Are you a BIG boy or are you lingering 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 the size of their penises but mostly they did their measuring wrong. Therefore, we have decided to give you a treat – a simple step-by-step guide to getting your accurate numbers.

Why to Actually Measure Your Size?

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 (circumference) can be a step forward in fostering greater self-esteem and confidence in everyday life.

Just keep in mind that as you can’t pick 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 shouldn’t be something that you should be ashamed of.

#1. Measuring Your Length

You will need a ruler, pencil or pen, and paper or something else to make a mark on. Optionally, you may get a 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 your 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.

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. Measuring Your Girth

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

Optionally, you may get a Lube.

Getting accurate girth for your penis is a 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 ruler for the accurate measure of your girth.

Many women say that girth is even more important than your length. I recommend you to check out jelqing exercises that can boost the thickness of your penis.

#3. Measuring Your Diameter

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

Optionally, you man get a lube, and a calculator.

Getting your diameter right is a little tricky and you will need to do some math. Just follow these steps to avoid making a mistake:

  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 penis.

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.

Charts With Average Sizes

We have been looking all over the internet and have discovered some charts and graphics dealing with the national average penis sizes. The given results are interesting.

9GAG Chart


Visual Best Chart


Chart from Imgur

Penis Size Chart 3


Based on the data from various infographics and surveys available on the internet, we can conclude the following.

The average American penis in erection is:

  • 5.3 – 6.2″ long
  • 4.3 – 4.8″ wide

So, how are you standing on the scale? 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.

Ideal Penis Size

According to Girls

In this section, you can find opinions of real women on penis size. All there are publicly available on the internet so feel free to verify it.

“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 matters 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!”

“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.”

“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.”

Women´s Penis Preference Chart

The Penis Size & Women Preferences

According to the data published in the chart above, the ideal penis size is between 7.0 – 8.25 inches in length and 6.25 – 6.5 inches in circumference. As you can see, the national average is enjoyable, but a perfect penis needs to be slightly thicker and longer.

Choosing The Right Condom Size

Now that you know how to measure your penis 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 a rubber that is either too big or too small…

Condoms come in measurements that are based on national averages.

Therefore, if your “buddy” is close to those numbers, you should get an average sized “protection”. Obviously, if you are above the average, you can try a larger (magnum) size while if you are smaller than average, rather go for a snugger fit.

Because each brand can use different standards of measurements, you should always take a condom and measure your erected penis alongside it to gauge the compatibility.

Usually, choosing the correct diameter of your condom is the key to success as one that is too loose can fall off inside her while one that is too tight can break easily.

I hope you like this guide and the size you have in your pants. If not, then I have good news for you, you can permanently enlarge your penis in a natural way.

Do You Want to Learn More?

Author of this article has a 6-year experience in male enhancement and has written over 43 detailed articles full of tips to improve the quality and size of your erections. You can browse them here.