At one point in life, most men have grabbed a ruler or tape measure to measure their penis. It may be something of a male rite of passage or just an innocent curiosity.
For an accurate measurement, be sure to use a non-stretchable measuring tape and push past any excess fat or pubic hair. Then, with the penis erect, wrap the tape around the middle of the shaft and note the measurement.
Whether it’s out of curiosity, to find a condom that fits or just as a male rite of passage, most men have grabbed a ruler or tape measure and placed it against their erect penis at some point. But did they do it correctly?
To get a proper measurement, start on the top side of the penis (the part that goes up into your groin when you are erect). Measure from the base to the tip and then down to your pubic bone. You will also want to make sure that you are not measuring into the balls area which can skew results. Buntrock says that “Measuring on the bottom or the underside is just too hard to do because of the way the penis bends.”
You will also need a flexible tape measure since a rigid ruler won’t work for the curved surface of your member. The best option is to use the type of tape measure that tailors would use for a pants seam. Alternatively, you can use a piece of string but this does leave room for error. You will also want to measure your penis while it is erect so that you can get an accurate measurement of length. However, some men’s erections can vary from one day to the next due to fatigue, stress or level of arousal, so you may want to take several measurements for more accuracy.
Almost every guy finds himself whipping out the all-telling ruler or tape measure at some point. It’s a bit of a manly rite of passage, or perhaps just an amusing thing to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon. But what many guys don’t realize is that there’s actually a correct way to take this measurement, and it can make all the difference in the world.
The “right” way to measure girth (the length around an object) is to wrap the flexible measuring tape all the way around the middle part of your shaft, making sure to push past any excess fat or pubic hair that may be getting in the way. Then, stop the measuring tape at your pubic bone. This is your true girth size, which is typically a little smaller than your length, because your foreskin adds some length to the penis.
The average girth of an erect penis is 4.59 inches, and the average girth of a flaccid one is 3.66. Some condom brands also size their products by the width, or diameter, of a penis; however, this measurement is more difficult to take than girth because it requires the penis to be erect. There are also a few apps available for measuring girth, but these tend to be less reliable than just using a tape measure or ruler.
At some point in life, most men have grabbed a ruler or tape measure and measured their penis. It’s something of a rite of passage, or maybe just a way to kill time on a rainy Sunday. But there’s a right and wrong way to do it, and measuring your cock the right way can help you get the most out of your sexual experience – or at least, avoid getting caught with a big fat lie!
First things first, you should use a flexible measuring tape, like the type used in sewing kits. A hard ruler isn’t good for this, because it can be difficult to fit along the curve of your penis, and may cause it to appear shorter than it really is.
Next, you should gently straighten your cock, without stretching it too far. This will ensure that you get an accurate measurement. Finally, you’ll want to measure from the tip of your erect penis down to your pubic bone. Make sure to push past any excess hair or fat, and stop before your testicles.
Using the information from this guide, you should now know how to accurately measure the length and girth of your penis. Whether you’re shopping for a new set of condoms or just curious about the size of your member, these quick and easy steps will give you all the information you need.
The circumference of a penis is the measurement around the widest part of the shaft. To get this measurement, you will need a flexible fabric measuring tape (never use a sharp carpenter-style tape—one wrong move and ow!). You can take the girth measurement when the penis is flaccid or erect. However, if you are measuring for condom size, it’s important to measure the penis when erect.
To do this, hold the tape measure against your body with the end of the measuring tape at the tip of your penis head. Then, wrap the measuring tape down the middle of the shaft to its base at your pubic bone. Be sure to go past any pubic hair or extra fat that might be there. Once you reach the base of your pubic bone, stop measuring and note the measurement.
While this method may seem a little awkward, it’s actually the most accurate way to measure your penis. This is because you can’t skew the results by measuring into the balls area. Additionally, this is the same method that medical researchers use. It also helps to account for conditions like Peyronie’s disease, which can cause the penis to shrink and become shorter. In the end, it’s all about getting an accurate reading so that you can choose a condom that fits well.