Whatâ€™s the short answer?
No, penis size doesnâ€™t matter â€” at least not in terms of desirability or function.
Its size has zero bearing on its ability to give and receive pleasure or do any of what itâ€™s supposed to do.
Thatâ€™s not to say that some people donâ€™t prefer a bigger or smaller one, but thatâ€™s a matter of perceived preference, kind of like pineapple on pizza. To each their own.
Need some reassurance â€” or better yet, proof? Read on.
Bigger isnâ€™t necessarily better
Contrary to the bull you might hear in the locker room or media, a bigger dick isnâ€™t everything.
Bigger-than-average penises have been associated with a higher risk of injury and infection.
Extra length can also make some positions especially painful.
Too much girth can cause tearing if youâ€™re not careful, especially during anal sex. Then thereâ€™s the whole choking and gag reflex to contend with during oral.
Of course, there are ways around these things, but it just goes to show that having a huge D isnâ€™t all that.
Smaller isnâ€™t necessarily bad
A smaller D is automatically easier to handle, which means all involved can focus on pleasure rather than pain or trying to figure out how the eff youâ€™re gonna get THAT in there.
Itâ€™s certainly easier for fitting in the mouth. And when it comes to anal, a smaller peen is basically top dog.
Like any size penis, any perceived shortcomings are easily â€” and enjoyably â€” rectified with the right position.
And average is, well, smaller than you probably think
Most people with penises â€” around 85 percent â€” overestimate what average is when it comes to dick size and are convinced everyone else is packing something a lot beefier.
Hereâ€™s a dose of reality based on the most recent stats on schlong size:
- The average penis length is 3.6 in (9.1 cm) when flaccid and 5.2 in (13.1 cm) when erect.
- Girth-wise, the average flaccid penis measures 3.66 (9.31 cm) around and 4.59 (11.66 cm) in while erect.
To be clear: Size has nothing to do with stamina
You can be hung like the proverbial stallion and still lack stamina in the sack.
A big dick wonâ€™t last longer than a smaller one or keep you from running out of steam or cumming faster than youâ€™d like.
It doesnâ€™t affect fertility, either
If youâ€™ve got baby-making on the mind, the last thing you need to do is stress about your size.
For starters, sperm is produced in the testicles â€” not the penis. Plus, thereâ€™s evidence that stress can reduce sperm quality and affect fertility.
FYI, stress can also put a kibosh on sexual pleasure, boners, and negatively impact your overall health.
The only thing size can do is affect your game â€” for better or worse
Peen size can totally affect your game, but how comes down to you.
Learn how to make the most of what youâ€™ve got and all the other ways there are to give pleasure and youâ€™ll be a rockstar. Focus on size alone and youâ€™ll flop â€” literally and figuratively.
For example, some folks neglect their skillset because they think a big dick is all they need to rock someoneâ€™s worldâ€¦ and itâ€™s not.
Others may let worries of a small D drain their confidence, causing them to overcompensate in other ways.
All of these things can take a mental toll on the penis-haver and suck the fun out of a sex sesh for all involved.
How to maximize what youâ€™re working with
Not to keep hammering away at it, but itâ€™s not the size of your penis that matters as much as what you do with it.
Thereâ€™s nothing quite like leaving your partner writhing in ecstasy to thrust your confidence sky high, which will serve you well, in and out of the bedroom.
Hereâ€™s how to max the crap out of what youâ€™ve got and feel good about what youâ€™re working with â€” whether you lean bigger, smaller, or fall someplace between.
If youâ€™re more endowed
The key to working with a bigger-than-average penis isnâ€™t even really about your penis â€” at least not at first.
Making sure your partner is super-aroused will make it easier for them to handle your beast of a boner, so some extra focus on foreplay is a must. And lube. Lots of lube.
Use your mouth, tongue, or fingers to tease their erogenous zones, focusing on all the usual suspects, like the nips and genitals, as well as some less explored but surprisingly erotic bits, like the inner arms of behind the knees.
If youâ€™re both ready to move onto penetration, choose positions that allow your partner a little more control over the depth. Having them on top is always a good way to go.
First, they can take you in at a pace that feels good. Plus, you get a banginâ€™ view of all the action and easy access to their other parts for maximum arousal.
If youâ€™re less endowed
If your penis falls to the smaller side of the spectrum, focus on positions that let you go deep, like doggy style. Take it deeper by having your partner lower their head and chest while arching their back.
If you have a thinner penis, choose positions that make for a tighter squeeze. This can be any sex position, really, so long as your partner keeps their legs tight together.
Missionary, face-down, and them-on-top positions all work with closed legs.
And donâ€™t let your wang worries make you forget about other types of sex. Add oral sex to the menu as the appetizer or even the main course.
And when giving, incorporate your hands or a sex toy to increase the chances of a clitoral or anal orgasm.
And speaking of orgasms, know that the chances of having them increases greatly with manual or oral stimulation than with intercourse.
You may also find it easier to hit the G spot, A spot, or P spot using your fingers or a toy. Seriously. Give it a try. You can thank us later.
If youâ€™re somewhere in the middle
Well look at you and your not-too-big and not-too-small D, Goldicocks!
In terms of sex positions, anything goes if you arenâ€™t trying to accommodate a penis that falls outside the average range. This is your chance to experiment like mad and fine tune the positions that you and your partner enjoy the most.
As long as your partnerâ€™s up for it, mix things up with sex in different places or consider exploring your kinky side.
Sensation play using sex toys, feathers, and ice cubes is a good start, especially if youâ€™re BDSM-curious.
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