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What is the normal length of the penis?

Normally, the length of the erect penis is 12 to 18 cm and the non-erect one is 7.5 to 10.5 cm. The thickness of a normal penis is 3-3.5 cm. The erect penis is called small when its length is less than 12 cm and the penis is called micropenis when its length is less than 8-10 cm.

In a non-erect state, the length of the penis is determined by the degree of filling of blood in the corpora cavernosa. The corpora cavernosa are a spongy mass made up of many small vessels and bladders that, like other vessels, can respond to the action of active substances in the blood and to the effects of temperature factors. Then, when the temperature drops, a constriction of the vessels occurs in a penis that leads to the entry of blood into the corpora cavernosa and, therefore, to the decrease of the penis. The increase in temperature causes a reverse reaction. The constriction of the blood vessels and the decrease in the length of the penis can also be due to the ejection of adrenaline into the blood in response to fright and other stressful situations. That is why the penis, which is generally large during erection, multiplies and shrinks in the non-erect state.

The length of the erect penis is limited by a fibrous tunic that is a texture that has firm connective tissue in its structure that is responsible for limiting the stretching of the penis during erection.

Today the level of testosterone during puberty is considered to play the main role in penis development because it determines the length of the penis. The length of the small penis (less than 8-10 cm) can indirectly speak of serious endocrine disorders related to the low production of male hormones. On the other hand, the great difference in penis length measurements (12 and 18 cm) depends on personal differences in the anatomy of the inguinal region and, namely, depends on the correlation between the insidious and open parts of the corpora cavernosa and fibrous tunic surrounded. There is an opinion that the normal level of hormones and the normal development of the corpora cavernosa in different males due to individual characteristics showed insidious parts of the corpora cavernosa of different development that are responsible for the attachment of the corpora cavernosa to the pubic bones and fixation of the penis.

However, for most men, their own ideas about normal penis length based on personal sexual experience or trying to be better than others are important. Statistics are not taken into account here.

How to measure the length of the penis?

The length of the penis should be measured at room temperature. For this it is convenient to use a ruler. The penis should be measured in the erect state from its posterior part (dorsal surface) from the pubis to the end of the head of the penis. This is the most suitable form of measurement because it reflects the functional length of the penis. Factors such as additional subcutaneous fat deposition in the pubic region and insufficient erection can influence the functional size of the penis and make the penis smaller.

Health is a condition of full physical, mental and social well-being and not only the absence of diseases and physical defects.

The desire of men to change the external appearance of the penis is the main indication for cosmetic corrections.

The problem of penis enlargement has its roots in ancient phallic cults. Males with very large penises prevailed in ancient Hindu trade and sculpture paintings. Phallic monuments of the Bronze Age with a length of 15-25 cm were found on the island of Corsica. The extremely large penis is the subject of numerous Japanese “night books” used over the years as a visual stimulant. In Europe, in the Renaissance period, male left mosquito nets were in fashion. D. Richards explains this phenomenon: “The size of the penis is very important for a man. In the penis all the great masculine pride is concentrated. In the penis lives most of the masculine ‘ego’.

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