It is not uncommon for discussions behind the scenes for height and penis size to be compared. People often say that men who are taller tend to have a larger penis than shorter men. While this may make sense, it isn't quite the way things go. It is completely understandable that men who have longer legs, big hands, and feet might have a larger penis, it doesn't seem to apply to every man. Read on to learn more about this correlation.
Is Height and Penis Size Related?
The graph below shows that in a study of 52,000 American men and women that in fact self-reported results showed that penis size does correlate to the height of a man. Men who are over six feet tall are three times more likely to have a larger penis than a man of shorter stature. Also, a short man is three times less likely to have a large penis. Remember, these are all self-reported results taking size and female satisfaction into consideration. After this study was completed. There was still no scientific proof.
A study done on Italian men did look at measurements. In this study, 3,300 men were measured for both height and penis size. The correlation was small, but it was found that most of the participants who were taller did have a larger penis, but there is still more to the story.
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What About Hand Size or Foot Size?
A ratio between hand size and penis size were studied, and here there were some surprising comparisons. There does not seem to be any relation between thumb and penis, but the index finger and ring finger on a man's hand can possibly tell penis size! And it's not what you might think.
Something known as "digit ratio" may be linked to testosterone and hormonal activity in men. Penis size may be affected by their exposure to testosterone in the womb during fetal development. In a Korean study, 144 men were studied while in the hospital. Researchers measure the length of the ring and index fingers on the right hands of all subjects. They also measured both their stretched out and flaccid penis lengths.
According to their height, weight, age, and the "digit ratio" only the height and digit ratio mattered in relation to the length of the penis. Height only seemed to correlate with the flaccid length but not the length when erect. The surprising result was that a lower digit ratio men had a longer stretched or erect penis. The only catch is that "digit ratios" may vary greatly between other ethnicities and only Korean men were studied here.
And about the big foot thing, no correlation has been found at all. Turns out a taller man with a long index finger, may have a longer penis. If you want to conduct your own small study on yourself, let's go into measuring next.
What Is a Big or Small Penis Size?
How do I measure my penis?
Measure your penis with a ruler from the base to the top. Try not to get any measurements on the bottom side, rather use the top side. If you want to know your girth, you can use a tape measure or a string and wrap it around your penis about halfway in between the top and bottom. If you use string you can use the ruler to measure the string. Remember, correct measurements require an erect or stretched out penis.
Do I have a big penis or small penis?
The average size of a penis ranges from 5.1 inches to 5.9 inches. With this range, you can easily tell that if your erect penis measures over 5.9 inches it is on the larger side. If it measures less than 5.1 inches erect then it is on the smaller side.
Note about flaccid vs. erect
Now for the answer to why flaccid vs. erect when measuring. The flaccid length is a penis that is not erect. It is not filled with blood and obviously shorter in length than when it is erect. A man who is small when flaccid may actually have a larger erect penis than men with a larger flaccid penis. It really depends on how much blood is allowed into the penis by the body when it is erect. In relation to height and penis size, a large flaccid penis on a tall man may not grow very much when erect and vice versa.
Large Penis vs. Right Penis
Okay, now you have known about how the height and other body parts is related to penis size, let's look at a few more details. It turns out the "right" penis is more important than the largest. We can blame this one on the evolution of man and carrying on the human race.
In proportion, all men actually have a large penis when erect and small when flaccid. A woman's preference depends on how she is able to have an orgasm. If she needs to be stimulated for orgasm on the inside then length matters, but for some it really doesn't. Most of the answers found to this question come from surveys taken by people, so the answers cannot be taken as fact due to different needs or preferences.
To explain the evolution part, a smaller penis may not ejaculate sperm far enough into the vagina for easy reproduction. Women may know instinctively by looking at the shoulder girth and height of a man that she feels attracted to, that he has the "right" penis for mating purposes. While the sperm know where to go and what to do no matter the penis size, human nature may know which mate is "the one."