Penis Size - Man vs. Animal

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Penis Size - Man vs. Animal Photo by John Dugan

Just about every man alive has at least a passing interest in penis size and in comparing the length and girth of his own member with that of other men; in some cases, it can be an absolute obsession, eclipsing more important concerns such as penis skill and penis health. While having the biggest penis in the locker room is cause for bragging rights, how might even the best-hung man compare in a biggest penis contest with some other species? The answer: it depends on how penis size is determined.

Sheer size

The easiest way to see how man stacks up to other animals is through simply comparing the average lengths of the tools in question. To obtain the optimum results, the penis should be measured in its erect state; that raises the question of just how one goes about measuring the engorged member of, say, a Bengal tiger - or how one goes about getting it engorged, for that matter. But that's a problem for the scientists to deal with.

What is average?

There have been numerous studies on the average human penis size, and the results vary from study to study; however, it's generally agreed that the average male has an erect penis that measures between 5.1 and 5.9 inches in length. (The man generally held to possess the longest penis is purported to have a tool that measures 13.5 inches.)


With this average measurement range in mind, the human male gets huge bragging rights over quite a few members of the animal kingdom. For example, the shrew, a little mole-like rodent, is thought to be the least-hung of all animals, with an erect member that measures a piddling one-fifth of an inch. A housecat's penis is typically around 1.5 inches. And among primates, humans stand tall with the largest penis; the mighty gorilla musters a mere two inches for all his chest-beating.

Big guys

Yet there are many other animals with tools that dwarf that of mere man. Sometimes it's not surprising; if an animal is several times larger than a human, it makes sense that his penis is more impressive. So, there's no surprise that a rhinoceros has a penis about two feet long, or that those skyscraper-sized giraffes sport a stiffy of four feet, or that the African elephant weighs in with a six-and-a-half foot monster. (The biggest tool of all, by the way, is attached to the blue whale, averaging between eight and ten feet.)

Surprising big guys

Yet there are a number of other not so physically big animals that still give humans a run for their penis money. For example, pig penises can extend to about 18 inches. The Argentine blue-bill duck sports about 8 erect inches. Even the lowly banana slug can achieve 6 to 9 inches.

By ratio

Some may argue that ratio is a more accurate way to compare penis sizes across species. In that case, the ratio of penis to body size in humans is about 1:12. Not bad - but the blue whale still beats human, with a 1:10 ratio. African elephants do even better at 1:4, and that pesky banana slug outranks him at 1:1.

But ratio-wise, the clear (and very surprising) winner is the barnacle. This little guy goes to great lengths to achieve sexual satisfaction; his penis to body ratio reaches an astounding 40:1!

Looking at penis size among other animals helps a guy keep perspective - and perhaps can help him to concentrate on other penis issues that are equally (or more) important than just size - such as penis health. Men can improve their overall penis health through the regular use of a top notch penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil). Finding the right cream means looking for ingredients like L-arginine, which helps in the process by which penis blood vessels are maintained in good health, and acetyl L carnitine, a neuroprotective ingredient that helps fight diminished penis sensitivity due to peripheral nerve damage such as can occur from rough handling - and that's important to a man no matter what his size!

Author's Profile

Visit for more information about treating common penis health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of penis sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.

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