Measuring Your Penis Size: Are You Really Above The Average?

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Are you that BIG boy or are you lingering just around the national average? Can you really boast that you have an “elephant trunk” in your trousers?

Many men around the world think they know their size but actually, they did their measuring wrong! Therefore, I have decided to give you a treat – a simple step-by-step guide to your accurate numbers.

BTW: If you want to improve the size of your manhood, check out this hugely popular guide here 8 Natural Penis Enlargement Exercises You Have to Try Right NOW!

Why to Actually Measure Your Size?

world penis size chart

Because the idea of having massive manhood is so tightly intertwined in our society with some people’s ideas of machismo and security, knowing where exactly you stand on the scale of length and girth can be a step forward in fostering a much greater self-esteem and confidence in everyday life.

Make sure you read this in case you have small penis:

Keep in mind: Just as you cannot choose physical qualities that you are born with when it comes to height, facial features, and skin color; how your “little buddy” will look like is also part of person’s identity and should not be something that you should be ashamed of!

There are 3 main measures you will want to get – the length, girth, and diameter of your penis!

#1 – How to Measure Your Length

You will need: Ruler, pencil or pen, and paper or something else to make a mark on!

Optional: Lube.

The first technique I am going to guide you through is really simple and focuses on your length. All you will need to do is to follow these steps:

  1. Achieve a full erection (you can use lube for added pleasure).
  2. Position the ruler at the very base of your shaft.
  3. Place paper over the ruler.
  4. Take care to press the ruler into your pubic bone!
  5. With you pen or pencil make a mark on a paper where the end of your glans is.
  6. Measure on the paper how long your shaft really is from its base all the way up to the end of your glans.

Pay attention: Pressing the ruler into your pubic bone will prevent fat deposits from making your length smaller than it actually is! These 6 steps are all it takes to get your accurate length.

#2 – How to Measure Your Girth

You will need: Measuring tape or a ruler, piece of string, and a pen.

Optional: Lube.

Getting accurate girth numbers for your penis is very easy and simple process as well! All you need to do is to follow these steps:

  1. Again, you need to achieve a full erection (use lube for added pleasure).
  2. Locate the thickest part of your fully erected shaft and gently wrap a piece of string around it!
  3. Make a mark where the beginning of the string wrapped around your penis meets itself after it has been circled around your shaft just one time.
  4. Once you made the mark, put the string up alongside a piece of a measuring tape or the ruler for the accurate measure of your girth.

Keep in mind: Many women say that this measure is even more important than your length! I recommend you to check out these quick-fix ways to last longer in bed that will interest you as well.

#3 – How to Measure Your Diameter

You will need: Measuring tape or a ruler, piece of string, and a pen.

Optional: Lube, and a calculator.

Getting your diameter right is closely connected to the above process. You will need to follow these steps:

  1. Achieve a full erection (use lube for added benefit).
  2. Get your accurate girth measurements (see the guide above).
  3. Divide the girth of your penis by 3.14 (you can use a calculator to avoid making a mistake).
  4. The number you get as a result is the width (diameter) of your member!

Pay attention: It would be wise to conduct repeated trials (at least 3) of each measurement to establish an “average” and increase the credibility of the final numbers that you will come to when you are done. If you don’t do this, you won’t be able to measure penis size accurately.

2018 Authentic Women´s Penis Size Preference Chart

The Penis Size & Women Preferences According to the size chart above, the ideal penis size is between 7.0 – 8.25 inches in length and 6.25 – 6.5 inches in circumference.

2018 Penis Size by Country in Inches

According to the size chart from TargetMap, the average length in the USA and Canada is between 4.5 – 5.5 inches.

This is how the average size looks like according to

Average Penis Size Chart

Click on the Image Above for Details on Penis Size Percentiles

You can easily get the national average size thanks to condoms, as these are tailored to these middling numbers.

They come as follows:

  • Length – 5.5” to 6.3”
  • Girth – 4.5” to 5.1”
  • Diameter – 1.4” to 1.6”

Pay attention: So, are you above the average? If not, do not worry as you can actually enhance your size naturally with permanent results. Just check out my exclusive list of 16 ways to make your penis bigger permanently!

