Be real, you've asked yourself at some point whether you 'measure up.' You know what I'm talking about. Whether you took a peek in a locker room or did some research online, I can pretty much bet that at some point you've wondered how your package measures up to the average. If you've had any questions along these lines, this post is for you.
Rather than dance around the subject, let me tell it to you straight. The average length of the human male penis is 4-6 inches (usually it's around 5.1-5.4"). A FAR cry from what is portrayed in pornography, with captions that often flaunt lengths double the average. We frequently discuss the effects of porn on our capacity for connection, ability to experience intimacy, and our overall expectations around sex. Sometimes, we forget to talk about the expectations it creates for our physical bodies.
Between six pack abs, toned muscles, and inhumanely large genitalia, porn often creates a completely false standard of a healthy male body. In another post, we'll talk about physical health concerning your gut, body fat and musculature, but for now, there's a good chance that your package easily falls within the average. Hopefully you sleep a little better tonight knowing that.
And if you don't fall within the average, that's okay too. If you're below average, you can still experience sexual pleasure and there are procedures available to further enhance it. If you're above average, you've been blessed. Give thanks to God and use it well when it's appropriate.
Also, while we're on the subject, let it be known that there are grow-ers and there are show-ers. In other words, if you had a buddy who used to brag about how much length he had when he was flaccid, he might have been a show-er. All that means is that it doesn't grow that much when it's erect. Contrast that with growers, which appear small when flaccid but grow considerably more during arousal. All is to say – most of the locker room shenanigans should be taken with a massive grain of salt.
Lastly, do not lose sight of the fact that you are made in God's image. Every single part of you was intricately designed. God adores your body, you should too. And if anyone has told you that women care about size, girth, etc. They lied. When you are in a committed covenant, the only thing that matters about your body is that you pledge it to your wife alone. If you can look after that, the rest will be more than enough...if you know what I mean.
Cheering you on,
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