Average penis size world map – how does your country compare?

Do you want to know the average penis size for your country, and how this compares to other countries around the world? Check out our heat map below of average penis sizes from around the world, containing only independently measured and published penis lengths and girths.

While we’ve written about the average Australian penis size before, we created the average penis size world map to easily show, at a glance, how we stack up against other countries. There are existing maps on other sites (see links below), but some of them need flash installed. In addition, some of the sizes quoted are based on unreliable, often self-measured statistics.

So we present here our own worldwide map of well researched, independently verified average penis sizes by country.

Average penis size world map

Penis Size Map Legend

The heat map colour scale represents the erect penis length. Hover over the country to see the average length and girth, in both centimetres and inches.  Click to view the verified and published sources of the data.

If a country is in black it means we are yet to find an independently measured source. We will update the map with new data as it becomes available.

If you wish to view penis size data for all countries, another popular world-wide penis size map can be found here. Note that the data for many of the countries is questionable.

Here at Aussie Penis we are pleased to see that in our own penis size map we Australians are bigger than our rivals across ‘the ditch’ in New Zealand.

How does your country compare?

Website disclosing circumcised status of Australian men: “not a fetish site”

At first glance you could be excused for dismissing a site whose primary feature is to track the circumcised status of Australian men as a fetish site.

While expecting quite justified accusations of hypocrisy, this is exactly what we thought when we stumbled upon the site Helmet or Hoodie.

Helmet or Hoodies?For international visitors who may not be familiar with the Australian terms, ‘helmet’ refers to the shape of the glans (or ‘head’) of the penis, which is left exposed after circumcision. Think of Darth Vader and you should immediately get the reference. ‘Hoodie’ refers to the foreskin covering the glans when the penis is left intact, and makes references to a hooded jacket which is Australia is given the same name.

The majority of the content on the site is a simply listing of celebrities with a note on their circumcised status – #hoodie for those who are known to be intact and #helmet for those who have been circumcised. Listings include actors, musicians, sportsmen, models and media personalities. Given the part of the body in question, it would appear that the site is at least a ‘curiosity’, and perhaps borders on what most would consider ‘fetish’.

But digging deeper reveals some more noble outcomes, either accidentally or perhaps intentionally from the the authors.

It is evident from the letters page that many who visit the site get reassurance about the status of their own penis, or to help them make decisions about cutting their own children. This includes men who were cut as children who can see that they are not alone, or men who were left intact who can see that their favourite celebrities are also intact, and expectant parents who can discover that the majority of younger Australian celebrities are intact.

Whatever the reason for visiting, the site is resulting in people becoming more informed, and for Australian men, more confident about their own genitalia.

The FAQ page at Helmet or Hoodie states that they are not a fetish site, and we agree.

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Doubts cast on Aussie tradie’s story of being bitten on the penis by a spider for a second time

Spider penis fetish

A spider fetish, perhaps?

While the mainstream media and online news sites were lapping up the story back in April of a Sydney tradie who was supposedly bitten on the penis by a redback spider, many of us were skeptical.

And then, when he claimed it happened again in September, in “pretty much the same spot”, our ‘bull-dust meter’ went off the scale.

Let’s first go back to the first incident on 27 April this year, and scrutinize some of his claims – many of which were taken from the transcript from this interview with Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O from radio station KIIS 1065.

  1. He felt immediate, intense pain.
    This reaction is rare. When speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald on redback spider bites Julian White, Head of Women’s and Children’s hospital toxinology department says “The initial bite may only cause mild discomfort or irritation, and sometimes is not even noticed. Pain usually increases over an hour or two and may radiate up the limb.”
  2. He was advised by emergency call operators to apply pressure.
    While this makes for a funny story of ‘Jordan’ having to stay at the site with his hands down his pants, this is not the advice that paramedics and emergency call centre workers are trained to provide. In fact the commonly accepted advice is to NOT use the pressure immobilisation technique, but to apply an ice pack or cold compress.
  3. He called for an ambulance, and when it didn’t show after one hour he got a ride with his girlfriend.
    So where was the appointed first aid person on the building site? Why couldn’t they, or another worker on site have driven him to hospital? It is not usually a recommended course of action to go to hospital via ambulance for a redback spider bite, except when the bite victim is a child, pregnant woman or elderly person.

