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Penis Size Not Related to Pleasure

Men of all ages occasionally have concerns about the size of their erect penis and whether it is sexually adequate. Although a common worry, the size of a man's erection is not related to his ability to please a partner or enjoy sex himself.

In fact, continually thinking about penis size can interfere with achieving an erection, and with the giving and receiving of pleasure.

There is rarely a relationship between the size of a flaccid penis and its size when erect. A small flaccid penis can show a remarkable change as it erects and a large flaccid penis sometimes changes very little in length or thickness, as it becomes erect. An erect penis is typically between five and seven inches long with a diameter between 1.25 and 1.5 inches. Of course there are variations in this range, which allow for some larger and some smaller penises.

It is not uncommon for a man's penis to curve a bit when it is erect. The degree of the curve varies from man to man, but it generally causes no discomfort or interference with sexual activity.

Copyright 2002 Sinclair Intimacy Institute