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

Man Measuring His Size Of A PenisGetting your penis measurements may not be an activity that many of you have real haste to discuss.

Nor one that you want to actually seek out advice in accomplishing.

But in reality, there are many dudes out there who do not have any idea how to do this properly.

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Therefore I have decided to create this simple guidance to help them to get to their most accurate numbers.

Why To Actually Measure Your Size?

Because the idea of having large phallus is so tightly intertwined in society with some people’s ideas of machismo and security, having a well-established and precise numbers on where exactly one stands as far as length and girth go can be a step forward into knowing oneself better and fostering a much greater self-esteem and power in everyday life.

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.

What Will You Need

There is a variety of ways to accurately measure your own penile size, and they can all be accomplished with the inclusion of just a few simple tools that can be found in any household.

The common things that you will need to do this task are:

  • Ruler
  • Soft Measuring Tape
  • String
  • Pencil Or Pen
  • Sheet Of Paper

Before setting out to getting numbers, you should first understand that there are two different parameters to consider while assessing your shaft:

  • Length
  • Girth & Diameter

In order to properly measure any of those, it can be helpful to first choose a lubricant that you are comfortable with to achieve erection of your “little buddy” to its maximum possibilities.

No. 1 – Measuring Length

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A more manual and direct way to do this is to make use of following household items:

  • Measuring Tape Or Ruler
  • Pencil Or Pen
  • Something To Make A Mark On (Paper, Etc.)

This is really simple process that can be conducted in three steps:

  • Firstly, position the ruler at the very base of the shaft.
  • Secondly, take care to press into the pubic bone in order to prevent fat deposits from hiding your accurate length.
  • Thirdly, proceed to marking how long your shaft is from the base all the way to the end of tip of your glans.

That is it!

No. 2 – Assessment Of Penile Girth & Diameter

Both of these are similarly easy processes and all you will need is:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Piece Of String
  • Pen

Your girth can be measured very easily in a three-steps process. To accomplish this, you can make use of a piece of string and pen to get an accurate idea of circumference:

  • Firstly, you should gently wrap the string around the thickest part of your erected shaft.
  • Secondly, mark where the beginning of the wrap meets it again once it has been circled around your base just one time.
  • Thirdly, once the mark has been made, you may simply put this string up alongside a piece of measuring tape for the proper number.

Diameter: What is more, you can figure out width or diameter of your phallus by dividing its girth by 3.14.

After you have solid numbers in all three dimensions you can be assured that now you have the most accurate possible measurement of your penile size. However, it would be wise to conduct repeated trials of each procedure in order to establish an “average” and increase the credibility of the final numbers that you will come to when you are done.

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The Authentic Women´s Penis Size Preference Chart

The Penis Size & Women Preferences

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The knowledge of accurate measurements does help you to choose the right condom, which can assist to avoid a potentially embarrassing situation that can result from bringing into the bedroom one that is either too big or too small.

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Condoms come in measurements that are tailored towards the national averages in different sizes. Here are national numbers (in erected state):

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

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Therefore, if one’s penis is close to these, it would be most beneficial to purchase an average sized sheath. Because different brands can often use various standards of measurement, it can also be beneficial to take a rubber and measure one’s erected “little buddy” alongside it to gauge compatibility.

[Article Update: 17/04/2014]

PS: There is even mobile app that will help you get your length and girth for choosing proper condom at!

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Hi everybody! I am James (a.k.a. Stallion), author of this informational website. I am young, free and my motto is "Carpe Diem". I have decided to make this an awesome place guiding every guy to master arts of love!

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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.

  • 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

      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…