Despite the above, it is still plausible that someone could be bitten on the genitals, especially in an outdoor toilet, as this one was. In years gone by this was a more frequent occurrence with many toilets located outside.

But then, when he claimed it happened again, it wasn’t just the writers here at Aussie Penis who were suspicious.

A few theories were bandied around over at Reddit, with our favourites as follows:

User DratThePopulation wrote:

“Second time? This guy gets off on having dangerous insects on his junk. It’s a fetish, I guarantee it.” (Read the full thread here.)

But we think user bluepooner25 may have been onto something when they wrote:

“Dr. Drew used to get people calling in on his radio show Loveline with Dr Drew and every couple of months some person would call in and say they had a spider bite on there penis. Every single instance it turned out to be an STD. I’m suspicious of this guys story, especially because he says the bite occurred on the exact same spot.” (Read the full thread here.)

Even shock jock Kyle Sandilands had this idea in mind when he suggested, albeit jokingly, that Jarrod had fabricated the story in an attempt to hide an STD from his girlfriend. Jarrod’s response to this was drowned out by laughter and other comments.

While we may never know what really happened, the bigger question to come out  of this is why would someone go to the media to tell the world about this embarrassing situation…twice?

Australian penises needed for coffee table book

Ever wanted your fellow Australians to admire your penis while they sat down to relax on the couch? No, me neither. But if this is what you are looking for, and you also want to contribute a story or poem about your penis then head over to the 101 Penis Project and put your best foot….or penis…forward!

So far, 39 photographs have been taken by a Melbourne photographer for inclusion in the proposed coffee table book. It follows on as a sequel, of sorts, to the successful 101 Vagina project.

Let’s help him get to the required 101 volunteers, as we would love to see the book published, with the photographs and stories helping to, in the artist’s own words, “help break down any remaining shame, taboo or stigma surrounding penises”.



Australian hospitals, please stop covering up the forced cutting of our penises

Dear Australian hospitals,

Please respect the bodily integrity of our baby boys. Boys do not need to be surgically altered when they are born, and when this happens, please do not attempt to cover it up:

Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation attempts to hide the truth on circumcision.

Dogs become new target for Central Coast wiener cutter

Woman with puppyWith circumcision rates for human babies dropping across Australia, one clinic on the New South Wales Central Coast is hoping to fill the void in their revenue by offering the service to pet owners.

“It’s embarrassing when we have friends over for a classy dinner, and there’s Bouncer rolling around on his back showing all that extra skin”, says Sharon – the clinic’s first dog circumcision customer.

“We are starting with dogs, but we can foresee a demand from owners of other animals. It’s only natural that circumcised pet owners would want their pets to look like themselves” say’s the clinic’s owner, Dr Nicholas.

Darren agrees. As a multiple trophy winner in ‘owners who look like their pets’ competitions, he has often felt a little sheepish accepting the awards, knowing that Bundy is actually quite different in one important area.

“I’d consider getting him done”, he says. “It’s not just so that I feel more confident in the competitions, but also because we’ve had a few awkward moments when he has walked in on me in the shower. I’ve never be able to find the right words to explain why we are different down there, so I figure it’s easier to just give him the chop.”

Dr Nicholas also highlights that there other benefits in addition to the purely cosmetic side of things, including a lower chance of getting the foreskin caught in leads, religious considerations and the ease of washing the pet.

While not commonly used in Australia, the clinic plans to import a ‘circumstraint‘ from the United States, to restrain the dogs during the procedure. For human babies, a strong nurse usually leans on the child, pinning his arms and splayed legs. But with a dog, there is the risk that it may bite the assisting nurse.

Dr Nicholas explains. “Just as when human babies scream and try to break free, we are expecting a similar reaction from the dogs. Most people think that this is a reaction to having the end of their penis cut off, but no, we understand this to be just a reaction to being held down…we think.”

