"real" average erection size

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  1. Brian815

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    Hello everyone. I'm posting this thread b/c of some conflicting information I've seen about the "average" length of an erection. I've seen some studies that say 6-6.5 inches is average, but others that have said 5-5.5 inches long is closer to the average. So I'm a bit confused as to what's closer to the real average. My erection is about 6.75 inches long and 5 inches around, and soft I'm about 4-4.5 inches long and about 4 inches around. Basically I'm trying to figure out if my penis size is right at average or a little bigger. (I also have pics in my gallery). Does anyone here know what is closer to the "real" average? I admit, mine isn't too big compared to many others on this board, but I hope 5.5 inches in erect length is closer to the general average, so I can be bigger than average! Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys, you're always of much help!

    - Brian

    P.S. I apologize in advance if I've posted this in the wrong forum!
     
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    Generally speaking, the 6-6.5 inches "average" is based on studies in which men were allowed to measure themselves when providing data, while the 5-5.5 inches "average" is based on studies in which men were measured by research staff under laboratory conditions.

    One could argue that the 'lesser' of the two readings is due to the inability for men to exaggerate under those conditions, although one might also bear in mind that laboratory conditions may not be absolutely conducive to attaining full arousal.

    Have a look at the results of several surveys conducted under different conditions at:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_penis_size

    The sample in each case remains relatively low, meaning that comprehensive data on average penis size may well not yet exist.
     
  3. Pecker

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    Rather than be specific down to the millimeter I'll simply state that the average is somewhere between 5 and 7 inches.

    Don't beat yourself to death. It's not worth the time and trouble, is it?
     
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    It doesn't matter which average you pick, you are larger than both. I always go by the old standby of 6X5 as average. But as was pointed out, there are lots of ways to measure.
     
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    I personally think that men(especially gym users)go more by what the penis looks like flaccid,ie length+girth rather than what some statistic tells them is normal.I am considered to be"average" size especially when erect but flaccid
    I feel less than"average".I had a painful reminder of this in the locker rooms of my gym just the other day when I was unfortunate to be getting changed next to a bodybuilder with the largest and thickest cock I have ever seen.Does nothing for a blokes confidence.For me normal/average is the size u r comfortable with and in the real world it means sweet fuck all.
     
  6. D_Elijah_MorganWood

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    Your dick is fine. Make sure the rest of the package (looks, personality, hygene, sense of humor, working knowledge of the world you live in which you live...) is superb and you'll have no problems.

    If you still feel small, come out here to the islands, the guys here are tiny.
     
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    Average is a very much misconstrued term unless you define.
    Depite or inspite of study results a lot more guys are around the 5" mark than above or below with a girth of about 4.5.
    Around 6" you start pulling away from the masses, at 7 you're getting into another strata and 8" and above in a rather exclusive club.
    The other factor is the width so if you take most having a girth of around 4.5 up it to 5 and 5.5 you are getting into "thick".
    6" and above in the same strata as the 8" and above in length.
    A 7 " long cock that is 6" in diameter is a really good working tool, manageable but impressive.
     
  8. fortiesfun

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    Studies which produced the larger result, including Kinsey's landmark study, tend to be made up of all volunteer participants. Studies done of military populations where participation was not optional always skew smaller. Not surprisingly, another factor therefore, is that larger men are more inclined to volunteer to be measured. Alex8 is correct that smaller is more likely for a variety of reasons.
     
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    kurios:

    A 7" long cock with a 6" diameter is not a good working tool.
    Impressive? Well, yes -- sort of.
    Manageable? I would say not.

    A circumference of almost 19 inches is just unheard of.

    I feel that way too many of you guys out there have got your mathematical terms mixed up big time.
     
  10. Gisella

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    Well...to my personal experiences I consider a 5" and 6" averages. But if they are fat in girth I'm going to look as them being fat not focus on 'average', particularly the 6" in lenght. You do have a good girth, a 5".

    And a 7" and 8" fat in girth is a large to me. Haven't seen any one those yet.

