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What is the proper penis size?

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Dr. P. T. Patil


Practicing since :1971

Answered : 9798 Questions

Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2013 in Penis Problems
Question: Hello Doctor,
My penile length in flacid state is 1.25 inch and 3.75 inch when erect. As i am not sure if i can have sex and fulfill any girl, I have avoided sex till now. However, now my parents are pressurising for marriage and i dont know if i can have a healthy sexual life. Your advice on below below mentioned queries will help me to decide, whether i can get married or not.

Que-1) Can i marry a girl and satisfy her desire?
Que-2) Can i make her pregnent ?
Que-3) Can my penile lenght be increased, both flacid & erect ?

Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 1 hour later
Thanks for your query.

You have some doubts about the length of your penis in a flaccid state and after erection. Let me make clear to you that the length of the penis has no significance as far as the sexual act is concerned. It is the hardness of the penis after erection that is more important for, penetration of the vagina, sexual satisfaction and Orgasm of a female partner.. So do not give too much importance to the length of the penis in flaccid condition.

If you are getting hard erection which sustains for a long time then go ahead and get married. I would like to answer your questions.

1) Yes go ahead and get married. You will definitely satisfy her provided you are getting hard erection
2) You can make her pregnant provided your sperm count and motility of the sperm is within normal range .Please get your semen analysis done to allay your anxiety. And to know the total sperm count and percentage of sperms with grade 4 motility.
3) There are no medicines to increase the length of the penis.

So do not worry at all majority of issues concerned with Erectile problem is mind related.

Please feel free if you have any more doubts. Thanks with Regards.

Dr. Patil.

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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil 2 hours later
I have very good errections and may last 5-10 min. As I told I never had sex so not sure about intercourse
* Is errect length of 3.5 inch normal for married life as i am worried that she might get shocked and immediately disclose it to her parents, which might end up in a social stigma for me?
* What are the tests which i can do to be assured on following
Errections are normal.
Sperm count is normal
Hormones are normal
in addition to the above, you may suggest if any other tests are required.
* Can the extenders available on internet help to gain some lenght and girth ?
* Can any dose of hormones help me grow in lenght and girth @ age of 32
* Should i inform her abt this before marriage and will any girl accept this ?
* My family is not aware of my problem, and i am also not comfortable to discuss with them. So, is it fine if i dont disclose it to anyone ?
Thanks for your valuable info at appropriate time.
Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 2 hours later

Thanks for feedback.

I think you are too much confused by surfing on the internet. As I said earlier the hardness is more important than the length of the penis. Normal length of the vagina is 3 to 4 inches which increases on arousal by an inch or so. You do not have to put entire erected penis into vagina during intercourse as there are chances of it hitting the cervix of the uterus and may be painful to the partner. Further most women get sexual pleasure by stimulation of the erogenous zones located in Clitoris and the distal portion of the vagina (called as G spot). You have a good erection which is sustained for 5-10 minutes; this may even increase on arousal when you will get engaged in real acts of sex with your partner and that is enough to give sexual satisfaction and orgasm to your partner.

As regards your some new queries my answers are--
1) There is nothing like normal erection or abnormal erection - it is just an erection or no erection. So whatever test is there, they are just to detect whether one gets an erection. or not.

2) For sperm count you have to get your Semen Analysis done in laboratory for which you have to collect semen at home or laboratory by masturbation and ejaculating and collecting a semen sample in a clean container and submit it in the laboratory within 30 minutes of collection. Semen analysis will report all the details of sperms e.g. count, motility, morphology, etc.

3) Since you are getting good erections, there is no need to do Hormonal study.

4) As regards your query about the efficacy of the penile length extenders and expanders that have been marketed on the internet. I have never believed in these products neither I do have much knowledge about those products.

5) There are no hormones that can increase the length of the penis and there are no Physiological standards about the length of the penis in relation to he age of a man. ( WHO have standardized Height, , Weight and Age related charts)..

6) This will be your personal decision and as far I am concerned I can guide you on scientific aspects of your issues related to your medical problems. But at the same time I would say that I have not come across a single person in my 40 years of practice who has discussed these issues with girl before marriage; may be because I am a citizen of this great country INDIA.

At the end I would like to summarize that do not get yourself confused by reading many things that have been posted on the Internet - That will make you more confused and worsen your problem.

Hope this will satisfy you.

Thanks with Regards
Dr. Patil

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