True-Life Penis Size Story
The message below is copied from one of the small penis forums. It
illustrates how there is much more variety in penis sizes than you might have been led to believe.
It is from
a man who has seen and touched thousands of penises (flaccid and erect)
through his work as a male nurse.
points to remember from his experience
- small (3
inch or less) 25%
(around 4 inch) 50%
(around 5 inch) 25%
- small (5
inch or less) 25%
(6 to 6 ½ inch) 50%
- large (7
inch and more) 25%
There are much
more very large penises than you might know about.
Equalizer" is a myth: small flaccid penises are usually small
when erect, big are big when erect.
women do care
about the "looks" of a penis.
I would have liked to
put a link directly to
the original message but it doesn't seem to be there anymore.
Copy of original message:
Peter Small Productivity Home Page: Archive: Message #523
Date: Sep 06 2000 16:52:18 EDT
From: "Mark 13cms"
Subject: Penis Size... from experience.
OK - I guess I need to clarify some points on the size issue (...)
When I was younger I had a job as a male nursing assistant in a large metro hospital and part of our job was to put "Texas catheters" (which are like condoms with a tube attached at the end going to a bag to collect urine for men who were incontinent due to surgeries, etc.) on men in the hospital. The men I worked with were of all ages - from late teens to late 80's. We were taught (by an MD) how to assess a man's penis size before we picked out and applied one of three sizes of texas caths on the patient. Cath sizes were - small, medium, and large. (Novel naming huh?) The sizes were based on a man's penis length and to a much lesser extent on width. Smalls were much shorter and thinner. Mediums were average in length and width while
Larges were both long and wide. From stock room stats -
smalls accounted for 25% of use, mediums accounted for 50% of use and
larges accounted for 25% of use.
In my years of working there (while putting myself through college) I must have worked with at least 2,000 men, so I've seen ALOT of guys' penises. I was very surprised at first as
there are way more very large guys out there than I knew about! However, most guys are very close to average in length and width. And, to my relief, there are also alot of guys who are my size too.
Based on experiences in locker rooms (i.e. thru observations and being kidded by peers about having a "short dick") I had come to view myself as having a shorter penis length than most. And from the hospital class on assessing and choosing Texas caths for men I became more convinced than ever that this was, in fact, true. The training Dr. showed us slides of guys who were smaller, medium and larger and I looked JUST LIKE the pictures of some of the men who were classified as being smaller. The moment of being sure of this fact came for me when I took home a small and a medium texas cath and tried them each on. The medium was much too big - i.e. way too long for me - while the small fit perfectly. Just like putting on a glove that's way too big and then putting on a glove that fits perfectly. ("If the glove don't fit you must acquit")
So... from my training and experience I can state VERY confidently that guys like myself who are
3 inches long or less when flaccid are shorter than average. (However, there are a lot of us as we're 25% of the
population!) About half of all men are very close to 4 inches long when flaccid. While the remainder of guys
(25%) are longer than 4", most of them close to 5 inches long when completely
flaccid. As noted, small, medium and large.
On the job I also saw a fair percentage of guys erect too (I checked on guy's caths sometimes when they were asleep, and while dreaming most men become erect) and based on this experience the
small, medium and large percentiles also fit when erect. Half of the men were in the 6.00 to 6.5" average range, as we were taught. About 25% were indeed my penis size (which is five inches) or
less. While 25% of the guys were definitely above average in
length. Some of them were absolutely HUGE. It's not a trick photo thing on porno web sites guys,
they really are that big. And, I found out from talking with them about it, that many "large" guys are just as embarrassed about their penis size as we smaller guys are. "Guys stare at me in locker rooms, so I feel like a freak sometimes. And when I shower I always get kidded about my penis size. Sometimes I wish I was alot more average there."
Sound familiar? I found out guys of all sizes are concerned about the size of their penises.
I have experience that most of you folks will probably never have. I'm not gay (I love women way too much for that!
lol!) but I did enjoy the experience in an artistic way, as I agree with Wm Blake that our genitals are the most beautiful part of our bodies. And I found that penises of all sizes are very handsome and to my mind all are equally masculine. While working there I met a very lovely nurse (who was to become my wife) - and as a nurse I know she saw couldn't help but see TONS of guys penises too.
However, she choose me! We've been together as a couple for nearly twenty years now. She tells me often that I have a "wonderful penis" and I make love to her with all my heart and soul.
Once in the early years of our marriage I mentioned my being "short there." She asked me to sit beside her and then she told me a "true story" that before she met me she used to take care of a man in the hospital who was "very kind" and she remembered "being taken by
how beautiful his penis looked". He was married and had a wonderful wife so she knew she could never date him - "but his penis was very, very nice. I even used to daydream about it in class. His penis was definitely shorter than most, which I found I liked alot and very handsome with a lovely shaped head. The first time I saw your penis I stared for a long time - remember? The reason was that your penis looked almost exactly like his. I was so pleased when I saw you! I just stared and thought, 'What a great penis!' And for awhile after we started dating steadily I thought I might be dating you just because of your wonderful penis. Honestly! So, I know all about your size there honey and I want you to know that I've always loved you for it. So please stop bringing up that you're short there. I wouldn't want you one bit longer. I love you just the way you are."
So... from the above experiences I KNOW that my penis (and many other guys on this list who are also my size or shorter) is smaller than average. BUT THAT"S OK! It used to bother me when I was a younger teen, but I've come to accept my penis as a wonderful part of my body and as an integral part of who I am as a male person. However, the size of my penis is NOT a measure of how masculine I am. I have always been fully male - all 100% of me. Head to toe. My wife agrees.
If other guys here want to believe that smaller sizes are average - maybe that's OK. So I probably won't talk about the "survey thing" again in future posts. You can believe what you will. I wanted to state
the "facts" on this as I know them to be - let others make up their own minds as suits them.
I just didn't think it was helpful for us to stick our collective heads in the sand (or so it's sometimes appeared to me) and say that all of us guys here are "average" or "very close to average" when that very well may not be the
case. Why not admit that some of us guys here have shorter penises? We can then talk about our collective experiences with this - both good and bad - and through our dialogues find out that life with a smaller penis can indeed be very, very good. Some here have clearly been very hurt by this along the road. I can relate. But we can still lead fully masculine lives. I felt liberated when I knew for sure. The smaller condom fit! Maybe that's one of the lessons of the Cinderella fairy tale? She found the slipper that fit at last and she was freed from slavery to her nasty family and it's marginalization of her as a person. I won't allow myself or others to marginalize me as a person because of my penis size - despite the HEAVY cultural pressures that say otherwise. That is garbage. Don't buy into it guys. You're fully masculine just as you are. My wife would tell you the exact same thing. She thinks it's such a head trip for guys, "It's something they have no control over. It's genetic for goodness sake! I never once thought any less of a guy I dated whose penis was short. Some women obviously do, but not most of my friends. We love a guy for who he