What Girls Think About Ideal Penis Size

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#1 Girl with Nickname DoesSizeMatter

“I’ve had about 50 partners. No, I’m not a prostitute. Just been slutting around, I guess. Some of my partners have had big penises (9.1 in), some small (3.9 in). Some thicker, some thinner. Some getting smaller towards the tip (like a cone!) and some thicker towards the tip. Some bending towards one side and some bending downward. Almost all uncircumcised. I’d say bigger is better, to a limit. This is just me, other people might have a different opinion. It also matter what size your receiving end is.

A tiny person might prefer smaller dicks. My first partner had a huge dick (easily over 9 in), so I guess that set up the standard for me. The penis thickness is as important as the length. The shape matters also—if it’s thick only at the bottom and thin towards the tip it doesn’t do much. Whether the penis is curved or not doesn’t matter. I’d say I haven’t got much out of penises shorter than 6.6 in.

Penises shorter than 5 inches just don’t make me feel anything. Fingers are better at that point. Whether one has a lot of belly/fat going on around the stomach area affects how easy it is to use the full length of the penis. Also, it matters a lot how strong of an erection one gets. 6 in hard penis is better than a 9 in floppy one.

But no matter what size of a penis, I enjoy sex based on how good it feels, and penetration with a penis is just a tiny part of it. I’m not even able to orgasm with just penetration! Fingers, toys, chemistry, words, emotions, talent… It’s not just about the penis. The penis isn’t a measure of one’s ability to have sex. Men, stop being so obsessed about your penises!”

Read original response from user DoesSizeMatter on

#2 Girl with Nickname DavidMitchellsEyes

“My first boyfriend had a very girthy 9 inch penis. He hurt me on multiple occasions. We were both surprised to discover things like foreplay necessity, positioning, lube quality, and medical care.

After a month of using silicone lube, with no foreplay, we discovered a problem. Not only were we pregnant, but the silicone lube had given me an infection and I was now weird about sex because it hurt all the time due to his huge dick. Absolutely not his fault.

The best sex I ever had was with a man who had a sweet 5 inch dick. An inch and a half? Diameter. Wider than usual for the length anyway. He used to slide his cock up and around my clit. I would ride him, then when I got close, heave him into me. It was pretty great for both of us.

If I were to choose, considering my experience, I would say a man with any dick providing he knows how to love, is far and away more valuable than a man with a glistening model-cock that can’t use it.”

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#3 Girl with Nickname Anna

“I’m going to give you a real answer. As long as I can properly feel it inside of me, then it’s big enough. Yes, I have had sex with two men whose penises I could barely tell were in yet. No, I did not have sex with either one of them again but they were also both not appealing in other ways as well.

There is such a thing as too big of a penis, so don’t assume that all women just want the biggest they can find. Also, it really isn’t half as big of an issue as men make it out to be. Many of the guys in porn are in it BECAUSE they have a huge penis, or it’s fake. My current boyfriend has a well-above average sized penis that he thinks is average because he has no idea what reality is, seeing has he doesn’t spend any time around other penises.

As for specific sizes, it REALLY depends on the woman. Sex with my boyfriend hurts me sometimes because I have an unusually shallow vagina (sorry TMI). On the other hand, a friend of mine supplements her sex life with dildos to get that “full” feeling that her boyfriend doesn’t provide (though she still loves him and has been with him for years). So really, don’t worry about it. I personally like 6-8 inches in length with maybe 5 inches in circumference.”

Read original response from user Anna on Yahoo Answers

Choosing The Right Condom Size

Now that you know how to measure your penis size correctly, you need to pick the right condom. Trust me that you do not want to experience that embarrassing situation when you try to slip on “rubber” that is either too big or too small!

As already stated, condoms come in measurements that are based on national averages (see paragraphs above). Therefore, if your “buddy” is close to those numbers, you should get an average sized “protection”. For buying the perfect condom, check out this: Top 10 Condoms That Bring Insane Sexual Pleasure

How to Choose the PERFECT Size and Feel
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Because different brands can use various standards of measurements, you should take a condom and measure your erected penis alongside it to gauge the compatibility.

For your interest: Do you know that you can add some inches to your phallus permanently and in a natural way by repeatedly doing some exercises? Read more about such workouts in my article here: 8 Natural Penis Enlargement Exercises You Have to Try Right NOW!

