Nothing to do with prostate cancer … but the temptation was too strong …

As most readers of this blog will be aware, there are things that men worry about even more than their risk for prostate cancer. So … here is some information from a study just published on-line in BJU International that (for some strange reason) has already been widely picked up by the media.

According to this paper by Veale et al., based on data from a total of more than 15,000 men from all around the world:

  • The average length of a male human penis is
    • 13.12 ± 1.66 cm when erect (equivalent to 5.16 ± 0.65 in)
    • 9.16 ± 1.57 cm when flaccid and pendulous (equivalent to 3.61 ± 0.61 in)
  • The average circumference of a male human penis is
    • 11.66 ± 1.10 cm when erect (equivalent to 4.59 ± 0.43 in)
    • 9.31 ± 0.90 cm when flaccid and pendulous (equivalent to 3.66 ± 0.35 in)
  • There was no correlation whatsoever between penis size and
    • The length of one’s index finger
    • The ratio of the lengths of one’s second and fourth fingers
    • Foot size
    • Race

Quoted in an article on the Reuters web site, one of the authors of the paper stated very simply that:

There is not a “right” penis size for a man of any height, just a range of “normal”.

The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink has decided to turn off the opportunity for comment on this particular topic for some fairly obvious reasons … but we did want to make sure that our readers were aware of this report.

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