More often than not, debates about sex come down to the question: “Does size really matter?”
For many men, the answer is that it matters a great deal. It’s important to note that having a large penis does not bring more physical pleasure to the man. For women, penis size is usually not a top consideration when choosing a partner. But in spite of all this, a great number of men worry about the size of their penis.
In this situation, they generally want to know how to measure penis girth or length. Let’s take a look at what this measurement truly means.
So How Do I Do It?
To measure penis girth correctly, it is important to know that an erect penis is much larger, longer and thicker than a flaccid penis. The average size of a penis while flaccid is about 3 to 5 inches in length and 3.5 to 4 inches in circumference. During an erection, the average penis measures approximately 5 to 7 inches in length and 5 inches in circumference.
It is important that your penis is erect when you are trying to measure it. After all, you want to know its size during sexual intercourse. Even more importantly, these are the numbers you should know when purchasing a condom.
1. Measuring Girth
When measuring the girth – in other words, the thickness – of your penis, you may either use a measuring tape or a piece of string. Wrap the tape or string around the thickest part of the penis. If you are using a string, measure the string from the tip to where it crosses itself. Remember to not pull the string or tape too tightly or the measurement will not be correct.
2. Measuring Length
To measure the length of a penis, a solid ruler works best. Place the ruler on top of the penis lengthwise. Push the ruler into the top of the groin to compensate for the fat and pubic hair.
Remember that your penis extends deep within your groin. Your measurement should take this into account. Measure your penis from the base to the tip of the head.
Knowing Your Size
Even if the size does not matter to you, it is still important to know how to measure penis girth and length correctly in order to know your size. The most important reason for this is that condoms come in many different sizes and their effectiveness depends on whether your condom fits correctly.
A larger penis in a small condom could result in a tear which may result in sexually transmitted diseases, infections, or even an unwanted pregnancy. But if a condom is too large for the penis, it can easily slip off during sexual intercourse, causing the exact same health concerns as mentioned above.
Knowing your size may be directly linked to maintaining your sexual health. Do the measurements correctly and continue to practice safe sex by purchasing condoms of the correct size.
Are There Medical Ways to Permanently Enlarge My Penis?
Although there are various advertisements claiming to be able to enlarge the size of your penis, there is no true permanent fix, other than an invasive operation. This option can be extremely expensive. Even if you can afford the procedure, you might not be able to pay for follow-up procedures in case of complications.
The most obvious downside of these surgeries is that erections become much more difficult, or impossible, to achieve. This is especially likely in the case of length-enhancing surgery. During this operation, the doctor would have to cut the ligaments in your penis. This means that an erection will no longer be characterized by an erect penis. Instead, the stiff penis has to be manually placed into the opening.
Should you require more girth than length, your doctor will remove some of your own fatty tissue from another part of your body and add it to your penis. This might not result in sexual dysfunction, but it has visual consequences. Though the penis is thicker, it may look lumpy or asymmetrical.
What Can I Do To Enlarge My Penis Naturally?
It is plain to see why surgical solutions are far from ideal. But there are many other ways that men can achieve some improvement in penis girth or length.
Should your size not be satisfactory to you, there are a few simple things you can do to assist with the enlargement of your penis.
1. Increase Blood Flow
The penis requires a whole lot of blood to become and remain erect. It is therefore important that you avoid activities that may restrict your blood flow. For example, you should quit smoking and avoid consuming fatty foods which raise cholesterol. Smoking and cholesterol both narrow the arteries, which restricts the flow of blood to different organs, including the penis. More blood means a bigger penis size.
Regular exercise can assist in keeping the body healthy and the arteries open.
Relaxing also assists your blood flow since the muscle tissue surrounding the arteries may constrict them when you are feeling stressed.
4. Take a Hot Shower
Consider taking a hot shower before having sex. This may also be a good form of foreplay. The heat not only relaxes your body but promotes a good blood flow. This assists the process of your penis filling with blood, causing it to become larger.
There is no right or wrong answer regarding penis size, and there is also no surefire way to enlarge one’s penis without cutting into it with a scalpel. However, it is still important to know how to measure penis girth and length in order to ensure that you wear the correct size condom. This is a crucial part of avoiding STDs or unwanted pregnancies.
It is also important to know that, while there may not be safe and permanent ways to change your penis, it is fairly easy to increase your size before and during sex.