I hope you like this guide and the numbers you have! Just let us know how you stand on the scale and remember that you can actually increase your size without getting scammed of your money!

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  • BD

    I can vouch for being happy with 7 inches and don’t want it getting any longer than that. Too big can make it too painful!!

    • James Buzinko

      You are right that you can be too big for girls and in that case sex can be rather uncomfortable for both of you.

  • CJ Mooney

    James, I enjoyed the article, but your authentic “penis size preference chart” is just comical. I have no idea where you got it. Probably from someone trying to sell enhancement products!

    My experience, and everyone I’ve ever met on PE message boards (hundreds if not thousands of men) is that 6 inches in girth is considered too large for the vast majority of women. Some simply can’t give oral, or take it if it’s that wide. You haven’t even got it as ideal!

    5.5 inches girth is on the larger size.

    7 inches girth? As satisfying? I doubt you could find 10 women on the planet who would even let you put such girth into them!?

    Truth is, ideal is probably around 5.3. However, 6 inches are a bit too large for the vast majority…

    • James Buzinko

      Hello C. J. Firstly, let me thank you for your great comment. It is great addition to the discussion here and to the quality of this article. I have to say that I did not created this chart and in the end of this article you can find my sources from where I have borrowed it.

      Thank you for comment that really enriches this article.

  • Joshua Carrillo

    I personally believe there is no satisfying the me ego… I am, as by your measurements 7.5 length and 5.5 around. I still feel very small even if the chart says I am above average… I believe society has embedded such a conflict that everyone else is 10 inches. That it is disheartening. There should be a link to the average size of a woman so males can better understand how big their dick really needs to be.

    • James Buzinko

      Dude believe me that 7.5 inches in length is really good number. You can be happy with your size.

  • John

    Im 4.2 inches long and 4.5 round… How do I end up in this scale?

  • Average

    I’m too lazy to get my numbers, but I remember back when I was 15 or 16 I decided to do it for the hell of it, and it came to around 5 inches. I didn’t looked at my girth, so I have no idea what that would be. Anyways I’ve always been able to pleasure a woman, I must be average, so that’s something that’s totally fine with me.

    • James Buzinko

      Sure, as I have written before, average size is really preferred by many women, and if you really can please your girl in bed, then there is no reason for you to be unsatisfied.

  • Grason

    I heard somewhere that magnum condoms are actually average sized condoms. Isn’t that interesting? Anyways enough about that. I tried to measure my little guy, but I couldn’t figure it out. I’m probably around average or below it. I don’t have a very big buddy, but it seems to work good enough for me. 🙂

    I wish I had around a 6 in length, not sure if that’s too big by the standards of the chart, but oh well, I may never know.

    • James Buzinko

      To be honest, I believe that 6 inches is rather above the average!

  • SarahBeckett

    I measured my boyfriends dick the other day after reading this and here are his numbers: Length = 5.2 girth = 4.3 and diameter 1.3. He seems to pleasure me fine, not sure if that’s a good or bad size, it looks like an average to me.

    I don’t mind it, as long as it doesn’t go over 6, I think I’d be happy.

    • $29131665

      as long as it doesn’t go over 6 in length, or 6 in girth? (⇕ or ⇔)

      • James Buzinko

        I think she thought girth 🙂

    • James Buzinko

      Usually, these numbers are considered as average. But there is nothing wrong with this size as there are many women who prefer average sized guys.

  • Jordy J Jord

    I’m scared to do this. I know I’m small considering I’m a heavy set guy. I try to work out, but I’m just not capable of doing so, so my dick tends to look smaller than it should be. I know if I shed the weight it will get bigger. I would say I’m around a 3 or 4. I would measure but I don’t think I’d get it right.

    Thanks for sharing though, it’s very interesting.

    • James Buzinko

      Just follow these simple tips and instructional videos and I bet you will get really accurate numbers for yourself.

  • Chris

    Great article! I think the biggest difference is the chart says it is a women’s “preference” chart. Although the national average is less than what the chart says is .
    “preferred” doesn’t mean the chart is incorrect. It would be nice to hear comments from women who are willing to be honest! I have had the pleasure of being with some women that are honest, those girls like variety, and for the most part bigger is better. Most of them were “friends” not girlfriends. These give much different answers.

