Many scientific researchers have tried to answer the question men—and women—worldwide want clear information about: What size is the average penis? We will present you with facts from all the scientific studies done on penis size so that once you have finished reading this article, you will feel content that you have the most accurate answer to the question. And perhaps you will be reassured about your own size or that of your partner's penis. Published findings are often introduced with background information on men's widespread anxieties about whether or not their penises are big enough, and if sexual partners are going to be satisfied.
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.
Respondents had to guess the length of the average erect penis and also answer what an ideal penis is, length-wise. Of the 2, respondents , between the ages of 18 and 75, 1, identified as male and identified as female. Almost half of the survey pool was from the United States 1, while the rest lived in nine different countries throughout Europe.
Human penises vary in size on a number of measures, including length and circumference when flaccid and erect. Besides the natural variability of human penises in general, there are factors that lead to minor variations in a particular male, such as the level of arousal , time of day, room temperature, and frequency of sexual activity. Compared to other primates, including large examples such as the gorilla, the human penis is thickest, both in absolute terms and relative to the rest of the body.