Penis Size During Puberty

Two teen boys giving a girl a present. Penis size during puberty.

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.

Cheryl Greene

Cheryl Greene is the co-founder and Executive Producer of DrGreene.com. She is a mother, a breast cancer survivor and a foodie. Cheryl is active in social media and can be found on Facebook and Twitter as @MsGreene.

Note: This Perspectives Blog post is written by a guest blogger of DrGreene.com. The opinions expressed on this post do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Dr. Greene or DrGreene.com, and as such we are not responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied. View the license for this post.

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  1. Bob

    I’m 14 and I’m [redacted] when erect? Is this normal

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    • 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.

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  2. Johnson

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

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    • 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.

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      • Alex

        What do you mean by “stretched’?

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        • Hi Alex,

          Here are Dr. Greene’s directions for measuring the stretched penis: “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.”

          I hope that’s helpful,
          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.

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  3. Aaron

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

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    • 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.

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  4. Lisa ogbutor

    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

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    • 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.

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  5. Reilly

    My penis is [redacted], is that normal?

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    • 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. During puberty it is recommended that you have a physical exam once a year. Unless you are particularly concerned or are far outside the guidelines above, you can bring this up at your next annual exam.

      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.

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  6. Kole

    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?

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  7. Kole

    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?

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  8. Josephuel

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

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    • 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)

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  9. Mario

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

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    • 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)

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    • Norman

      Same!!!

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  10. John

    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?

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    • 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)

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  11. Finn

    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 ??

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    • Homie

      Your good Lil dude

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    • Abbie web

      Do you have snap chat

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      • Tyler

        Yes

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    • Taras

      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 :)

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    • Dominic

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

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    • Pete

      You are growing dude..you will still cum.

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  12. Christopher

    This page mentions that the more overweight you are, the smaller your penis will be/grow during puberty. There’s a bit of tummy fat of mine, but my BMI is perfectly fine. Does BMI count towards your penis growth?

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  13. John

    Hey, awesome article! Really helped! Also if you would bother, could you do one on voice change during puberty?

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  14. David

    Hi, im 15 yrs old. Is it normal sometimes to do gays stuff ?

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  15. Fred

    I’m 15, Is it normal for me to masturbate 3 times a week?

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    • Pike

      Don’t do that so often

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    • Kenny

      Hi Fred I’m 14 and I don’t think it is a bad thing. I have been told to masturbate all I want by doctors because it is healthy. Before that I talked to my doctor because I had to masturbate to sleep and it Is still like that so almost every night I do. My doctor said it Is just a stage and I should be almost done and just keep doing it if I want because It is good it takes stress away. This is all my doctor told me.

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  16. B

    I’m I in puberty ??? I have some downy public hairs and arm pit hairs ,? What stage would I be in?

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    • B,

      Here’s a great post that describes puberty stages. Doctors call them Tanner Stage.

      Best, @MsGreene
      Note: I answer a lot of questions on DrGreene.com, I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, Dr. Greene’s business partner and wife, but I am a not doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

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  17. Miles

    I’m 13 years old, have just started going through puberty, and I’m 5’3″. Can you give me a rough guess on how big it will be? Also, do you have any tips on making it larger?

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  18. Jay

    Hi My question is different. My size is normal, I believe. But I never have a wet dream like other guys do. I am 15 now. Is it alright?

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  19. READ THIS BEFORE POSTING A COMMENT

    Over the past few years, we’ve answered a lot of questions from guys going through puberty who want to know if their penis is too small, too big, or normal. It’s time we take a break from individualized responses to this question. Instead, we’ll post these general guidelines and let each individual figure it out:

    1. The average stretched length of the penis before puberty is somewhere between 2.1 and 2.9 inches*.
    2. 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).
    3. During puberty it is normal for the stretched length to range between 3 and 4.5 inches.
    4. It can be normal in our culture to begin puberty as early as 10 years old or as late as 14.9 years old.
    5. Puberty is NOT set by your age, but by your Tanner Stage (the system doctors use to evaluate development during puberty).
    6. 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.
    7. During puberty it is recommended that you have a physical exam once a year. Unless you particularly concerned or are far outside the guidelines above, you can bring this up at your annual exam.

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

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  20. Calvin

    My penis is about [redacted]. I am only 13 years old. Am I above or below average for my age?

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  21. Jake

    My name is jake my penis size well erect is [redacted] at the age of 13 before puberty is that normal?

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    • Depending on your Tanner Stage, you may be a little behind. The size you stated is just smaller than the upper range of normal for pre-pubescent boys.

      It’s worth bringing up at your next regularly scheduled physical. At 13 you should have a regular physical once a year.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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  22. Kevin

    Hi, em I just wonna figure out if there is a normal masturbation frequency. I usually do it once a week. but sometimes I can’t control myself and do it twice or three times a week. I am afraid I am wasting my energy and I am 15 now, but still I haven’t experienced nocturnal emission.(wet dream, I guess that’s the term) is it normal?

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  23. Max

    Im 12 and my erect size is [redacted] is that normal?

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    • Max,

      Size is more dependent on Tanner Stage than age. I’m guessing you’re normal for your tanner stage, but take a look at Dr. Greene’s post and you’ll have a better answer.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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      • Max

        Is it normal though

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      • Billy

        When I ws a boy in the late 90s, the medical penis charts (by age) were accurate. I had them memorized haha

        Average Size
        10 3 in
        11 3.5 in
        12 4 in
        13 4.5 in
        14 5 in

        However, in this ‘OMG I CAN’T OFFEND A KID, I must lie!’ The trend is
        12 year old boy 3-5 inches

        LOL…as if that massive a difference is an AVERAGE haha!

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        • Billy

          I would also like to add, thankful you mentioned the problem of porn & how it affects boys minds. Kids are ‘sexualized’ now at such a young age, truly sickening.

          I don’t know how boys can shower now after gym (as we did) without having a panic attack. They are so concerned about their ‘member’ being judged.
          It’s truly a psychological epidemic. Boys were always meant to be ‘self confident’, now they’re more bashful such as girls always were always raised to be.

