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Study Reveals Average Penis Length – Do You Measure Up?

Men are absolute kings … at overestimating penis size. We’ll hold a Bic lighter and swear up and down it’s six inches tall. Same with our penises; we may look down at our erect penis and think, “Now, that’s got to be at least six inches … at least! Right?”

Chances are, not even close.

Even if you pulled out your trusty measuring tape to get an accurate measurement, how do you know how you’re measuring up to the rest of the dudes out there? Well, you’re about to find out. 

In this blog, we’ll get into:

  • the average flaccid and erect penis size,
  • increasing penis size myths, and
  • proven ways to increase your penis size.

If you’re concerned about how your penis size stacks up to the competition and how it’s affecting your and your partner’s sex life, keep on reading.

What is the Average Penis Length?

You might be surprised to learn that the average penis size isn’t very long. According to a meta-analysis completed in October 2023 by The World Journal of Men’s Health, the average penis length is:1

  • Flaccid – 3.42” (8.7cm). For reference, that’s the length of the aforementioned Bic lighter.
  • Erect – 5.48” (13.4cm). For reference, that’s about the length of a typical ball-point pen with the cap on.

Probably not as long as you would have thought. So, congrats, if you’re measuring just under six inches, you’re average … just what every guy strives for.

But, if you want to be better than average, or, god forbid, you’re under average, you still have some options on increasing the length of your penis. 

First, let’s take a look at penis enlargement myths, followed by some tried, true, and scientifically backed ways to add a little more lead to that pencil.

Increasing Penis Size – What Works and What Doesn’t?

The internet is packed full of methods that claim to increase penis size. Most of these methods are complete bunk and a waste of your money. Or worse, some of them can be extremely dangerous.

Let’s separate the BS from the science when it comes to increasing your penis size.

Increasing Penis Size – The Myths

If you’re feeling inadequate about the length of your penis, you’ve probably come across some of these myths and thought to yourself, “WTF? What’s the worst that can happen if I give this a try?” 

Well, on the one hand, you could be out some pretty serious money. On the other, considerably worse hand, you could end up with a disfigured and permanently useless penis. Let’s take a look at a few penis-enlarging myths and why to avoid them.

Myth #1 Lengthening Weights

This penis enlargement myth involves attaching weights to the end of your penis and allowing gravity to do the work. The idea is that over time, and I mean a lot of time (up to seven hours a day for a year), your penis will naturally lengthen, and you’ll be sporting more wood than you’ll know what to do with.

The problem is there is no scientific evidence to support this theory. As a matter of fact, there have been more reports of penises being damaged by this technique than lengthened.2

Myth #2 Penis Pumps

Believe it or not, penis pumps are still popular among men looking for a bigger penis. These devices work by suctioning blood into the penis for fuller, fatter erections. The science sounds good since more blood flow to the penis will result in bigger erections.

The problem with penis pumps, though, is that your fatter-looking penis only lasts a few minutes after the pump is removed. Not to mention, these devices are known to cause tissue damage and some serious medical conditions.3

Myth #3 Jelqing

Here’s another penis-enlarging myth that uses real science to make itself sound legit. Basically, this technique involved stretching and pulling on the penis to help more blood flow into the corpus cavernosum. This increase in blood flow gives the erect penis a larger look and feel. But only until you stop pulling on it.

Not only does this myth do nothing to make your erections larger for the long haul, but it can also be quite dangerous. Doctors have reported men who practice jelqing repeatedly have suffered from bruising, soreness, scarring, and the inability to get an erection.4

Myth #4 Penis Stretchers

This device attaches to the base and tip of the penis. Over 8-9 hours a day, and 3-6 months, you continually stretch the flaccid penis in hopes that one day it will get bigger. Spoiler alert: It won’t. At least not your erect penis. 

You may add a quarter of an inch to your flaccid penis. But is it really worth it when it reverts back to its original size after you stop using the device? Especially since you’re losing penis girth. In addition, penis stretcher side effects can include penile fractures, tissue damage, and erection issues.5

Increasing Penis Size – The Science

Before we get into the science of acquiring a larger penis, let’s get this out of the way.

