For many men, penis and girth size is a very sensitive issue. People often wonder what size is normal or whether the penis is too big (lucky) or too small. Interestingly, only 55% of men are satisfied with their penis size. 1

When buying condoms, you need to know your penis size to ensure you buy the right product. Too small and the condom can tear; too big and the condom may come off during intercourse or spill the semen.

Today, we’ll look at everything you need to know about penis and girth size. Read on for more information.

Table of Contents:

What Is the Difference Between Penis and Girth Size?

Measurement

Typically, when you refer to your penis size, you are talking about the length of your penis. Girth size refers to the circumference of the middle of the base of the penis.

How to Measure Your Penis Size

If you would like to measure your penis size, length is measured from the tip to the top of the penis.

The top of the penis is where your genitals meet your public bone. As you may expect, the top is the very end of the head of the penis (or the glans).

If you want an accurate measure, push in any fat around your pubic bone. You should also avoid measuring any extra foreskin that extends past your glans.

How to Measure Girth Size

If you want to measure your penis’s girth, take a tape measure and wrap it around the middle or base of your penis shaft.

What Is the Average Penis Size and Girth?

According to research, the average flaccid penis measures 3.61 inches in length. However, the average erect penis is 5.16 inches long.

Similarly, flaccid penises have an average girth of 3.66 inches; erect penises are, on average, 4.59 inches in girth.

Interestingly, the same research suggests that outliers are rare. For instance, only five out of 100 men have a 6.3-inch penis or higher. In addition, only five men out of 100 would have a penis that was smaller than 3.94 inches. 1

What Factors Contribute to Penis Size and Girth?

Numerous factors contribute to your penis size, though they may not be the same ones you expect.

For example, your race does not influence penis size, despite stereotypical beliefs. In addition, masturbation also doesn’t affect penis size. Some people believe frequent masturbation will make your penis bigger or smaller. However, this is only a myth.

The factors that influence your penis size are actually genetic or occur very early in your lifecycle. These include:

Your genes

Every person has physical traits (or phenotypes) that are unique to them.

For instance, some people may have stubby fingers because their parents both have similar fingers. These traits are usually the result of de novo genes. Everybody has these particular gene mutations. However, they vary between people. These genes change slightly throughout your family lineage and are entirely unique to you.

We do not know how these genes come about. However, we know that they influence your physical attributes, including penis size, girth, and overall appearance. You may share a similar penis length and girth to your parent, but there will be some differences (although we doubt you’ll be rushing to have this conversation with your parent any time soon).

Hormones

Hormones also play a significant role in penis size early in your development process. Androgens dictate penis size in early fetal development. As you go through puberty, growth hormones and testosterone regulate your penis growth, including girth and length.

However, there are also hormones you’re exposed to from the environment while your body develops, impacting your penis’s size and girth. However, these hormones will not make your penis bigger; they actually have the opposite effect. When a person is exposed to environmental estrogens (the female sex hormone) during puberty, they may develop a smaller-than-average penis.

In addition, chemicals known as endocrine disruptors may also have an adverse effect on your penis size, not to mention the rest of your body. These chemicals are found in detergents, plastic containers, and pesticides.

Nutrition

Malnutrition in utero and during your formative years as a baby and infant can impact your hormones and have a negative impact on your growth and physical development. However, malnutrition does not just affect your height and weight; it can also impact organ development, such as your reproductive organs. 2

Does Penis Size Matter?

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When it comes to sexual intercourse, penis size is not as important as you may think. For instance, it won’t affect function, desirability, or health. 2

A penis does not have to be a particular size to enjoy sexual intercourse, urinate, or reproduce. Size is only an issue if you let it be an issue.

If you worry about your penis size, you may suffer from confidence issues which will impact your ability to enjoy intercourse. In addition, anxiety and stress make it difficult to get an erection or orgasm.

Stress and anxiety are some of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction. 3

How-to Build Confidence About Your Penis

Confidence plays an important role in overall satisfaction during sexual intercourse and out of the bedroom.

If you are unhappy with the way you look (including your penis size), follow these tips to improve your body image and self-confidence.

  • Stop comparing yourself to other people: This includes celebrity figures and your friends. If you want to feel more sexually confident, be comfortable with your own body and don’t judge yourself too harshly.
  • Experiment with different sex positions: Look up positions for small, average, and larger penises that’ll increase your partner’s pleasure in the bedroom.
  • Exercise regularly to boost stamina and confidence: If you can perform in the bedroom for a long period of time, you’ll feel better than you would if you were out of breath straight away. You’ll also reduce stress levels.
  • Practice self-talk: Try talking about yourself positively, replacing negative assertions with facts you like about yourself.
  • Consider speaking to a mental health professional: If you have particularly negative thoughts or feel depressed about your body image issues, you may want to speak to a mental health professional. Body image is a sensitive and complex issue and not something you have to tackle alone. Numerous therapies can improve your body image and confidence.

Can You Increase the Size of Your Penis?

Men can increase their penis size, but most penis-lengthening methods only work temporarily, and the results are somewhat underwhelming. Exercise caution about miracle methods found online, such as oils and pills, as they can often be detrimental to your health and cost more than they are worth.

