Curious about how big your penis is?
Measuring your size the wrong way can give you the impression that you're much bigger (or smaller) than you really are.
We put together this simple guide so you can get the most accurate results.
Part 1: Use correct stance
Did you know that depending on how your penis sits, it can vary your results by up to an inch?
To prevent inconsistency, you need to make sure that you're in the same position every time you measure yourself.
Here is the best stance to do that:
- Place your feet shoulder-width apart
- Tilt your hips slightly forward
- Make sure your penis is at a 90 degree angle
This stance minimises the number of factors that could alter your results.
Part 2: What NOT to measure (and why)
Men often get their penis size wrong because they're unsure about what they're supposed to measure.
Here's a quick rundown of what not to do:
#1 Don't measure your flaccid penis
Your flaccid size changes considerably depending on the amount of blood occupying your penis and the temperature of the room you're in.
Also, it has essentially no impact on erectile length so it's a poor gauge of sexual performance.
#2 Don't measure the distance from the tip to the base
Although it's one of the most common measurements guys use, it's actually incorrect and makes your penis seem smaller than it really is.
That's because It doesn't take into account the part of your penis that's hidden by the fatty pouch in your groin.
#3 Don't measure the distance from your balls
Although it sounds silly, many men do this and end up thinking they're much bigger than they really are.
#4 Don't measure your penis size more than once a month
Although enlargement methods like penis extenders can help to increase your size, they take time to work and day-to-day changes can have you feeling frustrated.
How to measure your penis length properly:
Some people insist that you need special devices like penis pumps to get an accurate measurement of your size, but the truth is you only need a ruler or measuring tape.
Here's how to to do:
- Start by getting a full erection by thinking about someone that turns you on. If you're finding it difficult then pay a brief visit to your favorite porn site.
- Next, get in the measuring stance we mentioned earlier.
- Place your ruler firmly against your pubic bone and measure the distance to the tip of your penis.
- Congratulations - you've now measured your penis size!
Hopefully you've found this guide helpful.
If you're feeling brave, you're welcome to share your size in the comments section below!
What should you do if you're unhappy with your penis size?
Option 1: trim your pubes
Pubic hair can cover up a significant portion of your penis size so a quick trim will show much more of your shaft and give you a quick confidence boost.
Option 2: lose some weight from your groin
If you have a sizeable fatty pouch in your groin, it can make your penis seem a lot smaller.
We've put together a guide on losing weight from this area, click here to give it a read.
Option 3: use a penis extender
There's only one clinically tested device that can increase your penis size.
It's called a penis extender.
They work by stretching the cells in your penis, causing them to duplicate and grow.
Click here to read our buyers' guide to choosing a penis extender.