Penis Size During Puberty

Guys concerned about their penis size during puberty for two major reasons -- what other guys think or their ability to have a meaningful sex life.

Background

When babies are born, “It’s a girl” or “It’s a boy” used to be the things parents were waiting to hear from the doctor or mid-wife. Now, parents have the option of finding out the biological gender of their baby long before birth. What they’re waiting to hear is “your baby is healthy!”

A number of years ago a parent wrote us with a question about the size of her baby‘s penis. Dr. Greene answered it in detail in a Q&A titled Penis Size Defined and we created an FAQ that was more generalized titled Penis Size. These two posts were specifically addressing issues of penis size in babies and have nothing to do with penis size during puberty.

Imagine our surprise when boys going through puberty found our post on “Penis Size” (remember, it’s an FAQ derived from a much longer article) when searching for information about penis size during puberty. And even greater surprise when they started posting questions about their own penis size during puberty to the comments section.

Our Response

We read and moderate every comment before it goes live on DrGreene.com. That means a live person reads the comment to determine if it meets our guidelines before it is posted. We encourage people from multiple points of view to express their opinions. We encourage real questions from readers. But we don’t allow comments that use pornographic or sexually suggestive or explicit language, contain false statements that may hurt others, or comments that disparage others, including name calling and bullying.

In our opinion, many of the questions from teenage boys asking about their penis size during puberty were genuine and deserved to be posted. The ones that didn’t fit our criteria, we rejected. But clearly, this is a topic where boys are looking for answers.

Scientific Studies on Normal Penis Size During Puberty

Dr. Greene did a recent review of the scientific literature on normal penis size throughout puberty. The studies he found were old, had a small sample size, were contradictory, or were for a particular ethnic group. He was surprised to find no recent study with a large enough sample group and consistent methodology to be considered definitive. What he did find varied wildly. In some studies there may have even been national pride bias.

As the Executive Producer of the site, I still felt a need to address the issue, so with Dr. Greene’s encouragement, here are my opinions. Please note: I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Keep that in mind when reading my post, comments and replies.

My Thoughts on Normal Penis Size During Puberty

Reading the comments submitted by readers prompted my doing my own online research. I am not a physician or medical expert., but I hope my observations are helpful.

Age – Individuals enter puberty at very different ages. In general, girls younger than boys and there is a disturbing downward trend in the age of onset of puberty by both boys and girls. In general, puberty in boys can start as early as 9 or as late as 14 and still be completely normal. The average age has dropped to 10..

Stage – From the time puberty starts until it is fully complete can be several years. It often takes 3 to 5 years from onset to completion. Penis size during puberty is greatly influenced by the stage of puberty. During this time there are many changes. The Body Book for Boys is a good resource that addresses these changes in detail. The peak age for penis growth is usually 12 to 16 years old – about the same time as the growth spurt in height.

Porn Lies – The men in porn are often not normal. Literally. The images are enhanced. This is true in the beauty industry as well. It’s no wonder we all have body issues. Here’s one of my favorite examples of how images are altered to make them more appealing and to make normal people feel bad about their own bodies.

What We Do Know about Penis Size During Puberty

Before Puberty – The average stretched length of the penis before puberty is somewhere between 2.1 and 2.9 inches*.

Adult – The average stretched length of the adult penis (after puberty is complete) is between 4.6 and 5.8 inches (though a more recent study of 6200 boys, mostly white, from Bulgaria, put the average at 3.1 to 4.3 inches. There’s a lot of variation between studies!)

During Puberty – It depends.

Penis growth depends more on Tanner Stage than it does on age.

When to Freak-out – Okay, it really should be, when to see your doctor, but I did get your attention.

If you worry that your penis size during puberty is not developing normally, it’s really okay to see your doctor. You don’t need an excuse, but a great time to bring this up is during an annual check-up. During puberty, you will normally have your physical exam without a parent in the room, so this is a very easy discussion to have with your doctor.

