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Sadness: Average Erect Penis In US Is Only 5.6-Inches

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According to a recent survey of 1,661 U.S. men, the average length of an erect American penis is only 5.6-inches (14.2-cm). And that's assuming nobody lied and added on another wishful inch. Fun fact: when I went to the doctor my penis had to be measured with a football field. "And?" Let's just say it would make for a solid kickoff.

The study, published online July 10 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, is relatively consistent with the results of prior surveys of penis size.


Not surprisingly, penises come in all shapes and sizes. The smallest erect penis in the study was about 1.6 inches (4 cm) long, and the largest was 10.2 inches (26 cm) long.

The average penile girth was about 4.8 inches (12.2 cm).

Moreover, all erections are not created equal, the study also found. Different methods of obtaining an erection may lead to different size measurements -- men in the study who became aroused through oral sex reported larger penis size on average than those who attained erections through fantasizing...

Wait -- the smallest was only 1.6-inches?! That...that just hurts my soul. PROTIP: if you have a 1.6-inch pecker and are asked to participate in a penis related study JUST DECLINE.

Thanks to Jessie, who I'm not sure is a dude or a chick so I'm going to avoid talking about how big his/her penis is.

There are Comments.
  • firstofthefallen

    A 1.6 inch penis is not much different than an oversized clit.

  • Drexel Hill Watch

    Holy shit! My cock is a whooping 1.5 cm longer than the average peen! HELLO LADIES!

  • TyDurd

    yay i'm above average... now if i only had a witness ;-;

  • Richard Wolff

    Good i needed a ego boost today.

  • Surely this is a good thing for individual American men. It means they're more likely to be above average size, or closer to it if they're smaller.
    I have to contend with statistically larger guys in the UK.

    No homo.

  • Drexel Hill Watch

    Are you unaware with what type of men America is filled with? We are multinational, and English peens are historically known to be small!

  • llama

    I think you are misunderstanding what "average" means. You can't be more likely to be above average size if you're in the group that's being measured... might be good for someone from a place with a higher average moving to the US, but doesn't make any difference for Americans themselves. Also, there's no contending... in one-night stands, penis size makes no difference; in looking for relationships, women really don't care about that unless it's like 1.6 inches. :P

    And "no homo" is for insecure teenage boys. Are you one? ;)

  • "You can't be more likely to be above average size if you're in the group that's being measured"
    You misunderstand. I mean if a man has a 6 inch penis, this study will make him realise he's above average size. I don't mean that an average means you're more likely to be above average, that's nonsense. I mean the average being lower than previously thought means men will realise they are above average, or men who are below average will not feel so bad because they are closer to the average, say, a man with a 5 inch penis will be 0.6 instead of, say, a full inch away from the average.

    And winky smiley faces are for immature preteen girls.

  • llama

    Gotcha - you just worded it weird ;) And I like text smiles because they convey things in a text that I can't convey with intonation :P

    I still think men need to work on getting over their egos about penis size, though. Women really do not care nearly as much as men think they do. "You're so great and fantastic and hot and intelligent, but... YOUR PENIS IS BELOW AVERAGE SIZE FOR THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN. GET OUT." ;)

  • OrehRatiug

    Cause I'm sure it was in full seriousness.

  • BekkyShambles

    The average penile girth was 12cm!? The girth of my entire fist is 7cm. You may want to check that one.

  • Closet Nerd

    Girth = Circumference
    not Diameter

  • BekkyShambles

    Oh thank GOD. I feel like a bit of a dick, now. Or a lot of a dick. Still not entirely sure. Will get back to you.

  • Closet Nerd

    Nah. A dick move would be arguing something with the truth

  • Kitty Tiger

    http://www.icgi.org/2010/07/ci...

    awkward. sorry boys, still time to save the next generation who will measure up (ha ha get it? ) to the rest of the men in the world

  • Matty Spinny

    well that makes me feel better about myself... however wasn't it 6-in like a year ago? are we evolving to the point were tiny penis's are common? my god something must be done about this! NASA! Do something about this!!! Stat!

  • Drexel Hill Watch

    Seriously Matt, we all know your peen is engulfed in fat. No need to lie to your bros.

  • asdfasdfasdf

    I blame mexico. or maybe its china poisoning our food and laptops

  • Mellow

    WHOA title pic shockingly unrelated!

  • p_shep

    Yeah, what is that dude trying to do to the hulk?

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