There is no safe way to permanently enlarge your flaccid penis. 

The best you can hope for is a fatter, larger, and fuller erect penis. And that’s really all that matters to your partner. So, aside from painful and dangerous synthetic penis implants, let’s look at a couple of ways to improve the size of your erections.

Tip #1 Fat Transfer

This sounds as awful as it must feel. This penis enlargement technique requires a surgeon to liposuction fat from where you have it stored and injecting it into your penis. While you will notice a fatter penis, there is no increase in length. 

This temporary solution must be repeated every few months once the fat reabsorbs into your body. In the meantime, you may notice a lumpy penis due to uneven fat reabsorption. Common side effects include bleeding, infection, and scarring.6 We’ll pass.

Tip #2 Boosting Nitric Oxide Production

Finally, a penis enlarging solution that doesn’t require crazy contraptions, needles, nasty side effects, or a permanently disfigured penis. All you need to do is boost your nitric oxide production. That’s it. And this penis enlarging technique is so easy and foolproof that anyone can do it.

Can you and your partner benefit from an increase in your erection size and quality? Absolutely! Read on to find out how boosting nitric oxide can improve erection size and how to go about boosting your nitric oxide production.

The Science Behind Nitric Oxide, Erections, and Penis Size

Nitric oxide is a crucial triggering molecule that is naturally produced by your body. It’s responsible for triggering your body to divert blood flow to the penis when you’re ready for an erection. Sadly, as men age, we naturally produce less of this molecule, resulting in fewer erections.

When researchers realized that boosting nitric oxide levels in the body could result in more erections, they came across a nice little side effect: more blood flow to the penis didn’t just result in more erections but bigger, fatter, and longer-lasting erections.7

This is because nitric oxide doesn’t just trigger blood flow to the penis. It dilates (opens up) the blood vessels in the corpus cavernosum, allowing this chamber in the penis to store more blood than before. The result is an erection that is considerably larger than you may have previously experienced.

And the best part? Unlike other penis enlarging techniques, there are absolutely no user-reported side effects to boosting nitric oxide production for fuller, fatter erections.

How to Boost Nitric Oxide for Bigger Erections

So, are you ready to go from small erections that can’t be felt by your partner to fatter, fuller, longer erections that’ll have her biting the pillow? Then, it’s time to start boosting your nitric oxide production. Here are a few tips on how:

  • Consume More Nitrates – Foods like celery, beets, and spinach contain a lot of nitrates. Once introduced to the body, these nitrates convert to nitric oxide.
  • Antioxidants – Foods rich in antioxidants, such as berries, dark chocolate, and citrus, can help your existing nitric oxide from breaking down.
  • Exercise More – Studies have shown that intense cardio exercise helps to boost nitric oxide production.
  • Bad Habits – Smoking, excessive drinking, and high stress all deplete nitric oxide from the body. Staying away from these lifestyle habits can boost your nitric oxide stores.
  • Supplementation – Supplementing with L-citrulline and L-arginine has been clinically proven to boost nitric oxide production in aging men.8

While diet and lifestyle changes will help boost nitric oxide levels, supplementation is the easiest and most effective way to achieve fuller, fatter, and longer-lasting erections.

Tired of Having an Average Erection Size?

Or worse … below average? Then, you owe it to yourself and your partner to do something about it. Skip all of the BS penis-enlarging myths that are ineffective at best and dangerous at worst.

Supplementing with L-citrulline and L-arginine has been proven to boost nitric oxide production, which results in more frequent, bigger, and longer-lasting erections. Our VigRX Nitric Oxide Support is perfectly dosed with both, ensuring your erections look and feel bigger and stronger.

And, with our 67-day money-back guarantee on the purchase price, you have absolutely nothing to lose and only bigger erections to gain.










About Thomas Arkenis

Avatar photoThomas is a natural health enthusiast and our resident journalist. He's an avid contributor to various traditional medicine conferences and forums, Thomas stays on top of the latest industry trends to bring you the latest product and ingredient innovations.

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