Here are some sample questions:

  • What stage of development (or Tanner Stage) am I currently?
  • Is my penis within the normal size for my stage?
  • If I continue to progress at this rate, in your professional opinion, how large will my penis be when I reach adulthood?
  • Am I normal?

*How to Measure Penis Length

We get a lot of questions about flaccid length verse erect length. Neither is preferred in the medical literature when discussing penis length. The standard is stretched penile length.

To measure your penis size, stretch the penis gently and measure from the bone at the base all the way to the tip. Be sure to depress the surrounding fat pad to get all the way to the base. Using a wooden, metal or ridged plastic ruler is helpful to be able to depress the fat pad and get an accurate measurement.

What Can I Do to Increase My Penis Size?

That is a great question. It’s one many (most?) guys ask at some point.

According to experts, supplements, ointments, creams, etc. don’t work. Stretching can help a little, but sounds more like torture than a medical treatment and has potential side effects that outweigh the potential gain.

Surgery can be effective, but is rarely warranted.

What can help?

Diet.

It turns out overweight men appear to have smaller penises than normal weight men because part of the shaft is hidden by fat.

If you’re overweight, consider all the health benefits of a healthy diet and getting physical activity. Having more of your penis showing may seem like a big deal (pun intended), but it’s just one of many outcomes of having a normal weight – all positive. Well worth the effort.

Bottom Line on Penis Size

If you are reading this because you are concerned about your penis size during puberty, it’s likely because you have one of two concerns – what the guys in the locker room think or your ability to have a meaningful sex life.

Here’s the secret – people are more concerned with how you treat them than your size. If you genuinely make another person feel special (not a manipulation of their feelings with flattery), your love life will be fine. Concentrate on becoming the kind of person whom others want to be around — interested in them, kind, funny without drawing attention to yourself, empathic, considerate.

If what you’re interested in is a lifetime of happiness, then forget about current peer pressure and become the kind of person another person wants to be with — even if it doesn’t make you the boss of the locker room now..

Comments

We are taking an unprecedented path on this subject. We are not going to accept comments from boys asking if their penis size during puberty is normal or not. After all, the answer is in the post above.

If you have comments and / or corrections to this post please submit them. I would be happy to engage in a discussion about this topic. I’d also love to hear from readers about our approach to this topic. Is the information helpful? Did we offer enough information? What’s missing?

One More Thought on Penis Size During Puberty

It’s really normal to have questions about what’s happening to your body during this time of massive change. Keep searching for answers. Keep reading. And seriously, don’t freak-out.

Published on: August 11, 2015
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What is the corona and what age does it grow. I’ve heard of the term “balls dropping” and people saying it happens in puberty. Isn’t that an infancy thing. Can penile growth either in width or length occur before age 12?

im 13 and im confused since my thing is pulling to the left but its still perfectly straight and my whole penis went diagonally to the left. i dont exactly know my size but, for some reason my erect size has grown in the past year or so, a lot, but my flaccid size(i havent measured yet but im pretty sure by looking at it its only about 1.1 inches or so) has stayed the exact same (im a little overweight i think because i have a little fat down there) and im confused on my the erect size is the only thing growing bigger. Puberty is frustrating because i have a large sexual drive all the time and high testosterone from what ive researched, i absolutely hate the urges i have 24/7. Is there anything i can do to make those urges im having all the time less powerful and controlling?

What if ive tried stretching my penis to measure it but it gets hard to quickly to be able to measure it, then what should i try to do?

When I was growing up, I was always told that my penis would grow in size, as well as growing physically taller. However, that actually hasn’t happened. My penis has remained the same size since childhood. How come even though I went through puberty (height growth, beard etc), my penis has remained exactly the same? I’m 23 currently.

I am 14 and my penis size is [redacted] is it bigger than average?

