Shoe Size Doesn’t Predict A Thing? The Average Size of the Male Penis

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Shoe Size Doesn’t Predict A Thing? The Average Size of the Male Penis

Shoe Size Doesn’t Predict A Thing? The Average Size of the Male Penis

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Men around the world can rest (a little bit) easier after a new study revealed the average penis size isn’t as large as previously feared. A very brave 15,521 men signed up to be measured in the name of science. The most important measurements of all — downtown — were the main focus. Exactly how long and wide is the official average penis? Does it even matter?

One can only imagine the funding discussion at the inception of this study from the British Journal of Urology International. The trusty scientists of this institution gathered up over 15,000 men to volunteer for length and girth measurements of their penises. Not only were these fellas measured in a flaccid, clinical sense, but these guys were also measured in their erect capacities. Talk about discomfort in the name of science.

When all was said and done, the journal published some startling new statistics. The average length of an erect penis stands at 5.16 inches while its flaccid counterpart measures 3.6 inches. That’s just the length. When girth measurements were taken, the average male offered up a circumference of 3.66 inches. If you’re interested in the metric version of these measurements, you can check out the study’s abstract.

The good news? The length and girth averages are smaller than anticipated, but that was also the goal of the sudy. Dr. Gordon Muir (who headed the study) told the Huffington Post, “We wanted to be able to help men and their doctors with a definitive paper since there are many contradictory reports from small or poor quality studies. Many men live lives of misery and shame, or undergo harmful and unproven interventions, due to a false belief they are abnormal.”

So of course, this entire study was performed selflessly by the directing scientists and the subjects. The goal was to build self esteem in men who would otherwise lack confidence over their units. Well … all except for a “small” minority. About 2.28 of the male population has been left out in the cold (har har). Those males are truly smaller than average, and about the same number of men are much larger than average.

A few bonuses to this newfound information: (1) Doctors found absolutely no link between race or shoe size with corresponding penis size; (2) According to Psychology Today, most women don’t care about penis size at all. Some do, sure. But 84% of women believe their men are doing just fine in the wang department.

Source: British Journal of Urology International, HuffPo & Psychology Today]

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