07-01-2015, 08:25 AM
Although six inches has long been the accepted “norm” for the length of a manhood, the average is actually almost a full inch smaller, research reveals.
Analysis of 17 studies involving more than 15,500 men revealed that the average length of an erect penis is 5.16 inches (13.12 centimetres) and 3.6 inches (9.16cm) when flaccid.
The study found the average penis had a girth of 4.59 inches (11.66 cm) when erect, and 3.66 inches (9.31cm) when flaccid.
The scale the scientists used tracks a range of penis lengths and girths, with measurements of length when erect ranging from 1.9 inches (4.8cm) to 8.3 inches (21.2cm).
Psychiatrists who carried out the study said they hope the findings could help men suffering from “small penisanxiety” because of concern that they do not match up to the norm.
Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry said the analysis – and graphs showing the full range of sizes recorded – could provide insights on what is considered "normal" for penis length and circumference in men.