Dear JG,

The average stretched-length of the adult penis (after puberty is complete) is between 4.6 and 5.8 inches. Some are longer. Some shorter and still fall within the normal range. If the size you stated is stretched*, then you are larger than the average adult male.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

*Be sure you follow the instructions in this post for measuring correctly.

Hi, first of all i just wanna thank this everyone behind this post, it’s the only helpful “guide” of sorts, but anyway, I’m 15 yrs old, and my penis is about [redacted], I’m a bit self-conscious about the size and girth, I even have a downwards curvature, I’m just curious if my penis will get bigger and if the curvature will worsen or just disappear.

Hi Nizar,

Thanks for writing in and for the kind words. This is a tough subject since every person is so individual.

You mention your erect length, but not your stretched length. That is the important length. You can find direction on the best way to measure in the post above. Once you’ve measured that way, you can compare your length to this:

The average stretched length of the adult penis (after puberty is complete) is between 4.6 and 5.8 inches (though a more recent study of 6200 boys, mostly white, from Bulgaria, put the average at 3.1 to 4.3 inches.

I’m afraid I’m not qualified to discuss the downward curvature you mention, but I will say, normal penises come in all sizes, shapes and directional orientation.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

I am 18yrs now when I experience a little puberty was when I was 13yrs but actually my testes did not enlarge. I hoped that before I get to 16 my penis must have gotten big. Until now no improvement. I am thinking of taking an enlargement or contacting a doctor to find out if there’s any way out or any deficiency of nutrient.

Blessing,

I know seeing doctors can be expensive and often difficult to make work, but doctors want to help people with the concerns they have about their bodies. I hope you can have a physical exam and other tests from a doctor to find out if there is anything that can help you.

Best, @MsGreene
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Hi, I’m 15 and I don’t think I have started puberty yet, my friends make fun of me for having no pubic hair and a high pitched voice. What should I do? I can’t see a doctor by myself because it’s far from where I live, so my mum would have to go with me but that would be too embarrassing.

I just turnt 13 and my testicles haven’t grown or my penis but I see pubes growing is this normal

Peter,

I’m afraid talking to your mum is your next best step. Consider this — perhaps your mum doesn’t want to bring it up because she doesn’t want to make you feel bad. Perhaps she thinks you will feel worse if she talks about it and is just waiting for you to bring it up.

Go for it!

Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

Im a 12.4 year old boy and i have vary little pubic hair no arm pit hair and i have a 4.4 inch streched and 4.3 erect pienis wich i dont mind if other people know, but is it big average i mean i feal so small but i dont know also how big do you think it will get?

Well, apparently for 12, the average is ~3.8.
I have the same size, so lucky us!

I feel the same way!

hello
im Fourteen/Fithteen my penis isn’t growing. I’m experiencing growth spurts but my voice isn’t got deeper either. what shall i do??????

Tom,

It sounds like you are very concerned. Going through puberty is very individual and happen at different rates. You can find general information about stages of puberty at this link, but you won’t be able to get an individualized information without a physical exam by a physician. It’s totally appropriate (as in “not weird” not as in “you have a medical problem”) to ask a doctor your questions about puberty. If you have a yearly physical, be sure to bring this up. If you don’t have a yearly physical, it’s smart to get one soon. Puberty is a time of a lot of change and getting a check-up is smart just to stay on track with your health.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

Hello Mrs.Greene, I am 12 years old and I an currently a bit concerned about my state of puberty. I’m confused, because I can grow a mustache, yet lack hair in my armpits. I have lots of pubic hair, yet few on my testicles. Also, my penis is 2 in. flaccid and 3.5 hard, yet my voice is very high pitched. This is normal, right?

Hi Jason,

Going through puberty is very individual and happens at different rates. You can find information about stages of puberty at this link. That will help you determine where you are in the process.

