How to Tell if Your Penis Is Above Average

How to Tell if Your Penis Is Above Average

If you’re among the 30% of men that are unsatisfied with their penis size, you may struggle to feel confident in your body. This can impact many areas of your life including your mental health, sexual wellness, and more.

But what does it mean to have an above-average penis, exactly? How can you measure it the right way before deciding between types of penis enhancement procedures? Read on to answer these questions and begin feeling confident about your manhood.

What Is the Average Penis Size?

Lots of guys like to go out and brag about the size of their knob, but a lot of them are all talk and no walk. Most guys aren’t going around sporting footlong dicks, even when they’re fully erect. And, honestly, you probably wouldn’t want to, it would just be cumbersome.

So, what does the average penis look like?

2015 research shows that erect penises are 5.17 inches on average, contrasting the age-old myth that 6 inches in the norm. These normal-sized men have a girth of about 4.59 inches when they’re hard as well.

Flaccid penises are obviously going to be smaller. The average one rings in around 3.6 inches long and 3.67 inches in girth.

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So basically, your manhood is above average if it’s six inches long! This is awesome news for people who have the age-old 6-inch-average myth ingrained in their brains. 

Additionally, only 1% of men have dicks that reach 7 inches or larger. 90% of guys fall into the normal range of 5-6 inches.

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Are There Different Types of Penis Features Impacting Size?

Of course, no two people’s genitals look alike. Men have different head sizes, which can impact girth. They also have different shapes and curvatures, which can change the length of the penis.

Genetics impacts penis size quite a bit. This is one reason why the average penis size varies a lot from country to country.

Erections are also almost always bigger than flaccid penises. Yes, this is true for showers as well as growers. This is a totally normal variation in basically every dude.

You may also think that circumcised vs uncircumcised penises will always be different. However, this isn’t true. The foreskin adds very little length to the penis (if it even adds any at all).

How to Measure Your Penis the Right Way

To determine whether your penis is above average or not, you’re going to need to learn how to measure it correctly. Luckily, this is a pretty easy process. All you need is a ruler and some measuring tape.

The ruler is ideal for measuring length. Make sure that it is on the top side of your penis that you see when you look down. The bottom side has no clear stopping point and you could easily skew results by measuring your taint.

Put the ruler at the base of your penis right where it meets your body. Push past any fat and pubic hair so that the ruler rests directly against the pelvic bone.

The number on the ruler where your penis head ends is your length. It’s that simple!

Measuring girth will require measuring tape since you can’t wrap a ruler around your penis. Make sure to measure the middle of your penis shaft. Feel free to find the widest point if that makes you feel better.

The number on the tape measure will show your girth.

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How Can You Give Your Penis Size a Boost?

If you like what you see, great! But if you don’t, there’s still hope.

There are tons of penis enhancement surgeries available today. Some are surgical. These procedures are extremely invasive, come with anesthesia-related risks, and can even impact your ability to feel sexual pleasure if anything goes wrong.

Luckily, though, we live in an era of less-invasive non-surgical procedures.

Prometheus is proud to offer the most minimally invasive, effective, and satisfying non-surgical methods of boosting penis size. The process is simple.

First, the doctor will get you comfortable with a topical numbing cream.

Then, we’ll apply some local anesthetic when the numbing cream kicks in. This is just a lidocaine injection and comes with none of the risks that come with actually being knocked out by surgical anesthesia. Once the lidocaine takes effect, it opens the door to a painless procedure.

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At this point, the trained professional handling your genitals will treat your shaft, head, and scrotum exactly as you previously decided to in your treatment plan. This treatment uses multiple microinjections of the collagen layering activation filler.

After that, we’ll wrap the affected areas in gauze before you walk away. It’s easy, requires almost no downtime, and it’s 100% permanent.

The Benefits of Nonsurgical Penis Enhancement

There are tons of benefits to getting a bigger penis:

  • More confidence in your body
  • Less embarrassment during sex
  • Longer lasting sex
  • Better sex for you because of increased sensation
  • Better sex for your partner because of increased stimulation

Non-surgical treatments come with very few risks. You won’t need to worry about painful recovery, losing sensation, or trouble getting an erection after you leave. This makes them great alternatives to riskier procedures that you may think will give you the above benefits.

Boost Your Confidence With a Bigger Penis Today

Now that you know what constitutes an above-average penis, it’s time to consider increasing your size. Non-surgical types of penis enhancement procedures are minimally-invasive, simple, and effective.

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Get started on your new life today. Schedule a consultation with the Prometheus penis enlargement experts to learn more about the process and how it can help you.


  • Dr. Amelia Hart

    Dr. Amelia Hart is a distinguished author and medical expert renowned for her captivating narratives that bridge the gap between the intricate world of medicine and the everyday experiences of her readers.


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