Does Penis Size Really Matter?

May 2, 2022
Sexual Health

Talking about sex is still a taboo, and while discussions are imperative for educational and personal growth - accurate information is the key. You’ve probably heard many speak of an “ideal” penis alongside many rumours of “ideal” length and girth - this is not true! Bigger isn’t better, small isn’t bad. Many men tend to be told how their manhood should be for them to be able to please their partner. This builds up into insecurity which has some men thinking that their penis may be “too small.” However, you would be shocked to know that the majority of men that think this way have nothing wrong with their manhood - size, or otherwise. 

Why Do We Think Size Matters?

The overt sexualizing of all aspects of sex has led to many expectations and rumors about how things should be. The truth is, however, that all that matters is the comfort and satisfaction of those involved in the act. People have many preferences and many ways that they may like to feel pleasure - there is no one way.

The constant bombardment and entertainment of these rumours - through social media, porn, etc - have led many to believe that there is only one way a penis can induce pleasure - if it’s large. Furthermore, this unnecessary stigma has also led men to believe that all women care about size when in actuality, most women do not.

What Constitutes As A Small Penis?

A small penis medically referred to as a Micropenis is when the stretched penile length (SPL) is roughly less than 3 inches (7.62 cm), therefore, anything above 3 inches when stretched is considered to be perfectly fine. 

There have been many research studies based on the premise of average penile length - both flaccid and erect. Here are some of the research results: 

  • As per a recent research study, most males “believe” the average penis length to be 6 inches (15.2 cm). This impression has most likely been influenced by studies that were using self-reporting measurements. The fact, however, is that the average is a much smaller number. 
  • An American study revealed a mean flaccid penile length of 3.4 inches (8.63 cm), stretched length of 4.88 inches (12.4 cm), and erect length of 5.07 inches (12.9 cm.) 
  • An Indian study of 93 men revealed a mean flaccid length of 3.23 inches (8.21 cm), a mean stretched length of 4.28 inches (10.88 cm), and a mean erected length of 5.12 inches (13.01 cm.) 
  • A large study involving 800 men from Argentina revealed a flaccid penis length of 4.48 inches (11.4 cm) and stretched penile length of 5.98 inches (15.2 cm.)

Hence, as can be seen, there is no “ideal” or “standard” penile size that is considered to be universally accepted. In fact, penile length, curvature, and girth are also dependent on ethnicity and race.

There have been various studies that highlight the variations in penis size and shape based on race. One of the examples of such studies can be noted below -  Average Penis Size By Country (in length).

Average Penis Size by Country, Daily Graph Series by Nguyen Chi Dung.
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There is such inflated importance placed on the size of the penis, that it can come in the way of many otherwise fine couple pairings. Unfortunately, some women too are under the assumption that bigger means better, leading to the toxic cycle of insecurity flourishing. The penis comes in many different shapes, sizes, and colours, each with equal capabilities. When it comes to desire, pleasure, and even function (for sex or otherwise), the size of your penis alone does not matter.  Preferences, on the other hand, are personal. 

Sexual health is as important as physical and mental health. In most cases, one consultation can go a long way. If you have concerns with drinking alcohol and have experienced any sexual dysfunction symptoms, consult with an expert today. Personalised, discreet, and judgement-free treatment at your fingertips - book an online consultation with one of Allo’s leading experts.

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