Way up at the top of the list of things that can make a guy feel insecure is being in possession of a small penis. (But it is important to remember that there are many men with a small penis who are secure and confident enough to accept this fact without it bothering them.) Yet in some cases a man may believe he has a small penis when in fact that’s not really the case. This moves beyond issues associated with penis care and requires a man to truly make sure his perspective on this matter is not skewed in a damaging way.

Penis size

First, it’s probably a good idea to try to define what a small penis is in the first place. To do that, we first need to determine the average penis size for a grown man.

Unfortunately, as with so many things related to the penis, that’s somewhat easier said than done - mainly because there’s not always agreement on that matter. For quite a few years, it was generally accepted that the average length for an erect penis was approximately six inches.

However, not all studies have agreed with that assessment. The most recent large scale study, conducted by Kings College London and reported on in 2015, synthesized the data from more than 20 studies that looked at the erect penis length of more than 15,000 men. That study determined that the average erect penis length is actually 5.17 inches, which in the scheme of things is significantly smaller than the supposed standard of six inches.

In terms of functionality, many scientists would say that a small penis would be under four inches in length when erect. That is not to say that men with penises smaller than four inches are incapable of satisfying their partners, an assumption which many men have disproved. It merely means that in comparison with the norm, below four inches would seem to be officially small.


But in reality, many men with a penis that measures longer than four inches look at their member and think, "I have a small penis." This is not just true of men whose penis is perhaps slightly above the four inch mark but of men who are solidly in line with the average 5.17 inches - or even with six or more inches.

In other words, for many men, smallness is not associated with actual length but with a skewed perspective of how long their penis is. They may feel that their penis doesn’t satisfy their partner and the reason for it must be due to its size. Or they may be incapable of perceiving that their penis is not small; even when a valid measurement proves this point. Emotional or psychological factors keep them from perceiving their penis as being of adequate size.

Some people believe this is happening more and more and that it may be traced back to the easy availability of online porn. Men are frequently exposed to pictures and videos of men with abnormally large penises, which subconsciously makes the viewer feel that his own manhood is inadequately sized.

Men whose perspective causes them to see their normally sized penis as being too small may benefit from exercises that help them to learn to adapt their views to reality. Sometimes working with a professional with cognitive behavior training can be helpful, especially if this skewed perspective negatively impacts the person’s sexual health.

Whether a man possesses a small penis or not, or has a perspective that affects his sexual wellbeing, he needs to keep his equipment healthy. Using a first rate penis health crème ( health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) with L-arginine can help maintain that health. L-arginine is an amino acid that aids the process whereby blood is more easily able to fill the penis during arousal. The crème should also include acetyl L carnitine, a neuroprotective ingredient which helps in cases where rough handling has desensitized the penis. A man who takes care of his penis will reap the benefits of that care.