Do You Need a Larger Penis?

Because Western culture constantly tells men that penis size equates to masculinity, or that large penises are just better than smaller ones, it’s understandable why many Canadian men would consider penis enlargement surgery. But before you Google “penis enlargement surgery near me,” “penis enlargement surgery cost in Canada,” or anything else about such a procedure, it’s important you know some facts about that type of surgery, but also penis size in general, and the motivations men have for going under the knife. 

Size Does Matter … But Not Completely

You’ll often hear people, including women, try to counter the ill effects of our fixation on penis size with words of encouragement to men who think for some reason they might not measure up to cultural standards. They’ll say things like “Size doesn’t matter” or “There’s more to a man than what’s in his pants.”

The latter statement is definitely true, but the first? Actually, not so much. 

Studies show that women do prefer penises that are above average in size. This is supported by evolution, as male humans have relatively larger penises than most of our great ape cousins, due to female selection. 

But these findings alone should not dictate how a man feels about their body and self. When it comes to relationships specifically, each partner, regardless of gender, has far more to contribute to a couple’s happiness than what they can do in the bedroom. 

Still, sexual satisfaction is important in a relationship. However, it’s vital to note that there are a range of factors that contribute to the fulfillment of a female partner’s sexual wants and needs. It doesn’t always come down to penis length or girth. In fact, more women derive sexual pleasure from clitoral stimulation than they do via vaginal penetration, by nearly double the rate. Whether a penis is relatively long or short is not going to be of much concern to them.

Furthermore, even though women — some, but not all! — prefer penises that are on the bigger side of the spectrum, it’s not as though they’re looking for something gigantic, or even something big on an every-time basis. One study showed that women desire larger penises on prospective one-time sexual partners, and less so with their life mates. This is likely because with long-term partners they favor comfort over novelty. But even in sexual experiences with likely one-time partners, the women who took part in the study preferred a penis usually no more than about three centimeters longer than average. That’s it. 

Another study revealed that most women — seven out of every eight — say their partner’s penis size is satisfactory, so, truly, it’s men who are more hung up on how big their penises are than women.

What Is a “Big” Penis?

While women may generally prefer penises that are slightly above average, there’s a knowledge gap — for both genders — as to how long a “big penis” actually is. At this point, many studies have been conducted, and it’s generally accepted that the average erect male penis measures about 13.12 centimeters (5 ⅛”), give or take a centimeter or so

Chances are you thought it was larger than that, which is a contributing factor to penile dysmorphic disorder, or “PDD,” a condition in which men believe their penises are insufficiently sized. PDD is a form of body dysmorphia, which studies show is about as prevalent in men than in women, perhaps even more so, and it’s no surprise that men with generalized body dysmorphia fixate on their genitals at a far higher rate than women do. 

One of the primary reasons for the spread of PDD in contemporary male populations is porn. Advertisements for film clips on the web and elsewhere regularly inflate the size of the porn star penises. Combine that with a general lack of awareness as to what a “big penis” measures in the first place and a lot of men create false conclusions about their own penis size, thinking it’s small when, in fact, it isn’t. Men also inaccurately draw comparisons to peers, in part because they habitually over-report what their measurements are, and also because they may not know how to accurately measure their penis at all.

For help with better understanding how relatively large your penis is, consult this calculator, which transparently lists the data sets it pulls from to come to its conclusions.  

While women may generally prefer penises that are slightly above average, there’s a knowledge gap — for both genders — as to how long a “big penis” actually is. At this point, many studies have been conducted, and it’s generally accepted that the average erect male penis measures about 13.12 centimeters, give or take a centimeter or so. 

Chances are you thought it was larger than that, which is a contributing factor to penile dysmorphic disorder, or “PDD,” a condition in which men believe their penises are insufficiently sized. PDD is a form of body dysmorphia, which studies show is about as prevalent in men than in women, perhaps even more so, and it’s no surprise that men with generalized body dysmorphia fixate on their genitals at a far higher rate than women do. 

One of the primary reasons for the spread of PDD in contemporary male populations is porn. Advertisements for film clips on the web and elsewhere regularly inflate the size of the porn star penises. Combine that with a general lack of awareness as to what a “big penis” measures in the first place and a lot of men create false conclusions about their own penis size, thinking it’s small when, in fact, it isn’t. Men also inaccurately draw comparisons to peers, in part because they habitually over-report what their measurements are, and also because they may not know how to accurately measure their penis at all.

For help with better understanding how relatively large your penis is, consult this calculator, which transparently lists the data sets it pulls from to come to its conclusions.  

If You Have a Small Penis, You Can Still Be Great In Bed

The previous data all dealt with averages, which means that, certainly, there are men with “small” penises. But, again, not all women prefer large penises, and not all women achieve sexual climax through penetration. And there are ways men can effectively perform, sexually, if their unit is slighter than the average. Of course, there’s foreplay as well as oral sex through which a woman can receive pleasure, along with strategic sexual intercourse positioning. 

Erectile dysfunction, on the other hand, is a far more common issue in sexual performance than sexual dissatisfaction from an insufficient penis. Fortunately, that can also be treated.
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