Penis Size During Puberty

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

Guest Author: Cheryl Greene

Background

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

A number of years ago a parent wrote to us with a question about the size of her baby‘s penis. Dr. Greene answered it in detail in a post titled Penis Size Defined. That post was specifically addressing issues of penis size in babies and has nothing to do with penis size during puberty.

Imagine our surprise when boys going through puberty found his post when searching for information about penis size during puberty. And, an even greater surprise when they started sending in questions about their own penis size during puberty. Lots of questions from lots of boys.

Our Response

In our opinion, many of the questions from teenage boys asking about their penis size during puberty were genuine and deserved to be addressed. Clearly, this is a topic where boys are looking for answers. (NOTE: We have turned off comments on DrGreene.com in an attempt to meet a new, higher standard of expert content on health and medical sites.)

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 many questions submitted by readers, 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.

My Thoughts on Normal Penis Size During Puberty

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

AgeIndividuals enter puberty at very different ages. In general, girls are younger than boys upon starting puberty 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’re worried 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. Your pediatrician hears these questions a lot– so don’t think you are the only one asking about your body and how it is changing (or why it’s not changing)!

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” versus “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 rigid 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. In fact, they potentially could have negative side effects and consequences to your general health. Stretching can help a little, but sounds more like torture than a medical treatment.  Stretching also 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 other 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. It will be these qualities, rather than a measurement of a certain body part, that will lead to fulfilling relationships with others. 

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 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. Be open with your doctor about your concerns, and know you are not the only teenager asking these questions!

Last medical review on: September 01, 2020
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Hi Harry,

Puberty happens in stages. You can see where you are in your puberty stage by looking at the chart on this page.

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 have pubic hair around the base of my penis, but no other pubic hair in my armpits or face or signs of growth in my penis, it is still very small. I don’t know If I’m going through puberty or not. Also, I have not had my growth spurt yet.

Hi Harry,

Puberty happens in stages. You can see where you are in your puberty stage by looking at the chart on this page.

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 Ethan,

I know it is normal for you to be concerned about this, but we’ve updated this article with the above guidelines —

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?

You may have missed that, so I wanted to respond. The answer really is in the text above, you just have to read the whole thing.

Sorry, we can’t engage on a personal level. It just got to be too much to respond to each individual asking for a personalized answer.

Happy reading,
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.

Hey I’m Ethan, I’m 13 and on the brink of 14, and i have a penis with [redacted], and I play football so I’m in pretty fair shape. So i was just wondering will my penis get any bigger. And is my current length normal?

Thank You!!!

Hi Ethan,

I know it is normal for you to be concerned about this, but we’ve updated this article with the above guidelines —

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?

You may have missed that, so I wanted to respond. The answer really is in the text above, you just have to read the whole thing.

Sorry, we can’t engage on a personal level. It just got to be too much to respond to each individual asking for a personalized answer.

Happy reading,
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 Jes,

I know this is really concerning to you, but we’ve updated this article with the above guidelines —

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?

You may have missed that, so I wanted to respond. The answer really is in the text above, you just have to read the whole thing.

Sorry, we can’t engage on a personal level. It just got out-of-hand.

@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 I started puberty at the age of 12 and my penis size is about [redacted] and I just wanted to know if that’s normal?

Hi Jes,

I know this is really concerning to you, but we’ve updated this article with the above guidelines —

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?

You may have missed that, so I wanted to respond. The answer really is in the text above, you just have to read the whole thing.

Sorry, we can’t engage on a personal level. It just got out-of-hand.

@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 I have something kind of bothering me so I did the measurements correctly and I have [redacted] and is this way to big? Because I’m getting concerned and I also think since I’m that big my erections become really hard to the point it kinda hurts can u tell me why my erect penis is doing this? And why is it kinda big? This is a little embarrassing to talk about.

Stan,

At the sizes you reported, it would be wise to talk with your doctor. This may be normal, but it’s something we can address here. I recognize you feel embarrassed, but your doctor will have no issues discussing this with you and will do everything he can to make this comfortable for you.

