Deflating News — Brit Doc Claims Penis Sizes Are Smaller Than Most Men Think

Sunday December 19, 2021
Originally published on December 18, 2021

A British doctor, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn (@tonyyounmd) with some 7M TikTok followers, says that men inflate their penis size.


#stitch with @asiangirlari The average length may be shorter than you think! #averagejoe ? original sound - Anthony Youn, MD

Replying to a woman on a video who says she prefers the "average length" of 5 inches to something larger, Dr. Tony said: "Studies show that the average length of a man's erect junk is 5.15 inches," reports the British tabloid The Sun.

"But the real length is probably less than that because most men with small wieners probably wouldn't consent to being involved in those studies."

Young also threw some shade at fellow online medic who posts as @TheRealTikTokDoc. "That means Dr Ricky Brown probably isn't in the first percentile like he thinks but probably more like the fifth."

"Researchers have previously admitted their conclusions on penis size may be skewed," the Sun adds. "Men that volunteer in surveys may not be honest."

International Andrology, a London clinic, asked 1,000 men about penis sizes. From the responses, the average erect penis length in the UK is 6.36 inches.

"But when King's College London researchers measured 15,000 penises in 2015, they found the average member when erect was 5.16 in," writes The Sun. "They didn't rely on self-reporting, which can be bias[ed]."

The Insider reported in 2015 that according to "the BJU International Journal of Urology, the average size of a penis is 5.16 inches (13.12 centimeters) in length when erect, and 4.5 inches (11.66 cm) in circumference.

"In a flaccid state, it found, the penis of the average Joe is all of 3.6 inches (9.16 cm) in length and has a girth of 3.6 inches (9.31 cm)."

The report concludes that the numbers should help "reassure the large majority of men that the size of their penis is in the normal range," said British researchers who had assembled data from studies in which participants had their member measured by a professional.

"Most men believe that the average length of an erect penis is greater than 6 inches (15.24 cm)," reads the report "Average-Size Erect Penis: Fiction, Fact, and the Need for Counseling" on the website

"This belief is due, in part, to several often-cited studies that relied on self-reported measurements, with means of about 6.2 inches (15.75 cm) for heterosexual men and even greater for gay men. These studies suffered from both volunteer bias and social desirability bias."

In general, men believe bigger is better. "A study based on the results of an internet-based survey of more than 50,000 men and women revealed that 45 per cent of men would like a larger penis," writes The Sun. 

"But excessive concern was higher among men with average-sized penises than men with smaller ones, the NHS says."