For whom is size most important? The answer may surprise you.
By Dr. Freshman
[Dr. Freshman is a college student at a sizeable Southern university. As a fraternity brother, he has the ability to touch base on tough issues and bring them straight to you here on JackinWorld.]
The penis. Almost 47% of the world's population has one. For centuries, ancient civilizations hailed it as a gift from the gods. It was believed that all life sprung from its mighty power and that no household could survive without one. In ancient Egypt, if a father died in an accident, the family was divided and put into servitude due to its inability to reproduce. Even in modern China, where each family is allowed only one child, newborn boys are highly preferred over girls.
In the mid-20th century, for perhaps the first time, the Kinsey team reported on the size and modern mechanics of the average penis. Today, dozens of Web sites educate men on their inadequacies as lovers, and even more teach men futile ways of possibly enlarging their single most cherished anatomical feature. Numbers have been tossed up and down, and sizes have been spouted from the mouths of urologists, but the question still remains: How large is "big enough"?
There is no set method of determining the correct size for a penis. Every man determines his own set of measurements, and every man determines how important his size is to him and those he is with. The Kinsey report states that the average penis is between 5 and 6 inches long when erect. A typical penis is between 3 and 4 inches in circumference, depending on length. Of course, real-world scenarios differ from those the Kinsey team reported on. With the rise of modern technology and the Internet, men are able to share more about themselves and research more materials on exactly how well they measure up.
If you think its adequate, then guess what – it's adequate.
A recent survey of college fraternities revealed that average penis size of a college fraternity brother was between 6 and 8 inches in length and 3 to 5 inches in circumfrence. This survey, conducted by Playboy Magazine, was not as accurate as the Kinsey report due to the fact that no actual measuring was done by officials. The largest erect penis on record was purported to measure 18 inches in length and 6 inches in circumference. But is all this worrying really worth it, men? Does the attitude of others concern you to the point of trying creams and looking into surgical methods to improve the size of your best friend? Maybe you should consider the testimony of some of the world's most self-proclaimed penis experts: college students. When I began developing this assignment I decided to put away the guidelines of the Kinsey team and ask some real-world experts, college girls and guys – so I was able to conduct my own "JackinWorld Survey" of the actual importance of penis size.
I surveyed 20 people: 10 girls and 10 guys. All of the participants were either members of a fraternity or sorority. With the younger guys, the freshman, I found that the majority were concerned about being adequate enough to "land" college women. Many spent much time in their rooms cuddled up with a good magazine and a jar of Vaseline. One freshman commented, "Every time I look at a girl I think about having sex with her. When I finally get up the nerve to talk to here, I blow it because I know the night may end in sex. If it ends in sex, she will be laughing all the way back to her friends. I just don't want to be the next labeled loser of the campus. It's not worth it."
For several JackinWorld surveys we concocted a fairly specific, consistent method of penis measurement: "With a rigid ruler handy, get a full erection. Lay the ruler along the top of your penis, and press the end of the ruler firmly against your body (where the pubic hair is). Hold your penis against the ruler with your hand, straighten out as much as possible any curvature that may exist, and try to hold your penis so that it's sticking straight out from your body. Then determine the ruler reading at the very end of your penis."
To learn how you measure up against others in your age group, see JackinWorld Survey #3 and the JackinWorld Puberty Survey.
When their older friends began having sex more, they did, too. As early as their sophomore years they had learned girls really weren't concerned about the size of their partners, but more important, how well they operated it. "I used to be so worried that when we got together it wouldn't last, because I thought I was inadequate," said one fellow. "When I realized all she wanted was a hot and satisfying experience, I eased into the scene and began enjoying all that college had to offer me."
After I had finished talking with the guys, I moved on to the girls. The story was drastically different from the guys'. Early on, in their freshman years, many girls had high hopes of experiencing "Ultimate Sex" (as one girl put it) from guys with very large penises. When reality hit and they had more time to consider it, they realized size was of little importance: It was all in how "a guy handled himself and how well he can repay favors." One sister put it nicely: "I used to worry about a guy not being able to give me what I needed, so I thought I needed a big guy. But the funny thing is, there are no huge guys like I thought there would be. I don't worry anymore – as long as we can both have a good time and come away feeling satisfied, all is good."
In every survey there's a minority, as was the case with one sister: "Yes, I want it big. I like to be properly satisfied by a man who can carry himself and his equipment. If he is not properly packaged, I end up leaving without any action." Still, the general perception of college girls is that penis size is nothing to worry about. They see the situation in a different light: "As long as you have one and it works, then don't worry about anything else."
We can't all be Greek gods. Just about every guy wishes he had more to work with when it comes to penis size. Let it be comforting to know that even a 4" penis can efficiently reach every corner of the female vagina. But if you think your penis is too small, then it's too small. If you think its adequate and very capable of satisfying even the most frustrated partners, then guess what – it's adequate. Size is what you make of it, and it really is "all in how you operate."