This is how you measure a penis


Every person knows his insecurities, but with men that insecurity is regularly in the pants. A penis that is too short, thin or crooked: every man has measured his genitals at some point. And if not, they have done comparative research in the shower at the gym, football or sports school./h3>

To know whether you meet the standard, it is first of all important to measure the length of the penis properly. You do this by measuring it at the top (belly side) in both flaccid and stiff conditions. From your pubic bone, where the penis starts, to the tip of the glans. You measure the circumference at the thickest part.


The penis of an adult man is on average 9.8 centimeters when relaxed and on average 14.8 centimeters when erect. A limp of 6 to 11 centimeters and a stiff of 11 to 20 centimeters is considered “normal.” If a penis is smaller than 3.8 centimeters in a relaxed state, we call this a micropenis. A penis larger than 11.5 centimeters is considered large. With a stiff genitals, this is 7 and 21 centimeters.

The circumference of a penis is on average between 9.5 and 12 centimeters. The diameter of the average penis is 3.2 centimeters when relaxed and 4.1 centimeters when erect.

To grow

There is no clear correlation between the length of a flaccid penis and one at full strength. So the size of the penis when flaccid says nothing about how long it will be when erect. Research has shown that a small flaccid penis grows about twice as much as a long flaccid genitalia.

Shoe size

The biggest
What factors influence the size of the penis is not fully known. In any case, ethnicity seems to be an important factor: Asians have the smallest penis on average, black men the largest. Whether height plays a role is not clear. The taller the man, the larger the penis is often, but not always, the case. Furthermore, there seems to be a connection between a high BMI and a shorter penis.

That the shoe size and finger length say something about the penis is not necessarily untrue. For example, the longer the (index) finger, the greater the chance of a longer penis. The hormone testosterone seems to play a role in this. More testosterone leads to longer fingers and penis. The same applies to the nose, which also grows under the influence of testosterone.


During puberty, the penis grows. When the maximum is reached differs per person. Shrinkage is also an issue. With age, the erect penis often shortens by one or two centimeters. This is caused by arteriosclerosis and the formation of scar tissue.

The penis also shrinks in cold weather and low temperatures. There are also indications that the penis is generally slowly getting smaller.


In men with a micropenis, surgery is sometimes performed to lengthen the penis. With the help of the operation, a few centimeters gain can often be achieved. The difference is often not spectacular, but can make a big difference for some people. Especially if there are sexual problems.


  1. trutje


    It’s not important as long as it’s tasty, and multiple penises are also allowed!

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