The internet is full of stories about how various surveys "prove" something about a man’s penis size - it’s too big, it’s too small, it’s just right, etc. People tend to put a lot of stock in these surveys, but the fact is that the vast majority of them are not really very useful. Putting aside for the moment the fact that other factors, such as a man’s attention to his penis health, are ultimately more important than penis size, why are these surveys often unreliable?

Sample size vs. penis size

First, one of the primary reasons that many surveys - especially online surveys - come up short in the quality department is the size of the population being surveyed. In order to have validity, a survey needs to be answered by enough respondents to obtain a roughly representative sample size. The more people who respond, the more accurate a survey is likely to be. So if an online survey only has 100 respondents, it’s less likely to be accurate than one with 100,000.

But there’s a further problem with many online surveys - duplicate responses. A survey that claims to have 100 respondents may in fact have far fewer. For example, what if a survey which includes questions about penis size recorded 100 responses - but 25 of them came from one man who claimed to have a 10 inch penis? That would skew the results significantly.

Sample composition

Another problem isn’t the number of respondents but how well they fit the profile of the intended topic. If a guy wants information on penis size in the whole population, it needs to be diverse - meaning respondents need to come from different ages, ethnicities, geographical areas, etc.

Sometimes a site may purposely seek respondents that are not representative. This can be done for a legitimate reason, but it also can be done to try to push a product they are selling. For example, a website that seeks to encourage men to use their penis enlargement product is likely to have a viewer base which tend to have smaller penises - and their responses may skew results in a survey about penis size.


There’s also the matter of truthfulness in respondents’ answers. Many online sites don’t check to see if the respondents are who they say they are - which means, for example, that a woman could easily fill out a survey about "his" penis. It’s also no secret that men often tend to exaggerate their penis size. Even in an anonymous forum like an online survey, many men are likely to claim a greater length and/or girth than they actually possess. (This just goes to show, once again, the inflated importance placed on penis size.)

Variation in measuring

There can be errors due to inconsistencies in determining penis size. If 100 men answer a survey and half of them measure the penis while fully erect and half measure it while only partially erect, that would affect the outcome. Similarly, a guy can get a different measurement if he measures the fully erect penis from the top of the base to the top of the head than if he measures the underside from the intersection of the penis and the balls to the top of the head. (The latter tends to give a longer measurement.)

Since surveys on penis size provide distorted information, a man is better off not worrying about penis size and spending more time instead on penis health. Regular use of a top drawer penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) will aid him more than an online poll. Regardless of its size, a healthy penis is better poised to provide a man with greater satisfaction. A crème with acetyl L carnitine, which protects against peripheral nerve damage due to rough handling, will help preserve his all-important penis sensitivity. If the crème also includes vitamin D, the "miracle vitamin," then his penis is reaping the benefits of a vitamin that helps fight disease and supports healthy cellular function.