How To Properly Measure Penis – “Average Size” And Preferences Of Women?


January 10, 2013GuidesNo comments

Choosing a perfect fitting condom becomes much easier once you know the exact size of your penis. Unfortunately, most men don’t have an accurate way of accessing this information about their intimate parts.

A condom that fits too loosely can easily slide off during sex and one that fits too tightly could easily break. Neither scenario is one that you want to find yourself in. With that being said, there is a way to properly asses your penile measurements.

Ruler No.2

What You Will Need

Firstly, make sure that you set aside at least fifteen to twenty minutes to assume this simple procedure. You’ll need an erection to get started as well as the following items:

  • a writing utensil,
  • something to write to,
  • a piece of string,
  • and a ruler.

In the subsequent sections, we’ll show you the exact steps for accurately measuring your parameters.

Steps For Accurately Assessing Penile Size

In order to receive an accurate measurement of your cock, you’ll need to have it erect. Measuring a flaccid one won’t be accurate and won’t provide you with information regarding the condom size that you need.

There is no “set” strategy for acquiring an erection. Simply you should choose a method that works best for you. Once you are in the “proper position” you can continue on to the next steps in the process.

Please Note: If you want to learn more about anatomy and physiology of erection read our most recent article here:

Step #1: Figuring Out Penile Length

You’ll want to start off by figuring out the length of your cock. For this step, all that is required is:

  • a measuring tape
  • or a ruler.

Starting at its base, use this tape to work your way upwards. The “base” consists of the area of your “male organ” that connects to your body.

Try to press the rule as close to your body as possible to receive a more accurate reading. Once you find the base, measure it all the way to the tip. This will be known as your “penile length”. You can use any metric system that you like, as long as you are using the same one for all of the measurements that we’re going to take.

Using your writing utensil, write down your length.

Step #2: Measuring Thickness

Yellow Measuring TapeThe next step of the process involves taking a reading of your thickness. Commonly referred to as “penile girth”, this is another measure that you’ll want to know in order to receive an accurate reading of your size. For this step, take your tape and wrap it around the thickest part of your cock.

Do this gently to avoid doing any damage to its shaft. Keep in mind that you’ll still want to have an erection at this point in the process. Take your pen or pencil and mark the point where the measuring tape reaches all the way around your penile shaft. This reading will tell you how thick your “little buddy” is.

Tips And Considerations

When purchasing a condom, it is often best to buy one that matches the “Width” of your penis as closely as possible. As a general rule of thumb, any condom with a width of approximately 2-inches is considered relatively standard. Anything under that is considered tight-fitting and anything over that is considered quite large.

As you can see, acquiring the width of your “manhood” can be quite important when purchasing perfect fitting condoms. Also take note that the thickness of your cock will determine how well a condom fits. If it is above the average then classical condom will probably fit far too tightly.

Likewise, if your thickness is smaller then classical condoms will probably fall off. It is because of these reasons that you never want to measure your “little buddy” when it isn’t fully erect. Also take note that there are many factors that would prevent you from acquiring a full erection including cold weather or jumping in cold water.

Determining the medium penile size for a group of males, let alone for men around the world, is more complicated than you might imagine. Unfortunately most information about average measurements comes from popular culture and not science. Let’s start by considering some figures from science.

What Is The Average “Male Organ”?

So now that you understand this whole process you’ll probably be interested in seeing how your cock measurements fares against the rest of the male population. Here is a list of the mediocre penile size:

  • Length: The length of a male dick is between 3 ½ inches and 4 inches (not erect). When erect, it is between 5 inches and 6 inches.
  • Thickness: Its girth while erect is roughly 3 ½ inches.


Please Note: If you think that your cock is small or if you want to enlarge it you can read our article about natural penile enlargement techniques here:

The majority of men are quite surprised when they are exposed to these numbers and realize that they are not as small (or large) as they may have imagined. What are some common problems associated with measurement of “male organ” ? Well, one of the major problems most men have is to maintain an erection long enough to take an accurate reading. A lot of men are also clueless as to where they should start.


As you can see, it is fairly simple to measure your size. Accurate readings are important because they will ultimately lead you towards purchasing a better fitting condom. Make sure that you refer back to this guide should you have any questions regarding the process.

Article Resources: (2012). “The Authentic Women´s Penis Size Preference Chart”. (Online). Available at: (2013). “Human Penis Size”. (Online). Available at: