What is the average penis size?

PENIS size is a taboo topic and men often worry that a small penis is undesirable. What is the average penis size?

PUBLISHED: 13:36, Thu, Nov 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 13:41, Thu, Nov 12, 2020

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Men tend to equate the size of their penis to how masculine they are and how easily they can please sexual partners. More than half of the world’s population has access to the internet and therefore free internet pornography. It’s easy to see why the world is becoming increasingly vain when it comes to genitals, especially penis size. If you’re worried about your own manhood, you probably think it’s smaller than average. So, what is the average penis size?


Sexy social media influencers on Only Fans and Instagram as well as internet porn have put the spotlight on our bodies.

The world seems to be shifting to become more inclusive but won’t budge when it comes to its views on small penises.

It’s not all doom and gloom though, as about 85 percent of people who date men are satisfied with the size and proportions of their partner’s penis.

That doesn’t stop men from feeling self-conscious though, with nearly one in two men believing they have a small penis.

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A study based on a survey of more than 50,000 men and women revealed that 45 percent of men would like a larger penis.

The study also found that men with average-sized penises were more concerned about their penis than men with small ones.

Professor Kevan Wylie, a consultant in sexual medicine at the University of Sheffield said: "It may come as a surprise to some young men, but most women have very little interest in the size of their penis and that's been shown in numerous studies over time."

He said women are more interested in whether you are “romantic, tender and sensitive to their needs and desires than your penis size.”

What is the average penis size: man at urinalWhat is the average penis size: Being insecure about your penis can cause you to avoid going to the toilet in public or intimate relationships (Image: Getty)

It’s difficult to know what is ‘normal’ when you only see your own penis and perhaps the penises of men in porn.

The NHS website acknowledges the pressure men put on themselves when it comes to their downstairs, saying:

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