Having a larger erection is a common request among men, and even men with erections that are eight to nine inches have complained that their penis is not long enough. Much of this belief stems from pornographic movies where the men appear to have well-above average penis size. However, few porn stars have larger than average penis sizes. Camera angles, close ups and even the lenses chosen can make a penis look larger than it is
Average Penis Size
The average erection size is between five and six inches according to several studies done on the subject. This average means that a man with an erection between eight and nine inches is above average.
One study conducted by a researcher at Indiana University asked over 1,600 men to measure the length of their erection for the purposes of fitting for a condom. All data was submitted online, and girth was measured as well as length. The smallest erection submitted was just under two inches long, while the longest was just over ten inches long. In addition, the study asked how the men obtained the erection. Researchers found that men who obtained an erection through oral sex reported a larger erection than those who used self-stimulation. There was also no correlation between race or sexual preference regarding erection size.
Common Household Objects
Common household objects that are between eight and nine inches include:
- A sheet of copy paper is 8-1/2 inches wide
- A 14-ounce box of Minute Rice is 8-1/2 inches tall
- A square baking pan is just over 8 inches
- A six-ounce toothpaste tube is 8 inches long
Despite the fact that a man with an erection between eight and nine inches has an above average penis, many men still believe their penis is too small. Some researchers indicate that an erection looks smaller to men because of the angle they see it, as looking down on an erection makes it appear smaller than it is.