If you still have questions, you will need to get a physical exam by a physician. It’s totally appropriate (as in “not weird” not as in “you have a medical problem”) to ask a doctor your questions about puberty. If you have a yearly physical, be sure to bring this up. If you don’t have a yearly physical, it’s smart to get one soon. Puberty is a time of a lot of change and getting a check-up is smart just to stay on track with your health.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

I’m 14 and my penis size is [redacted]. I was wondering if something is wrong because my testicles have grown in size.

Hey Drake,

Thanks for writing in.

A few things —

  • In case you didn’t see it earlier, you can find information about stages of puberty at this link.
  • Going through puberty is very individual and happens at different rates. Some times different parts develop at different rates.
  • To get an individualized answer, you will need to get a physical exam by a physician. I’m not saying you have a medical problem, but answering your specific question is not something that can be done without an exam. It’s totally appropriate (as in not weird) to ask a doctor your questions about puberty.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

I have hit puberty one year ago. All of the other 14-year-old things are growing but my penis [redacted].

Dear G,

I hear concern in your question. A few things —

  1. Going through puberty is very individual and happens at different rates.
  2. You can find information about stages of puberty at this link. That will help you determine where you are in the process.
  3. You will need to get a physical exam by a physician to get individualized answers. I’m not saying you are not on track, but that’s not something that can be answered without an exam. It’s totally appropriate (as in not weird) to ask a doctor your questions about puberty.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

Hi, I’m 14 and have a [redacted]. I’ve been told that it’s an above average penis, but nobody’s given me a straight answer. Is it large?

I want my penis make large in one week how

Garrett,

If your measurements are correct, that is larger than normal.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

Hi i started puberty when i was 11 and i have developed well in my opinion(other than my penis).The first sign of puberty for me was pubic hair growing around my penis but,i am about to turn 14 yrs old! Im worried because my penis is only 4.8 inches fully erect and it is curved to the left not to mention my pubic hair is probably hairy as a mans,is that a bad sign?

Sounds perfectly normal to me. im sure you have noticed that pubic hair like the penis come in all shapes and thickness. If you hair is thick now, thats how it will be for you. 4.8 inches seems good. the curve is slight is totally normal. some goto the right some curve towards the belly and some will curve down at the end.. If the curve is slight dont worry.. But if its going off at right angles well not quite that far then go and see your doctor. they can tell you if its all OK. Oh and welcome to becoming a man . :)

By boosting your intake of healthy fats or, even better, following a keto diet regimen, you’ll get on your method to upping your testosterone degrees normally.

Hi. I am 13 with no signs of puberty. I’d say my penis is 3 inches erect. Is this normal or a bit small or a bit large i don’t know.

I am 16 and I have no facial hair,no adam’s apple and my muscles just started developing,will my penis grow more in the coming months-years?

Yes.. your body will stop any adult growing at 21.. If you eat the wrong foods or too much of the good foods the body will grow sideways ;) Its not a race just hang in there dude. You didnt mention size,, but at 16 you should be around 5-6 erect.

13 1/2 for when i noticed a few hairs.. so dont worry.. it can happen any time now. possibly at 14. but its not a race.. Your body will do its thing soon im sure. 3 inches is normal range for size. :)

I like the other guys hate having a small penis. I have done some research on this and I believe that the cause of my small penis is because while my mother was pregnant with me she smoked cigarettes and was also on anti-anxiety medication. I have asked my family doctor and she agreed with me that the cigarettes and anti-anxiety medication had an affect on my penis development.
So, now I am just waiting for a plastic surgery option that actually works.
What do you think ?

Thank you

I’m 16 and a half years old and when erect my penis reaches the size of 6 inches though when un erect it is 2 inches. Is this normal?

Yeah sounds normal. remember length is always measured when hard.. but there are several stages for soft. soft means your not hard so can range from short to your erect length of 6. then there is flaccid.. this is when the penis is relaxed like after a hot bath, shower or your hot and sweaty. Then it will usually be your erect length. If it does truly shrink to 2 inches, then your are definitely known as a grower. guys who look long my not get any monger when erect. You cant really tell a guys erect length for sure when the penis soft.

