When one is looking to learn about the world, generalizations are fundamental. Those generalizations will be presented without citation. The strength of this blog is not the interpretation of scientific data. We will simply post photos and let the photos be the research.
Let’s begin with the reality of the average Penis Size
The global average penis size is 5.1 – 5.5 inches (14 cm), and most likely toward the smaller end of this scale.
Five point five inches. Five and a half inches. 5 1/2 inches.
Sometimes different averages come up, because most sample sizes are random. It would also depend on the location. Sometimes it’s 4.9 inches, 5.1 inches, sometimes it’s 5.6 inches or even 6.1 inches. What’s interesting is, if you took the time to research and average all the results with each other, your average would still be in the 5.5 inch range. So for this articles sake, let’s go with the idea that the average human penis is typically about 5.5 inches long.
Accurately measuring your Penis Size
There is a right way to measure your penis is called Bone-Pressed Erect Length. To find your measurement you will first need to be erect. Once erect, stand up, lay a hard ruler flat along the top of your penis, and push the ruler in towards your pubic bone. Try to straighten out any curve by gently pulling on the tip of your glans. The farthest point the ruler reads is your standardized erect length.
Bone-Pressed Erect Length (BPEL) Steps:
- Start on the top side of your erect penis (the side of the penis facing up towards you when you look down).
- Put the end of your ruler or measuring tape at the base of the penis, right up against the pubic bone (where the penis meets the body). If you have a curve, slightly straighten it by gently grabbing the tip of your glans. Be sure to push past any excess fat or pubic hair so the ruler is right up against the bone.
- Measure in a straight line from the pubic bone to the tip of the penis.
That’s your actual penis length. According to a 2015 study, the average flaccid length is 3.6 inches, while the average length of an erect penis is 5.17 inches (Veale, 2015). If you do any other technique, like not pressing against the fat, or measuring along the side or along the bottom, or reading the curve of a measuring tape down your glans, you are doing it wrong.
Why do some resources tell you to measure differently to get your penis size?
Here is your number 1 result from Google explaining how to properly measure your penis, which actually describes a totally improper method:
Here’s the(in)correct process on how to measure penis length:
- Grab a ruler or tape measure.
- Begin by putting the end at the tip of your penis.
- Measure in a straight line from the penis head, down the shaft, and then to the tip of your pubic bone.
- Don’t press the pubic bone, and push past any excess fat or pubic hair that may get in the way.
- Get the measurement at the pubic bone and note it down. That’s your real measurement.
This is incorrect. Because every person has a different sized FUPA (fat upper pubic area), you would have inaccurate measurements that will change with weight loss / weight gain. If a guy is overweight with 7 inches bone pressed erect length, his fat pad on his pubic bone would hide some of his penis size. If a guy is skinny who is 7 inches bone pressed erect length, he will not have much fat on his pubic area and may measure closer to 7 inches (his measurement would be closer to his bone pressed erect length). Does this mean the guy with less fat has a bigger 7 inch dick? Maybe in a sense of what can penetrate a woman, but scientifically, measuring from the pubic bone would be an absolute size that ignores the FUPA, the weight of the man, or his genetics regarding the fat on his pubic bone area. Therefore, bone pressing would be the only way to accurately measure a man’s penis, because his size will not change depending on his weight. Even though the chubby guy with 7 inches may only be able to penetrate a woman with 4 to 5 inches, depending on his FUPA, he still measures 7 inches from his pubic bone. If he lost weight, the size that penetrates would change. However, his bone pressed erect length would remain the same. And this is why bone pressed erect length is the most accurate way to measure a penis.
The reasons behind the misinformation on how to measure penis size.
Why do people insist on non-bone-pressed erect length measurements? Some of the reason is insecurity. A lot of guys need to see porn stars or others and focus on the length that penetrates the woman. It is common for a man to use his bone-pressed measurement as his size, while telling his own ego or partner the length of a porn star non-bone-pressed. This gives his own ego and/or partner a warped perception of his size or how porn has camera tricks that make them look so huge. Porn does have camera tricks, but most porn stars are also well above average. If his penis is 7 inches bone-pressed, and a popular porn star that is huge measures 7 inches non-bone-pressed, most people do not know the difference. It’s misleading, but it would be the truth in a weird warped way.
Other reasons studies use the non-bone-pressed erect length measurement is because the study is being done by a research team that is working in the condom industry. They would not need to study the dick that all the way to your fat pad when developing condoms, just the useable shaft. So they tend to focus on non-bone-pressed erect length more than your actual size.
No legitimate study would ever consider using anything other than the bone-pressed method simply because it would make no sense to judge a person’s dick size with body weight and body fat being a variable that can change a man’s size. And what sense does it make to use a control that can change depending on what you ate that week?
A Popular photo that floats around various communities that judge measurements the same way shoe collectors inspect “real or fake” shoes posts online. Yes, it’s that serious.
Other than the zero-end rule being flawed, this photo is still a great example of the different ways men measure. Again, measure however you want and show your woman all the best sizes, but just do not post online! You can’t beat the internet. It will be criticized if you do not check all those boxes. Personally, I and many others disagree with the zero-end rule. The fat pad in the pubic area varies with different men, especially depending on your weight. A larger man may have more fat than a skinny guy, so you’d need to press to the bone. Which is the entire concept of a bone-press measurement, it will NOT change. This extra fat may block the zero-end. The zero-end visible seems to be a very strict way of measuring for those that study dicks, dick sizes, and dick measuring techniques like astrophysicists study the universe.
So what does an accurately measured 6.25 inch penis look like on an average woman?
Here is what the 6.25 inch erect penis from the photo above looks like scaled accurately and compared to a woman 5’4″ and 110-115 lbs. For the record, 5’4 is the average height for women. As with all averages, there are shorter and taller, but on average, women are 5’4 tall. Look at the comparison of a 6 inch penis covering a woman of average height. This 6 inch size can obviously give an average height woman all the deep penetration she desires.