Average Australian penis size: what is it, and does anybody care?

In this land where big things seem to be revered (eg. big pineapple, banana, prawn, ad infinitum), how do Australian men stack up when it comes to penis size? What is the average penis size for Aussie men, and how does this compare to other countries?

measuring penis size“Does anyone even care?” seems to be the most socially acceptable response to these questions. But although most Australian men and women will often say they don’t care, it doesn’t take much digging around to get the feeling that to some extent, we do.

Just looking at the number of traction or pump growth devices available on the market and the huge number of website pages on the topic will give you some indication of what a hot topic this is. But don’t worry about attempting to read through them all because I’ve done that for you, and can give you the 10 second summary:

1. Most guys seem to be curious enough to get the tape measure out at one point.

2. It is almost always guys who ask the question.

3. Most brief responses from girls will say they don’t care.

4. Most detailed responses from girls will say anything from slightly under to slightly over average is just fine.

5. Guys confirm that they ‘whip it out’ and compare with their friends only as often as the girls have pillow fights with their friends dressed only in sexy underwear.

So now that we have established that it’s not really important, let’s have a look at the various studies that have been done on the penis size, both length and girth, of Australian men.

The most recent study was by Smith et. al. which found that the average erect length of the Australian man was 15.71cm with a circumference of 13.2cm. Ansell condoms (page no longer available – archived version) provides further details on this study and also compares the results to other studies from around the world.

An earlier study by Richters et. al. in 1995 found the average penis length for Australian (specifically, Sydney) men was 16.0cm. Interestingly it found that the circumcised men in this study were on average 5% (0.8cm) shorter than the uncircumcised (or intact) men. The theory is that the lack of skin in circumcised men effectively tethers the penis to the body, restricting it from extending to its full potential. For circumcised men who are concerned about this, anecdotal evidence suggests that foreskin restoration can reverse this effect.

The final survey comes in the form of the world penis size map, which while disputed by some Australian sources, shows Australians with a penis size of just 13.31cm. Personally, I’d be happy to not question this at all and believe that I am actually well above the average of my fellow country-men, rather than just the average as suggested by other surveys.

In response, we have created our own world map of average penis sizes. This new map uses the third-party measurement from the Smith et. al. study mentioned earlier, setting the average penis length of the Australian man at 15.71cm.

Not that it matters to me. Because it’s not important, and nobody cares, right? But if you do care, you might want to check out on post on the top eight tips for making your penis larger (or at least how to not make it any smaller).

Image courtesy of Carlos Porto at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Drawing dicks on The Herald Sun – juvenile doodling gets serious

Most of us wouldn’t have made it through high school without being exposed to at least one hastily scribbled depiction of a penis and testicles, more commonly known as a ‘cock-n-balls’ drawing. In fact, I may have even


Image courtesy of slender volume

been the artist (or perpetrator) behind one or two of these artworks. For those who don’t know what I’m referring to, see the image to the right.

This is a fairly simply one, with more detailed drawings perhaps showing some hair and the meatus, or in attempt to be more shocking, some drops to depict some sort of spurting. But that was usually where the detail ended.

The more creative amongst us would sometimes find newspaper or magazine and draw our dicks on celebrities or polititians. Now this particular form of the art has been taken to a whole new level.

Recently a friend shared an image from the facebook page Drawing Dicks on the Herald Sun. The first remarkable thing about this page is that it has over 224,000 likes. Not bad for a page started in September 2012. The second is the exquisite detail and creativity shown in the images of, well, as the page title suggests, dicks drawn on The Herald Sun newspaper.

For example, the recent Kevin Rudd leadership spill that wasn’t inspired a different kind of ‘spill’. kevin rudd leadership spill of a different kind

It’s not just Aussie polititians who get this treatment. Sports stars provide good opportunities for doodling, even from many years ago. Take this example from the Australian cricket team’s dressing room. Is this really what goes on in post match celebrations?


It’s not all just juvenile fun. There is often the opportunity to make a political or social statement, and the John Howard/Tony Abbott gay marriage picture is probably the best example of this genre. Check it out at the facebook page, before this and other potentially offensive images are taken down.