    9"and girthy fat is an extra large and above that is moving to monster sizes cock land.
     
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    After some research I found the actual papers on a study done by urologists at a medical center in Israel. Their study show an average erect lenght of 5.35" and an erect circumference of 4.3". The Wessels study gave 5.1" for the erect length. Other studies have also shown around 5.25" length. The circumference has has much less study than lenght it seems. I have heard so far in my life as an average 4", around 5", 5.5", 6", 6.5", and around 7".
    I don't believe it's as low as 4" or as much as 7". I guess the range given by most doctors and researchers of 5"-7" is about right and would average 6".
    As for circumference probably 4.5" to 5.5" would be a good average. This is based on what I have read from factual scientific studies. I read for hours on this subject and I probably am as well versed on this as any non scientist.

    I took note of something at work a while back...iron pipe sizes. Iron pipe goes by inside diameter and 1" iron pipe is 4.13" in circumference on the outside. A 1x6 pipe nipple looks huge and I think could my penis be larger than this? It's the same length but is bigger around. 1.25" iron pipe is 5.2" around and a 1.25x6 nipple and looks much bigger than my penis but it's only a bit larger around and only .07" more in diameter. For some reason when you look at your self you look smaller than you are. If I saw a guy with a penis the size of a 1.25x6" pipe nipple I would have at one time thought it was huge and much bigger than mine. I have learned a lot in my old age recently.
     
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    5.3 Inches Is Ave / Based On 30 Odd Years Of Messing Around With Guys / Drew
     
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    i'm 7.5 long and 6.5 in girth, but i still don't feel like that's too thick. keep in mind i haven't seen many other penis's aside from those in porn flicks.
     
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    I would say you're a little above average. I also don't believe you have anything to worry about. As long as you're able to keep it up long enough for your lover to get off, you're fine. In your case, I'd say size is as important as you'd like it to be. Your length and thickness is just right for most women. Of course there will be few who wouldn't, but in those few cases, I'd say who cares?
     
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    totally agree... a little above average both length and girth
     
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    7 inches in length and 5 inches in girth are the typical measurements I've come up with over the years. I've seen very small penes, but rarely - more often however, rather largers ones, with a girth of 6 inches or more. I must say tooooooo - that men who are above average in girth 6 inches or more have difficulty in establishing a sexual relationship - esp. with women, often they will resort to having a male fuck buddy to relieve them that much quicker sexually. But who cares - not being judgemental, we're a long time dead so enjoy life. The measure of a real man lies not in the measurement of his penis, but in his attitude to life and to others around him xxx
     
  17. Brillig47

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    Relax Brian, you're above average, like me, and like you, I wish I was bigger, though none of my g/fs ever wanted me to be bigger. In fact my ex-wife wouldn't go on top,because then I went too deep and hurt her.

    It's all about self-esteem and self-image. I compensated by focussing on technique, tantric sex and duration. If I couldn't get women to say wow when they saw my teeny "grower", at least they'd be happy an hour or so later.

    Some years ago, UK Forum magazine did a survey on penis size. The only correlation they found with larger penis size was a higher divorce rate! Funny old world.
     
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    Yet another thread from the dead ...
     
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    So why do some studies say the average is around 6" and other say closer to 5"?

    It's all about self-measuring vs being measured by a doctor/nurse. When people are trusted to measure and report honestly, the average is just over 6". When measured by a third party, it closer to 5". And here's the kicker.. The people getting measured are confident enough about the size of their penises to be measured. It makes you wonder if the real average is even smaller.
     
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    Average lenght is close to 6"; and circumference close to 5".
    So stating 6x5 is average seems to be real.
    But an average doesn t mean a thing of a total population.
    An average lies in the mind, based on previous experiences.
    And with todays free-porn our view on average differs from the real average.
    Lets presume a man/women had only 3 partners, all with a penis +6.5".
    Well as the 4th - you will not be seen as 'above' average.
    Works in the other way too.
     
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