Nothing elicits an emotionally charged response like a penis size discussion. Just about every man worries at some point that their penis falls in the below average range. In fact London Andrology research suggests that 45% of men are dissatisfied with their penis size of suffer from a penis size anxiety. That is a lot of men who are worried that their penis is small. But while the problem may stem from a lifetime of cultural and media influence, there is also clear evidence that size doesn’t matter, at least not when it comes to the size of the penis.
The Real Numbers
While it may be very difficult to determine the average penis size, for a variety of reasons including cross-cultural differences and bias-reporting, the average is about 5.2 inches when erect according to a recent study. Yet, most men think the average size is six or even seven inches.
This discrepancy in the real average penis size versus what men think is the average constitutes the main causes of penis size anxiety. Yes as the real numbers show, you’d have to be less than 5 inches to be considered less than average.
Penis Size Doesn’t Affect Pleasure
There is also no correlation between the size of the penis and the amount of pleasure you are capable of feeling during sex. In simple terms, having a larger penis doesn’t automatically equate to greater pleasures. You will also be happy to know that the size of your penis will also have very small effect on the amount of pleasure your partner feels.
If you are having sex with a woman, penis size is less important since penetration is not the most pleasurable activity for women. There are very few nerve endings in the woman’s vaginal canal and more on the clitoris, making it the main pleasure point for women.
If you are having penetrative sex with men, a smaller penis size is actually preferred. The rectum doesn’t stretch the same way a vagina does and a smaller penis might very well be better than a larger one.
There are certainly some people who prefer a larger penis. But to the majority of sexual partners you may meet, penis size simply isn’t a deal breaker.
Your Anxiety could be more than Just About Your Penis
For most men penis-size anxiety can be a symptom of an underlying problem. This is especially true if you spend a lot of time focusing on your penis size and what you can do about it. In this case, you may require anxiety management solutions or even treatment.
Anxiety management helps you to be more peaceful and mindful and there are certain apps that can provide you with a lot of exercises to help you alleviate anxiety. If watching porn causes you to negatively re-evaluate the size of your penis, you may want to cut down on the time you spend on porn sites. Think about whether the problem began recently or you’ve always felt that way and eliminate any recent negative influences.