If you don’t want to bring it up with your parents, you can either bring it up at your next annual exam. At your age, it’s common for doctors to examine patients without a parent in the room to allow privacy for the patient and to provide a place for you to ask a question without your parents in the room. If you don’t have an exam coming up, you can either tell your parents about your concerns and ask for a doctor’s appointment or make an excuse for needing to see your doctor. If you do the later, you will need to alert the doctor that you would like to talk with him in private before the visit is over.

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.

Stan,

At the sizes you reported, it would be wise to talk with your doctor. This may be normal, but it’s something we can address here. I recognize you feel embarrassed, but your doctor will have no issues discussing this with you and will do everything he can to make this comfortable for you.

If you don’t want to bring it up with your parents, you can either bring it up at your next annual exam. At your age, it’s common for doctors to examine patients without a parent in the room to allow privacy for the patient and to provide a place for you to ask a question without your parents in the room. If you don’t have an exam coming up, you can either tell your parents about your concerns and ask for a doctor’s appointment or make an excuse for needing to see your doctor. If you do the later, you will need to alert the doctor that you would like to talk with him in private before the visit is over.

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, this is Jace with a poll for anyone who wants to answer. This is to help me know what people think about these different things.

Question 1: What would you think of someone in 6th grade with a 6 inch penis.

A: jealous about the length
B: a bit intimidated
C: you think it is funny
D: you are indifferent

Question 2: Do you think it is normal for a 7th grader to have a 6.5 inch penis.

A: that is way above average
B: long, but fairly normal
C: completely average
D: a bit short

Question 3: How big was your penis when you were a 7th grader (if you are not comfortable answering, then don’t, and if you are, please be honest)
A: 6+ inches
B: 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches
C: 3 to 4 inches
D: 2 to 2.9 inches
E: 1.6 to 1.9 inches
F: less then that

Question 4: how do people in your grade react to seeing a huge penis?
A: they are jealous
B: they are amazed
C: they are intimidated
D: they laugh behind the person’s back

Question 5: what penis size do you wish you had (as a 6th to 8th grader)?
A: large for your age- 6+ inches
B: pretty long but fairly normal- 4.5-5.9
C: a bit above average to average- 3-4.4
D: pretty average- 2-2.9
E: a bit below average- 1.4-1.9
F: very small- 1.3 and less.

Thank you to anyone who answers! This is a small poll for anyone who wants to answer. I made it to see the opinions of other people my age on this subject. Thank you!

Hey Jim,

I wanted to let you know I’ve seen your questions. It seems like this is a big (no pun intended) issue for you. I understand you aren’t comfortable talking to your parents, but these are some issues that should be addressed by a qualified, caring adult who can do a physical exam — like your pediatrician or family doctor. You could either tell your parents what’s going on, or you could wait until your next annual physical exam to bring it up with your doctor.

At your age, it’s recommended you have an exam every year and typically that happens over the summer so you have a physical before starting sports. I know this year may be different, though.

I’m sorry I can’t be more helpful, but there’s only so much health education that can be done online. For actual, individualized answers, you still need to be seen by and talk one-on-one with your doctor.

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.

Sorry. Please redact this too and add it in on the last comment.

I know this is hard to answer but [redacted].

Thank you so much!

Hey Jim,

I wanted to let you know I’ve seen your questions. It seems like this is a big (no pun intended) issue for you. I understand you aren’t comfortable talking to your parents, but these are some issues that should be addressed by a qualified, caring adult who can do a physical exam — like your pediatrician or family doctor. You could either tell your parents what’s going on, or you could wait until your next annual physical exam to bring it up with your doctor.

At your age, it’s recommended you have an exam every year and typically that happens over the summer so you have a physical before starting sports. I know this year may be different, though.

I’m sorry I can’t be more helpful, but there’s only so much health education that can be done online. For actual, individualized answers, you still need to be seen by and talk one-on-one with your doctor.

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 Jim,

You sound like a very self-aware young man. That will help you a lot in life.

One question for you, is the length you gave in the stretched position?

Regarding starting middle school this fall, I bet that won’t be an issue since most schools are greatly altering normal activities to accommodate for the COVID pandemic. Your school won’t likely have group showers if they have PE and may not even have in-person classes. If they do, as you say “be proud of your body and go out there no matter what others think.” But be kind. Likely the other guys in your gym class will be intimidated or jealous.

