Taboo, yes. Asked Frequently, yes. So today lets attempt to answer this in a professional matter.
After reviewing several key sites and referencing trusted sources, the following can be offered to help understand what the average man’s penis size is or what is considered a normal range on penis length and girth if such a thing exists. These facts from various scientific studies we try and provide a realistic answer to this question. For many, this will offer reassurance about what to realistically expect of the average penis size.
Most men’s penises are within the range of 9cm (3.75in) long when not erect, but it’s quite normal for them to be shorter or longer than this in length. Many things can impact the penis temporarily, making them smaller, such as temperature.
General research has shown the average erect or “stiff” penis size varies from around 13cm to 18cm (5in to 7in). As a side note, you cannot make your penis larger or smaller with exercises. World wide most likely toward the smaller end of this scale. While results vary slightly, most studies estimate the average to be within this range in general. It is important to note the data and feedback collection sources of studies noted. Outside research on the researchers and case studies have found that many males overestimate the size of their penis when self-reporting. Sexually active adult males particularly have been noted as being most over zealous in reporting.
There is large variation in the angle and curvature of an erect penis. Some erect penises point straight up, others straight down. Some have a slight bend to the left or right. There is no correct right appearance, but only general shape. If you have a more significant bend in your penis that may cause you pain or difficulty having sex, see your GP. Sometimes, these can be symptoms of Peyronie’s disease.
Each penis is unique and boys develop at different ages and rates. During puberty, usually between the ages of 11 and 18, the penis and testicles develop more rapidly, although the penis doesn’t stop growing until the age of 21 on average.
Additional notes to include in consideration are how to properly measure a penis in the first place.
To measure penis length, press a ruler into the groin and measure from the base of the penis to the tip.
To measure penis girth, wrap a measuring tape around the widest part of the penis.
Additional notes to be mindful of. Research has shown that there is a correlation to BMI and general penis length. Slimmer individuals with less fat under the skin will generally have longer a length penis. Blood flow concerns and swelling of groin area due to fat can reduce the appearance and actual pertruding length of a penis.