Penis sizes

Penis sizes and penis enlargement

Let’s look at research and medical facts in regard to topics related to male genitalia.

Welcome to the hub for fact-checked information about male sexual health. Here you can find averages size for different ethnicities and a scientific look at penis enlargement methods. 

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Average penis sizes

There is so much misinformation on the subject of penis size. But when you look through over 40 studies on the subject you can really tell what numbers are accurate.

Average penis sizes

There is so much misinformation on the subject of penis size. But when you look through over 40 studies on the subject you can really tell what numbers are accurate.

Penis length

The approximate global average erect

13.71 cm = 5.4 inches

Penis girth (width/circumference)

The approximate global average erect

11.55 cm = 4.54 inches

These averages are subject to change as new data becomes available and as old data is revised.

When it comes to ethnicity – penis sizes vary. They do not vary enough to say that for example “all black men have a larger penis than white men” because this isn’t true. However, when it comes to averages in length and girth there are statistical differences. These statistical differences within individuals of the same ethnicity vary massively.

How do we gather, analyze, and evaluate data?

These averages are subject to change as new data becomes available and as old data is revised.

We’ve found 42 studies in the last 100 years that looked into penis sizes. We have analyzed them to find averages of erect penis length and girth. We are not only interested in the averages but also in the standard deviation of sizes, which is the range of penis size of male populations. We have prioritized the studies in the following

1. Professional Research

Studies where trained professionals, hospitals conducted the measuring, and clinic staff (including commercial studies such as the Ansell Condoms (Manufacturer of Lifestyles/Mates condoms).

2. Custom Size Condom Online Stores

Studies where the measuring was conducted by self-report, motivated by condoms they were ordering that matched their sizes.

3. Self-Report Studies

Self-report studies. This is very unreliable where men supplied their own measurements, as they are prone to mismeasure their penis size. It is also known that men overestimate the size of their penile dimensions and/or round up to the closest inch.

4. Studies With Questionable Methodology

Studies of questionable methodology, hearsay, and so on are not included in the comprehensive analysis

Penis enlargement methods

Can penis enlargement methods work and can they help you?

Men are often misled about penis enlargement. Spam emails and ads tell us that penis enlargement is easy, and that it could even be accomplished through the use of pills.

Ads, especially on porn websites boast of increased penis length through various means. These claims are wildly exaggerated, or just plain incorrect.

Let’s break down penis enlargement with science. Some methods may actually work. Although the results may vary and be modest.


Other methods of increasing penis size are either unlikely to work or unlikely to lead to satisfactory results.

Penis pumps

Penis pumps were originally used to help maintain erections and for treatment of erectile dysfunction.

They appear to bring modest increases in penis enlargement through regular use.

It is a relatively cheap and safe method that works in increasing strength of erection.

Penis enlargement surgery

Penis enlargement surgeries have become popular. As a major medical procedure, which many consider unnecessary.

They appear to bring modest increases in the penis but with very low satisfaction rates

Common sense techniques

This is entirely scientific. There is very good evidence to suggest that improving lifestyle could improve hormone production and improve erection strength.

Simple changes in lifestyle can have an effect on penis size, both perceived and practical.

Other common sense techniques will help you to make your penis look larger through grooming.

Jelqing exercises or tissue massage

No scientific research has been done on this particular method of penis enlargement but it has followers online.

There is some scientific rationale, the same as for penis pumps to suggest that jelqing may work by increasing the blood vessel capacity.

The results of jelqing are debatable but at least, when used in moderation, jelqing may be worth a shot.

Penis enlargement creams, lotions, and oils

Creams, lotions and oils are peddled online as penis enlargement aids.

There is not much scientific rationale for penis enlargement creams to work.

They may help familiarize you with your penis. They could be used with jelqing for better effect. However, anything that promises amazing results is likely to be a lie. Beware and look after yourself first.

Penis enlargement pills, herbs, and supplements

There is no known chemical or organic compound that increases penis length or girth.

Had there been one, reputable pharmaceutical companies would be raking in tons of money.

However, there are supplements that help to slow down aging, help the heart and make you healthier. They may help your sexual health. Avoid pills until a reputable company puts one forward.

Known supplements that support male sexual health

Several supplements may help improve erection strength and overall male health. These include:

  1. Zinc: This mineral is important for testosterone production and can improve sperm quality and fertility.
  2. L-arginine: This amino acid can improve blood flow to the penis, which may help with erections.
  3. Korean Red Ginseng: This herb may help improve erectile function and sexual satisfaction.
  4. Vitamin D: Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to a higher risk of erectile dysfunction. Getting enough vitamin D from sunlight or supplements may help improve ED.
  5. Vitamin B3 (niacin): This vitamin may help improve blood flow and reduce the risk of ED.
  6. Magnesium: men with erectile dysfunction had lower levels of magnesium in their blood compared to men without ED. Another study found that taking a supplement containing magnesium and zinc improved symptoms of ED in men with low testosterone levels. It also helps with sleep.

It’s important to note that while these supplements may have some potential benefits, they are not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle and should not be used as a sole treatment for ED.

It’s always a good idea to talk to a healthcare provider before starting any new supplement regimen.

Your penis size does not define you as a person

Remember that lesbian couples are more likely to reach orgasm than heterosexual couples. Having a penis is not that relevant for sexual satisfaction.

Enjoy your life and love yourself.