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 Franki,

The best way to compare your size is to measure it when stretched, not when erect. Here’s how Dr. Greene says to do that: “In determining size, the “stretched penile length” is far more important than the “relaxed length.” To evaluate 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.”

If your stretched length is similar to your erect length and if you’re nearing the end of puberty, you may be completely normal, just a bit early in development. Check this article to find out what stage puberty you are in.

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 12 (turning 13 in a few months) and when erect my penis is more than [redacted]. I’m worried that it’s too big also I’m a bit overweight.

Hi Franki,

The best way to compare your size is to measure it when stretched, not when erect. Here’s how Dr. Greene says to do that: “In determining size, the “stretched penile length” is far more important than the “relaxed length.” To evaluate 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.”

If your stretched length is similar to your erect length and if you’re nearing the end of puberty, you may be completely normal, just a bit early in development. Check this article to find out what stage puberty you are in.

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.

Dear Dr. Greene, I am 12.5 years old, on the second stage of puberty, and have [redacted]. I have a few reasons to believe that this is well above average.

First of all, I used to be on a swim team, where all the boys wear speedos, and my penis seems huge compared to everybody else.

Second of all, my brother thinks my penis is gigantic.

Third of all, my underwear is normal sized but I have to position my penis down and it almost sticks out the bottom.

Am I right that my penis is was above average?

Also, my parents don’t know about my huge penis and I feel too embarrassed to tell them. What should I do?

My last questions are if it is already this big now, how long will it be when I have finished puberty?

Finally, I am going to start middle school this fall. I have heard that some schools make you change for gym class or even shower together. If people see my huge penis, will they make fun of me? If this is so, is there a way for me to avoid this or should I be proud of my body and go out there no matter what others think.

Hi Jim,

You sound like a very self-aware young man. That will help you a lot in life.

One question for you, is the length you gave in the stretched position?

Regarding starting middle school this fall, I bet that won’t be an issue since most schools are greatly altering normal activities to accommodate for the COVID pandemic. Your school won’t likely have group showers if they have PE and may not even have in-person classes. If they do, as you say “be proud of your body and go out there no matter what others think.” But be kind. Likely the other guys in your gym class will be intimidated or jealous.

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 Bryan,

Check out the chart on this page to find out size for your stage in 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.

Is it normal to be 12 (turning 13 in 4 days) and have [redacted]?

Hi Bryan,

Check out the chart on this page to find out size for your stage in 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.

Hello,

From the info you provided, you sound pretty normal, though the measurements you gave were not for the stretch penis length, so there may be a little difference. Here’s the info that may be helpful:

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!)

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 12 turning 13 in a few months and I think my penis is abnormal. [Redacted] Is this normal? I’ve gone through all the changes of puberty and I want to know if I’m going to get any bigger? I’m a little overweight too so it’s weird that I’m this big.

Hello,

From the info you provided, you sound pretty normal, though the measurements you gave were not for the stretch penis length, so there may be a little difference. Here’s the info that may be helpful:

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!)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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
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
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.

Jay,

Great question. Check the chart on this page for the answer to your question and a lot more helpful information on the subject.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
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I just turnt 13 and my testicles haven’t grown or my penis but I see pubes growing is this normal

Jay,

Great question. Check the chart on this page for the answer to your question and a lot more helpful information on the subject.

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.

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.

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.

LOOL! What do you mean average age is ten. It’s more like 12-14. I always see people 15-16 who hasn’t gone into pubery but i’ve never seen an 11 year old.

I feel the same way!

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.

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 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.

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.

LOOL! What do you mean average age is ten. It’s more like 12-14. I always see people 15-16 who hasn’t gone into pubery but i’ve never seen an 11 year old.

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.

I want my penis make large in one week how

Hi Dave,

That’s very interesting. I’m guessing it is a cultural thing.

@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.

This stretching thing must be an American idea..

Here in the UK the penis length is measured when erect.

Hi Dave,

That’s very interesting. I’m guessing it is a cultural thing.

@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.

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. :)

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.