Asked if he was worried if some might consider the procedure cruel and unethical, Dr Nicholas assured us that “everybody knows that puppies feel less pain that fully matured dogs, and it’s hard to argue that it’s unethical to do this to an animal when we do the same thing to thousands of human babies every year”.

“Besides, it’s the pet owner’s business and nobody else’s.”

Medical associations recommend traction devices for treatment of Peyronie’s disease

If you have noticed a bend or curve in your penis that has not always been present you may be suffering from Peyronie’s disease.

Bent road sign representing peyronie's diseaseCommon estimates on the prevalence of the condition range between 1% and 5% of men above the age of 50. Like with many other conditions relating to male genitals the true rate is unknown as many men are too embarrassed to seek help.

Peyronie’s is caused by fibrous lumps, technically known as plaques, that form internally on one side of the penis. Upon erection, this plaque stops the penis from extending to its full length on that side and therefore pulls the penis to that side. While the common result is a bend, the plaque can also cause other deformities such as bulging or depressions.

While medical experts debate the cause, anecdotal evidence suggests that it is most often caused by some sort of injury, with online Peyronie’s disease forums forums filled with stories of men developing the condition a few weeks after hearing an audible popping sound during a rough sexual experience. The theory is that the injury causes an auto-immune response from the body which creates the plaque at the site of the injury.

The Melbourne Bladder Clinic suggests that injecting repeatedly into the same site for erectile dysfunction treatment may also increase the risk in developing Peyronie’s.

While those with mild symptoms may be able to function normally, most with Peyronie’s will experience some adverse such as discomfort, pain and sexual dysfunction. Given that some research suggests that only 13% of men with the condition experienced a full recovery with no intervention, many men will put their embarrassment aside and seek some form of treatment.

Treatment options can be classified into three categories, being surgical, medicines (topical and oral) and stretching.


Like for most surgery on our genitals, we at Aussie Penis believe that surgery should be the treatment of last resort. Among other side effects, the most alarming side effect from one of the surgical options called the the Nesbit’s procedure is shortening of the penis. And although we know we shouldn’t really care about penis size, I’m sure there are few of us who would want to make our penis shorter. Unless you are like Keith on this episode of Embarrassing Bodies, who opted for the penis-shortening Nesbit’s surgical procedure to treat his Peyronie’s, but had more than enough length to begin with.

Other surgical options are explored in this information sheet by Queensland urologist Dr Peter Campbell.

Topical and Oral Medicines

These are generally thought to be the least effective treatment. But given that they are the least invasive treatment and there is some evidence that they can at least improve, if not cure, the condition, some sufferers opt for this treatment. See this page for information on the effectiveness of topical and oral medicines.


Stretching the penis over as period of time (usually at least months) has been shown to increase the length of the penis. Traction devices such as this one have been used by men for many years to successfully increase the length of their penis. Recently, the medical community has adopted this for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease.

The following is from Better Health Victoria, which was written in consultation with the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand:

Penile traction device – this has proved useful, along with medical therapy, to lengthen the penis and reduce the curve in the erect state. Studies have also shown that use of a penile traction device may increase penile width, suggesting a benefit in the management of Peyronie’s disease. It has also been used pre- and post-surgery to prevent penile shortening.

Men’s Health Melbourne have even started offering traction devices as part of their treatment services for Peyronie’s disease.

For those looking to buy a device online, water based pumps are also an option with Bathmate being a popular option for men with a curvature of 20% or less.

While some doctors and medical associations are open to recommending traction devices for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease, others are a little more hesitant, suggesting that most men do not have the dedication or patience to wear a device every day over the course of months, even though thousands of men have been able to do this with similar devices for the purposes of penis growth and foreskin restoration.

I know that if I am ever unlucky enough to ever suffer from the condition I would certainly be willing to try the traction device treatment before resorting to the more invasive surgical options.

And I won’t be too concerned I manage to grow some extra length as a side-effect.


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