I’m not sure you wanna measure your own pennis in the first place, maybe for bragging rights? Whatever it is, this article will guide you on how to get the accurate measurement of your Penis Length and Girth in less than a minute.
Most time Measuring your penis is not about bragging rights as we mentioned in our previous paragraph, it’s about sexual health, and there is a wrong and right way to do it. Measure your length and girth correctly to ensure that you’re wearing the right size of condom: increasing sexual pleasure and decreasing chances of the condom tearing.
How to Measure Penile Length Correctly
First, you need to gather some equipment. It’s best to use a flexible measuring tape, like the kind you find in sewing kits. A ruler could work too, although may not give quite the same level of accuracy, particularly if your penis is curved. A retractable builder’s measuring tape is definitely not recommended – they can snap in quickly, which could lead to an uncomfortable injury.
Once you’ve got your supplies, we can get to the measuring! Depending on why you’re doing this, you can assess your penis size either flaccid or erect. If you’re measuring for condom size, make sure you’re fully erect.
Length is probably the most straightforward measurement to take. All you need to do is measure the distance between the very base of your penis to the tip of the head. It’s standard to measure the top side, rather than at the bottom or from the side.
Place the end of your measuring tape at the tip of the penis, and measure along the length of the penis right into the pubic bone. If you have a layer of fat covering the top of your pubic bone, you can gently press this down with your hand for a more accurate measurement.
How to Measure Girth
Once you’ve got your length measurement, you may also want to work out your girth (the length around an object). This means you will need to measure the circumference of your penis.
To do this, simply wrap your flexible measuring tape around the widest part of the penis. Depending on your body, this could be the middle of the shaft or the head. Then, simply note the measurement where the tape meets.
How to Measure Penile Width
Occasionally, condom brands size their products by the width (diameter) of your penis. This is rare, but luckily it’s easy to calculate. Once you have the girth, all you need to do is divide it by pi – which is 3.14. For instance, if your girth is 11 centimetres, your width is 3.5 cm.
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What’s the Total Size Now?
The results of the Kinsey study (where an average size was reported as 6.21 inches) pervaded popular culture for many years. This has led to both men and women overestimating the average penis size — women add over half a centimetre to the real average, while men believe it’s a full centimetre more than it actually is.
The main issue with the Kinsey study, and the many like it that followed, was that he asked only a small demographic of men (healthy college-aged individuals) to self-report their penis size. Not the most scientifically accurate approach to the task at hand!
Which brings us to that recent study, which took measurements of over 15,000 men and found:
- The average length when erect was 5.16 inches (13.1cm).
- The average girth at the widest part, meanwhile, was 4.59 inches (11.65cm).
The men were also broken down into percentiles, illustrating what percentage of men had a size over a particular measurement. Those with an erect penis measuring 6 inches (15.24cm) were in the 90th percentile, meaning only 10% of men had a larger penis. On the other hand, only 10% of men had a penis smaller than 4.33 inches (11cm).
Buying Condoms that Fits You Pennis
- Closer/small/snug/slim; if your girth is between 8.5 and 10.5 centimetres, it’s recommended that you look for a condom advertised as closer, small, slim or snug.
- Classic/regular/standard; if your girth is between 10.5 and 12.5 centimetres, standard condoms are likely right for you.
- Larger/Large/XL; if your girth is between 12.5 and 14.5 centimetres, look for condoms labelled as larger, large or XL.
While this brand uses the circumference as a size guide, other brands may use length, width, or a combination of measurements. Before buying condoms, you can read the packaging, which should offer an indication of the size it’s suitable for.
We believe you’ve learned how to correctly measure your Pennis size the right way. Feel free to drop your contribution in the comment section as we go through them.