          As my father & grandfather told me, boys use to swim nude in P.E. (junior high & high school), & that was the case well into the 1970s. They mentioned how it brought a ‘self confidence’ to them that lasted into adulthood (even if it may have been uncomfortable at first).

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    • Billy

      Why the hell do you REDACT a boys penis size with no last name or city? Ever think this info could help another struggling 12 yr old boy? Or, are you totally struck by pedo-phobia, where every inference of genatalia of minors is HIDDEN (along with a HAND OVER MOUTH as though you wish to God it was never spoken). We all want child molesters to be punished, but don’t sexualize a child’s body part question (redacted) as though the whole freakin world is ‘waiting with baited breath’ for a response.. This is what ‘mass hysteria’s such as the pedophila scare of the 90s did to our society.
      Now, we got 18 year olds (in some states) getting the ‘Scarlett Letter’ of “Sex Offender” about their neck for years (due to a relationship with a 16 year old H.S. GF. Yeah, the kind you docs may hv had in school, only you weren’t DEMONIZED, or didnt have lots of sissy adults who wldnt defend you (the kind of jellow/shallow souls who go with the flow

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      • Hi Billy,

        Great question and comment. We didn’t redact the sizes for a long time, but:
        1) We received negative comments for posting them
        2) It was clear that a significant number of the sizes stated were not real.

        We weighed the negative comments. Just like this one. It could go either way. But the posting of false sizes could contribute to the pressure boys are already under to measure up (pun intended).

        Not an easy question, but at least we are addressing the issue.

        Best, @MsGreene
        Co-founder & Executive Producer DrGreene.com
        Note: I answer a lot of questions on DrGreene.com, I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, Dr. Greene’s business partner, but I am a not doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

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        • Billy

          I’m sorry, I just sent the same comments again, didn’t see you responded to my previous one till just now. Not trying to be repetitive, sorry bout that.

          2 things.

          1. This is a medical website where young people can glean from another kids struggles. If people have an issue with sizes being reported, they have the problem & their paranoid delusions about ‘nudity’ should not be catered too. Nobody knows these kids, just their 1st names are posted

          2. I didn’t understand your response on previous sizes I found as a kid (which were always larger than ones posted today). Has sizes shrunk in 15 years? Or, are they simply being lowered to ease concerns? I hope the later is not the case. Kids need to learn to accept themselves as they are. That will benefit them greatly (for life).

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  24. Anonymous

    Im 12 I’m worried my penis may be to small when not erect it is [redacted] is that normal?

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    • Dear Anonymous,

      The sizes you shared are well within the range of normal for a boy going through puberty.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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      • Billy

        May I ask, how can some states say a child young as age 12 can receive birth control pills or STD treatment without parental consent, yet a kid can’t consent in some of those states till 18? Isn’t that aiding/embedding a felony if they give a 13 yr old brith control without parental consent? Seems to me the doc is as bad as the dude who (sadly) had sex with the underage gal.
        Nah, none of these child laws (based one emotion/not logic) make any sense

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  25. Mac

    Hello I’m 13 my penis is small is this ok

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    • Mac,

      Size isn’t based on age, but stage of development. Check out this post, Tanner Staging, to get a better idea of your stage of development. At 13, you may well have a lot of growing left to do.

      Best,
      @MsGreene
      Co-founder & Executive Producer DrGreene.com, Mom

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  26. Cj

    Hi, My name is cj and im 13 and ive already started puberty and my [redacted] is this normal for me. And also as i said i already started puberty but my voice hasn’t deepened at all.

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    • CJ,

      This sounds well within the range of normal. Check out Tanner Staging for info about the order of changes during puberty.

      @MsGreene

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  27. Kei

    Hello, I’m 14 (my birthday was 2 days ago!) and my penis is [redacted]. I can’t ejaculate yet. I have started puberty because I have tons of hair all over my body. Am I normal?

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  28. Will

    Hello, my penis size is [redacted] and I’m 14 years old. Is this normal?

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    • Will,

      Let’s look at what is says above,

      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.

      But at the size you report, you’re well within normal.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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  29. Trey

    Im 12 and my {redacted] Is that small?

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    • Trey,

      No that is not small. As I say above:

      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.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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  30. Reese

    I’m am 12 years old my penis is about [redacted] and there is no thickness. Am I normal?

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    • Reese,

      The size you provide is on the small side. It would be appropriate to bring this up with your pediatrician or a pediatric urologist. It likely not urgent, but worth looking into.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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  31. Logan

    I am 13 i do stretching and my penis size is [redacted] is that good?

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    • Logan,

      The average stretched length of the adult penis (after puberty is complete) is between 4.6 and 5.8 inches. That means you are well within the range of normal.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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  32. Josh

    I have the same question as Anonymous

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  33. Jo

    I’m am 12 years old and about 4ft 7-9 and my [redacted]. To me this seem very small. Will it ever grow?

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    • Jo,

      At 12, you most likely have a lot of growing still to do. You’re still in the range of normal.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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  34. John

    I’m 13 and penis size is [redacted by moderator] is that good?

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    • John,

      You are within the range of normal.

      @MsGreene

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  35. Anonymous

    I’m 15 and have about a [redacted by moderator]. I have facial and pubic hair as well as a really deep voice. I am really confused on why my testes haven’t grown at all yet. Is that area still not fully developed?

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  36. JW

    Hi I’m worried that my penis will not grow it’s been the same size since I was 13 and I’m 18 now and still don’t see any signs of growth what should I do

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  37. Tyrone

    I’m 12 and at the doctor’s they measured my penis and they said it was [redacted by moderator] is that okay for my age? P.S I’m being honest I’m really worried.

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    • Tyrone,

      The average stretched length of the adult penis (after puberty is complete) is between 4.6 and 5.8 inches. Are you worried that your’s will be too long? If so, discuss this with the same doctor who did the measurements. If you’re worried that your’s will not be long enough, sounds like you can rest easy.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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  38. Leongkaje

    Hi I am 13 and I don’t know why I have a small penis [redacted by moderator] and haven’t started puberty.

