It would be a blatant lie if a man says that he has never pondered upon the size of his gun. Questions regarding the length of one’s manhood arouses in one’s teens and churns the hormonal minds of youngsters to creep into the subconscious of men as they grow up.
This not only stems out more insecurities in the future but can also be a major obstacle when getting into relationships. So here, in this article, we have addressed the main question of penile growth and hopefully settled the debate once and for all!
When does the penis start growing?
The genitalia in male grows disproportionately big after the male hits puberty, which is around 11-13 years of age. Due to the sudden influx of testosterone into the bloodstream after coordinated control of the pituitary, hypothalamus, and testicles, the overall structure and size of the male genitalia sees a drastic increase.
However, it is noteworthy that not all males have this tendency. Some could be late bloomers who observe an increase in growth only until mid-puberty or late-puberty phases. Irrespective of the time of onset, an adult male genitalia is significantly bigger as compared to his childhood dimensions if a ratio is taken into account.
What is the average size of a male penis?
The popular belief will tell you that the average penis size is probably higher than 6.5inches or 16.5cm. But a study conducted in 2020, found out that the average size is somewhere between 5.1 and 5.5 inches. The sample size was over 13k. Yes, the scientists measured over 13000 penises to ballpark this number.
It was further shown that almost every male, irrespective of where they stood in the size chart, wanted a longer/thicker penis by default. This led to unnecessary insecurities in the sexual life of almost every other male.
How common is a large penis?
As obvious from my last answer, it is fairly less common than you’d presume.
According to a study published in “Psychology of Men and Masculinity”:
- ~2.5% of grown men have penis of length under 3.7 inches
- 16% of men have an erect penis size that’s shorter than 4.5 inches
- 68% of erect penis is between 4.6 and 6 inches long
- ~16% of men have an erect penis size longer than 6.1 inches
- And only 2.5% are over 6.9 inches
So all the porn stars you see on screen fall in the 2.5% category of men. Hence, calm down.
Does the penis grow with age?
Unfortunately, mankind hasn’t been blessed with this boon. Almost 99% of the changes observed in the length of a penis is observed in the first two decades of a male. The growth is primarily influenced by hormones during puberty and hence after the phase ends, you’re stuck with that size for the rest of your life.
However, the shape of the penis might change along with age. Due to lessening of the elasticity of the skin, it is very likely that the foreskin droops down giving an illusion of an increase in length but since the dimensions of the smooth muscles remain fairly constant, the erect penis measures the same length.
Can you increase your size or girth artificially?
In this 21st century, medical science has surely established itself as a reigning champion in body modification. But, increasing the size of the male genitalia is still in the realms of “rare possibilities”. It is fairly dangerous and the procedure is much less established as compared to other surgeries.
Nevertheless, if you want to opt for non-surgical methods, you can definitely try out penis pumps, supplements, and other exercises to see if it suits you.
Does size matter?
Now let’s address the main question which has haunted every man at some point or the other in his life! Does the size of your manhood matter?
I’ve said it before and will say it again, the gun is as efficient as its shooter. Sure, in some cases having a better gun helps but if the shooter is poor at his job, the quality of the gun wouldn’t matter.
Similarly, if you know how to work with your size, the dimensions wouldn’t matter.
In a survey of over 50,000 people, it was reported that 66% of men considered their size to be average and preferred a bigger one. Whereas, 85% of women were satisfied with their partner’s dimensions. This only goes on to show how insecurities stem into the male brain which only leads to poor performance in bed.
This is mainly due to the influence of media showcasing masculinity with bigger penis sizes. One must try to dissociate these two and actually look at the crux of the matter. After researching and reading about it, if you still feel, you’d need a bigger manhood, then surely consult a physician but don’t sit on the matter and keep on leading a worrisome sex life.
At the end of the day, you must realize that it is your body and you need to decide for yourself. You can obviously try out unconventional techniques but a thorough research on the subject matter is extremely important especially when your body is at stake.