The myth of penis size

One reason to get your facts straight about male sexual anatomy and physiology is that this has been so dominated by superstition and misinformation. Men stubbornly perpetuate penis myths because they are afraid to challenge self-defeating sexual folklore of what it means to be a "real man". A destructive myth that continues to exert a powerful negative influence in spite of scientifically established fact concerns penis size. Penis size differences (or, more precisely, perceived differences) are the basis of an enormous amount of male anxiety. It is true that there are differences in the flaccid size of the penis, but that has little to do with penis size or sexual functioning in the erect state. The average penis is from two and a half to four inches in the flaccid state and from five and a half to six and a half inches when erect. The diameter is about one inch flaccid and one and a half inches when erect. It is more meaningful to say a normal penis is of proper size to function during intercourse. This definition includes almost all men.

Interestingly, three out of four men believe that their penises are smaller than average, which illustrates how the performance machine model dominates male sexuality, leaving men to feel anxious and insecure. Psychological and relational health is promoted by adopting a positive body image, which includes accepting your penis. Remember, solid scientific evidence demonstrates that there is no relationship between penis size and sexual desire or response for either the man or the woman. Most women say it is not the size but how you make love that is important.

A related myth is that a large penis results in the woman being orgasmic during intercourse. This is based on the mistaken belief that the vagina is the woman's major sex organ. In truth, the woman's most sensitive genital organ is her clitoris - a small, cylindrical organ located at the top of the vaginal opening where it joins with the labia ("lips" of the vagina). The clitoris has a multitude of nerve endings - like the glans of your penis, only concentrated in a much smaller area. It is the focal point of her physical sexual pleasure. Most women prefer indirect clitoral stimulation, whether with your hand, tongue, or penis.

During intercourse, the clitoris is stimulated by the pulling and rubbing action caused by pelvic thrusting - stimulation that is independent of penis size. The vagina, which is in contact with the penis, has fewer nerve endings, most of which are in the outer third. Moreover, the vagina is an active rather than a passive organ, which means that the vagina swells and expands with a woman's arousal to engage the penis and can adjust to the penis whatever its size. It usually takes 10 to 20 minutes of pleasuring (foreplay) for the vagina to fully expand. If a couple is rushing to intercourse, the man mistakenly thinks that his penis is too small because the vagina does not feel snug. The remedy is enjoying pleasurable touch and genital stimulation before intercourse to allow her body and vagina to reach the plateau stage of arousal. Sexual incompatibility based on the couple's genitals is, with extremely rare exceptions, a myth.