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    • Leongkaje,

      You’re still normal at this stage. For boys, puberty can start as late as 14.

      Hang in there!

      @MsGreene

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  39. Chris

    This is an excellent posting, and you’ve given great advice to those who commented. I’d like to add for your teenage readers that as difficult as it is socially to have delayed puberty or small or undeveloped genitals, this really does become a less significant issue throughout life.

    I had no significant visible signs of puberty until age 15, and having a very small penis was less of a concern and issue to me than lacking adult muscular growth and lacking secondary hair were. I was 17 before I began to have physical adult male appearance, and I didn’t reach my full height until age 20. Life got better in social, peer, and dating situations, and I ended up with a normal amount of face and body hair and above average height.

    My testicles developed and descended enough for me to be fertile and capable of having children (I have two conceived in the usual way), but my penis remained extremely small, far outside the normal range for adult men. Here’s the thing – as we get older, we have total control over who sees us naked, and who learns this about us, the occasional medical procedure excepted. It didn’t stop me from dating, from having relationships, or from getting married. Yes, I worried a great deal about it, and it was a problem from time to time, but by age 28, it didn’t really much matter, and it didn’t ruin my life. Worrying about it excessively might have, but then it’d have been 100 percent my fault.

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    • Thank you so much for this comment. Great perspective! I’d like to quote this to other readers questions. Would you be open to me creating a permanent link to this comment?

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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  40. Zack

    Hello, I’m Zack. Im 13 years old but my penis is about [redacted] so is that an average size?

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    • Zack,

      The average stretched length of the penis before puberty is somewhere between 2.1 and 2.9 inches. The average stretched length of the adult penis after puberty is complete is between 4.6 and 5.8 inches. During puberty, the average length depends on where you are in the process.

      Check out Tanner Staging to get a better idea where you fall in the process.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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  41. Spuffy

    I’m 14 I been having pubic hair for 3 years now but my penis is not growing except when I get hard it just gets longer. Why is it not growing?

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    • BigballsBilly

      At age 14, you probably have gone through most of your puberty, so don’t expect changes overnight. Might be small forever.

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  42. Kevin

    Excuse me. I am Kevin. I am 15 years old. My penis size is okay. However, I usually masturbate, like once a week. I ejaculate, at least I think that it is, each time after masturbation. I am a little skinnier. I am wondering if this frequency of masturbation influence my health. Is that the reason I am skinny that my bones can’t get enough nutrition?

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    • Kevin,

      That amount is entirely normal and won’t influence your nutrition or your bones.

      For bone strength get good food, weight bearing exercise, plenty of calcium and vitamin D and not too much soda.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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      • Kevin

        Ok. Thanks for your reply. But I still think masturbation is my problem. Sometimes I can’t stop myself from masturbating. And sometimes, I even do this twice a week. Also I never stop masturbating more than a week. A week is the longest time I could control myself. Is there a scientific healthy frequency?

        Thank you so much
        Kevin

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  43. Anonymous

    im 12 years old and wondering why my penis looks small [redacted by moderator] how to make it bigger can i please get an answer

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    • Jake

      If it’s 2-4 inches when erect then you’re normal.

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  44. NH

    I just wanted to ask, because I’m twelve I think I may be going through puberty or at least the first stages of it.

    I have quite a lot of pubic hair but my penis does not seem to be growing in size. I’m a little overweight and I know that if I get rid of that fat it may look different but I just wanted to know is that normal because it as small as when I was younger.

    Thanks.

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  45. faarah

    I’m 14 years old and my penis is the size of my middle finger.is that normal

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  46. Johnny

    Hi am really concerned about my penis size and ever since I was 6 my penis size has been the same no bigger than [redacted by moderator] and I am 13 years old and I’m asking what should I do and I have not gone thru puberty yet but I was sure my size should at least be a little bigger than when I was 6 PLEASE HELP ME

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    • Johnny,

      You’ve done a great job articulating your concerns. Also, it great that you actually read the post before asking your question.

      In your situation, it’s smart to get a physical exam from your pediatrician. Express your concerns to him and discuss your options. This is not an emergency so you don’t have to rush to get it the exam (since you haven’t started puberty yet, you are likely to grow more), just get an exam at the next convenient time.

      Best,
      @MsGreene
      Co-founder & Executive Producer DrGreene.com, Mom

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  47. Anonymous

    Hi I am 17 and I only have a [redacted by moderator} and people say I don’t look as old too. I don’t have facial hair. Will my penis grow or do I need surgery or something? I been having this problem since I was a kid.

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    • Anonymous,,

      Since you’re 17, it’s smart to get a physical exam from your pediatrician. Express your concerns to him and discuss your options. This is not an emergency so you don’t have to rush to get it the exam, just get an exam at the next convenient time.

      Best,
      @MsGreene
      Co-founder & Executive Producer DrGreene.com, Mom

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  48. Alex

    im insucure about my penis size and im 13 years old people say that they have have a penis size of 6 limp and stuff and that makes me feel like i will never grow as big as they do or are rhey lying

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  49. anonymous

    Hi, im am 14 years old and my [redacted by moderator]. Im worried that it isn’t big enough, is this a average size?

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    • Anonymous,

      Size isn’t based on age, but stage of development. Check out this post, Tanner Staging, to get a better idea of your stage of development. At 14, you may well have a lot of growing left to do.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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  50. Edwin

    Okay, so im really stressing over my size, [redacted by moderator] am i gonna grow more, penis size and facial hair are the only 2 things i havent really reached yet in puberty. Can i please get a reply so i can stop obsessing over it??

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    • Edwin,

      You can check your stage of development here –> Tanner Staging. Sounds like you have finished puberty and you may grow more.

      @MsGreene

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  51. Tyler

    Hi my name is Tyler and I’m 10. I’m concerned about my penis size because at sports when we get changed I can see little bulges in the others kids boxers. My penis is [redacted by moderator] plz tell if it is normal.

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    • Hi Tyler,

      Puberty can start as early as 10, but it’s still considered normal to start as late as 15. It is the stage of development, not your age that’s important. Check this page “Tanner Staging” to see where you are in development.

