Is my penis a normal size? - Is my penis a normal size?
Is my penis a normal size?
During puberty most penises get longer and thicker. Usually by the age of 17 or 18, the penis will reach its full adult size. There is a wide range of normal penis sizes and shapes. The size of a penis when it is soft does not necessarily relate to the size it will be when it is hard (erect). There is a lot less difference in penis size from person to person when the penis is hard (erect) than when their penis is soft.
People may compare their bodies to those seen in pornography. It is important to know that porn has been made, and just like all movies, it often shows things that we don't see in real life.
Research that gives average penis length and circumference (girth) varies greatly and the internet and magazines are not always accurate sources of information.
A 2015 study of 15,521 men reports the following measurements:
soft (flaccid): length 7.59cm - 10.73 (average 9.16cm); circumference 8.41cm - 10.21 (average 9.31cm)
hard (erect): length 11.46cm - 14.78cm (average 13.12cm); circumference 10.06cm - 12.76cm (average 11.66cm)
(Reference: Veale, Miles, Bramley, Muir and Hodsoll. Am I normal? A systematic review and construction of nomograms for flaccid and erect penis length and circumference in up to 15,521. BJU Int. 2015 Jun;115(6):978-86. doi: 10.1111/bju.13010. Epub 2015 Mar 2.)