If it all works, then i wouldn’t worry about it. You’d be surprised the number of women who just want a guy with the average size penis. Its what you got and what you do with it is what a women wants.

Hope this helps you mate.

I’m 17 and 185 cm height. 88 kg. I have overweight. My penis is [redacted] and I’m satisfied but I want to increase the thickness. How can do that???

Besides, my face hair is freshly growing.

Erfan,

If your facial hair is just starting to come in, it’s likely that your penis will still grow. I know that may not seem like much comfort at 17, but you’ll likely look back on this time as a period of growth and maturity.

Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

I just turned thirteen my penis looks very small and looks to be about an inch maybe less. How much do you estimate it will grow?

Dear JS,

That’s a question I can’t answer. Why? It depends on many factors including what stage of puberty you are in, your full adult height, your overall health, and any specific health issues you might have. Be wary of anyone online that gives you an answer to the question as you stated it.

Sorry!
@MsGreene
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I’m 13 my penis is [redacted] stretched but it hasn’t seemed to have grown for a couple of weeks now should I be concerned?

TJ,

You should not be concerned. Growth happens throughout puberty. IMHO, relax and don’t measure so often.

DNA paternity test is the only test considered definitive. They are fairly inexpensive, can be ordered online, taken in the privacy of your own home, mailed in, and results received by mail. They are considered 99.999% accurate.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

Im 16 i have an average penis but i need to know about the diets and other things to enlarge it and also perform well i release excellently i want to be more impreased with my sexual apperance

Freddy,

The best thing you can do is pay attention to your overall health. Exercise, eating healthy foods (a minimum of packaged foods, sodas, sugary foods, and a maximum of vegetables, fruits, lean protein and healthy fats) and getting enough sleep. For teens, sleep is often a huge health issue. Everyone is different, but 8 hours of sleep every night is a good goal.

The more you pay attention to your overall health, the better your sexual appearance will be.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

I am 14 years old and am concerned about my penis size, I’m not sure if I stopped growing already or not. Any thoughts?

your body is growing until around the age of 21. so hang in there and stop measuring it to often. once a month is enough. You dont say how big it is, so its not possible to say whether its ok or not.

I’m not Dr. Greene, or in any way affiliated with this site. But I can say that, your penis *may* grow all through your teens. However, this is not a guarantee. If puberty started early for you, your penis *might* have stopped growing. Please consider the fact that the “average” length of an erect penis is between 5 and 7 inches, and flaccid penises may be 3 or less inches long. I would try to not worry that much about it, but I know that that can be difficult.

I am 15 turning 16 in a couple months i would say i hit puberty around later 14’s if i remember correctly my penis size was about [redacted] back then and now that i have a deeper voice and stuff has only gotten about [redacted] im concerned my penis is small should i mention it to my doctor or give it a year i am a bit over weight so would losing some fat also help? ive read exercise increases blood flow which can help penis development is their any safe ways that could possibly help before i mention anything to the doctor

Dear Private,

Thanks for writing in.

Talking to your doctor about your concerns is always appropriate — because they are your concerns. If it’s not an urgent matter, such as this one, bring it up at your annual physical exam. I recommend you take a written list of your concerns with you to your appointment. When you start the physical, take out your list and tell the doctor you have some questions you’d like to go over before the end of the appointment. That gives him or her a heads-up that time will be needed to address your questions.

If an individual is overweight, losing weight can make a huge difference in overall health and in sexual health. Exercise, especially aerobic exercise, helps with blood flow through the entire body. There are many proven benefits.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

Hello. I’m 14 and from what I’ve measured, I’m between 5 and 5.3 inches. Is this above average? If so, by how much? Thanks

Possibly slightly longer than average for your age.. by about an inch id say.. :) Remember its not what you have its what you can do with that will impress the girls.

hi i just turned 12 a few days ago and i think my penis is avarge but im not sure so can you tell me if my penis is longer then most kids my age

[retracted]

plz give me a straight answer thank you

unknown,

Check out the info above. If your stated measurements are accurate, you’re longer than most kids your age.