      I hope that helps,
      @MsGreene

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  52. Leslie

    I am Leslie why is my penis very small please help me I am 12 i really want it to become big it is [redacted by moderator].

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    • Leslie,

      Penis growth happens during puberty. At 12 you may not have begun puberty yet. Either way, it would be wise for you to bring this up with your pediatrician at your next visit. He will be able to examine you and determine your stage of development and the possible need for treatment.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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  53. Ryan

    Hi Im 15 years old and I have [redacted by moderator] is that normal or is that to small. Also when i look down at my penis why does it look so small.

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    • Ryan,

      Penis size is all about tanner stage, not age, but either way, from what you’ve reported, it’s sounds like you’re on track.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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      • ...

        I’m 15 and still haven’t seen an increase in size [redacted]. I still haven’t got hair under my arms either. Will my penis ever grow in size?

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        • Ben,

          By 15 you should at least start to see changes. It would be appropriate to go to your pediatrician for a physical exam so he can give you more specific information.

          Best,
          @MsGreene

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  54. Darrel

    I’m 12 years old and I’m very concerned about my penis size. Its very small when non erected.(hope I spelled it right) When its erected its most probably [redacted by moderator]. I’m very nervous if I’m a late bloomer. I don’t even know if I have reached puberty. I do have a few pimples though. I just want to ask what is my most likely to be my penis size when I’m an adult? I’m a little over weight, too. Please reply back.

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  55. @123

    Why are you people talking about penis its organ like any other.Pubertie is normal for all,it s time when you get to be man/woman.P.S talk with parents about some fings.

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  56. AS

    I’m 12 years old, about to be 13. I have a lot of hair and [redacted by moderator]. Is this normal?

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    • Dear AS,

      There is a wide range of ages that boys and girls enter and move through puberty. Here is an excerpt from one of Dr. Greene’s Q&A’s that explains”

      “There are five stages of the changes that occur during puberty, called Tanner stages or Sexual Maturity Rating (SMR) stages. … In boys, SMR 3 usually begins at about age 12 or 13 years and lasts a year or so, although it can be normal in our culture to begin as early as 10 years or as late as 14.9 years, according to Tanner (Journal of Pediatrics, 1985; 107:317). SMR 3 is the time when the testes get clearly larger, the penis gets noticeably longer (then thicker in SMR 4), and the pubic hair (though still small in amount) gets darker and starts to curl.”

      I hope that’s helpful.
      @MsGreene

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  57. Justin

    Hi I’m 13 and I am almost exactly [redacted by moderator] when erect. But my penis is very small when soft, what is the normal length for both hard and soft for my age?

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    • Justin,

      Individuals enter puberty at very different ages. 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. At 13, you could be completely normal and be in an early stage of development or a late stage of development. It is the stage that determines growth, not age.

      We get a lot of questions about flaccid (soft) length verse erect length. Neither is preferred in the medical literature when discussing penis length, but the standard is stretched penile length and that is what this post details.

      I hope that’s helpful,
      @MsGreene

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      • Joseph

        I’m 13 and my penis is [redacted by moderator]. Will it get bigger?

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        • Joseph,

          Your adult size is not linked to your age, but your stage of development. At 13, you may be completely through puberty, or part way through.

          The next time you see a doctor, you can ask about your stage of development and he can give you a pretty good idea.

          Hope that helps,
          @MsGreene

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  58. Cameron

    I’m 13 years old and have a [redacted] peanus is that big, average or small

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    • The answer to your question is in the text above.

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  59. Revo

    I’m 13 years old and my penis size is [redacted by moderator] but my gf still isn’t pleased plzz help

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    • It sounds like she’s making you feel bad about yourself and that’s not a good sign. Are you sure you really like this girl enough to make it worth it being with her?

      Besides, at 13, the size of your genitals should not be the basis of a bf / gf relationship.

      @MsGreene
      Co-founder & Executive Producer, DrGreene.com
      NOT a doctor and not the opinions of Dr. Greene

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    • Damien

      well you are 13 years old so you shouldn’t have to please her yet

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  60. RO

    Hello,
    I am a 13 year old boy and my penis is [redacted by moderator] and i have a few hairs above my penis. When will it start growing and start getting more hair?

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    • Hi RO,

      Individuals enter puberty at very different ages. In general, girls younger than boys. In general, puberty in boys can start as early as 9 or as late as 14 and still be completely normal. So right now, you’re within normal.

      If you’d like more information, see your pediatrician for a physical exam. He will be able to give you specific information about your stage in development and what the future will likely hold.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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  61. Stef

    So my son has a very large father and we were told it runs in the family being French polonesian. Well he is very large down there and he is 13 years old but it gives him pains as it grows what should I do. I’m worried it will get any bigger as a grown woman would run of the size

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  62. JF

    Hello I am a 12 year old boy. I was wondering what was normal for my age group. When [redacted by moderator], I was just wondering if this is average size. Thank you in advance.

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    • Hello JF,

      In general, puberty in boys can start as early as 9 or as late as 14 and still be completely normal. You are well within that range.

      If you are concerned, bring this up at your next pediatrician’s visit. He will be happy to address this with you after a physical exam.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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  63. george

    I am 13 and my penis is [redacted by moderator]. When will grow?

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  64. Mac

    Hi I am 13 and have only a few hairs by my penis and little armpit hair and my testicles have only gotten a little bit bigger and my penis is [redacted by moderator]. When will I go through puberty and is this normal?

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    • Mac,

      That question can’t be answered without a physical exam. The next time you see your pediatrician, be sure to bring it up. He will be happy to discuss this with you.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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  65. Charlie

    Im 12 and my penis is [redacted by moderator] is that normal?

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    • Hey Charlie,

      Size is dependent on developmental stage. To find out if you are on track, have a physical exam from your pediatrician. He will be able to determine what stage of puberty you are in and whether or not your are normal.

      Hope that helps.
      @MsGreene

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  66. Alex the Great CVI

    Hi, Dr. Greene. I am 12 years old, and my penis is [redacted by moderator]. When erect, it measures about [redacted by moderator]. Is this normal?

