Last Updated: Jan 20, 2020
When you are about to purchase a condom, do you ever think to check and see which size you are buying? Some people do, but a shocking percentage of the male population doesn’t know, or bother, to check the label on the condom’s package. Like our penises, most condoms come in many shapes and sizes, so of course not all condoms are going to fit correctly. The best way to ensure you are getting the best fitting condom is to learn how to measure your penis size properly.
If you ask me, penises and condoms are a lot like breasts and bras. Every female has them, but not every woman knows how to fit them properly [It doesn’t help that most companies have unique sizing though]. The following article aims to teach all men how to measure your penis size correctly.
#1 Shave Pubic Hair
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how to measure your penis size properly, but there are a few tips that you should know about in order to produce accurate results. To begin, we’d suggest shaving your private areas, that way you can easily tell if you’re measuring from the correct starting position.
#2 Get An Erection
It’s worth noting that you must have an erection when performing a penis measurement test. After all, condom sizes are suggested based off of erect penis lengths and girths, not flaccid.
Further, it’s only logical for you to be erect when measuring your penis size – your flaccid penis length can vary from time to time, whereas your erect penis length is typically the same each time.
#3 Measure The Length Of Your Penis
You can measure the length of your erect penis by pressing a ruler into your pubic bone. In my personal opinion, a ruler works far better than measuring tape for this test. Using a pen and paper, record your results by measuring from the pubic bone all the way to the very tip of your penis. For best results we recommend you do this test three times throughout the day, for roughly three days. Then simply take the average of the results you’ve logged in your journal.
Please note that the ruler angle at which you conduct your trials may produce skewed results. In order to fix this, make sure that you press the ruler firmly into your pubic bone (without injuring yourself of course). The closer you can put the ruler at a ninety-degree angle, the better. Pressing the ruler firmly into the pubic bone also helps compensate for the fact that some men have more pubic hair and groin/belly fat than others.
#4 Measure The Girth Of Your Penis
You can measure the girth (circumference) of your erect penis with some tailors tape, but some yarn, string, or even dental floss will work as well.
Locate the thickest part of your penis’ shaft – this will be your starting point. Gently wrap the tape around the thickest region of your penis until it has completed one full rotation.
Record where the string meets and document your results in your journal. Repeat this procedure roughly three times throughout the day, for approximately three days. If you are using some string, yarn, or dental floss, mark where the rope meets, but then measure the string distance out on a ruler.
Please note that if the head of your penis is quite larger than the shaft of your penis, you’ll probably want to measure that as well. If this is something that affects you, you should probably look for flare shaped condoms next time you are making a condom purchase. Flare shaped condoms provide more room for penis’ head and glands.
#5 Start The Process Over
Like we mentioned above, make sure you perform a of couple trials throughout the day, for approximately three to four days. The length and girth of your penis may vary from day to day due to levels of stress, sleep, levels of arousal, levels of activity, or fatigue. Like with many tests, completing numerous trials typically helps you reach a more informed conclusion.
How To Measure Penis Size
Now that you’ve learned how to measure penis sizes correctly, it’s time to put your knowledge to good use! By now you should be able to decide which condom size is correct for you, so click here to browse a strong selection of durable condoms.
Oh and in case you were wondering, a 2013 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that the average American man’s penis is 5.6 inches long when erect, and 4.8 inches in circumference. How do you stack up to the competition?
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