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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.

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 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.

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.

different shapes and sizes

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).

Condoms
Different condoms in different shapes and sizes

Since most condoms are made for the average penis, here are some examples of smaller condoms and larger condoms.

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.

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.

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.

micropenis

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.

 

 

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Hello Joakim, sex is better when partners talk about it. Find a good time and talk with your partner to get to know what she wants and what she likes during sex and also share with her what you like. This way you will both getting to know what you are looking for and what you both enjoy hence the experience will be better. Have a look at the following articles for additional tips;- 

https://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/ways-to-make-love/talking-about-sex

https://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/orgasms/her-orgasms

Hello Joel, first, there's little you can do to increase your penis size. The only option that is likely to work is surgery and even this options comes with complications. Having said that, having a bigger penis doesn't make one a better lover, however getting to know what your partner likes does. You will find that girls like an extended foreplay session. Do talk with your partner and get to know what they want and like. Check out the following article for more information;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/our-bodies/male-body/six-myths-about-increasing-penis-size

Hi Ben, you need to begin by finding out what is causing low libido. Many times the cause of low libido is psychological factors including stress or depression. Others causes include relationship problems, low testosterone levels and underlying medical conditions. Knowing what is causing the low libido is the first step toward addressing it. Also, it is normal to not feel like having sex once in a while, but when  this is consistently happening, it is important to take a closer look. Have a look at the following article;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/difficulties-with-sex-men

My penis is 17cm long but its thin am worried bcoz wen I fuck my partner doesn't make any sound and that makes it boring what should I do

Hey Josh, different people enjoy different things during sex and some people will not make a sound and this doesn't mean they are not enjoying the experience. The way to get to know if your partner is enjoying sex is to talk about and get to know what it is they like and enjoy. Find a good time and talk about sex, get to know what your partner likes and have them tell you what they like and want. If you would like for them to respond verbal, do let them know. This will greatly enhance the experience for your both. Have a look at the following articles for more tips;- 

https://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/orgasms/noisy-sex-why-women-moan-and-scream-in-bed

https://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/ways-to-make-love/talking-about-sex

Hi David, this is completely normal. Getting night-time erections is a normal part of a healthy guy’s life, and one is not able to control whether they have them or not. The discomfort maybe as a result of the expanding and contracting of the blood vessels in the penis. If this pain persists for longer periods, it maybe important to seek medical advice. Check this out;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/our-bodies/male-body/the-truth-about-morning-wood

I have been masturbating from when I was 13 years. I am now 23 but I ejaculate when we are still caressing and kissing. What should do to for my erection to last longer?

Hello Ishmael, it seems you get sexually excited to soon and you are unable to control your ejaculation. This is known as premature ejaculation. Controlling your ejaculation and lasting long is something you can learn to do. Sexual inexperience is one of the reasons for premature ejaculation, but with experience one is able to gain better control of their ejaculation. Have a look at this article for some tips on how to address premature ejaculation;- 

https://lovemattersafrica.com/our-bodies/male-body/premature-ejaculation-top-five-facts

https://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/how-to-overcome-premature-ejaculation

Hello Joe, having a bigger penis does make one a better lover. So first, you need to talk with your partner to get to know what they like and enjoy during sex. This way you know exactly what they want and enjoy. Sex is better when partner talk about it. Also, you will find that your girlfriend will enjoy an extended session of foreplay. Lastly, there little you can do to increase your penis size, hence, you best bet is to get to know the different things your partner enjoys. Have a look at the following article;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/our-bodies/male-body/penis-size-myths-busted

I mastibate since teenager and now am 28 i observed that my penis dont stand too erect and a lost for sex urge unlike before and I fine it difficult to control pls I need your advice on what to do to restore my dick to former glory ....I have place order for grandex xls

Hello Rayarn, I am not sure what you mean by restoring your penis to its former glory...masturbation has no negative effect speaking from a medical point of view. When masturbating the only goal maybe to ejaculate and overtime one learns to to ejaculate sooner. This is something one can unlearn and learn how to control their ejaculation. If you need to use any medicines, ensure you get a prescription from a health provider to avoid negative effects of the medicines. Have a look at the following article for additional information;- 

https://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/ways-to-make-love/masturbation-your-burning-questions-answered

https://lovemattersafrica.com/our-bodies/male-body/premature-ejaculation-top-five-facts

Petronillah
Wed, 09/04/2019 - 16:04
I heard that you can approximate if a guy has a big or small penis if you look at his height, shoe size or size of his hands. Please confirm if it is true because there is a guy who is into me and I need to know first.thanks.
I have noticed when I masturbate before I ejaculate another fluid comes out that is not sperm. I have never had sex with anyone. Am I ok?

Hey Kilo, this is known as Premature Ejaculation, which is caused by a number of reasons including fear, anxiety or even stress. Anxiety that one will not perform can make him ejaculate much earlier or stress from home or work. In other cases, particularly in young men it could be the result of sexual inexperience, and so as the young man gets older he also gains more experience in controlling their ejaculation. There are a few things one can do to overcome premature ejaculation, have a look at the following article for more tips;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/how-to-overcome-premature-ejaculation

Hey Emucee, it is completely normal for men to have what is called a refractory period, where the penis cannot get hard after ejaculation. Honestly, your body is just telling you that it needs some time. There is no real way to change it or make it happen less, so just try to work with your body. If you are really hoping to have more sex, then take the time to recharge and focus on your partner. This is a good time to focus on them and give them pleasure. You will become hard again in no time and continue. 

Hi Ben, this is not true. You body weight does make your penis shrink neither will it make it bigger. Weight may cause an accumulation of fat around the groin area making the penis appear smaller but this doesn't mean it has grown smaller. In some cases one just needs to shave the pubic hair to make the penis look bigger. Check out this article for more information;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/our-bodies/male-body/can-i-make-my-penis-bigger

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