This is a very common worry among teenagers. But rest assured you can have a great time masturbating (and having two-person sex) with just about any penis size. Now, you might worry about how you "measure up" to other guys. You may get insecure in the locker room, especially if you see a lot of older boys with larger genitals. Or maybe you've happened across an erotic video showing a guy who got the job because of his exaggerated anatomy. But it's important to know that while the sizes of non-erect penises vary greatly, for the vast majority of the population, the sizes of erect penises don't vary quite as much. A larger penis that flops around and a smaller, stubby penis may be virtually the same size when they're erect – so don't stress out about it so much.
What's average? Well, most grown men have erect penises that measure about 5 or 6 inches from the base to the tip. If you're in your early teens, you almost certainly have some growing left to do, and some people have reported that their penis continued to grow until they were 17 or 18 – but for most guys, it pretty much reaches adult size by about age 16. We'll talk about some techniques and how they relate to penis size in a moment.
- What is the average erect penis size for a guy my age?
We asked penis-size questions in several of our surveys – they should give you a good idea. Check out SURVEY #3 (from October '97) and the PUBERTY SURVEY (from July '98).
- There's a ring of darker skin around the middle of my penis. Is that normal?
Yes, completely. Most if not all men have it.
- My penis has bumps along the shaft or head – do I have a disease?
Bumps of various kinds are very common and are usually an acne-like condition that goes away with age. Don't stare at your penis so much – you'll go crazy obsessing about minor anatomical details.
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