Thin Penis: Everything You Need to Know

Reading time -

You've heard it before, size doesn't always matter. But for a lot of men, they feel like they need a bigger penis. In fact, 45% of men say they're unhappy with their size. So if you're in that camp, and have a thin penis, you're probably wondering what can be done about it, if anything.

The first thing to understand is that there is no “normal” size for a penis. So don’t worry if your penis falls within the “average” range or if it’s on the smaller side. The size of your penis is mostly determined by your genes and there’s not much you can do to change it.

Girth, or width, is the term used to describe the circumference of the penis. Many men wonder if they fall within the “average” range, or if their penis is on the larger or smaller side. So let's take a look at the average penis girth, aka the circumferences, as well as how to measure your penis girth.

What is the Average Girth of a Penis?

If you're wondering how you measure up, the average girth of a flaccid (not erect) penis is 3.5 inches (8.9 cm), and the average girth of an erect penis is 4.7 inches (12 cm). Now, if you want to get technical, girth is the distance around the shaft of the penis. The easiest way to measure it is with a soft measuring tape or a piece of string.

There are a few different ways to measure penis girth, but the “mid-shaft girth” is the most common. To measure mid-shaft girth, wrap a soft measuring tape or a piece of string around the middle of the shaft. Make sure the string or tape is snug but not too tight. Once you have the measurement, divide it by 3.14 to get the circumference.

Step-By-Step Guide to Measuring Penis Girth

Here’s a step-by-step guide to measuring your penis girth:

  1. Locate either a soft tape measure or a piece of string. You will need to be able to wrap this around your penis and have enough slack to comfortably hold the string or tape measure in place.
  2. Wrap the string or tape measure around the thickest part of your erect penis. This is typically around the middle of the shaft. Don't wrap it too tightly; you should be able to comfortably fit a finger between the string or tape measure and your skin.
  3. Mark the point where the string or tape measure meets and then measure the distance between this point and the end of the string or tape measure.
  4. The circumferential measurement you came up with is your penis girth.

Does Girth Matter During Sex?

There is no simple answer to this question, as different people have different preferences. Just like with anything else related to sex, communication with your partner is key to finding out what they prefer. Some people may find that girth matters a great deal to them during sex, while others may not care as much. Ultimately, it is up to each individual to decide what they find pleasurable.

However, it is worth noting that for most women, size does not matter as much as many people think. The vagina is a muscle and can expand to accommodate a range of sizes. This means that even if a man's penis is on the smaller side, they can still give their partner a pleasurable experience. Plus, there are other ways to make sex enjoyable for both partners, such as focusing on foreplay, using sex toys, or trying different positions. So, even if girth is not a priority for you, there are still plenty of ways to make sex enjoyable.

What Women Want When It Comes to Penis Size

Penis size is less important than many men think it is. In fact, sex is more psychological and emotional than it is physical for many women, which is why foreplay and communication are so important. However, that doesn’t mean that penis size isn’t important to some women.

The truth is, different women have different preferences. Some women may prefer a larger penis, while others may not care as much. It is important to communicate with your partner to find out what they prefer. And, even if they do prefer a larger penis, there are still plenty of ways to make sex enjoyable for both partners. So, don’t worry too much about your penis size. Instead, focus on enjoying yourself and giving your partner a pleasurable experience.

There are plenty of ways to have great sex, regardless of penis size, so let's focus on those!

Is It Possible to Increase the Girth of Your Penis?

Many men, who are concerned about the size and girth of their penis, are looking into ways to increase the girth of their penis. There are some methods of doing this, but they may not be as effective as you would like.

Penis pumps and cock rings are temporary solutions that do not increase the girth of your penis permanently. The results you get from using these products are temporary and will fade after use, but it can help increase the girth of your penis while you wear them.

Surgery is the only real way to increase the girth of your penis permanently. This involves making a cut in the side of your penis and inserting an implant that will add girth to your penis. This is a risky procedure and is not recommended.

The better solution is to work around the size that you have, as size isn't as important as you may think. There are many ways to please a partner without having an above average sized penis, which you can read about below.

Tips For Having Sex With a Thin Penis

Although a thin penis may not be as visually impressive as a thick or long one, it can still be plenty of fun for both partners. Here are a few tips to make sex enjoyable with a thinner penis:


It's not said as a platitude. Foreplay is essential for the vast majority of women in order for them to reach the big O. This is because the clitoris - which is responsible for orgasm in most women - is located outside of the vagina. This means that direct stimulation of the clitoris is necessary for many women to orgasm. In other words, your size doesn't even have to come into play!

Foreplay is different for everyone, and it doesn't even always have to end up with penis-in-vagina sex. Foreplay can include anything from making out to cuddling to oral sex. The important thing is that both partners are enjoying themselves, and that there is plenty of sexual tension leading up to penetration.

Use Your Fingers

Your fingers can be your best friend during sex if you have a thinner penis. Once you're aroused, try using your fingers to stimulate your partner's clitoris. This can be done either directly or indirectly. You can also use your fingers to stimulate your partner's G-spot, which is located inside the vagina on the front wall. This can be an extremely pleasurable experience for your partner, and it can help them reach orgasm even if your penis isn't particularly large.


As with anything in life, communication is key when it comes to sex. This is especially true when it comes to penis size. If you're concerned about your size, or if you think your partner may be, talk about it! Discussing it openly can help to put both of your minds at ease, and it can make sex much more enjoyable for both of you.

If you're worried about how your partner will react, remember that most people are more concerned about their own pleasure than they are about your penis size. As long as you're both enjoying yourselves, your partner is likely to be more than happy with your size.


Sex is all about experimentation. If one position isn't working for you, try another! Some positions may be more difficult with a thinner penis, but there are plenty of other positions that can be just as enjoyable. Get creative, and see what works best for you and your partner. Remember, the important thing is to have fun! If you're both enjoying yourselves, then your size won't even matter.

Doggy-style, woman on top, and spooning are all great positions for couples with a thinner penis due to the fact that they allow for deeper penetration. In addition, these positions also offer the opportunity for clitoral stimulation.

Don't Be Afraid to Use Toys

A little extra spice in the bedroom can be a great way to add excitement to your sex life, regardless of your penis size. If you're looking for ways to make sex more enjoyable with a thinner penis, consider using sex toys.

Vibrators, dildos, and strap-ons can all be great ways to add extra stimulation during sex. They can also be used to help your partner reach orgasm and things fresh within your relationship. However, always communicate ahead of time when introducing new toys into the bedroom, as some people may not be comfortable with them.

The important thing to remember is that there is no "right" way to have sex. Sex is all about experimentation, communication, and having fun. So have open communication with your partner, experiment to find what works best for you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!

Hair Loss?
No problem

Let’s help you Rise Again
Start Your Assessment

Got ED?
No problem

Let’s help you Rise Again
Start Your Assessment
This blog post is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or other professional advice. Your specific circumstances should be discussed with a healthcare provider. All statements of opinion represent the writers' judgement at the time of publication and are subject to change. Phoenix and its affiliates provide no express or implied endorsements of third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products, or services.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive a weekly newsletters with insightful tips and resources

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.