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Penis shapes and sizes

Penises come in all shapes and sizes. And they all look different: straight, curved, long, thick, thin, circumcised, uncircumcised. One is no better than the other.
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When soft, a penis is usually between 6 and 13 centimetres long. An erect one is usually somewhere between 7 and 17 centimetres long. The average erect penis is about 12 centimetres. Smaller penises grow more in size when they become erect compared to large penises.

Some boys and men joke a lot about the size of their penis or other people's penises. It’s often because they feel insecure, or because they want to look tough, or they want to make up for lack of knowledge.

If you want to measure your penis, do it when it’s erect, on the top side – the side closest to your belly.

Bananas in different sizes and shapes arranged vertically

Does size matter?

If you have a bigger penis, it doesn’t make you a better lover, and it doesn’t mean you’ll have better sex.

Girls or women find foreplay, affection and relationship satisfaction as important as their partner’s penis size.

Related: Do Women Prefer Big Penises?

Do condoms come in different sizes?

Yes. When you buy condoms, it’s important to find ones that fit you. Most condoms are made to fit average erect penis sizes (4.7 to 5.9 inches/12 to 17centimetres).

Different condoms in different shapes and sizes

Related: Vagina Shapes and Sizes: Are They All The Same?

Do people from some ethnic groups have larger penises than others?

There is no conclusive evidence to prove that certain ethnic groups have larger penises than others.

However, some organisations such as the World Health Organization’s have reported slight ethnic differences in average erect penis size that men of:

  •     African descent have slightly longer and wider penises
  •     European descent have medium-sized penises
  •     Asian descent have slightly narrower and shorter penises

Can you tell the length of someone’s penis by the size of his hands or feet?

No. There is no relationship between having a bigger shoe size or larger hands and having a larger penis.

Related: What determines penis size?

Can you make a penis bigger in length or width?

There are no non-surgical techniques that can permanently make a penis bigger.

Other penis enlargement products like pills, weights, and stretching devices don’t usually work in the long term. At worst they can be very dangerous to your health.

Related: Does Penis Enlargement Work?

What is a micropenis?

A micropenis is a penis that measures less than 2.75 inches/7centimetres in length when erect. It happens if the level of the male hormone testosterone is too low when the baby is developing in the womb. Most boys and men who are worried they have a micropenis and who see a doctor don’t actually have the condition.


Most often, the penis looks smaller than it really is because it’s hidden by fat around the genitals. In other cases, if a boy has not reached puberty just yet, his penis may appear smaller compared to his body size. This is not something to worry about, because once puberty starts, the penis will also grow in length and width.

Related: Testicle shapes and sizes: What's Normal?

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Hi Ladiki, we are so glad that you have learnt something and are always here to help. Thank you so much for reaching out and opening up to us. What you are describing is known as Erectile dysfunction (ED) which is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. Do not worry though, occasional ED isn’t uncommon. Many men experience it during times of stress. Frequent ED, however, can be a sign of health problems. It can also be a sign of emotional or relationship difficulties that may need to be addressed by a medical or psychological professional depending on what you beleive might be the root cause. Please check out the link to this article for more information:

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Hey Antony, thank you for getting in touch and asking a great question. Essentially speaking, the penis, like the vagina, are reproductive organs, and therefore, to answer your question, the penis serves the purpose of procreation, aside from just sexual pleasure.  

Hello Nicodemus, thank you for asking a great question.  Yes, in most cases, people with one testicle (monorchism) can get someone pregnant. Remember, one testicle can provide enough testosterone for you to get an erection and ejaculate. This is also enough to produce adequate sperm for fertilization so you need not worry! Have a wonderful weekend ahead and stay safe.

Hi Johnte, thank you for getting in touch and asking a very good question. Vaginal odours can be a result of very many different factors. Bad odours to be specific can be as a result of the woman having poor hygiene or as a result of some sort of infection that needs to be investigated by a doctor. Please click on this link to find out more about vaginal odours:

We hope this information helps, have a wonderful week ahead and stay safe!

Good Afternoon Sk Major, thank you for getting in touch and asking a great question. Unfortunately, we are not a dating site and therefore, cannot assist you in finding a partner but do not despair, here is a guide to how to meet people online:

We hope this information helps and let us know how it goes. Have a wonderful week ahead and stay safe!

Thank you for getting in touch and asking a great question, it is very possible to have sex with 3 men in one day and moreover, to use protection while you do so to avoid the risk of contracting an infection. However, do your value systems feel that it is okay to do so? 

Thank you so much for your positive feedback Ptah, we really appreciate it. Please feel free to reach out to us and go through our website in case you need any additional information regarding love, sex and relationships. We are here to help you make informed decisions and are always pleased to help! Have a wonderful week ahead and stay safe!

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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 04:17 pm

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Always pleased to help Johnny, please feel free to go through more of our content and ask any questions regarding love, sex and relationships. Have a wonderful week ahead and stay safe!

Hello Kinyanjui, we are so glad that our platform is able to help you learn and make informed decisions in your life! Please feel free to go through the rest of our website and if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask! We are here for you. Have a wonderful week ahead and stay safe!

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