Hope that helps,
@MsGreene
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hello ,
I am a 17 year old male and have never experienced anything like this until the past year… In my early teen years I was able to reach an optimal length in my penis and able to get erect fairly easy- however in the past year or so My length has varied and is fairly hard to get erect. the only time i seem to be able to gain an erection is after a full bowel cycle . Also- when I have make love to my lovely fiance I find myself having early release ( premature ejaculation) …could this be due to some type of trauma of being hit too hard in the testicular area ? .. any suggestions/ advice would significantly help …

You can try getting your testosterone levels a checkup to see if your levels are good enough. Dude just honestly go talk to a doctor about it.

um i am 11 when im normal I’m [redacted] and with a erection I’m [redacted] is small big or normal for my age?

Dear /,

I see that you’ve written in multiple times. I wish I could give you definitive answer, but I can’t. There are several reasons for this. One is there aren’t medical studies detailing the erect length of the penis during puberty. All the studies are done on stretched length. When you say “normal” is that stretched or flacid?

Also, age is not the determination of when you are through puberty. 11 is young, but you could be advanced. You can check on your stage here.

Finally, the average stretched length of the adult penis (after puberty is complete) is between 4.6 and 5.8 inches.

From the information you provided (and was redacted) if you are using stretched length, and if you are through puberty, you are in the normal range — that’s two pretty big “ifs”.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

Hello, I’m an 11 year old african american, I would like to know how to tell when your penis is actually growing, because I might end up using school showers next year and I don’t want to end up embarrassed.

Hey man, you are still 11, no need to worry

Im sixteen and im morbidly obese I wanted to know if me being fat during puberty will effect how long it gets when im done because fat messes with your testosterone right and testosterone really effects the size right. please respond

Hi I’m 16 years old, I use a penis pump and I masturbate every day.
Is that safe

Bro be careful with those penis pumps, they can tear tissue

Im 14 and my penis is in the normal size range but im worried its not thick enough. What is the normal thickness of a 14 year old penis and when shall mine get thicker.

My penis is half the size of my pinkie and I m turning 13next year is this normal

well at the time you wrote this you were about to hit puberty, so id say its normal size. Im guessing that things have grown now.. Guys shouldnt be concerned about how big . fat . long their penis is until your well into puberty. Every boy and girl progresses at a different rate. Just be happy its works and does what its meant to do. :)

I am 75. I have a penis which is around 4.75 in. ERECT!
I married and my wife said that over 50 years she was never unsatisfied by me. We had a lot of intercourse in many positions. (We made 6 babies, all normal) What matters is how you treat her. Make LOVE. Don’t just have sex. Emotions are more important than size. All you need is enough to touch her clitoris anyway!

Hi I am 14 years old and my penis is about [redacted] and so thin because I am very fat my height is about 176 cm and weight is about 67 kg and I am also having a big tummy when I mastrubate nothing comes out
Please tell me
I am very concerned about it

Hi Alex. I suggest the next time you go see your doctor, you let him know your concerns, he’s the best person to get your questions answered, there are too many factors in play here, you’re still growing Alex so I wouldn’t worry too much.

because If nothing comes out it usually means u still haven’t matured

In most countries of the world, kids do not see a doctor – let alone a kids doctor – every year. Basically they only see doctors when they get sick, if they are lucky. Stop telling boys to discuss this with their pediatrician. Most boys don’t know what that is because they don’t have one ! Even when kids do get a checkup the doc rarely if ever checks their penis. And 99.999% of boys are happy about that !! Maybe in America they get their penis checked. But America is not the rest of the world.

Simon,

Thank you for this astute comment. You are so correct. I’ll change my responses to reflect your comment.