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    • Alex the Great,

      I believe the measurements you provided are what’s called puffery. If they are not, discuss this with your doctor.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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      • Alex The Great

        Hello again Ms. Greene. I am not sure what “puffery” means. I did a quick Google search, but didn’t find anything on it.
        ???

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        • Puffery is another term for exaggerated, except it indicated that the over-telling is not an intentional lie.

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          • Alex The Great

            Sorry, I was just guessing the size. It’s [redacted by moderator]. Sorry again ☹.
            -alex

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          • No problem ATG.

            Age is not the real determining factor of normal size, but developmental stage is. If you look above, the size you state is well within normal for some stages.

            If you continue to be concerned, see your pediatrician. He will do a physical exam and can tell you what stage you are in and if your size is normal for that stage.

            Best,
            @MsGreene

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            Ok. Thanks, Ms. Greene.

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  67. Reid

    So I just turned 15 and I’m worried about my penis size because all the guys in my grade blast about having big penises so mine is [redacted by moderator]. Is this small? Thanks.

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    • It’s very common for guys to brag about their size. As I pointed out above, don’t belief everything you hear.

      @MsGreene

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  68. Jack

    Hi I am 13 and have only a few hairs by my penis and little armpit hair and my testicals have only gotten a little bit bigger and my penis is [redacted by moderator]. When will I go through puberty

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  69. John

    John
    I have a [redacted by moderator] penis and in 10 my friends say I’m lyeing but I’m not. Will I grow more or will I stay?

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    • John,

      Penis growth is dependent on stage of sexual development. If you are through puberty at 10 (which would be very early) you will not continue to grow.

      As you say, your friends think you are lying. If you are not, it would be wise to see a pediatrician and get a complete physical. He will be able to help you sort this out.

      @MsGreene

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    • Jeff

      Hey I’m 13 and my penis is [redacted by moderator] and I have no signs of puberty yet. Should I consult a Doctor to see if i will be a “late bloomer” and is this size normal?

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      • Jeff,

        If you’re concerned, your doctor would be happy to discuss this with you, but in general, puberty in boys can start as early as 9 or as late as 14 and still be completely normal.

        Hope that helps,
        @MsGreene

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  70. John

    Hey I am a 13 year old boy and I am nearly 14. My twin brother is way taller than me and so is everybody else in 9th grade. I have pubic and bodily hair but no signs of penis or testicular growth.

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    • Hey John,

      I know that’s frustrating. Even twins develop at different rates, but if you’re concerned, it’s totally appropriate to bring this up at your next pediatrician’s visit. Your pediatrician should have a private time with you (no parent in the room) so you can ask whatever question you want without anyone else hearing. Pediatricians are very used to discussing growth and development.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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  71. Pras

    Also I have lot of foreskin ahead like I cannot pull it back it’s a around .5 CMs is this normal or should I forcefully pull it back ?once I tried to and it was burning for a long time

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    • Pras,

      Dr. Greene talks about foreskin retraction in this Q&A Cleaning the Penis with Intact Foreskin. He says:

      “In 90% of boys the foreskin is loose and mobile by age 2, but the process can sometimes take five or more years. When the foreskin has separated from the glans, the foreskin can easily be retracted, or pulled back, to leave the glans exposed.”

      Sounds like it’s time for you to see a doctor who can give you treatment specific to your body.

      Hope that helps,
      @MsGreene

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  72. Caleb mueller

    Im 11 almost 12 and my penis is nearly [redacted by moderator] when stretched out is that bad or a symptom of a disease?

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    • If this is your actual size, you should see a doctor.

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  73. Bob

    Hi I’m thirteen and I have a small penis and I haven’t hit puberty?

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  74. Roger

    I am 16 and have not hit puberty . My testicles are very small and my penis is only [redacted by moderator] long erect should i be alarmed.( I have very little pubic and armpit hair)

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    • If a person (boy or girl) hasn’t started puberty by 16, it’s wise to consult with a doctor. This will include a physical exam and may include blood tests.

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  75. Josh

    I’m 12 and I here all of these people talking about sex in the seventh grade and I don’t know if im ready physically for that because of my size it’s [redacted by moderator] is that small for a twelve year old

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    • Josh

      And also I am maybe 130 lbs so idk if that contributes to that because like when it’s soft I can barely see it without stretching it

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    • It sounds like you have not finished puberty, but regardless, don’t let anyone rush you into sex.

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  76. Dylan

    I’m a 13 year old boy and my penis is [redacted by moderator]. Is that average or what?

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    • Hi Dylan,

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

      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 6,200 boys, mostly white, from Bulgaria, put the average at 3.1 to 4.3 inches.)

      If you are outside those sizes, it’s wise to see your doctor and have a physical exam.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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  77. Cole

    Hi. I’m twelve and I’m still going through puberty. I have this 14 year old girl asking for my size and I’m afraid on whether or not it’s embarrassing. I want someone to tell me if being [redacted by moderator] is short for my age and if I’ll continue to grow. I started puberty around age 11.

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    • 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 6,200 boys, mostly white, from Bulgaria, put the average at 3.1 to 4.3 inches.)

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  78. Andre

    Hi, I am 18 years old but I haven’t yet finished puberty. I am very slim and I look young, like a 14 year old. My penis is [redacted by moderator]. I want to know at what age I’d possibly complete puberty and if my penis will continue to grow.

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    • That’s a great question. As discussed above, it’s really individual. If you want an answer that is specific to your body, the best person to help you is your doctor. He will give you a physical exam to track your stage of development and be able to discuss possible scenarios. At 18, that’s very valid.

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    • Marz

      Be pacient its normal

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  79. Anonymous

    I’m 12 years old going into 7th grade a girl wants to have sex but I’m afraid to show her my dick because it’s so small my balls are small too I’m [redacted by moderator] my voice isn’t deep yet but it’s not high I’m worried everyone else is hitting puberty and I’m not I don’t even got a pubic hair. Can someone please help? I want to no when I’m gonna hit puberty and when my balls are gonna drop.