    • James Buzinko

      Sure, such comments would be great but sadly many women have issues with talking honestly and publicly on this issue…

  • stanBeasly

    I’m too afraid to measure my size right now. I know I have a small one down there. It gets the job done I suppose. I have never measured to learn my size, mainly because I’m afraid to, and plus what’s the point? I suppose I can give it a try just to see.

    • James Buzinko

      Well, measuring your penis is not a thing you need or have to do. This is a guide for those who want to learn their numbers. If you do not want to know them, then there is no reason you should do this.

  • Ryan U.

    I tried measuring my penis ages ago, when I was like 15 years old, and I remember the measure I got was 5 inches or so. I never tried since becoming an adult, but I sure hope it grew by then, haha! Might have to try.

    • James Buzinko

      Maybe you will be shocked how your numbers have changed by now. Just give it a try and you will see.

  • Tyler Savage

    I am afraid to measure, since I feel it’s pointless, but I can understand why some people would want to measure.

    • James Buzinko

      Well, you do not need to do this if you do not feel like it.

  • Nick Rodney

    I honestly don’t understand the size chart thing, but oh well. I’m not one to know many complex things. haha! But seriously, I have an average sized cock I believe. It gets the job done and then some I believe.

    • James Buzinko

      It is great if your cock is average and you are happy with how your things are going. If it gets your job done then there is nothing you need to change.

  • E. Simm

    I followed the rules of measuring, and I am not sure I got it. I got around 5 inches in length, girth 4.2 or so and diameter around 1.2. I might be wrong on those measurements though.

    • James Buzinko

      Why should you not got it right? Try to repeat it once again while following this guide step-by-step.

  • JJ

    I never waste my time measuring my size. To me it’s pointless. I think I have good size and all, but I know how to use it too. As should all men.

    • James Buzinko

      Sure, if you are happy with how you look down there and knows how to use your little buddy then there is no point for you to measure yourself.

  • Ian A.

    I could care less about my length too be honest. My skills are great. I would guess I have an average sized penis, but I honestly don’t care for size to be honest. I pleasure women good enough. Plus I feel weird trying to measure.

    • James Buzinko

      As I said already before, you do not need to measure any size if you are happy with yourself.

  • Liam

    Yeah I am not going to share my size with you all. I’m too shy and too paranoid my size is too small or something. I followed the rules of the measuring and all that, but I’m not sure I did it right, or if I did it right I am not really interested in sharing my measurements. Thanks for the interesting article though.

    • James Buzinko

      You are welcomed Liam. I hope your size will improve by following other free stuff I share on this website!

  • Matthew

    I was almost fraeking ot dude, I was like: “I think I have a smaller dick than that”, then I checked out aand I found that I was roughly above average, I have a 6.0 penis and a 1.5 diameter. I don´t know my girth.

    • James Buzinko

      Sounds like you should be happy with your initial size. Have you considered growing it a little more?

  • Matthew

    Am I good with a 6.0 penis?

    • James Buzinko

      I would say that 6 inches is good when you know how to use it 🙂

  • Tony

    I’m 15 turning 16 this month (April 2015) anyway I feel like I got a pencil d**ck? I got a penis that’s 73/4 inches long 5 inches around at shaft. I’m italian decent

  • naji

    Thanks man following the structure i got the following results length 7.5 ; Girth 6.5 ; and diadmetre 2
    now i have to get technique hhh any advice

  • Guest

    Hey. This so called ”
    The Authentic Women´s Penis Size Preference Chart” is from some scientific source or what?

  • Guest

    Hey. This so called ”
    The Authentic Women´s Penis Size Preference Chart” is from some scientific source or what?

  • Derek Perryman

    Length: 8.5
    Girth: 6.0
    Diameter: 1.91
    (Pics to prove usually follows if I answer this question & is why I don’t ever share my size)
    I always getting the gasping wow factor when I reveal my manhood.. I never share exacts and only say, “you will be surprised”…

  • Derek Perryman

    Length: 8.5
    Girth: 6.0
    Diameter: 1.91
    (Pics to prove usually follows if I answer this question & is why I don’t ever share my size)
    I always getting the gasping wow factor when I reveal my manhood.. I never share exacts and only say, “you will be surprised”…

  • hrt

    do you use the ruler along the top of your penis or the side

  • hrt

    do you use the ruler along the top of your penis or the side

  • Alex Suarez

    I have 6.1 inch dick length 5.1 girth is that. Good?

