If you are a proud owner of a penis, you’ve probably googled all about it.
For instance, how does your manhood compare to others, how can you make it bigger? What penis size do women prefer?

Since questions on this topic are so common, and answers to them really are hard to find, sex researcher Dr Justin Lehmiller set out to answer them.

Here are answers to at least 5 of the most common questions about penis size as answered by science.

Hoping your questions are answered below:

1. What’s the average penis size?

It is impossible to definitively say what the average penis size is, there has been little to no research on the topic. Lehmiller, however, found some scientific literature that analysed the size of over 15,000 penises from around the world and found that the average penis size when erect is:
Length 5.2 inches

Width 1.5 inches

If you’ve been worried that you’re smaller than average, hopefully, this puts your mind at ease.

2. Are there racial differences in penis size?

Once again, because there isn’t much research on penis size and how it varies between races it’s hard to say. Based on the above mentioned scientific research on penis size, it didn’t find any racial differences. In other words, it would seem as though most penises are pretty similar around the globe.

Those racial stereotypical beliefs are just a myth, race is not an indication of how much you’re packing.

3. Can you tell the size of a man’s penis from the size of his shoes?

We all heard the saying “You know what they say about guys with big feet…” but is there any truth to it?

According to a study in 2002, the answer is no. You cannot tell how big a man’s penis is based on how big his feet are. So, even dudes with tiny feet can have an impressive schlong.

But wait for it, because this might be unexpected!

There is some statistical correlation between the size of your manhood and your height, so, it looks like you can kinda tell how well-endowed a dude is by his height. Yay, to being tall.

4. Do women think bigger is better?

It really comes down to taste. Bigger, for some women is not always better.

Several studies have proven that the majority of women are totally satisfied with the size of their partner’s penis. Regardless if it’s on the smaller side or pretty big.

Plus, another study found that penis size makes literally no difference in sexual satisfaction in women.  More to the point, when women were asked what penis size is best, women tend to pick an average size penis instead of a big one.

All that said, some women prefer big boys when they are in the mood for visual gratification or that is just their preference. Everyone is different.

5. How can I make my penis bigger?

There are all kinds of gimmicks out there in the market, and according to Justin Lehmiller, they don’t work.

So invest your efforts in something that does work. Know what works for women, what makes them orgasm. Whether your well-endowed or lacking in the trouser department, what matters is that you pay attention to your partner’s pleasure and size then doesn’t really matter.


The truth of the matter is that the penis size is only one small piece of the sexual equation.

There’s much more to satisfying relationship and sexual confidence than the size of a penis…. Or is there?


What are your thoughts? Does penis size matter to you? Or is it all relative?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. 

H/T: Lehmiller