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    • It sounds like you feeling left out and you wonder if you’ll ever catch-up, but 12 it’s fine that you haven’t gone through puberty yet. Smile at the 7th grade girl and enjoy her company, but don’t worry about sex yet. There really is plenty of time.

      If you want an estimate of when puberty will happen for you, see your doctor who can do a physical exam and give you more information.

      Best,
      @MsGreene
      Co-founder & Executive Producer, DrGreene.com

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    • Fred F

      Hey bro I’m 12 too in the 7th grade don’t worry though your just a late bloomer but everything will be OK by the time you become 15
      My puberty started when I was 8 I’m a black male I don’t know if that has to do with it or not

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  80. Evan

    Im 15 and my penis is size is still small will it grow more

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    • Evan,

      Not all 15 year olds are in the same developmental stage. If you are early to mid puberty, you could still grow more. If you are finished with puberty, you are not likely to grow more. Your physician can do a physical exam and help you determine your puberty stage.

      I hope that’s helpful.

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  81. Maximus

    My names Max and I’m twelve and I’m 5ft8 and 57 kg. I have [REDACTED BY MODERATOR], is that over average or am I alright and average?

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    • Maximus,

      I’m guessing from the number you stated, and the name you used, that you are exaggerating your size.

      Moderator

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  82. Brandon

    Hi I’m a 17 year old 5ft 6.5in and my penis has been the same size since I was 14 it hasn’t grown seen I’m starting to get worried

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  83. Declan

    I’m 13 and I personally think I have a small penis, I’m a bit larger than other boys but my friend is the same age has me and has got a bigger penis, I don’t know what to do however I don’t think I’m done with puberty yet, I just don’t know and I want a bigger penis, please help.

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    • Reid

      Its okay u still have plenty of time to grow!! U stop growing around 18 and how big is it? It really cant be that small

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  84. Jamie

    I’m 13 years old and I feel uncomfortable about my body weight, i am 8.5 stones and 5ft5. I’m telling you my weight because the NHS say the weight and the height are key to finding if somebody is healthy or not. Am I?

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    • Hi Jamie,

      That’s a great weight for your height. You fall right in the middle of a normal weight — not under-weight and not over-weight.

      You can maintain this trajectory by eating well, getting regular exercise and making sure you get enough high-quality sleep. Sleep is not often discussed in weight management, but it’s key — especially as you enter the teen years.

      Keep up the good work,
      @MsGreene

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  85. Kyle

    I’m only twelve and I’m [REDACTED]. Does that mean it’ll be over average when I’m about sixteen, or that I’m already at full length? Just honestly wondering, thanks!

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    • Hi Kyle,

      Everyone grows at different rates. Your adult height might all come early, late, or over time. Part of what determines the timing is your stage in puberty, part genetics, and part what you’ve been exposed to during your life, i.e. nutrition and environmental exposures. Your pediatrician can work with you, based on all your data, to help you determine a close approximation to your adult height.

      Hope that helps,
      @MsGreene

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      • Kyle

        I didn’t mean my height, I should have been more specific.. I meant [REDACTED].

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        • Hi Kyle,

          That makes sense. But the answer is the same for length as it is for height. Sorry I can’t be more specific.

          @MsGreene

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          • Kyle

            Thanks!!

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  86. JB

    Hi, I’m 14 and my penis size is worrying. I’m ashamed to tell anybody and I don’t know what a pediatrician is or even if I have one?

    [REDACTED BY MODERATOR]

    Who do I tell without anybody I know finding out and is it normal, considering I have pubic hairs of about 1 inch and a few armpit hairs?

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    • Dear JB,

      A pediatrician is a doctor that specializes in kids and teens. If you’ve been seeing a doctor growing up, it’s likely a pediatrician, though it’s not unusual to see a general practitioner or family practice doctor.

      You can go to any doctor and discuss your concerns. He can not tell anyone, including your parents, without your approval.

      I hope that helps,
      @MsGreene

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  87. ZC

    Hello, I am 16 years old and barely in puberty . My tanner stage is about 2.8 and I am kind of freaking out. I have barely grown, have little pubic hair. And like 4 tiny armpit hairs in each armpit . Mule is has not started noticeably growing yet. I was just wondering how long it usually takes from the start of penis growth to the near end of penis growth. Thanks!

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  88. Michael Mackie

    I am a 45 year old male and I am not happy with my appearance in many ways especially in the private area

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  89. Nicole

    I have a 12 year old boy who has the described very small penis and I took him to our pediatrician last year. He said he would be fine. Since then my son has expressed concern and I thought about an endocrinologist. Would growth hormones be an appropriate avenue?

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  90. Matteo

    I also wanted to ask if master baiting is normal

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    • Beth

      Absolutely normal, as long as it doesn’t interfere with other activities (like going to school, going out with friends, etc)

      Consider it practicing with your body, to learn what you do–and do not–like. (fwiw, male and female bodies are very similar, so masturbation can also be viewed as learning common areas in both sexes)

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  91. Billy Riddell

    Dr. Greene,

    I would like to know why the average Penis size charts (by age) have changed in the last 10-15 years. To be precise, they have shrunk drastically by age group (average size by age).
    When I was young (10-15 years ago) I had all the sites memorized (with their averages listed) as I strolled through the years of puberty.

    For example, all sites (including Kinsey) listed averages (stretched lengths)
    10 years old 3 inches
    11 years 3.5
    12 years 4.0
    13 years 4.5
    Etc.

    All my friends and I viewed these & they seemed VERY ACCURATE to us all.

    Nowadays, averages have been reduced per age group, or widened to such an extent that they couldn’t TRULY be an average
    For example (off the top of my head)
    10 years old 2-4
    12 years old 2-5
    13 years old 2.5-5.5

    It seems these numbers have been scuewed to keep young boys from worrying, and I think that’s wrong. I think the science should stand & not be scuewed.

    Please explain to me what happened? Why have the ‘average penis size (by age) shrunk or been ‘widened’ to such an extent they aren’t an average at all (as I listed above).

    Thanks,
    Billy

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    • Billy,

      In doing research for this post we found some very interesting information. There have been a number of new studies in the last 15 years. The studies are from many different countries. The study results vary wildly. So does study design. This is likely the reason for the wide range of “average” that is currently reported. Basically, there is no longer a simple answer to the question.