Some popular penis enlargement methods include:

  • Penis pumps: These devices use suction techniques to draw blood towards your genitals, engorging the blood vessels in your shaft, so it gets bigger and harder, though the change is only temporary. Men can also use a cock ring to keep blood in the penis longer. Both options are considered safe when used per instructions. You can browse all our cock ring products here.
  • Traction devices: Typically, penile traction devices are used to correct any deformities and curvatures of the penis. However, they can also provide a temporary increase in penis size. According to two studies in 2010 and 2011, penile traction devices can increase penis length if used daily for an extended period.
  • Stretching exercises: If you try stretching exercises such as jelging (massaging and manipulating the skin and tissue of the penis), you may see some increase in size. This technique creates micro-tears, making the penis look bigger and thicker once healed. However, no concrete, science-backed studies or evidence say whether stretching increases penis length or girth size.

If you want to achieve a permanent increase in penis and girth size, surgery and hormone treatments are the only viable options that yield positive results.

However, unless you have a medical condition or your penis is less than three inches erect (or 1.5 inches flaccid), most doctors will not offer penis enlargement procedures.

If you are interested in penis enlargement, we suggest speaking to your healthcare provider first. Most options are not scientifically proven and carry the risk of severe and damaging complications. Your GP or sexual health doctor should be able to talk you through the best options. 4, 5

What Penis Size Does Your Partner Want?

Most research surrounding penis preferences is outdated and generally focuses on women or people assigned female at birth or people with vulvas who may identify as men or another gender. According to one study, most people prefer partners with average-sized penises or slightly-above-average penis. This includes both one-night stands and committed long-term relationships. However, other research also shows that most people are satisfied with their partner’s penis size and girth. 6, 7

Whatever Your Penis Size, You Can Find the Right Condoms at Condoms.ukVarious Condoms

We have a huge selection of reliable condoms here at Condoms.uk, suitable for all penis sizes and girth.

What Condoms Should You Buy for Average Girth and Penis Size?

If you have an average-sized penis, you may want to try the following condom options:

Durex Thin Feel Extra Lubricated Condoms

These condoms are made with additional lubrication, making them useful if your partner experiences vaginal dryness or if you want to enjoy anal sex comfortably. Similar to the Durex Thin Feel range, these condoms are only 0.055mm thick but formidably strong, ensuring intimacy and safety simultaneously. They have a width of 56mm and are easy to roll on, offering a natural range of movement. These condoms are also tasteless and odourless, so they are suitable for oral sex.

EXS Air Thin Condoms

If you want total intimacy with your partner, consider purchasing the EXS Air Thin Condom. This condom is only 0.045mm thick but still very strong; it is slightly larger than most regular condoms. In addition, It is snug at the bass and wide towards the tip, so the condom should stay in place during intercourse. This condom is suitable for all types of sex and is both tasteless and odourless. Finally, the product is made from all-natural, top-quality latex and is suitable for sensitive skin.

What Condoms Should You Buy for Small or Extra Small Girth and Penis Sizes?

If you require small or extra-small condoms, we stock the following options:

My.SIZE Pro 45mm Condoms

These extra-small rubber latex condoms are fantastic for anybody who needs snug-fitting contraception or something for smaller sex toys. The condoms are designed for a slim shaft and have a width of 45mm, plus straight walls that fit well without restricting movement. They are also shorter in length than many other condoms and are only 0.05mm thick, perfect if you want to feel close to your partner.

My.SIZE also makes a Pro 47mm version of this condom, which works well if you are slightly larger below the belt.

Pasante Trim Condoms

If you find regular condoms are too big, you should try Pastante Trim Condoms. They are designed for men who enjoy snug condoms or require a smaller size; they are 49mm wide and 180mm long.

In addition, they are only 0.07mm thick, so you will still feel close to your partner during intercourse.

These condoms are made from natural latex and completely vegan, suitable for anybody with allergies or moral objections to standard condoms. They are also tasteless, odourless, and lightly lubricated.

What Condoms Should You Buy for Large and Extra-Large Girth and Penis Size?

If you have a large or extra-large penis, you may want to consider the following options:

Trojan Magnum Ribbed Condoms

Trojan’s quality and reputation speak for themselves.

These ribbed condoms are designed with spiral ribs at the base and tip of the condom, stimulating both partners during intercourse. The ridges at the tip enhance the wearer’s pleasure, while the base ribs are positioned to stimulate the sensitive areas in and around the vagina, including the G-spot.

These condoms have a snug base and roomier head, offering immense comfort and sensitivity. They are 55mm wide at the base and 62mm wide mid-shaft.

Glyde Supermax Condoms

If you struggle to find large condoms that fit correctly, Glyde Supermax Condoms should serve you well. These condoms are some of our largest products; they are 200mm long and 60mm wide. They are ultra-thin but manfactured with “double-dipping” technology to make them just as strong

as thicker condoms. They are lubricated with silicone lube and are suitable for vaginal, anal, and oral sex. In addition, these condoms are made from sustainable and vegan materials.

If you would like to check out our entire selection of condoms, click here.

References

  1. https://www.science.org/content/article/how-big-average-penis
  2. https://www.healthline.com/health/is-penis-size-genetic
  3. https://www.healthline.com/health/erectile-dysfunction-anxiety-stress
  4. https://bjui-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1464-410X.2010.09647.x
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20102448
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4558040/
  7. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0133079