How to Measure Your Penis Size: A Complete Guide

How to Measure Your Penis Size: A Complete Guide

According to a recent study, the average erect penis has evolved in size, growing by almost 25% over the last three decades. It has risen from 4.8 inches to 6 inches during that time.

Does this study have you wondering whether or not you have an average-sized penis anymore? If so, you may be thinking about how to measure your penis so that you can see where you stand. Don’t worry. We’ve all done it.

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It might seem like measuring penis size would be simple enough, but there is a right way to get accurate numbers. Then you can conduct a full penis size comparison between yourself and what is now considered to be the average erect penis size.

If you want to increase your length and girth, non-surgical, permanent penis enlargement at Prometheus by Dr. Malik can amp up your measurements. 

Here is a guide on how to measure penis size properly (without shortchanging yourself any inches).

How to Measure Penis Size for Length

Before we get into talking about how to measure penis size, it’s worth mentioning that there are two different dimensions you can measure: the length and the girth of your penis.

To start things off, we’re going to focus on measuring the length of your penis. When people refer to the average size penis, this is typically what they’ll be talking about. Here are the steps you’ll need to take to accurately determine the length of your penis.

1. Get a Strong Erection

In order to get the most accurate measurement possible while measuring your penis, you’re going to need to get an erection. And this shouldn’t just be any erection.

Instead, you should focus on getting the strongest erection you can. You might want to spend some time learning about how to get harder erections before you pull your measuring tape out.

If you’re comfortable, consider asking your partner to help you measure your penis. If you’re lucky, they may be able to find a few fun ways to provide you with an erection that will be easier to measure.

measuring tape erection

2. Pull Out a Measuring Tape

Once you have an erection that you’d like to measure, you should take out a measuring tape that you can use to it do. You’ll want to stick this measuring tape in the right spot to get a more precise measurement.

The measurement tape should go right at the base of your penis where it connects to the rest of your body. Some men will actually shortchange themselves by not putting a measuring tape all the way at the base of the penis.

3. Push the Measuring Tape Into Your Pubic Bone

You’ll also want to push the measuring tape into your pubic bone.

If you have less pubic fat, you shouldn’t have any trouble getting your measuring tape to touch your pubic bone. But everyone is different and you might need to apply pressure to get to your pubic bone. It’ll be imperative that you do this to get a good measurement.

4. Measure the Length of Your Penis

After you get a measuring tape into place, you can go ahead and measure the length of your penis. Its length will span from the base of your penis all the way to the tip of it.

There is a good chance that your penis might not land on an exact inch or half-inch mark, which might make it difficult to remember how big your penis is. You should jot it down when you’re done.

5. Consider Repeating This Process More Than Once

As mentioned earlier, you’re going to want to measure your penis when it’s at its absolute firmest to get a good measurement. If you aren’t sure if it’s 100% erect when you measure it the first time, don’t be afraid to measure it more than once.

You might actually want to measure it more than once even if you think it was as hard as it gets the first time. It never hurts to double-check and even triple-check your measurements to make sure they’re accurate.

If the number you see doesn’t quite hit your desired mark, look into non-surgical male enhancement at Prometheus by Dr. Malik.

How to Measure Penis Size for Girth

Many men get so caught up thinking about their penis size in terms of length that they don’t even take the time to consider how big it is when it comes to girth. But one survey after another has shown that when it comes to penis size, women often care about girth even more than length.

For this reason, you should know how to measure penis size for girth. Here are the steps you’ll need to take to do it.

1. Get Your Penis as Hard as Possible

As we talked about earlier, you need to get your penis as hard as you can get it when you’re measuring its length. But it’s going to be even more important to do this when you’re measuring its girth.

If your penis isn’t erect enough while you’re measuring its girth, you’re going to get an inaccurate reading. You should do whatever it takes to get a good erection going so that you’re able to get an accurate measurement.

2. Find a Soft Measuring Tape

When you’re measuring the length of your penis, you won’t need to worry about using a soft measuring tape. But you will need to use one when you’re measuring girth since you’re going to have to wrap it around your penis.

You can also opt to use a piece of string to measure the girth of your penis, though you’ll need to be careful not to use a string that has any stretch to it. If you use a stretchy string, it might lead to you taking an inaccurate measurement.

3. Wrap a Soft Measuring Tape Around Your Penis

Once you have your soft measuring tape or string ready to go, you should find the thickest part of your penis and wrap it all the way around it. Be sure to measure the widest part of your penis.

Hold the measuring tape or string in place for a few seconds so that it’s able to wrap tightly (but comfortably) around your penis. This will give you a more accurate measurement in the end.

4. Measure the Girth of Your Penis

After you have a measuring tape or string around your penis, you can write down the measurement of your penis girth size. You’ll be able to either read this measurement right off your measuring tape or remove the string from your penis and measure it with a ruler.

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Either way, you should be able to find out what the girth of your penis is. Put it down on a piece of paper or in your phone so that you remember it.

5. Repeat This Process More Than Once

Just like measuring the length of your penis, there is a chance that you might not have the strongest erection possible when you measure its girth. It wouldn’t hurt to run through the measurement process a couple more times at other times of the day.

You might get the same measurement every time you do it. But you might also find that your first measurement was a little bit off because you didn’t have a hard enough erection.

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After you’re done measuring your penis, you should look at your results and give thought to how you feel about them. You may find that you wish the length or girth of your penis were bigger.

Penis Girth or Length: What do Women Prefer?

You have options when it comes to increasing the size of your penis. Prometheus by Dr. Malik offers permanent, non-surgical penis enlargement, including a penis girth enlargement procedure, to increase your penis size.

None of the procedures we offer will force you to take any male enhancement pills or undergo any surgeries. Instead, Dr. Malik will administer microinjections of our patented filler just underneath your skin. This stimulates the production of your own naturally occurring collagen to leave you with a longer and girthier penis—erect and flaccid.

Dr. Malik can provide you with additional insight into how these procedures can help you. He is dedicated to helping you understand your options if you aren’t satisfied with your penis size.

Contact Us to Learn More About Increasing Penis Size

Now that you know how to measure penis size in terms of both length and girth, don’t be shy; pull out a measuring tape and get to work.

If you want to see length and girth gains, contact the Atlanta-area penis enlargement specialists at Prometheus by Dr. Malik.

Give us a call today to schedule a consultation.

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Now Dr. Malik is Atlanta’s leading penis enlargement expert. His influential blog provides practical advice and reliable insights for men seeking enhancement solutions.