Calling all men! Would you “drop trou” in the name of science? That’s what over 15,000 men aged 17 to 91 did recently to help provide insights into what’s considered normal for penis length and circumference.
Although most men have always been preoccupied with the size of the willies, peckers, johnsons, baloney ponies, and tallywhackers, the researchers behind the new analysis say that some men who become overly obsessed could actually be diagnosed with Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
According to the AFP news agency, body dysmorphic disorder is a “debilitating psychological condition that can lead to obsessive and anti-social behavior, depression and even suicide.” However, only 2.28% of the male population have an abnormally small penis – and the same percentage an unusually large one.
So what IS the average size?
Jamie Condliffe of Gizmodo reports that “the average penis is 5.16 inches in length and 4.6 inches around when erect, and 3.6 inches long and 3.7 inches around when flaccid.”
Dr. David Veale, of King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and his colleague from King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust conducted the analysis which is published in the journal BJU International.
So, all you daring and courageous men, grab your tape measure and prove once and for all that you are indeed average and have absolutely nothing to worry about.
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