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What Does A Perfect Penis Look Like?

Key Takeaways:

  1. The idea of a “perfect” penis is a myth perpetuated by societal pressures and unrealistic standards, often leading to feelings of insecurity, lack of confidence, and shame.
  2. Penises come in a vast array of shapes, sizes, styles, curvature, girth, and colours, each unique and completely natural.
  3. A penis need not be big to engage in sexual activities, urinate, or even have babies.
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There’s one thing most of us have in common: we’re all striving towards perfection. We want perfect bodies, perfect homes, perfect resumes, perfect partners, and even perfect genitals! Yes, you heard us right – perfect genitals – penises and vulvas. When we tell you to picture a perfect penis, what comes to your head? A penis of a specific size, shape, and colour. 

The truth however is, the idea of a “perfect” penis (or genital in general) is a myth perpetuated by societal pressures and unrealistic standards. The penis is often (and sadly) equated to one’s manhood. In reality, this quest for perfection often leads to feelings of insecurity, lack of confidence, and shame. Let’s dive in and explore the concept of a “perfect penis”.

 

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Believe it or not, penises come in a vast array of shapes, sizes, styles, curvature, girth, and colours, each unique and completely natural. Some are curved upward, curved downward, C-shaped, S-shaped, or straight. If your penis is naturally curved, it’s typically due to the way erectile or scar tissue has developed.

Penises may have a narrow head or a narrow base; they could be circumcised or uncircumcised; may have pubic hair or be shaved; and may even have bumps or be veiny. Bulging blood vessels are nothing to worry about – they may become prominent during erection due to penis being full of highly pressurised blood. Penises may have naturally occuring bumps or spots – however if it is new and it’s a good idea to visit the doctor.

The colour of the penis can vary, too. It is generally darker than the rest of the body, owing to the melanocyte cells, which are regulated by sex hormones. High testosterone levels make the skin down there darker. And guess what, penises can change colours too! It all depends on the blood flow. 

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How Long Should my Penis be?

If you thought bigger is always better, you might want to reconsider. The idea of normal and perfection haunts us all. In porn, the length of an erect penis is shown to be over 20 centimetres! According to a study in 2006, merely 50% of men were satisfied with the size of their penis.

But you’d be surprised to know that the length of your penis isn’t something you need to worry about. The average length of an erect penis is 5.16 inches or 13.12 centimetres, while a flaccid penis is an average of 3.6 inches or 9.6 centimetres long. Nearly 95% of penis owners fall into the average range. 

A penis need not be big to engage in sexual activities, urinate, or even have babies. So, put down the ruler! Avoid linking penis size to race, thumb size, and shoe size. And do not fall for the next “enlarge your penis” ad!

Are my Balls Normal?

Testicles, or simply, balls, produce and store sperm for you. Despite the normal belief, they’re not exactly round – but oval, similar to an egg’s shape. The two testicles may be of different sizes and may hang slightly lower or higher. 

Scrotum, the sack that holds the testicles, is generally darker than the rest of your skin. It may be wrinkly and covered with hair. People may also have small bumps on their scrotum.

However, if you see a new bump or experience pain and itching, visit the doctor and get it checked. 

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How Long Should I Last?

Digital media has set our expectations sky-high. According to porn, one generally lasts for an even hour! Actual duration of how much a person with penis may take to ejaculate is far from these videos. The average time for those in India is nearly 5 to 7 minutes. And if you fall anywhere under a minute to 40 minutes, you’ve got nothing to worry!

I’m Unhappy with my Penis, What do I do?

Due to the absurd standards set by the society and media, it is possible that you’re worried about how your penis (or body) looks and feels. Here’s something that may help – 

  • Try not to compare yourself with others in real or reel life. 
  • If sex is a concern, communicate with your partner(s) and experiment with additional tools (sex toys) and various positions.
  • Exercise and meditate to boost your confidence and reduce your stress levels.
  • Try replacing negative thoughts with positive self-talks.
  • Visit an experienced mental health professional.
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Conclusion

Remember, no two penises look and function alike and no one type is better than the other. So, if you’re often left wondering if you’re “normal”, trust us, you are. We are more than the sum of our body parts.

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