What Is the Average Size of a Flaccid Penis?

Your Size Is Almost Certainly Normal

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Though men tend to spend an inordinate amount of time preoccupied with the size of their erect penis and how it performs, you'll spend the majority of your life in a flaccid state. When your penis is flaccid, that means that it is soft and hanging loosely or limply. You are not physically aroused and, as a result, there is no blood coursing through this appendage. Put simply, a flaccid penis is a penis at rest.

What Is the Average Size of a Flaccid Penis?

The average length of a penis in a mature male when it is hanging down loosely is between 3 to 4.5 inches under normal conditions. However, cold or exhaustion can make the penis temporarily smaller.

As with the erect penis, there are as many different varieties of flaccid penis lengths, girths, and appearances out there as there are men in the world. Which is why—despite any urge, you may feel to compare yourself to others—you shouldn't ever feel self-conscious or inadequate in any way.  

How a Flaccid Penis Compares to an Erect Penis

If you're trying to guess how much your penis will grow when it becomes erect based on the size of your flaccid penis, you should know that there is no relationship between the length of a flaccid penis and an erect penis.

If you're studying the size of your penis because you're trying to figure out which size condom to buy, good for you.

Knowing the size of your penis can help you find the best possible condom for your needs. And a good condom fit is essential in ensuring the best and most effective protection. But for this purpose, it's best to measure your penis when it's erect.

Teen Penis Size

If you're a teenage boy and you're worried about your penis size, there's no need to be.

Penis size is very rarely a medical issue and there's a range of what's considered average. Not only that, your penis will grow a lot over the course of your teen years.

Penis Size and Sexual Satisfaction

Studies have routinely shown that penis size and sexual satisfaction are not related for either males or females. Also, many males think their penises are smaller than they actually are since they are viewing them from above. Really, the main reason size is important is to accurately gauge your condom size. If you still long for a larger penis, penis enlargement is an option. 

Does Penis Size Really Matter?

To circle back to the beginning, never worry about what size your penis "should" be. Instead, make a note of what size it is and work with that. Use that information to highlight your strengths and to more effectively protect yourself and your partner. In the end, all of that is what really matters, not a meaningless number. And the reality is that whatever your size, there are really no safe, effective options for making a change.

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