One question that is on the minds of many men at one time or another in their lives is whether or not they measure up below the belt when it comes to other guys.
Men of all ages often wonder if their penises are of normal size, or if they are bigger or smaller than the average.
The question of penis size is of vital importance to most men, who view the size of their endowments as a symbol of their manhood and virility.
Men who are unsatisfied with the size of their penis often suffer from serious bouts of low self esteem and depression. This can lead to feelings of inadequacy, not to mention a fear of intimacy.
In short, how you perceive your penis can be key to how your sex life plays out.
Penis Size Survey Results
Over the years there have been a number of surveys taken regarding the average penis size. The conclusions tend to vary as the circumstances of the surveys vary.
In surveys wherein the men measure themselves, the results can vary, as men might measure themselves in different ways. Furthermore, men tend to exaggerate their size when reporting the results.
Other studies have been performed in which researchers have measured men themselves in order to get a more objective view of the issue.
The problem with these studies is that they normally are done in restricted circumstances and do not take in to consideration such factors as age, race, ethnicity, nationality, and other key characteristics that may alter oneâ€™s perception of what normal is supposed to be.
The best idea for gauging what the average penis enlargement size is, then, is to take a look at several different surveys that have been made over the years â€“ and to draw your own conclusions based on them.
Survey #1 (Dr. Kinsey)
For example, one of the most famous studies of all time was performed by the legendary sex researcher Dr. Kinsey in the late 1940s. This study involved about 3,500 college age men.
The results of that study was that the average erect length was about 6.21 inches, while the average erect girth was 4.85 inches. The problem with this study, however, is that all of the men in the study were of the same race, nationality, and age â€“ white, American, and college age, respectively.
Furthermore, the survey was performed private, wherein the participants measure their own penises and marked the length on a postcard. Thus, there is some debate regarding the results of the Kinsey study.
Study #2 (Durex)
More recent studies have been conducted by condom manufacturers as a means of improving the design of their products. Durex, for example, conducted a survey that nearly three thousand men from over two dozen countries around the world participated in.
The respondents were asked to measure their penis length and girth and then report the results online. The vast majority of those who chose to respond, however, were white men from the United States of America. As a result, once again the results of the survey were not very objective.
The Durex results, however, found that the average length of the erect penis is 6.4 inches. The average erect girth, taken from the thickest point of the penis, would be 5.2 inches.
Study #3 (Lifestyles Condoms)
Another, seemingly more objective study was made by Lifestyles Condoms in the year 2001 in Mexico. There, Lifestyles gathered about three hundred American men, most of them college students, and had researchers do the measuring in this instance.
It was found in this study that the average length was 5.87 inches, while the average girth was 4.97 inches. Over half of those surveyed measured in at between 5.5 and 6.3 inches in erect length, and over half measured between 4.72 and 5.11 inches in erect girth.
With those survey results in mind, it seems obvious that those who participate in surveys wherein they measure themselves often exaggerate their size â€“ something that all guys in real life tend to do anyway!
So What Are The Final Conclusions?
In our personal opinion, considering all the information from above, it looks like the average penis length is around 5.8Â in length and 5.2 in circumference.
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