The Average Penis Size Is Smaller Than You Thought

Penis Size

People love to talk about penises. We find them fascinating — particularly the size of them. It’s honestly ridiculous if you ask me, but the fact of the matter remains that every guy on the planet wants to make sure he *adjusts tie, turns to the camera, makes finger gun, winks* measures up. As it turns out, the average penis size is actually smaller than we’d previously thought: 5.16 inches erect, 3.7 inches flaccid. Yay for women! A research team measuring 15,000 penises around the world discovered the following, as reported by The Guardian:

The study participants were men aged 17 to 91 who had their penises measured in 20 previously published studies conducted in Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States.

The team found no evidence for penis size differences linked to race, though most of the study participants were of European and Middle Eastern descent and a full comparison could thus not be made.

Nor did the researchers find any convincing correlation between a man’s foot size and the length of his manhood.

The British researchers who assembled the data are confident that this information will “reassure the large majority of men that the size of their penis is in the normal range.” Thank GOD. There are women out there with body issues relating to every inch of the female form, but as long as men are more comfortable in their own skin flutes, then we can all rest easy.

[via The Guardian]

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Veronica Ruckh

Veronica (@VeronicaRuckh) is the Director of Total Sorority Move for Grandex, Inc. After having spent her undergraduate years drinking $4 double LITs on a patio and drunk texting away potential suitors, she managed to graduate with an impressive GPA and an unimpressive engagement ring -- so unimpressive, in fact, some might say it's not there at all. Veronica has since been fulfilling her duties as "America's big," a title she gave to herself with the help of her giant ego. She has recently switched from vodka to wine on weekdays. Email her at

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