Will Your Penis Get Smaller if It is not Used for a Long Time: Myth or Real?

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Penis Get Smaller if It is not Used 

The penis is the single most integral body part that defines a man's identity. In the modern world today, the masculinity of a man is characterized by his sexual prowess and vigor – the bigger the manhood, the greater his sexual appeal. Although this is not 100% real.

For this reason, the thought of the penis being branded small is never pleasant for any man. However, a terrifying thought is losing good penis length and girth you were proud of. So, what happens when you don’t engage in sexual activities for long? Does lengthy abstinence really affect your penis size?

The popular media rumors that a man’s penis may get smaller if not used for long. But is this really true or just a myth? To discover the truth surrounding a shrinking penis, let’s take a minute to uncover some facts about your penis size.

Know Your Penis First

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Before we go further, the first step to uncovering the truth about a shrinking penis is to get familiar with it.

Penis size differs for every man. Plus, how frequently you use it may differ from other people. If you’re oblivious to anything associated with your penis, from its function to how often you use it, you'll never truly know when and if there's something wrong with the size.

So, first things first, observe everything about your penis – from the tiniest details to the major ones. Once you get the facts, the next step is to know your measurements. This step is more critical than you think because it helps you diagnose your penis health – which may also affect its size.

Also Read: Do You Really Know These Facts About Your Penis?

Is There Any Global Standard for the Size of Penis?

Global Standard for the Size of Penis

As mentioned earlier, the size of a penis differs for each man. More than 70% of men believe they have an above-average-sized penis. However, studies reveal that over 60% fall into the normal size range (the global standard for penis size).

Averagely, penis size ranges

  • An average flaccid penis is 9.16cm (3.6inches) long
  • An average flaccid stretched penis is 13.24cm (5.3inches) long
  • The length of an average erect penis is 13.12cm (5.2 inches)
  • The circumference of an average flaccid penis is 9.31cm (3.7inches)
  • The girth of an average erection is 11.66cm (4.6inches)

How to Measure Your Penis

How to Measure Your Penis

To measure the size of your penis, you need to first get your measurement tools. The two most commonly used measuring gears are a measuring tape, a piece of string, or a ruler. Each of this equipment works well but if you’re using a rope, get one that does not stretch since it can lead to inaccurate measurements. Also, be sure you have an erection before starting this process to get accurate measurements.

Once you know the size of your penis, you can easily tell if something goes wrong with its size later. To take its measurement, consider the following:

Measure the Length

Measure the Penis Length
  • Place the measuring equipment at the base of your erect penis (where it joins to your body) and extend it to its tip.
  • Make sure the tape, string, or ruler touches the bone. This is especially important for people with lots of belly fat.
  • Then, measure from the base to the end of its tip.

Measure Girth/Thickness

Measure Girth
  • Wrap the measuring equipment gently around the shaft of your erect penis.
  • Note the number because it gives you the information you need.
  • If you plan on using a string, after wrapping around the shaft of your penis, mark where it ends around it. Then, straighten it and measure the distance from the edge of the string to the marked part.

How to judge the hardness of your penis

  • Thump it against the edge of a flat object like the arm of a wooden chair. If it bends slightly, it is far away from being hard. If it vibrates like a tuning fork, it is very hard.

Rumors About Penis

Rumors About Penis

There are many beliefs when it involves the size of a penis. Some of them include:

Fat People Really Have Small Penis

The impact of weight gain on most men can be alarming since it may affect their penis structure. The reason fat people’s penis looks small is that the penis is attached to the abdominal wall so that when a man gains belly fat, the excess fat pulls the penis inward.

On the other hand, the fat belly flops down, giving the penis a small appearance. Still, this doesn’t mean the penis is small. It only appears smaller without it actually being small. If they lose fat, it goes back to its actual size.

Penis Grows Twice

Most men also believe that even after puberty, their penis may still grow. As you age, your penis may seem larger than it actually is, especially when used frequently. Yet, we can’t really attest this to a second growth. However, a penis may take a larger form than in its flaccid state when erect. On the other hand, people with erectile dysfunction may not really experience this.

To resolve this issue, nonmedical techniques using penis enlargement devices have been shown to help with physical growth. Penis enlargement devices like the penis weight hanger, penis extender and penis stretcher help men with physical erection problems (erectile dysfunction) get and keep an erection.

Will Your Penis Get Smaller If It Is Not Used for a Long Time?

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The simple answer to this question is no. Your penis won't get smaller if not used for long. However, in terms of functions, problems such as impotence and premature ejaculation may occur due to its long-term use.

Impotency, also called erectile dysfunction (ED), impacts a man's ability to form an erection. It can, in turn, affect the length of an erection but never the penis size. The good news is that male penis enlargement devices like penis pumps and penis stretchers fix the problem of impotency and premature ejaculation.


Penis size

Penis size increases during puberty and ends after it. On the other hand, weight gain may influence its visual appearance, making it look smaller than it actually is. Unfortunately, long-term use may cause problems like erectile dysfunction, which hinders erection.

So, if you’re worried that your penis may shrink over time due to long-term use, there’s really no scientific proof behind this belief. But, penile enlargement devices are usually the go-to choice for many men who believe they have a shrinking penis.

 Medical Disclaimer: If you have any medical conditions, questions, or concerns, please speak with your healthcare provider directly. The articles on Zen Hanger are underpinned by peer-reviewed research and information drawn from medical societies and governmental agencies. However, they are not a substitute for professional medical advice diagnosis, or treatment.

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