A new study by the UK-based researchers has offered new insights on the males’ sexual organ and would answer more accurately some of the common questions, such as what is the “normal” penis length or circumference.
David Veale, a researcher from the King’s College London, and fellow researchers from the King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust developed a nomogram, or graphical diagram, elaborating upon size measurements of male penis across all races and ages.
Following in-depth analysis of medical literature, the researchers came out with 17 studies involving about 15,521 men who underwent measurements of their penis size by the health professionals with the help of a standard procedure.
The newly-created nomograms made some major revelations about penis size measurements:
- Average length of a flaccid penis was 9.16 cm
- Average length of a flaccid stretched penis was 13.24 cm
- Average length of an erect penis was 13.12 cm
- Average circumference of a flaccid penis was 9.31 cm
- Average circumference of an erect penis was 11.66 cm
According to the researchers, there existed a small co-relation between erect length and height.
Detailing about the medical benefits of the study’s findings, Veale said, “We believe these graphs will help doctors reassure the large majority of men that the size of their penis is in the normal range. We will also use the graphs to examine the discrepancy between what a man believes to be their position on the graph and their actual position or what they think they should be.”
The new insights about penis size measurements may play a greater role when counseling men who have high concerns about their penis size. Moreover, the findings will also help in investigating the co-relation between condom failure and penis dimensions.
The findings of the study were published in the journal BJU International.