The average penis size is WHAT?
How much do we really know about the penis? As much as we all take pride in this (sometimes) little package, we don't really know all that much about it.
We often debate whether or not penis size really matters and know that the penis is there for baby making and a damn good time. However, it's time to get informed — so here are 10 things you probably didn't know about the penises of the world.
1. There is a proper way to measure — no cheating allowed!
The correct way to measure a penis (for accurate length) is to use a ruler or measuring tape on the top side, from the tip of the penis down to the pubic bone, at the base.
2. People actually compare penises to dollar bills (yo).
There is a clever way to compare your man's penis to a dollar bill if you don't want to whip out a measuring tape. If your guy has an average penis, it will be smaller than the dollar bill, which measures at 6 1/8 inches. If his penis comes to the end of the word "ONE" on the front, he is 5 inches. If it lands on the first "A" in America, he is 4 inches. (We may never look at dollar bills the same.)
3. The average penis is not as big as people say it is.
You know you shouldn't care, but since you're probably curious, according to a study conducted in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the average penis size (erect) is 5.6 inches long and it measures 4.8 inches in circumference.
4. The majority of men are HUGE liars.
Only 15 percent of men have penises more than 7 inches long, and only 3 percent are over 8 inches. But that doesn't mean that huge penises don't exist, they absolutely do.
5. The biggest and smallest penises ever recorded are quite impressive.
The smallest recorded human penis was 5/8 of an inch; the largest was 13.5 inches. (A blue whale's penis, however, averages at 8 to 10 feet long and a foot in diameter.) And after his big photo scandal, we now know where Justin Bieber's penis falls on this scale... WOW!
6. Small penises are not considered medical issues. Sorry.
7. Gay men are bigger (yes, really).
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. There IS a way to make your penis look bigger.
The best way to increase penis size is by losing belly fat. Makes perfect sense!
9. The key to knowing how big a man's penis is might be in the fingers.
Researchers at Gachon University in Korea discovered that the difference in length between a man's ring finger and index finger indicated the length of a penis. So the shorter the ring finger is compared to the index finger, the bigger the penis.
10. Scientists spend a LOT of time studying how we can tell how big a man's penis is without looking at it.
Scientists have tried to connect the size of men's penises to the size of their feet, noses, thumbs, and earlobes. One study even looked for a connection between flat buttocks and long penises (they found this to be the case in the Nigerian men studied, but scientists later determined the opposite is probably true.
We could go back to having men wear tights, but they would probably stuff their codpieces.