How to Measure Penis Size

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There is a point in every man’s life that they wonder how their penis compares to the rest of the world. Varying insecurities that stem from porn, women, and sometimes even friends can lead to questions of “Am I big enough?” And so they search online to satisfy their understandable curiosity. Measuring your penis is quite simple, and all you need is a ruler or a measuring tape.

Understanding The Process

Penis size can be measured by flaccid length, erect length, flaccid girth, and erect girth.

You can measure the length of your penis by placing a ruler or tape measure on the top side of the penis, behind the glans (head), and measuring to the pubic bone. You can do this for your penis while it’s flaccid and when it’s erect.

The girth (circumference) of your penis is measured by wrapping a tape measure around the part of your penis that’s widest. You can do this while your penis is erect or flaccid as well.

What is the Average Penis Size?

Many studies have been conducted on this question, and there have been many different results. However, the results of many conclusive studies indicate that the average length of men’s members, while hard, is around 5.5 inches (about 14 cm). Flaccid penises typically measure approximately 3.5 inches (about 9 cm).


Measuring your penis size is a great way to get a general idea of where you stand in the grand scheme of things. It is important to remember that it’s less about the size of your penis and more about what you do with it. If you are happy with the size of your penis, great! That’s all that matters. If you aren’t satisfied with it, some methods may boost your confidence in the bedroom, like taking ED medication to keep your erection strong and lasting longer.

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