What is the average size of the male "member"?!
What is the average size of the male "member"?
Body size can affect the appearance of penis length. If a person is overweight the penis can appear a lot smaller. This is due to the fact that it is surrounded or sometimes even engulfed by fat. In medical terms, is called a concealed penis.
There are a number of medical conditions that can affect penis size. These are evident at birth and may require medical intervention. Micropenis (just over half an inch) is a condition that may be a genetic or hormonal problem. Webbed penis, concealed penis and trapped penis are all conditions where the penis is of normal size but outwardly small. All of these can be rectified with surgical help. Very rarely a child may be born without a penis, a condition known as penile agenesis, but affecting only 1 in 20 million males.
What is a Normal Penis Size?
One of the difficulties you may come across in your quest to establish what normal penis size is (flaccid or erect) is that valid statistics are not easy to come by. Sure, the results from various internet polls are available, but it does not take much imagination to realize that the statistics may well be flawed. These 'results' are pooled from self-reports, and as this relies on men being absolutely truthful about their penis size, there may be a bias towards exaggerated claims. What would you say if called to measure yours? Would you round up the figure rather than down?
Flaccid penis size is no indicator of erect penis size. In some men their penis hardly changes size between flaccid and erect states. Other men may have a fairly modest flaccid penis sizes but have a much larger erection. Interestingly, it is often flaccid penis size that concerns men the most.
Anyway, for those of you still concerned, here are some solid statistics:
Average adult flaccid penis is in the range 2.5 to 4.5 inches (6-11 centimeters)
Average adult erect penis is in the range 4 to 8 inches (10-20 centimeters)