The average penis length in the UK and abroad

What is the average length of a penis?

The man and his penis, it's a complicated marriage. One man is happy with his penis, the other a little less so. The average length of a penis is a topic that arouses curiosity. Men are often curious about what is considered "average" and where they place themselves in the statistics. 

In this article we take a closer look at the average penis length, both in the UK and the rest of the world, and answer some frequently asked questions about this subject. Because let's be honest: you are also curious whether your penis is larger than average...


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Average penis length in the UK

Let's start with the average penis length in the UK. Various studies and surveys have shown that the average length of a flaccid penis in the UK is approximately 7 to 9 centimeters. 

When you become aroused, your penis naturally gets bigger. During an erection, the average length varies between 12 and 16 centimeters. It is important to know that the figures from these studies are only averages and that there is a wide variation in penis length in men. There are men with shorter and longer penises, and that's… completely normal!

What is the average penis length worldwide?

Now that we know the average length of a penis in the UK, we can look at it on a larger scale and compare it. Worldwide there is a remarkably large difference in the average length of a penis. This length largely depends on your geographic location and ethnicity. 

In general, the average lengths of a penis are measured in the range of 13 to 15 centimeters (when erect). Researchers do say that measuring penises is difficult and that different measurement methods can lead to varying results. Therefore, it is important to note that these average data are not always very accurate.

Which country has the biggest penis?

As men, we are often proud of our genitals and like to show it off. Especially if you have a large penis. Men in several countries have therefore already tried to claim that they have the largest average penis length, but it is important to understand that these claims are often based on unrepresentative samples. 

From the most recent data, Congo seems to be the big winner, with an average penis length of no less than 17.93 cm. But the men in Ecuador (with 17.77 cm) and Ghana (with an impressive 17.31 cm) are also not far behind. Although the question is of course which method these men used to measure their penis and whether the data is 100% correct...

What is the average circumference of a penis?

It's not just the length that counts, it's also the thickness! Many women will confirm that... The average circumference of a penis varies between 9 and 12 centimeters when erect. But here too, there are major differences between different population groups.

How do you measure your own penis size?

We already wrote about it earlier, the way you measure affects the length of your penis. That is why we briefly explain below the most commonly used method to calculate the length of a penis. This way you too can find out the length of your genitals correctly and accurately.

  1. Make sure that your penis is fully erect, so feel free to put on an exciting video! It is important that your penis is completely erect, because the size of your genitals varies greatly between flaccid and erect states.
  2. Place a ruler or measuring tape at the top of your penis, just above your pubic hair.
  3. Measure along the top of the penis to the very tip of your glans.
  4. Read the measured length in centimeters on your ruler.
  5. Compare your height with average lengths and find out if your penis is larger than average.

Until what age does your penis grow?

Perhaps you discovered in the previous paragraph that your penis is not larger than average and that is completely normal. It is possible that your penis is not yet fully grown. 

Penile growth begins during puberty and usually continues into the late teens. In most boys, penis growth stops between the ages of 18 and 21. This means that your penis can grow even further if you are under 21 years old.

How big is the average penis?

The average penis length varies - as mentioned earlier - in the UK between 12 and 16 centimeters during an erection. It is important to emphasize that length is not everything. The length of your penis is just one of many factors that influence your sexual performance and self-confidence. Because just like in motorsport, it is not the performance of the car, but the performance of the driver that determines success.

How big is a large penis?

What is effectively considered "large" is difficult to say and varies from person to person. There is also a divide between different cultures about what a large penis is and what is not. What is considered large for one person may be considered average for another, or vice versa.

It is important to understand that sexual performance is not entirely dependent on the size of your penis. Self-confidence, communication and emotional connection are much more important aspects of a healthy and enjoyable sexual life.

A final word on the length of penises

It is normal that as a man you are curious about the average penis length and how you compare to the statistics. However, it is crucial to know that the length of your penis is not the only factor that matters in the bedroom. 

The large variations in penis length between men is normal, because no two people are the same. By the way, there is no universal standard for what is considered "large" or "small" within the world of penises. The most important thing is that you learn to accept your own body and be proud of your genitals!