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The Average or 'Normal' Penis Size. What Is It?

psychiatrist, sexologist, psychotherapist
  • Published:
    02 May 2022
  • Updated:
    30 January 2024
Average penis size

In a world where misconceptions and societal pressures often cloud our understanding of the human body, the topic of penis size remains a subject of curiosity and debate. The quest to define the average or "normal" penis size has captivated minds and fueled discussions for generations. As we navigate through the diverse landscape of human anatomy, it's essential to approach this topic with a blend of scientific accuracy, cultural sensitivity, and a commitment to dispelling myths. Let's delve into the scientific data and learn about the average length of a penis on different continents.

What is Considered 'Normal' or Average Penis Size?

Generally, the average penis length in the resting(flaccid) state is approximately 9 cm and about 13 cm in the erected state, roughly the length of a ball-point pen.

Average Penis Length in Europe

In Europe, Hungarian men lead with an average penis length of 16.5 cm, while the Spanish have the smallest average length at 13.5 cm.

Average Length in North America

In North America, the average penis length is 12.9 cm in the USA and 13.9 cm in Canada.

Average Length in Asia

Asian countries exhibit variations, with Indonesia having the largest average length at 11.6 cm and Korea with the smallest at 9.6 cm. Notably, Koreans are sensitive to symbols representing a smaller size, even banning the "pinching hand" emoji.

Average Length in Africa

The Democratic Republic of Congo stands out in Africa with an average penis length of 17.9 cm.

The Largest Penis in History

Historically, a documentary-confirmed penis measuring 33.5 cm in length and 15 cm in diameter, larger than an A4 sheet of paper, has been recorded in the early 20th century. 

Should Size Be a Cause for Concern?

Some men worry about deviations in structure, form, and size, leading to phobias, depression, and anxiety syndromes. However, it's crucial to understand that male anatomy varies, and exterior peculiarities are considered normal. As discussed earlier, norms can differ significantly.

By providing accurate information and dispelling myths, this comprehensive guide aims to empower individuals with a healthy understanding of sexual well-being. Discover the facts about average penis size and gain insights into the cultural perspectives that shape our perceptions.


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