Penis size and shape are a worry for many people, particularly when it comes to sexual compatibility

Penis size and shape are a worry for many people, particularly when it comes to sexual compatibility

People can stimulate one another in many different ways to provide sexual satisfaction

However, no single size is right for everyone, and there are important factors for compatibility other than just penis size.

For many sexual partners, sexual compatibility is a crucial factor. However, studies suggest that penis size is not the most important factor for sexual satisfaction.

In a heterosexual couple, a person with a narrow vagina may not prefer a partner with a larger penis. In couples who have anal sex, large size may also be an impediment. People should discuss their sexual needs, communicating openly about how to meet those needs regardless of either partner’s size or shape.

A 1996 study involving 80 males found that the average flaccid penis was 8.8 centimeters (cm), or 3.46 inches (in), unstretched, and the average erect penis was 12.9 cm (5.08 in). On this basis, the study’s authors concluded that surgery to expand the penis should only be an option for males with an erect penis length of less than 7.5 cm (2.95 in).

Research suggests that size is not the most important sexual factor for most people

A 2014 review used data from 20 previous studies that included 15,521 males. (more…)

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