Scientists just released a HUGE review all about penis measurements, because they knew you were curious.
A brand-new study published in the journal BJU International combined all the penis-measuring data from 20 different studies, all of which had to meet a strict set of criteria to be included. The goal was to create a formal review of average penis sizes across all races and ages. Here’s what they found:
1. A LOT of penis-size studies exist! But not all made the cut.
The researchers were super specific about which ones they included in this review. They only used studies where penis size was measured by a health professional, because…people lie.
They also included only studies that had at least 50 participants who were all at least 17 years old. To be consistent, they looked only at studies where flaccid and erect penis length was measured from the root to the tip (apparently there are other ways of measuring?) and penis circumference (girth) was measured at base or mid-shaft. And only studies published in the English language were included.
Studies were nixed if any participants could have had any congenital or acquired penis abnormality, erectile dysfunction, or if they were specifically seeking penis enlargement.
Here’s what the researchers found out about penis LENGTH: