The new research found the average length of a penis increased by around 24% in recent decades – and now scientists believe there’s a few theories behind the news
Penis size is still one of those topics most men aren’t comfortable discussing.
Despite many sexperts and porn stars claiming size really doesn’t matter, there’s still insecurities surrounding it.
Now lads you’ll be happy to know the average length of a schlong is actually increasing.
A new study found the penis has increased by a whopping 24% in recent decades.
The research discovered the average size rocketed from 4.8inches to a whopping 6in.
Scientist Dr Michael L Eisenberg from Stanford University School of Medicine in California, US, conducted the study.
Dr Michael and his team took data from 75 penises over the years between 1942 and 2021.
They took measurements from more than 55,000 lads between the ages of 18 to 86.
He said: “We expected that we would see a similar declining trend when we looked at penile length, but we found quite the opposite.”
The results were ironically published on Valentine’s Day which confirmed there’s been a 24% increase in the size.
In the study, they first started recording erect lengths from 29 years ago.
The reason behind it could be a number of reasons – including changes in the reproductive system.
Dr Michael added: “Our reproductive system is one of the most important pieces of human biology.
“If we’re seeing this fast of a change, it means that something powerful is happening to our bodies.
“We should try to confirm these findings and if confirmed, we must determine the cause of these changes.”
However, others have theories too.
Dr Larry Lipshultz from Baylor College of Medicine in Texas claimed having more erections has a role to play in it.
He said: “You might possibly blame online porn, but that’s just a theory,
“The more someone has erections, there might be greater potential for better erections.
“The tissue would stretch more, hence would get longer.”
But while penis sizes are on the rise, Dr Raevti Bole, from Cleveland Clinic, said it’s all “very subjective”.
The doctor added: “Overall I think the results are good in that they don’t show a deterioration [of the penis] – but at the end of the day penile length is very subjective, and I think there can be a negative to focusing on this.
“There’s a real emphasis on size in popular culture and social media, so I think it’s important for doctors to reinforce that bigger is not necessarily better.
“My point is size doesn’t necessarily correlate to sexual satisfaction.
“Patients can feel bad about penis size, and that’s a problem.”
Either way lads, it’s all looking up…