Men everywhere worry about the size of their penis at some point in their life. For many, if they feel they are lacking in that department, it may affect their confidence in the bedroom as they think it won't satisfy their partner or lead them to considering themselves less of a man.
It can lead to other problems too, such as difficulty using public urinals, sharing shower rooms or even just avoiding any kind of intimacy. However, evidence suggests that men often do not do themselves justice when it comes to the magnitude of their member, leading to them considering it is smaller than it is in reality.
What really is the average penis size?
Although they may not want to admit it, most men will have got a ruler or tape measure out to find out the length of their penis. This may be spurred on by sheer intrigue, teasing during childhood or maybe a comment from a sexual partner. It is important to remember, however, that a penis often looks shorter than it actually is.
"When you look down at your own organ, it seems shorter than it really is," said sexual health expert Dr David Delvin. "In contrast, when you glance around at other guys in changing rooms or showers, you get a sideways view of them. So they usually seem to be longer than you are."
Once men have reached adulthood, the typical penis when erect measures around 14-16cm (5.5-6.30 inches), while when it comes to girth it is around 12-13cm (4.7-5.1 inches). However, it is not considered "small" until it is less than 7.6cm (three inches). This is based on a study in 1942, which looked at 11,531 penises.
There's not much point measuring your penis when flaccid as this length can vary a huge amount depending upon other factors, such as the temperature. The best technique is to take a tape measure and record its length from the base of the penis on the side closest to your stomach all the way to the tip.
Opinion of the fairer sex
While 45 per cent of men say they would prefer a larger penis, women are less concerned with size. Some 85 per cent of women claim to be satisfied by the length and girth of their partner’s penis. On the other hand, only 55 per cent of men are content with their pecker.
"It may come as a surprise to some young men, but most women have very little interest in the size of their penis and that's been shown in numerous studies over time," said professor Kevan Wylie, adding that they are much more interested in men who are romantic, tender and pay attention to their needs and desires.
If you're still concerned
Penis enlargement methods can be divided into two broad categories – surgical and natural penis enlargement solutions. Here we discuss about both in brief:
- Surgical penis enlargement
The most common type of surgery is designed to increase the length of the penis. This is done by cutting the ligament that joins the penis to the pelvic area, allowing it to drop further down. Usually under local anaesthetic, the surgeon will first make a small incision is made above the base of the penis in order to cut the ligament, which runs from the pubic bone to the top of the penis.
The ligament is then reattached lower down with the extended part is covered with a flap of skin taken from the pubic bone area. In total, the operation will usually last around one to two hours. Afterwards, you will normally be advised to recover for a week following the operation before returning to work, avoid exercise for three to four weeks and wait for a month before resuming sexual activity.
According to the NHS, a study in 2006 found that this procedure led to an average increase of 1.3cm. However, the operation only increases the length of the penis when flaccid - it will be unchanged when erect. Furthermore, cutting the ligament can also cause the penis to point downwards while erect.
The study also found that only 35 per cent of men who had the surgical enlargement were happy with the results. Surgical procedures also exist to increase the girth of the penis, usually involving injecting fat from elsewhere in the body into the penis. However, the NHS warns that there is a risk that the penis may look uneven or lumpy following the procedure and that there may be scarring, while the injected fat can disappear over time.
- Natural penis enlargement
If you think surgical penis enlargement is not worth the risk, then you can increase your penis size using natural penis enlargement alternatives. Natural penis enlargement products include pills, pumps, creams, oils, extenders and rings. The best thing about these products is that they help increase penis size naturally and safely. You don’t have to worry about any unpleasant side effect while using these solutions. At ShytoBuy, we have stocked a wide range of natural penis enlargement solutions for years and many men have improved their penis size and performance using them.