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Average Penis Size in US Men

Truth of Measuring Up in America

By Timothy A RowlandPublished about a year ago 4 min read
Average Penis Size in US Men
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Average Penis Size in the United States

The average penis size in the United States is 5.1 inches when erect, according to a new study. The study, which was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, looked at 1,661 American men and found that the average man's penis is just over five inches long when erect. The study also found that there is a wide range of sizes, with some men having an erect penis that is six inches long or more, and some men having an erect penis that is less than four inches long.

(Please note: this paragraph is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice.)

Average Penis Size for American Men

Recent research has indicated that the average penis size for men in the United States is 5.7 inches when erect. This average size may come as a surprise to some, but it does fall within the average range of a man’s penis worldwide. Knowing these average sizes can offer peace of mind to men concerned about size, as well as provide useful information for physicians and researchers studying more on the topic. It's important to remember that while average measurements are useful to understand, they don't reflect the diversity of penis sizes found around the world, or how many different forms male genitalia can take!

The Average Penis Girth is 4.8 Inches

The average penis girth has been the subject of many studies and has been found to be around 4.8 inches. Studies have studied average penis girth in men from all age groups, nationalities, and different body types to come to this conclusion. This average is based on the circumference measure of an erect penis. While there is a wide range of normal average size numbers when it comes to erect penis girths, the average number is 4.8 inches. It's important to note that every man's individual dimensions may differ and should not be used as comparisons with other men.

There is No Correlation Between Penis Size and Race or Ethnicity

Recent research has discovered that there is no correlation between penis size and race or ethnicity. This news debunks a long-held belief that men of certain races have larger penis sizes. The research looked at the data collection of 15,000 men and came to the conclusion that penis size is not linked in any way to ethnicity or race. This means regardless of what cultural background you come from, the average size of your penis would be around the same as someone of a different racial/ethnic background. Additionally, penis size was found to be largely determined by genetic factors such as an individual’s health and well-being rather than any other external factor. Although interesting to learn, this information is important because it encourages people to think more broadly about stereotypes and judgments rather than rely on old beliefs and assumptions when discussing topics such as penile sizes.

Penis Size Does Not Affect Fertility or Sexual Pleasure

Despite what many people believe, penis size has little, if any, impact on a man's ability to successfully reproduce and provide a sexually fulfilling experience. Studies of couples around the world have found that there is no correlation between penis size and fertility, indicating that larger penises are by no means more fertile. Additionally, research into sexual pleasure has indicated that regardless of length or girth, most women experienced similar levels of satisfaction when engaging in partnered sexual activity. It is important to understand that a man's capabilities in the bedroom (and reproductive success) are not contingent on his size; instead, confidence and skill are vital components in achieving success.

Most Men are Not Satisfied with Their Penis Size

Many studies have been conducted that look into the self perceptions men have when it comes to their penis size. However, what has been found is that the vast majority of men - regardless of actual size - do not feel satisfied with their penis size. A survey stated that a whopping 85 percent of men are unhappy with their penis size and want to increase its length and girth. In addition, psychological distress levels tend to be higher among those who believe they have a smaller penis than those who feel they have an average or larger sized penis. Thus, there is a strong relationship between perceived penile size, mental health and satisfaction in life.


To sum it up, the average length and girth of an erect penis in the United States is 5.7 inches and 4.8 inches respectively. However, there is no correlation between penis size and race or ethnicity, and it does not affect fertility or sexual pleasure. Despite this, many men still feel dissatisfied with their penis size. While we must continue to engage in conversations that reject body shaming messages, it should also be noted that each person's body is different and unique. It's important to remove any stigma surrounding these physical differences by having an honest conversation with your partner and yourself about this matter. Additionally, if you struggle with body image issues due to your penis size seek online counseling resources or have a consultation with a mental health professional.

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Timothy A Rowland

I’m an every day human Xennial from the United States. I have many interest. I just want to improve your life and maybe entertain you. Available for editing and LeadsLeap projects at:

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