Does penis size matter in sex?

    • Brief

    • Yes, penis size does affect sex, just not in the way you expect. Research has shown that the average erect penis is about 14 centimetres, which varies by about 2-3 centimetres in most men. Penis size seems to be more of a concern for men than women.

      The majority of women report satisfaction with their partner’s penis. At the same time, men are more likely to complain about the size of their penis.

    • Does penis size affect sex

    • A big penis can be a problem for some women as the length of the average vagina is about 8 to 15 centimetres long. Penises bigger than average are associated with a higher risk of injury and infection. The size can also make sex in some positions painful. This sometimes prevents your partners from coming back for more sex. When trying out anal or oral sex, a bigger penis may require more skill from your partner and cause tearing around the anus or gagging from the mouth.

      Some women may prefer smaller or bigger penises, usually down to individual preference. Generally, a small penis doesn't limit your ability to pleasure your partner. Only about 20% of women orgasm from just penetration, and some women do not require penetration to feel pleasure. Your skill and your partner's arousal also plays a huge role in their satisfaction during sex.

    • How to have better sex

    • Enjoying sex with your partner increases your self-esteem and prevents depression. The following tips are assured to improve your sex life, irrespective of your size.

      • Focus on your partner’s pleasure: there is much talk amongst your friends about how sex should be. But it is important to ignore that and focus on what feels good to you and your partner. The pressure to perform during sex will rob you of enjoying it at that moment.
      • Engage in foreplay: penetration isn't all there is to sex. Kissing, caressing and oral sex will not only put you in the mood but also help put your partner at ease. They also help in attaining maximum arousal before penetration. Many women also orgasm from clitoral stimulation.
      • Porn is acting: it is unfair to you and your partner to go into sex, expecting it to be like porn. Some positions and methods you may see in porn are unrealistic and could even be dangerous to you and your partner.
      • Communicate with your partner: give and ask for feedback from your partner. It would be best to let your partner know what you'd like and what feels good during intercourse. Even in the form of moans during sex, your feedback allows them to know what to do and what to stop.
      • Explore new things: add new things into the bedroom. Try out new things that can make sex more exciting, especially with long-term partners. Explore sexual fantasies, try out new positions; these are guaranteed to add spice to your bedroom.
      • Practice safe sex: lastly, practice safe sex. Make use of condoms, practice personal hygiene and ensure you know the status of your partner before having sex.