Let’s go ahead and make things a little awkward at work, shall we?
If you’re a dude, you’ve probably read one or two articles about what an ‘average-sized penis’ means. One of the girthiest of these studies was conducted by the British Journal of Urology International (BJUI), who nailed the first two letters of the acronym.
According to Mashable, “pulling data from 17 previous academic papers that included a total of 15 521 men worldwide, researchers in the UK came up with a meta-analysis of what they believe to be the average penis size and girth of a penis when erect and when flaccid”.
Cool, but you’ve heard those numbers before. I shall repeat them one more time, though:
According to the new research in BJUI, the average flaccid penis is 3,61 inches [9,17 cm] in length and 5,16 inches [13,1 cm] in length when erect. Girth is 3,66 inches [9,3 cm] when flaccid and 4,59 inches [11,6 cm] when erect.
What we really need is an exact comparison to things you might find lying around the office or home, so that we can spice up the final few business hours of the week.
Let’s start with the penis baseline – blue lego is the size of an average flaccid penis, and red lego is the size of an average erect penis.
With that established, let’s move on, starting with flaccid.
A pair of batteries
A “fun” size Snickers bar
A pair of wine corks
A shot glass
And now for the red lego, otherwise known as an erect penis.
A Diet Coke can
Three small Snickers bars, just the tip bitten off one
Three wine corks
To finish, it’s a double act against the trusty banana:
No, we are not going to use the eggplant emoji anywhere in this story.
Before we let you get to your own findings, here’s more from that landmark study:
Numbers aren’t the only results to come out of the new study. It also questions some of the common penis size stereotypes, like whether your race or foot size are determining factors for penis size.
The researchers did not find enough evidence from the 17 previous studies to come up with a conclusion about the difference in size by race. Two studies incorporated foot size into account, and found penile length to be “significantly weakly correlated,” while the other did not find a correlation at all between the two.
Act your age, not your shoe size.
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