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In December 2014 the BJU International Journal published the article: Am I normal? A systematic review and construction of nomograms for flaccid and erect penis length and circumference in up to 15 521 men.

In doing that, those heroes from the prestigious King’s College in London gave us the measuring stick to measure our sticks against. 

The numbers 

Based on their review of multiple studies the researchers observed:

The average penis size when flaccid is 9.16 cm long and has a girth of 9.31 cm

The average erect penis is 13.12 cm long and has a girth of 11.16 cm

The best correlation in their data was between erect length and participant height (way to go, Holland!).

And by their definition, a micropenis had a flaccid length of under 2.5 cm and affects 0.14% of the population. So around 1 in 1,000 men reading this article might have one. 

How do you feel about all that? 

Pretty good, right?


Well, I expected that. You wouldn’t be here looking at an article about penis size if you didn’t have concerns about your tackle. 

Here’s a couple of things to consider.

You’re probably in your head

Just like people who suffer from anorexia think they’re never skinny enough – we men often develop our own form of body dysmorphia when it comes to our manhood. 

If you’re affected by body dysmorphia and think you’re smaller than you should be it probably means work with your GP or a therapist is your best bet to get the actual results and confidence you need.


In a healthy relationship dialogue with your partner is critical. This becomes even more important in the bedroom where we’re literally bearing all and being at our most vulnerable. 

You’re probably alright down there and the fact you think you’re not is the only thing holding you back in the bedroom. 

Your partner undoubtedly has his or her own insecurities too. Talking about your shared insecurities with your SO will often be all it takes to strengthen your relationship and give you the confidence in your abilities you need.

There’s a lot to be said for diet

Just like manscaping can help uncover a bit of extra size, so too can lowering your body fat around your abdomen as it allows more of your member to protrude.

Many of the clickbait articles on the web make a point of how much bigger your penis actually is when you take into account how much of it sits inside your body. While that’s correct, who is measuring from there?

What it does hint at though is the value of keeping yourself fit and healthy, specifically keeping that belly fat away. While there’s no way to do spot reduction fat loss through diet, you can do it through Coolsculpting or through radio frequency lipolysis – a similar process to the liposuction you’ve probably heard of, but less invasive with less downtime.  

Supplementing your snake

Any sort of medical procedure should be taken seriously. 

So far we’ve talked about and demonstrated that your issues are probably more perceived than actual. If you’re a mentally and physically healthy man and you can find a safe way that works for you and gives you the confidence you want – wouldn’t you take it? 

Penis enlargement surgery has long been the realm of bad jokes in movies. But that’s changing. There are various procedures to increase the length of the penis. Some to increase girth using fat cells in a process known as dermal fat grafting.

Think of it this way: No one really needs a Ferrari, but it’s definitely nicer to have one if you can get it, right?

Fake news!

It only takes a few searches or visits to questionable parts of the internet to find out just how many companies prey on man’s insecurities. Unfortunately for us blokes, these companies know just what they’re doing and just how insecure we can be about how we stack up down there.

The good news is there are plenty of options. The bad news is few are proven to work. Curious or confused about what works and what doesn’t? Read more about your options.


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