  • Alex Suarez

    I have 6.1 inch dick length 5.1 girth is that. Good?

  • Ricken osborne

    Should I be worried if I have a 11 inch cock?

  • Josh

    I only have 4 inches NBP but BP I’ve got 5.5. I have a large girth at 5.3 – 5.5 — almost 6 when I use the pump and it stays that way for a full day.

    I’ve been told by lots of girls that I’m a great lay and they kept coming back. But, I’m a little insecure about the 4 inches NBP. What is my actual size? It’s strange that if taken at the NPB level I have a small penis with big girth – but BP I’ve got average length and a big girth which could even be regarded as a good-sized dick. What measurement should I actually call myself? Girth, though, has never been a problem. But again, am I 4 inches or 5.5? Is my dick small, big or average?

    • James Buzinko

      Hey Josh, thank you for amazing question. In your case I personally would go with bone pressed (BP) size as it is much more stable. The BP size is best even to keep record of your progress when you are following a penis enlargement routine as NBP may change over time as you gain or lose fat.

      PS: While not bone-pressed (NBP) size may actually look like the only one you can thrust in with, that is not always true.

  • Michael

    When you were finding how to mesure your true dick size and relize that your not 5.5.but almost 6 inches and your 13 and that after saying that nobodys gonna believe you….also my girth is 5.4… i have a pretty big dick for my age i hope it doesnt get too big.

    • James Buzinko

      Hey Michael, I have to say that your numbers are very good for your age ;). Do not worry, even if you will end up with a very large dick that may be categorized as “too big” for some women, your sex life will not be a catastrophy.

      Sure, you will need to be more careful during sex and may not be able to thrust all the way in, but you will still will be able to bring your partner to orgasm and will always have that “WOW” factor when she sees it for the first time.

      PS: Do not worry about your size too much as each one has its own advantages and disadvantages 😉

  • Petro Nikoloshenko

    Quoting average size by country is of no relevance, as countries of the new world, like North and South America, Australia, New Zealand etc are ethnically so diverse because of migration and therefore are not homogeneous.

  • pajon

    my cock is 9.1 x 7,1 inches !!!is big???

  • Jay

    So i measured mine today. 3 different times. Got 7.6 inches in length. And 6.5 girth.
    Guess I’m fine lol

  • Ken

    I have 5.9 inch dick length 5.1 girth is that okay ? :/

  • Michael

    Here my thoughts on all this. The perfect size based on this chart is big penis. I’m 8 inches long and 6 inches of girth. Now if I use my pump I can get up to 6.5 or so girth sometimes 7.

    Now I’m married and have been for 7 years now. My wife still gets figity at times. She is worried I will be to rough etc.

    So having a huge dick is something we as men perceive as a awesome thing. Women don’t give a shi%. As long as you can make them feel loved and cared for that’s all they want.

    I personally have used my pump and stretcher for a while now. I do it for my male ego issues.

    Because I promise you. You make you penis to big etc you are going to loose out on some girls.

    My thought is if your 6 inches or longer and 5 inches or better in girth. Stop worrying about it. If your smaller learn to be confident and play around with stretchers and pumps. Water pumps are the best and safest.

  • Kyng zay

    What’s is the warm up phase and how do I do it

  • http://Gmail Eli

    I am 18 years of age and after reading this I felt much better about myself I am 8 inches long and 5 inches in diameter

  • Ben Baker

    looking down at it I always found it seemed a bit small, not overly small . many women have told me its a big one, but I always assumed they said that to everyone because of how sensitive we get about our size. .So , I measured the son of a bitch and it turns out its exactly 7 inches long at the tip. fuckin eh bubba. that is good news eh. about two inches bigger than I thought it was to be perfectly honest with you. such good news that I made the mistake of telling my buddy about it and you should have seen his face just go sad instantly, he whent quiet and I had to change the subject, think I may have hurt his feelings. anyways. aside from hurting my bro with the news, I feel like a million bucks now.