Scientists have presented the most ambitious and, according to them, the most objective study of the length of the penis in men of the planet. Since this indicator is usually recorded from the words of men themselves who are prone to exaggeration, the researchers decided to collect data from medical practitioners using a unified measurement procedure. Scientists told about their findings on the pages of the Journal of the British Journal of Urology International, and briefly about the study reports Science News.

The article summarizes data on 15521 men from all regions of the planet. Such a large data set allowed scientists to calculate averages and simulate the statistical distribution of sex members of different sizes. It turned out that the penis in a relaxed state on average around the planet reaches 9.16 centimetres in length, and 13.12 centimetres in the erect state.

The graph of size distribution showed scientists that extreme values ​​(large and small genitals) are extremely rare. The penis length of 16 centimetres (in the erect state) falls into the 95th percentile: that is, only five men out of one hundred have a sexual organ longer than 16 centimetres. It is also rare for male genitals shorter than ten centimetres.

It also turned out that the length of the penis does not depend on other anatomical features – whether it be height, body mass index or shoe size. There was no correlation between the size of the genitals and the nationality and race of men. However, the authors of the article emphasize that they did not specifically look for these connections, which is why most of the data were obtained from white men.

Negative feelings about the length of your own penis are an important psychological problem: according to some studies, only 55 per cent of men are satisfied with the parameters of their penis. Many go for potentially dangerous operations to solve a problem that, according to psychiatrist David Vil, the lead author of the article, is purely psychological.

“Men tend to downplay the size of their member, based on extremely inaccurate data on its length in other men,” – says Wil. According to scientists, partly to blame the directors of pornographic films, selecting actors for the size of their genitals, as well as the authors of numerous spam messages, where the “norm” is often called 17.78 centimetres.

The average length of a member in different countries

According to a study by Richard Lynn, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, the length of a member of an average resident of European and Slavic countries is about 13-15 cm.

The longest penises, as it turned out, can boast black people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo – more than 18 cm. In second place is Ecuadorians (17.8 cm), in third place – residents of Ghana (17.3 cm).

As for the smallest members, their owners, according to research, live in the countries of Southeast Asia. For example, the average length of a Chinese penis is only 11 centimetres, in India and Thailand even less – 10 cm. Finally, the smallest manhood of Koreans is 9.7 cm.

Here are some facts about penis sizes

The longest in the world

A Mexican named Roberto Cabrera is today considered the owner of the longest penis – its length is 46 centimetres. This, of course, is an anomaly, and not the norm, and people with such large members usually cannot live sexually.

What appearance can tell about size

Some believe that in appearance a man can understand what size his penis. In fact, this is not entirely true, scientists say. However, according to them, looking at the member in a relaxed state, one can understand what size it will be in an erection state: in men of short stature, the penis increases in size by about 100% when it reaches an erection, and in the largest men only by 50%. -75%.

Does size matter?

Many men think that a lot in sex life depends on the size of the penis, but in fact, the size does not particularly affect the intensity and quality of sex. Firstly, it is believed that the most sensitive area of ​​the vagina is located at a depth of 7.62 cm from the entrance, so a member of such length will be quite enough to give a woman pleasure.

Secondly, surveys conducted among women showed that many consider Brazilians, Spaniards and Italians to be the best lovers in the world. But the average size of the genital organs of representatives of these nationalities is far from the leading position. And, conversely, the inhabitants of the African continent, despite the large members, never entered the lists of the best lovers.

Women don’t remember it.

One curious study showed that most women do not remember the exact size of the penis of their men. Moreover, most women significantly exaggerated this figure when they were asked to name it at least tentatively.