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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.

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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).

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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.

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.

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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 Isaac, so sorry about this. Yes you can get a woman pregnant since producing sperm has nothing to do with your penis size or even the lack of the glans. If you are producing healthy sperms you can get a woman pregnant. Have a look at the following articles for more information;-

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

https://lovemattersafrica.com/our-bodies/male-body/eight-tips-to-keep-your-sperm-healthy

Hi, the only way to permanently enlarge your penis is to get surgery done. This is also comes with different complications. Having said that, having a larger penis doesn't make one a better lover. It is important for one to talk with their partner to get to know what they want and like during this. This is what will help enhance the experience for both partners. Have a look at the following article;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/our-bodies/male-body/six-myths-about-increasing-penis-size

Hey Kabir, premature ejaculation 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 ejaculation. Check out this article for more information on how your partner can try manage this;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/how-to-overcome-premature-ejaculation 

Hi there, there is no way to enlarge your penis other than surgery which may also present complications. Having said that, the size of your penis doesn't determine whether one will be a good lover. Getting to know what your partner wants and enjoys during sex goes along way toward making the experience better for both partners. Check out the following article for additional information;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/our-bodies/male-body/penis-enlargement-doesnt-work

Lameck Xaier
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:02 am
What do you if your girlfriend complain all the time that you div=ck is very big it make her feel pain?

It is important that sex doesn't cause pain for either partner. Penis size is one of the reasons for painful sex but also having dry sex sex is a major cause of pain. The position during sex can also cause pain. It is important to spent sufficient time in foreplay which helps to make the vagina moist making penetration easier and enjoyable. Have a look at the following;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/painful-sex-time-to-listen-up

Hi Ezekiel, penises come in different shapes and sizes including curved ones. It is therefore normal for a penis to be curved. It should only be a concern if the penis is curved to the point you can't have sex or sex is painful. A curved penis doesn't cause premature ejaculation, it 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 ejaculation. Have a look at the following article for more information;- 

https://lovemattersafrica.com/our-bodies/male-body/curved-penis-top-facts

https://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/i-come-too-soon

Hi Dav, you could ask your girlfriend to see if they are satisfied. Talking about sex helps to improve the experience for your and your partner. I suggest you talk to your partner to get to know what they like and want during sex to help enhance your experience and chances of satisfaction. Have a look at the following article;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/ways-to-make-love/talking-about-sex

Hi Andrew, this is just a myth. Vaginal wetness during sex has to do with arousal and not the body size of the girl. Also, one can simply wipe off some of the lubrication during sex. Vaginal wetness is important for sex to be enjoyable for both partners. Partner can therefore still enjoy sex. Have a look at the following article;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/the-myth-of-the-wet-vagina

I have heard of penis sprays that numb the penis to last longer. Just want to know which is the best brand to use. Does it have any effect on the woman, will she become numb also when a man is using?

Hey Jaymo, there are different penis sprays out there and it is important to talk to your health provider about the options in your location and carefully ready the instruction for use. Also, it is useful to talk to your partner when using such a product. Using it correctly will ensure minimal negative effects. 

Hey Kariuki,  What you are experiencing 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 ejaculation. There are a few things one can do to overcome this;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/making-love/sex-problems-how-to-overcome-them/i-come-too-soon Also, overcoming this will take practice and time, and for this reason your partner will need your support and understanding.  

Hello Joab, this is also known as Monorchism, which means having only one testicle. This is often because the missing testicle is hiding inside the body, and hasn’t or never dropped down into the scrotum. Secondly, having one testicle doesn't mean one is infertile, one can can still produce enough sperm to get a women pregnant. Check out the following article for additional information;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/our-bodies/male-body/monorchism-top-facts-about-the-missing-ball

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
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