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Do You Want A Bigger Penis? What Is The Average Penis Size & How Do You Compare?

This article explores the average penis size, factors effecting the size of your erection, what women really think about penis size and what you can do to safely increase the size of your favourite appendage.

While most women might say they are satisfied with their lover’s size, it appears on most accounts that men are less sure of themselves. While many a loving partner might attest that ‘size doesn’t matter’, it seems that wanting a bigger penis is still a source of much anxiety for many men. Whether it’s an instinctive display of primitive virility in the football change rooms or a deeper desire to ensure their sexual partner is truly satisfied, penis size is something that most men are concerned about.

What Is The Average Penis Size?

A large number of studies have shown that the average erect penis size for Australian men is approximately 12-16cm in length and 12cm in girth. It should also be noted that the size of a man’s flaccid penis has no bearing on his size when erect. This means that men who have different penis sizes when flaccid may have similarly sized erect penises. The average flaccid penis length is approximately 7-10cm. Some studies have also shown that erect penis size can vary within one individual depending on the type of stimulation that created the erection. For example, a man may obtain a different sized erection dependent on his level of arousal, and whether he was stimulated by his partner, an artificial device or his hand.

How To Measure Your Penis Size

You might choose to measure your penis size in both a flaccid and erect state, but let’s face it, the only measurements that really count are the erect length and erect girth of your manhood.

To measure penis girth use a flexible measuring tape, like the ones found in sewing boxes. When the penis is fully erect, wrap the tape measure around the middle of the penis shaft, measuring all the way around.

To measure your erect length, use a normal ruler. Place the ruler at the base of the penis at the pubic region and measure to the tip of the glans. To obtain a truly accurate measure of length, two measurements must be taken. NBPEL (non bone pressed erect length) is the measurement taken with the base of the ruler pressed lightly against the skin. The second measurement, the BPEL (bone pressed erect length) is taken with the ruler pressed firmly against the pubic bone. While the bone pressed erect length (BPEL) is the ‘true’ erect penis length, the non bone pressed erect length (NBPEL) is what your partner will see and feel.

Factors Effecting Penis Size

The main factor effecting penis size is genetics. Some studies also suggest that penis size can be affected by hormone levels and diet. This is because some hormones and some foods will either restrict or increase blood volume and blood flow to the penis. Studies have also found that smoking can reduce penis size as it has a similar effect on the penis as it does the heart – inhibiting blood flow and reducing the production of elastin, which is a body tissue that is vital to a strong erection. While obesity hasn’t officially been linked to smaller penis length, the penis will appear shorter when there is more fat under the skin at the base of the penis

Do Women Care About Penis Size?

While numerous studies show that women don’t necessarily desire men with bigger penis, when asked their size preferences many women still choose a length of approximately 16cm, which is on the larger scale of average!
For many women it’s worth noting, sufficient penis girth is an important factor in achieving sexual satisfaction during intercourse.

Can You Safely Increase Your Penis Size?

While there are several surgical treatments available for the treatment of a small penis, these all carry significant risks. Doctors will only recommend this path if the size of the penis is seriously impacting a patient’s health. While some penis enlargement pills and supplements may be harmless, there appears to be little evidence to prove their effectiveness or even their safety.

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There are a number of physical techniques that will help you increase your penis size, such as penis pumps. The use of penis pumps to enhance penis size is the most common, although there are penis stretchers too.

Penis pumps work by creating a vacuum around the penis, drawing blood into it to create engorgement. In addition to providing some temporary enlargement, it is thought that over time these blood vessels will stretch to allow further engorgement, and thus a bigger erection, into the future.

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While there’s a variety of penis pumps available, water based penis pumps such as the Bathmate range of hydro pumps are considered to be among the safest and most effective on the market.

In Summary

Any anxiety about inadequacy is probably not helped by the fact that a man’s own view of his penis automatically makes it look smaller to him than it appears to anyone else. Hopefully by reading the information above, you now have a clearer picture of what the average penis size actually is, how you measure up and what you can do if you do want give your natural size a little bit of a boost!

While it does make anatomical sense that a bigger penis is more likely to provide both partners with enhanced sexual pleasure, remember that penis size is only one factor in the equation. There are also many other ways to enhance your sexual satisfaction or that of your partners. Spending time learning what your lover enjoys can go a long way! From vibrators and cock rings through to a little bondage play, there are plenty of sex toys that can quickly and easily enhance your sexual experiences.

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About Author

As Editor in Chief of 'Health & Wellbeing Australia', Lucinda brings over 20 years experience in the Health Industry, with 14 years as a practicing, registered Physiotherapist; specializing in pelvic floor and erectile dysfunction issues, to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle.

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