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?
“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 we do, to some extent.
Just looking at the number of pages, posts and discussions 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 15.7cm with a circumference of 13.2cm. Ansell condoms provides further details on this studuy 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.
Not that it matters to me. Because it’s not important, and nobody cares, right?
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