spam emails. For many men, the idea of not measuring up can cause a great deal of anxiety.
What Is the Average Penis Size? Science Has the Answer
How much do we really know about the penis? As much as we all take pride in this sometimes little package, many women and men alike don't really know all that much about it. And while ignorance can be bliss, knowledge — especially about that oh-so-favored of body parts — is most definitely power.
The penis spends most of its time flaccid, or soft and hanging loosely. In other words, a flaccid penis is a penis at rest. The average girth of a flaccid penis is 3.