If your girlfriend thought your penis was small, would you want her to tell you? Do guys already know when they’re small?
Great question. Not because I can personally relate, of course – which I can’t. But, you know, having talked with other dudes who might have this problem…
For the most part, guys do know how their manhood stacks up against those of the masses. What teenager doesn’t take notice of the heat other guys are packing in the locker room after gym class? Of course, there are also scientists who study this stuff, so we can go by their findings, too.
The male genitalia can range greatly in size even within the frame of a minute detail due to stimuli ranging from sexual arousal to cold temperature shrinkage (also known as “pool penis”). So while it’s nearly impossible to compare the lengths of flaccid penises, the national average of a fully erect (human) penis is actually about five-and-a-half inches.
If you happen to be dating a guy who falls below this average, it definitely doesn’t benefit you or the guy to tell him that you think his penis is small. Doing so will only make an already insecure fella even more insecure. And if he’s perfectly content with his little friend (no matter how much it may or may not resemble a baby turtle) he’ll only take offense at your critique.
No one (except for Ryan Gosling) is perfect — think about how it would it make you feel if a guy were to negatively comment on one of your less-than-ideally sized body parts. The fact is, since he more than likely already knows what he’s working with, telling him isn’t adding anything productive to the relationship. Unless you’re insinuating that he invest in an implant, pointing his shortcoming out will only give him something to worry about.
If you are totally distracted by his weakest link, I suggest focusing on and complimenting his more positive physical traits. Rather than buying him a penis pump, pump him up with praise for his other assets, and he’ll have the confidence to think outside the box when it’s time to use that little schmecker to please you.
Ethan Fixell is a writer and comedian from New York City best known as one half of comic “dating coach” duo Dave and Ethan. He is also the creator and editor of ActualConversation.com. For more on Ethan, visit EthanFixell.com…or call his mom, Robin.