Penis Girth or Length: What Do Women Prefer?

Penis Girth or Length: What Do Women Prefer?

A large proportion of men are insecure about their penis size, with these insecurities affecting their self-esteem, self-confidence, and overall quality of life. One study has found that 45% of men are dissatisfied with the size of their penis and wish it were larger.

If you are not completely happy with the size of your penis, you may be considering procedures to increase its size. However, it’s first important to consider whether women prefer penis girth or length. In this blog post, we will take a deep dive into this topic, including looking at whether girth or length is more important to women.

We will also highlight the Prometheus Procedure for increasing penis girth, why penis girth is important, and much more. Let’s get started.

What Is the Average Penis Size?

A good starting place is to highlight what the average penis size is, both in terms of length and girth. There are many misconceptions surrounding this topic, thanks in part to the pornographic industry. The reality is that the average penis size is likely not as big as you had imagined.

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Research shows that the average length of a flaccid penis is 3.61 inches. For an erect penis, the average length is between 5.1 inches and 5.5 inches. Researchers point out that, given the likelihood of volunteer bias, the average is likely closer to 5.1 inches.

That covers length, but what about girth? Effectively, penis girth refers to the circumference or width of a penis. Here, the average for a flaccid penis of 3.66 inches. For an erect penis, this increases to 4.59 inches, meaning that there is little difference in size between the average penis length and penis girth when it comes to both flaccid and erect estimates.

If you are interested in measuring your penis, you can measure both for length and girth. To measure for girth, measure around the middle or base of your shaft.

How Many Men Wish They Had a Larger Penis?

Many men are under the impression that the average penis length is more than 6 inches when erect. As we have seen above, this isn’t actually the case. Still, many men feel inadequate about their penis size.

One study of men, noted in the introduction, found that while two-thirds of men rate their penis as average in size, 46% of these men wish they had a larger penis. Overall, 45% of all men say they desire a larger penis, while less than 1% of men desire a small penis.

While many men tend to focus on the length of their penis, it’s also worth considering the importance of girth. Below, we will highlight which is more important to women: girth or length.

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Is Girth or Length More Important to Women?

As noted above, girth is a term that refers to the circumference or width of a penis, whereas length is an easy-to-understand term. A survey by of 100 women aged between 18 and 71 years looked at which is more important to them.

The winner, by far, was penis girth. A total of 70% of women polled in the survey answered that girth matters most to them. In comparison, length was selected by just 18% of women (with a further 12% saying that other, external factors were more important than penis size).

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In researching this article, we found many different surveys reporting different percentages when it comes to how many men are unhappy with their penis size. The same is true when it comes to preference of girth vs length.

Another study by healthcare company Lybrate reported that, in fact, 80% of women prefer a man with a thicker penis over a man with a longer but thinner penis. While this study found a slightly higher percentage of women choose girth over length, it cements the fact that girth is largely seen as more important.

There is, of course, scientific logic as to why this is the case, which we will highlight below.

Why Is Penis Girth Important?

A penis with a thicker girth gives the most sexual stimulation to a female partner, given that the vagina itself is around 4 inches or less in girth. Many women report a pleasant feeling of “fullness” when having sex with a man with a larger penis girth. 

Even though women may have their preferences when it comes to penis girth or penis length, the reality is that, within relationships, the vast majority of women say they are content. 85% of women report being either satisfied or very satisfied with their partner’s penis size. Just 14% of wish their partner’s penis was longer, while a smaller number actually wished their partner’s penis was smaller.

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However, what about one-night stands? In this case, girth does matter. One study found that when it comes to one-night stands, women are more likely to prefer a penis with a slightly larger girth than when it comes to long-term relationships. Interestingly, there is no difference in penis length preferences across both one-night stands and long-term relationships.

A penis with a larger girth may help to bring the penis and vagina closer together during sex, which may help with achieving orgasm. Given that a vagina has many pressure-sensitive nerve endings, a larger penis girth helps to increase pleasure for women during sex. It’s also worth highlighting that a longer penis length may lead to cervical pain. 

Is It Possible to Increase Penis Girth?

Yes, it is possible to increase penis girth. This is thanks to the Prometheus Procedure by Dr. Malik. This is a permanent, non-surgical penis girth enlargement procedure. Dr. Malik is a double-board certified physician who has years of experience in effective penis enlargement.

Unfortunately, a number of myths surrounding penis enlargement techniques and options continue to exist. Other supposed treatment methods, including surgery, jelqing, the use of penis pumps, and pills, are often considered by men looking to increase the length and girth of their penises.

However, if you are interested in penis girth enlargement that actually works and is permanent, your best option is to choose the Prometheus Procedure by Dr. Malik. Let’s take a look below at how this procedure actually works.

Understanding the Prometheus Procedure

The Prometheus Procedure by Dr. Malik is a permanent dermal filler injection technique for penis enlargement. This procedure has 3 different steps to it.

Firstly, a topical numbing cream is used so that the patient does not feel any discomfort during the procedure. Next, a lidocaine injection will ensure the procedure is virtually painless.

Next, we treat the penile shaft, glans, and scrotum as per the patient’s procedure plan. This uses multiple microinjections of the collagen-layering activation filler. 

The collagen-layering activation filler is applied under the skin of the penis, scrotum, and glans. There, it is absorbed by the body and serves to enlarge the area. The good news is that this procedure method is permanent, meaning that patients do not need to repeat the procedure.

Depending on the patient’s goal, multiple treatments may be required. The typical circumference gain after 1 treatment is between ½ to ¾ inch in girth. After 2 treatments, the average gain is between 1 to 1.5 inches in girth, while 3 treatments result in a gain of 1.5-plus inches in girth.

Why Choose Prometheus by Dr. Malik?

If you are looking for maximum penis enlargement without pills or surgery, your premier choice in Atlanta is Prometheus by Dr. Malik. We have more than 15,000 satisfied patients. We also have hundreds of five-star reviews, highlighting our reputation within the industry.

Our goal is to transform the lives of our patients with permanent, nonsurgical procedures. This ensures they have a lifetime of bulletproof confidence and better sex.

We are proud to be the winner of the Best Male Enhancement Practice in the “Best Self Atlanta’s Best of 2022” awards. Our focus is on results, discretion, and customer service.  Rest assured that Prometheus by Dr. Malik is a safe as well as effective procedure.

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Penis Girth or Length: The Bottom Line

The bottom line is that penis girth is more important to women than penis length. Many men may focus their attention on length and wish their penises were longer, though the reality is that when it comes to girth or length, girth plays a major role for women when it comes to enjoying sexual activity.

The good news is that there exists a safe and effective treatment for increasing penis girth. If you would like to learn more about our penis enlargement procedure, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with our team.

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  • 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.


Dr. Malik is a renowned expert in men's health and enhancement. With degrees in Chemical Engineering and Medicine, he developed the St. Francis Sports Medicine fellowship and published a notable statement on steroid use.

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