5-Inch Dick: Big, Small, or Average?


How does a 5-inch penis compare to average penis size? Is a 5-inch dick small? Is it normal-sized? What tips can you try in bed to make the most of your 5-inch penis? We’ve got the answers to those questions and more in this guide to 5-inch penises.


Is a 5-Inch Dick Small? Is It Big?

If you have a 5-inch penis, is that big? Small? According to multiple studies, a 5-inch dick is a pretty average sized. The British Journal of Urology International recently published one of the most comprehensive studies ever done on penis size, and they found that the the average length of an erect penis is 5.16 inches, and the average length of a flaccid penis is 3.61 inches. 

Other studies have found similar results. A study published in Medical News Today stated that the average length of an erect penis is between 5.1 and 5.6 inches. A Psychology Today study found that 68% of erect penises have a length between 4.6 and 6.0 inches.

For each of these studies, a 5-inch dick is squarely in the middle of the results, which means it’s an average size for a penis. For more specific information, we can look at the percentile chart of the first study. On that chart (you have to convert from inches to centimeters), a 5-inch penis is around the 40th percentile. The 50th percentile is exactly average, so a 5-inch dick is slightly below average size, but still well within the average range for penis size.


Sex Tips for a 5-Inch Penis

If you have a 5-inch dick, you’re solidly average-sized, and you’ll likely avoid a lot of the problems men with very small or very large penises have to deal with during sex. However, you probably still want to know what you can do to make the most of your 5-inch penis so sex is great for you and your partner. Check out these three tips.

  • Communicate with your partner. No matter what size you are, you should always talk with your partner about the types of things you want to try and are comfortable with in bed. The key to good sex is communication, and the best way to figure out what your partner likes and wants to try is to talk to her so you’re both on the same page.
  • Try including sex toys. Sex toys can help make things more fun and exciting in the bedroom no matter what your penis size is, and they can help take some of the pressure off you if you feel your penis isn’t big enough. Popular sex toys include dildos, penis rings, and bullet vibrators. Some men may feel hesitant about using sex toys, thinking it means they’re not good enough on their own, but they can often add a lot of excitement to your sex life.
  • Switch up the positions you do. If you’re getting bored of repeating the same sex positions or feel the positions you do don’t make the most of your size, there are plenty of other positions you can try out. You can find suggestions for hundreds of positions online, including many for men with certain sized penises. To get you started, check out this Fashion Beans article on positions to make you feel bigger and this Men’s Health article on 12 new sex positions to try.