You know we love scientific studies over here, especially the super official ones that claim things like “Oral sex is pointless.” It’s time for another study, and this one is a little more fun.
The Journal of Sexual Medicine surveyed 1,661 men to determine the average length of a male’s penis. Upon reading the headline, I had a lot of questions about said penis study. Is it measured when flaccid or erect? Is shrinkage a factor? What points exactly are we measuring from? Is 1,661 men enough to find a true average? Does size really matter?
The study revealed that the penises (penii?) were measured when erect, and the average was 5.6 inches. I thought it would be good to put this size into perspective. I measured some things around my apartment to see what matched, so here are things that are roughly the same size as the average penis:
My aviator sunglasses were a little over 5.6 inches, but they came pretty close.
My powder brush was a little over 5 inches, minus the fluffy part.
3/4 Of A Banana
I'm not sure on the average size of a banana, but I just bought a bunch for smoothies. About 3/4 of a banana measured out to around 5.6 inches.
My perfume rollerball that I keep in my purse was 5.5 inches, which was very surprising to me since it doesn't seem that long.
We have a variety of TV remotes in my apartment. The middle one was a few centimeters shy of 6 inches, which landed it on our list!
A Roughly Cut 6-Inch Sub
If you were go to Subway and order a $5 footlong, the shorter half would probably be the length of the average penis.
Do you think this study is accurate? What do you think about the average size? Tell us in the comments!