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Dear Doctor Jason,

OK, once and for all: what is normal penis size?

Signed, Gimme the Facts

Doctor Jason’s Response:

Ahhhhh, the age-old question of "Am I big enough?"

As per recorded standards in the medical literature, the average length of a stretched penis, measured from the base (where the pelvic bone is) to the tip, is approximately 5.25 inches. The "normal" range--meaning that 90% of the population falls into this range--is 4 to 6.5 inches.

The proper way to measure is by stretching, not pulling, the penis to the extended length where there is no laxity in skin, but not to the point where the skin is being overstretched. During erection, the skin actually becomes overstretched, and so the length may be a bit more than the stretched measurement. Continued overstretching, however, does not ultimately increase the overall length.

As per standards in porn, the average would seem to be much much bigger - but perhaps a dose of realism will help alleviate any sense of inadequacy you’re feeling. Besides, it’s not the size of the tool, it’s how you use it.

Stay healthy,
Doctor Jason


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