      Hope that helps,
      @MsGreene
      Co-founder and Executive Producer, DrGreene.com

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  92. Jerron

    And I’m also not getting any hair on my penis when my friends laugh at me when the have a forest of hair by there penis

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    • Anonymous

      well depending on how old you are this isn’t a problem. Puberty typically starts a ages 9-14, and thats just starting. So don’t worry about the hair it will come in, and also consider that you may just not have as much hair as they do and so it is just coming in slower.

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  93. Nex

    I was diagnosed with Hypospediasis plus micro penis at birth and was clarified by a surgery. Now I am 16 years and has a penis of length 7cm. I am really bothered about my sex life. Can I have normal sex? Can I satisfy my partner? Please reply…I am in a situation here

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    • Chris

      yes as ong as you can still hit the G-Spot on your partner you should be good to go however some women prefer larger penises but that does not change the stimulation felt. However for pleasing men it is all in the prostate which if you do have a male partner you may be recieving or you might have to get surgery.

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  94. Anonymous

    I saw above a comment asking if anyone new any exercises, and simply stretching it (not TOO forcefully) around a finger twice a week, for about 5 minutes each time, over a few months gains about 3/4 to flaccid length, and about 1/2 an inch to erect length. Most other exercises don’t work any better or work at all, most contraptions will cause damage, and pills often have bad side effects and don’t work at all or are only temporary (about a week of added size).

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  95. Steven

    Does masterbating affect penis growth during puberty

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    • Tom

      No it doesn’t affect any thing actually

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  96. Matt

    So I just turned 16 and my penis hasn’t gotten any bigger so ? I guess I just gotta wait

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    • Noah

      mine didn’t start growing till sixteen [REDACTED BY MODERATOR]

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  97. Rogers

    Hi I’m 26 and have a small penis like a kids size takes me ages to get hard and long time to ejaculate and when hard during sex it goes small why is this

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  98. No name

    Hi I am 17 and I think I penis is a good size the only thing it that I can’t pull my foreskin back because it is to tight how do i loosen it.

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    • samuel

      bro m of the same age as you.. and even i would have this very same issue.. there is nothing to worry.. just try it harder and u’ll be able to do it.. that’s what i did when it wasn’t loosening.. nd i suceeded.. :0

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    • EnderGhozt Plays

      I wouldn’t try too hard to loosen it. If you’ve ever been circumcised the extra skin on the outside of your penis won’t be there, of so don’t try to loosen it.

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  99. Anonymous

    I just turned 14 and I haven’t been showing any signs of puberty except for a little hair on the genitals. I am worried this is because low testosterone and if it is will it affect my penis size.

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    • ANONYMOUS

      Same here too i’m 14 with no sign of penis growth other than pubic hairs nd its really affecting me because of other guys

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    • Chris

      do not worry if guys make fun of you they might have small penises anways but you do not need a large penis to please a woman and only about finger length to please a man.

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  100. Kevin

    I am 45. It took me almost from 15-40 to get used to the idea that I’m small – [REDACTED]. It kept me from having relationships . My whole life. 4 years ago, I met a guy that didn’t care about that. He loves me because I’m funny, have compassion and know other things in the bedroom. Sex is a small part of a relationship. It is critical, yes. But the size of your sick is an even smaller part of that. Besides, More than a mouthful is a waste! LOL!

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  101. Anonymous

    [REDACTED BY MODERATOR] looks like a toddlers penis and I’m worried it won’t grow.

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    • I know you are concerned. It sounds like it’s time to talk to you pediatrician or a pediatric urologist. He will do a physical exam and tell you if your concerns are warranted or not. If they are warranted, he will help you with next steps.

      Hope that helps,
      @MsGreene (moderator)

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  102. Matt

    I am 8 years old and i hit puberty earlier than most people and my penis is also larger than the average for my age. Am I normal?

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    • Declan

      Different people grow at different rates at different times. It is perfectly fine, and you have nothing to worry about to the extent of my knowledge. The penile average is just numbers. Remember, it doesn’t matter, and you can be proud of your size. [Redacted]

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    • ANONYMOUS

      U are lucky nd somehow should tell your parents

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      • Sam

        Why would you need to share the size of your penis with your parents? Small or large it doesn’t matter, penis size really doesn’t matter at all, and if your partner says otherwise, they don’t really care about you at all. Sex isn’t everything, and it’s not the size of the penis that matters, it’s how you use it, so as long as you know how to work it, you will be just fine… And if you need practice… Hit me up lol Jk jk

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  103. Sagar

    At the age 5 My son done suntha because of his skin was stick. Now he is 11 Yrs but compare to other his penis is not grow. So pl tell me your observation

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  104. Anonymous

    Hi, I’m 14 years old 15 next year and my penis is [REDACTED BY MODERATOR]. Is there any exercises I could do on my penis to make it longer and thicker because all my mates always talk about there willys and say they’re, well, big and I just go along with it so is there any thing I can do about it?

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      Hi,

      I know this is frustrating. I’m a woman, so I can’t totally understand, but I will tell you, most women I know don’t judge the size of their partner. If anything, I hear them talking about how uncomfortable it is when their partner is too big. Beside that, I think your mates are exaggerating or going along with the group. They are likely very much like you.

      If any one here knows of exercises, please share, but I’ve never heard of any.

      Hope that helps,
      @MsGreene
      Mom, Co-founder DrGreene.com, NOT a doctor

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      • Ian

        I’m sure your advice was intended to be helpful, but I don’t know why you’re assuming that the original poster is heterosexual. The opinion of women on penis size is completely useless for a gay boy. It wouldn’t be difficult to be more inclusive in your answers.

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        • Ian,

          Great point. Well taken. How would you answer the original question?

          @MsGreene

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        • Anonymous

          If it doesn’t matter for gay children then why should he include them? He’s focused on penis size. Of penis size doesn’t matter to gays then why even bother mentioning them?

