Many of us men obsess about our penis size. With sex being our big biological urge, the penis being our sexual organ, and all of us wanting to satisfy our sexual partners, it kind of makes sense. That leaves many men with a 5-inch penis wondering “Is 5 inches big?”
The 5 inch penis is not big by most standards. The 5 inch penis is slightly below the average penis size and significantly below the size preference of most women according to studies. However, a five inch penis falls into the average range and most men will find five inches enough to satisfy women.
So let’s take a look at all the data behind answering “Is 5 inches big?” We will look at the average size studies, the studies on women’s preferences, women’s satisfaction with a 5 inch penis, a five inch penis & pregnancy, and what you can do to make your penis appear larger.
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Is 5 Inches Big When Compared to the Average?
In order to answer “Is 5 inches big when compared to the average?”, we have to first determine what the average penis size is. To be clear on this, when we are referring to penis size in this article, we are referring to erect penis length. Once we have that average, we can compare the 5 inch penis to it.
The short answer is that the average erect penis is 5.16 inches long so 5 inches is not big in the world of penis size. A 5-inch erect penis is just slightly below the average erect length of 5.16 inches. The 5-inch erect penis would be about 3.1% smaller than the average erect penis.
A 5 inch penis is big enough that 43% of men would have a shorter penis than you and 57% would have an erect penis that is longer than yours.
Is 5 Inches Big? The Average Data Source
The most comprehensive study on erect penis length was titled Am I normal? A systematic review and construction of nomograms for flaccid and erect penis length and circumference in up to 15 521 men. We are using this study to answer “Is five inches big?”
This study was reported in the British Journal of Urology International and is considered by most to be the gold standard of erect penis length statistics. This paper combined the information from multiple studies that involved the measurement of over 15,000 men.
All measurements that were included in the study were taken by medical professionals. Why is that important? Well, some of the studies that report longer average penis lengths rely on men measuring their own penis. Guess what, sometimes guys lie about their penis size (shocker).
All measurements were taken as bone-pressed measurements (this is the right way to measure the penis). To take this measurement, place a ruler along the top side of your penis. Firmly push the ruler against the pubic bone at the base of the penis compressing the fat there.
Penis length will be the measurement at the tip of the glans. Do not measure underneath the penis, along the side, up from your ankle, or anything crazy like that.
The findings of this study were that the average erect penis was 5.16″ long. Additionally, 95 percent of men fall in the 3.9″ to 6.5″ range so a 5 inch penis is definitely in the normal range.
The good news is that I believe that this study is very accurate and should reassure a lot of men that are used to seeing 8-inch porn penises. The bad news is that I think the study is very accurate and there is not a lot of room to argue if you are on the short end of the range.
Is Five Inches Big When Compared to What Women Want?
Another way to answer the question “Is five inches big?” is to compare the 5 inch penis size to the penis size that women want in a sexual partner. The answer in this section is not quite as promising for the 5 inch penis.
The 5 inch erect penis is significantly shorter than the average 6.4-inch penis size that women said they preferred. The 5 inch penis would be 21.9% shorter than what women prefer for a penis length in a sexual partner.
The basis for these statistics is the Women’s Preferences for Penis Size: A New Research Method Using Selection among 3D Models study completed by researchers from the University of California and the University of New Mexico.
In this study, women were presented with 33 3d models of different sizes representing the penis size of potential partners. They were asked to select the model that best reflected their penis size preference in both a one-time sexual partner and a long-term sexual partner.
The average model selected for the one-time sexual partner was 6.4″ long and for long-term sexual partners, it was 6.3″ long. Another interesting fact was that 20% of the women in the study said that they had left a partner because his penis was too small.
Is 5 Inches Big Enough To Satisfy A Woman?
This question is a lot more nuanced than some of the other questions. The basic answer is that 5 inches are big enough to satisfy most women but not all.
First of all, women really do not place as much emphasis on penis size as men might think they do. If you are somewhere near the average, you are likely to find five inches enough to satisfy a woman.
If you asked women to choose between a Brad Pitt look-alike with a 5 inch penis and a Ron Jeremy look-alike with a huge penis, over 90% are going to pick the Brad Pitt look-alike. Throw in the attraction of personality, humor, career, and money and you will find penis size way down on the list.
You can satisfy women in a lot of ways other than shoving a huge penis in them. That being said if you go by the studies, women would prefer the Brad Pitt look-alike with the 6.4″ penis over the one with the 5-inch penis.
Also, do not forget the study showing that 20% of women left a partner because their penis was too small. So while penis size is not the whole story of satisfying a woman, it does play a part in at least some of them.
Most women will find five inches enough to satisfy them but many will be wanting more.
Is 5 Inches Enough To Get A Woman Pregnant?
Is 5 inches enough to get a woman pregnant? Yes, a 5 inch erect penis is more than long enough to get a woman pregnant.
According to the experts, the quality of the sperm has the most to do with your chances of getting someone pregnant and the size of the penis has nothing to do with it. According to a Health article, you can get a woman pregnant even if you have a micropenis (under 2.8 inches).
What To Do If 5 Inches Is Not Enough For You? Make It Bigger
So what do you do if a 5-inch penis is not enough for you? The good news is that there are some things that you can do about it.
- Work on your erection quality. The more firm and full your erections are the larger your penis will appear and feel. Additionally, ED may shorten your penis over time (source). I strongly recommend that you check out our article on the Phoenix device. This FDA-registered acoustic wave device treats the root cause of poor erection quality and does not just mask it like prescription pills or injections.
- Lose some weight. That fat pad at the base of your penis makes it look much smaller. It is said that your penis will appear 1 inch longer for every 20-30 pounds you lose.
- Trim it up. Trim your pubic hair to make your penis appear bigger. The tree looks bigger when the grass is shorter.
- Actually, make your penis longer. It is not easy but penis traction devices are the only scientifically proven way to actually make your penis longer. These devices are even necessary to make penis enlargement surgery work. I have used these devices and had phenomenal results. For my story, documented results and proof pictures read Phallosan Forte Review: My amazing documented results.