10 Hard (And Fascinating) Facts About Your Man's Member

10 Hard (And Fascinating) Facts About Your Man's Member

10 Hard (And Fascinating) Facts About Your Man's Member

Does size really matter, and while we're at it, what exactly is the average penis size?

A man of mystery and many women, that's how we can identify penis. Because, the thing is as much as we take pride in this (sometimes) little package, we don't really know all that much about it although we debate does size matter ad nauseum. At best, we know that it's there for baby making and a good time. Which, we all love and appreciate. However, it's time that we get informed — so here are 10 things you probably didn't know about the penises of the world.

1. The proper way to measure a penis is on the top side, from the tip down to the pubic bone, at the base. 

2. Supposedly, you can compare your lover's penis to a dollar bill if you don't want to whip out a measuring tape during sex. Yes. According to the authors of Size Matters, a one dollar bill is six inches long. Example: I measure 6 1/8 inches on an old-style bill, with 5 inches falling at the end of the word "ONE" on the front side and 4 inches at the first "A" in America.  (Personally, I think it would be a bit hard (no pun intended) to explain what you were doing — but that's just me.)

3. You know you shouldn't care, but since you probably do, the average penis size (erect) is a little more than 5 inches long and 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

4. Only 15 percent of men have penises more than 7 inches long, and only 3 percent are over 8 inches.

5. The smallest recorded human penis was 5/8 of an inch; the largest was 13.5 inches. (A blue whale's penis, however, is almost 10 feet long and a foot in diameter.)

6. Penis size is not a medical concern unless the penis is shorter than 1 1/2 inches, when flaccid and 3 inches when erect. There are surgical remedies, but the recovery is painful.

7. Gay men's penises are, on average, a third of an inch longer. It's said that this is a sign of intelligent design as men's mouths are also, on average, larger than women's.

8. The best way to increase penis size is by losing belly fat.

9. There is no way to predict penis size without looking at the penis. (Yep, I too am a bit concerned that THIS is what scientists study.

10. Scientists have tried to connect the size of men's penises to the size of their feet, noses, thumbs, earlobes, and index fingers. The most recent study looked for a connection between flat buttocks and long penises. We could go back to having men wear tights, but they would probably stuff their codpieces.

The facts are from Size Matters by Harry Fisch, M.D. and Kara Baskin.

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