Thanks again,
Best, @MsGreene
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I’m 14 and I’m [redacted] when erect? Is this normal

Hi Bob,

Medically the measurements for penis size are based on stretched length not erect length. You can follow this length to find out how to measure the stretched length of the penis.

Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

Hi, I’m 12 and my penis is [redacted] erect. Is this over or under the average for my age?

At 12, you are likely still developing, but to check to see if you are in the average size range for your stage of development, you must measure the average stretched length, not the erect length.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

Hi I’m 13 and I have been diagnosed with a micro penis what does this mean?

Arron,

Thanks for writing in.

Dr. Greene writes about micropenis here.

Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

My son penis is to me small although when he was born it was so small so i while he is growing it will increase now he is about 10yrs and am scared like will he have a normal life I have thought of consulting a doctor but I decided to Google it and check. I could send a picture so you get what I mean

Lisa,

Thanks for writing in.

Dr. Greene writes about micropenis here.

Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

My penis is [redacted], is that normal?

Reilly,

Thanks for writing in.

Unfortunately, I can’t answer your question, but you can answer it for yourself by reading the below text and following the instructions:

1. Doctors do not measure the penis when it is flaccid or erect. Their measurements are of the stretched length of the penis. Follow this link for instructions on how to measure the stretched length.
2. The average stretched length of the penis before puberty is somewhere between 2.1 and 2.9 inches.
3. The average stretched length of the adult penis, after puberty is complete, is between 4.6 and 5.8 inches (though a more recent study of 6200 boys, mostly white, from Bulgaria, put the average at 3.1 to 4.3 inches).
4. During puberty it is normal for the stretched length to range between 3 and 4.5 inches.
5. It can be normal in our culture to begin puberty as early as 10 years old or as late as 14.9 years old.
6. Puberty is NOT set by your age, but by your Tanner Stage (the system doctors use to evaluate development during puberty).
7. If you are not in the normal range for your stage of development, or if your development is before age 10 or after age 14.9, it’s wise to discuss this with your pediatrician.
8. If you have a doctor, it’s appropriate to talk to him about this at your next appointment. He will be very understanding. Unless you are particularly concerned or are far outside the guidelines above, there’s no need to make a special appointment.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

I am 13, have hair on my balls, but my penis is only [] inches soft and about [] inches when erect, will it ever grow bigger?

I am 13 years old and i have a few hairs on my balls but my penis is about [] inches, im afraid that it will never grow, i get random boners so i know i am going through pubery, will my penis grow?

I am 12 years old and I have a [] inch penis. Is that big or small?

Hi Josephuel,
That’s on the big side but nothing to worry about.
Hope that helps!
Alexandra (caring helper at drgreene.com, not a doctor)

I’m 12 and my penis is [] inches as a boner and [] inches normal. Is that normal for a 12 year olds

Sounds perfectly normal, Jeff.
Hope that helps!
Alexandra (caring helper at drgreene.com, not a doctor)

I’m 13 and I want to masturbate like everyday is that bad????

Same!!!

Hi Mario,
That sounds normal to me. I wouldn’t worry about it!
Hope that helps!
Alexandra (caring helper at drgreene.com, not a doctor)

My penis has little goose bumps and looks weird and am 13 now so idk what to do when masterbation feels so good and can’t stop?help plz?

Hi John,
Thanks for writing! If you’re worried, it might be a good idea to tell a helpful adult around you – a parent or doctor, for example. It might feel embarrassing to talk about, but masturbation is normal and nothing to be ashamed about.
Hope that helps!
Alexandra (caring helper at drgreene.com, not a doctor)

Hi I’m 12 and I think my penis is [radicated] but I’m not to sure and also when I masturbate no semen or cum comes out is that normal ??

You are growing dude..you will still cum.

Then you’re just not able to produce sperm yet. All good my man

Yeah,I excperienced the same thing,now I,m very close to 14 and I cum normaly that started happening about half a year before :)

Do you have snap chat

Your good Lil dude