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Grower vs. Shower: Which one are you?

So what is this Grower v/s Shower conundrum all about?

Before you start debating on what’s the need of knowing all these sexual slangs of the 21st century, I recommend you to read this article. All your doubts will be cleared. 

Who is a Grower and who is a shower?

Let’s start off by defining the terms for the common audience, shall we?

Technically speaking there are 2 types of males:

  • Grower
    Someone whose penis grows a lot from being flaccid to being fully erect.
  • Shower
    Someone whose penis doesn’t grow much from being flaccid to erect.

Mind you, the terms don’t give any information on the dimensions of the penis in any manner. A grower and shower, both can be huge or small. These terms just speak about the ratio of change in the flaccid and erect dick. 

As bonus information, someone who has a big penis and is a shower i.e. when the penis doesn’t change much when erect, is called Hung. Therefore a hung person has a big penis irrespective of whether he is erect or not. Ideal isn’t it? *wink wink*

Why should I care about these terms?

It’s no mystery that these slangs have gained immense popularity in pop culture. Be it in those bar parties or the college dorm discussions, such terms always float in the air. So the next time, a cute girl in a red dress asks you about this, you’ve something to say and not ruin your chances of getting laid, for sure.

Ok so using just the length, how can you know if someone’s a grower or a shower?

Since it’s not very obvious about what change in length constitutes a grower and what change constitutes a shower, let’s get down to some basic maths.

A research survey has found out that in most populations, the average length of a flaccid penis is found to be around the 9cm or the 3.6 inches mark (with a standard deviation of 1.5cm or 0.6inches). When erect, this average comes out to be 14cm or 5.5inches (with a standard deviation of 0.7inches).

Using just these statistics, we can figure out a good margin to incorporate a higher and lower boundary centering over the average using the respective standard deviations.

LengthAvgSDLow AvgHigh Avg
Flaccid9.0 cm (3.6 inches)0.75 cm (0.3 inches)8.3 cm (3.3 inches)9.7 cm (3.8 inches)
Erect14.1 cm (5.6 inches)1.7 cm (0.7 inches)13.2 cm (5.2 inches)15.0 cm (5.9 inches)

Now, if you use the above data to compute the growth, the calculation tends out to be fairly simple.

DifferentialFlaccidErectGrowth %
Low flaccid to high erect8.3 cm (3.3 inches)15.0 cm (5.9 inches)80%
Average flaccid to erect9.0 cm (3.6 inches)14.1 cm (5.6 inches)57%
High flaccid to low erect9.7 cm (3.8 inches)13.2 cm (5.2 inches)36%

With these numbers, any growth percentage between 35-80% can be constituted under the “Normal” label. Whereas, if you’re above 80%, you can tag yourself as a grower. On the other hand, if you see your growth percentage is less than 35%, you can label yourself as a shower.

Therefore, if you’ve to summarise:

Shower < 35% < Normal < 80% < Grower

Gotcha, what about the girth? Is that important as well?

Surely it is! Girth is probably a more important factor than length. When it comes to sex, a thick short penis is often way more pleasurable than a long thin one. 

But, it’s not as obvious to figure out as the length. Worry not, we’ve done the hard work for you so all you have to do is compare and see for yourself.

GirthAvgSDLow AvgHigh Avg
Flaccid8.8 cm (3.5 inches)0.9 cm (0.4 inches)8.3 cm (3.3 inches)9.3 cm (3.6 inches)
Erect11.5 cm (4.5 inches)1.3 cm (0.5 inches)10.8 cm (4.3 inches)12.1 cm (4.8 inches)

Now, if we apply the similar boundary calculations to the girth, we get:

DifferentialFlaccidErectGrowth %
Low flaccid to high erect8.3 cm (3.3 inches)12.1 cm (4.8 inches)45%
Average flaccid to erect8.8 cm (3.5 inches)11.5 cm (4.5 inches)30%
High flaccid to low erect9.3 cm (3.6 inches)10.8 cm (4.3 inches)15%

So measuring the girth, we can conclude that anyone who reaches a growth % of over 45 is a grower whereas anyone below 15% is a shower.

We summarise the table as:

Shower < 15% < Normal < 45% < Grower

The fight of the Volume!

Now you know that the length and girth is incredibly important in deciding which category you fit in. But you can guess where we are leading this to; it all comes down to volumes!

We understand that penis isn’t a perfect cylinder but we can still assume it to be as such just to simplify our lives.

TypeAvg volumeLow AvgHigh Avg
Flaccid55.5 ml (1.9 fl oz)45.5 ml (1.5 oz)66.8 ml (2.3 oz)
Erect148.4 ml (5.0 fl oz)122.5 ml (4.1 oz)174.8 ml (5.9 oz)

This will be the moment of truth. You’ll now realise how different are growers and showers:

DifferentialFlaccidErectGrowth %
Low flaccid to high erect45.5 ml (1.5 oz)174.8 ml (5.9 oz)286%
Average flaccid to erect55.5 ml (1.9 oz)148.4 ml (5.0 oz)166%
High flaccid to low erect66.8 ml (2.3 oz)122.5 ml (4.1 oz)83%

A growth percentage of 286! That’s crazy, isn’t it?

So if you’re someone who is higher than that mark, you’re a grower. Whereas if you’re someone below 83%, you’re a shower.

To summarise:

Shower < 83% < Normal < 286% < Grower

Mind you, I’m once again telling you, this does NOT indicate if your penis is huge or tiny. This just shows how much it “grows”.

Still can’t figure out which category you belong to?

Here, go through the following bullets and you’ll know:

  • Is your penis big; both soft and hard?
    You’re Hung.
  • Does your penis double in length (or more)?
    Grower, forever!
  • Does your dick grow by about half to two thirds?
    You’re a normal man.
  • Does your dick grow by less than a third?
    You’re surely a shower.

After this, I’m pretty sure you’ll have no further doubts on what to call yourself. So, what are you waiting for? Measure yours and get ready for your next sweaty night!