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          • Chris

            it actually does matter to homosexual males because you must be able to hit the prostate when in ana intercourse

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        I’m 12 years old and my penis size is [REDACTED BY MODERATOR]. I recently took a look at the chart of average sizes, but I was kind of confused. Is this abnormal or will it affect my future adult life negatively, or even positively? I’ve been offered..well..things, but I’m scared that it’s too small. And that my parents would be furious, so I’m not going down that road for a while.

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        • Hi Anon,

          You’re very smart not to take “things you’ve been offered”. If you’re seriously concerned, and I seriously doubt you should be, then see a pediatric urologist. He can help you sort out what might be appropriate AND legal.

          Hope that helps,
          @MsGreene

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    • Aaron

      Don’t worry bro they are definitely just over exaggerating they just want to be cool

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    • Jamie

      Normally the people that brag about their penis size, have got small ones.

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  105. JC

    I am 13 years old and I have a [REDACTED BY MODERATOR]. The guys in the locker room have a much large penis. Am I normal?

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    • Size is linked to stage of development. If you’re concerned that you’re not developing on tack with your stage of development, talk to your pediatrician. He will be able to give you information that is specific to you, which is what you need.

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      • jacob

        I’m 13 and [REDACTED BY MODERATOR] inches, but my freind is 14 with [REDACTED]. Do you think he telling the truth?

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        • No, I do not think he’s telling the truth. I suggest you drop the subject and don’t give it a second thought.

          Hope that helps,
          @MsGreene

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    • Sam

      Yes, I have experienced the same in the locker room when I was in high school (5 years ago I was probably 16) and a boy 2 years younger than me practically had a horse cock, and some other guys had smaller dicks than me. I’m not okay with my size but I don’t think anyone is okay with their size no matter how big it is. But my partners loves my penis and me! You will find mr/ms right one day!!

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  106. Shane

    I’m 14yrs old and my penis is [REDACTED BY MODERATOR]. Is this normal?

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      Shane, discuss this with your parents and your pediatrician.

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  107. Harison James

    Hi I’m 12 and my penis is [REDACTED BY MODERATOR] is this ok. Am I under or over average? My friend says that he has [REDACTED BY MODERATOR]. And said I’ve got micro penis.

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    • At 12 you’re likely to continue to develop, but at the post says, it’s not age that counts, but stage of puberty.

      It sounds like you’re very concerned. The best thing you can do is see your pediatrician. He can do a physical exam and let you know what stage of puberty you’re in and if you are developing normally.

      Best,
      @MsGreene

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  108. bob

    I’m really worried about my penis size. it’s only like [REDACTED BY MODERATOR]. I’m already 14 and still haven’t hit puberty. Why haven’t I hit puberty yet? It’s embarrassing because all of my friends have except me.

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    • At fourteen, it’s wise to bring up your concerns with your pediatrician or a urologist. He will likely do a physical exam and some blood tests to look at your hormone levels.

      Hope that helps,
      @MsGreene
      Executive Producer

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  109. Isaac

    I’m a young man of 24 years, my penis is so small to the extent that I’m afraid to woe a girl. Also whenever I try to have sex despite of the small penis I won’t use up to a minute before I release. Please doc tell me what I can do, because I’m ashamed of my self.

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  110. Harry

    To be totally hnesot here, the only thing that is going to grow is someone else’s bank account. But your penis? Nope ain’t gonna happen. This is a complete myth that anything can make you grow inches in your penis. Some men are so desperate they will submit to surgery, and that doesn’t really provide any added length. Sorry, you got what you got and you have to be happy with it. Ask any girl and they will tell you that length is not so important as girth, and knowing what to do with it. Most guys haven’t a clue how to use it properly so the girls tell me.Save your money and get some lessons on how to improve your performance instead. Much happier that way.

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  111. John wilson

    My penis is [REDACTED BY THE MODERATOR] and am twenty years old am I normal

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  112. Tajj

    Hi, i m 14 yr, my height is 5.2 and weight is 74kg which is overweight.., my penis is very small.., i wana ask if i loose weight will it be normal?

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    • Losing weight doesn’t increase the size of your penis, but it will likely appear to be larger than it appears now. There are many upsides for getting to a normal weight if you do it in a healthy way — through exercise, cutting out foods that are low in nutrition and high in fat and sugar, and sleeping within the normal range (about 8 hours a night).

      If you’re weight is an issue, this would be a good place to start. If you are still concerned about the size of your penis, it’s great to talk to your doctor about it to make sure you’re growth is on track.

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      • Tajj

        Thanks mam, i will do everything u told me ;) once again thanks for the reply :) hope i will get better :)

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  113. David

    hi im 13 and i have a limp/bent downward penis is that normal

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    • Chris

      i have been wondering this too seeing as how my penis has a downward curveture to it and i don’t know if it is normal.

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    • Sam

      Yes that is completely normal! Many guys have a curve to their penis. You have nothing to worry about

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    • Jamie

      Same… I’m also 13

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    • Zack

      Mine curves all the time and im 13 so its normal

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  114. Jack

    Hi there, I have a huge problem. I am turning 12 years next year February. All my friends are turning 12 late this year. They all have pubic hair and long penis. I do not have any hair and my penis is about 7cm when fully stretched.

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    • It can be completely normal to start puberty as early as 9 or as late as 14. I know if feels late since your peers appear to be ahead of you. At this point you are well within normal range so there’s no need to seek medical attention. On the other hand, it’s totally acceptable to talk to your doctor about your fears. Your next regularly scheduled check-up would be a great time to do that.

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      • Dylan

        I’m 14, 15 in January, I have hardly any pubic hair and my penis is about 1 inch when soft, and with hardly any thickness, am I normal?

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        • This would be a great time to have a physical exam from your pediatrician. He will be able to determine your physical maturity and development. If there are any issues he will be able to help.

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    • Sam

      Just give it some time and you will get there, you’re probably just a late bloomer. And for the pubic hair… After you get it, you won’t want it, just like facial hair. It is just another chore to keep up with unless you keep it long and bushy, which a lot of people prefer trimmed or shaves pubic areas but I do know a select few people who like the bush, I however am not one of those people

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