If you’ve got a 3-inch dick, you’ve probably wondered at some point how your size compares with the average penis length. Is a 3-inch dick small? Average? Read on to learn how a 3-inch penis compares with other penis sizes, and get advice on how to make the most of your member in bed.
How Big Is a 3-Inch Dick Compared With the Average?
To answer this question, we’ll look at one of the most comprehensive studies done on penis size that was published in the British Journal of Urology International in 2015. Note that the phrase “penis size” typically refers to the length of an erect (not flaccid) penis.
So how big is a 3-inch dick compared with other penises? According to the study, the average erect penis length is 5.16 inches, while the average flaccid penis length is 3.61 inches. Thus, we can see that a 3-inch penis is clearly below average (for both erect and flaccid length).
But how small is it exactly? The study’s percentile chart places a 3-inch (7.62-cm) penis below the 1st percentile, indicating that more than 99 percent of men have penises longer than 3 inches. In other words, a 3-inch dick is generally considered quite small compared with other penis sizes.
Is a 3-Inch Penis a Micropenis?
While it’s true that a 3-inch dick is, scientifically speaking, on the smaller end of the penis-size scale, does this mean it’s a micropenis, too? The answer to this question varies depending on how you define a micropenis.
The basic definition of a micropenis is any normal-functioning penis that’s at least 2.5 standard deviations below the mean penis size. In the study above, for example, a 3-inch penis would be considered a micropenis, as 2.5 standard deviations below the average penis size reported here is 3.35 inches (8.5 cm) in stretched length (that is, the length of a flaccid penis when stretched—this is usually about the same as the erect length).
But other definitions of micropenises don’t include penises up to 3 inches in length. For example, some sources define micropenises as those that are equal to or less than 2.8 inches hard, 2 inches hard, or 1.2 inches in stretched length. In these cases, a 3-inch dick would not be a micropenis.
Overall, you can say that a 3-inch penis sort of straddles the line between micropenis and small penis.
4 Tips for Getting the Most Out Of a 3-Inch Dick
So your penis is 3 inches long when hard. If you’re worried this won’t be enough to please a partner, don’t be! Here are four tips for making the most of your 3-inch dick in bed:
- Communicate with your partner: You can’t expect to have a great sex life if you and your partner aren’t open with each other about what you both want sexually. So have an open conversation and figure out how you can best bring each other pleasure.
- Choose positions that work better for small penises: Some positions just won’t work well for a small penis, so focus on those that work best for your size specifically. Bustle, Refinery29, and Romper all offer helpful sex tips for those packing smaller members.
- Work on your foreplay and oral sex skills: Penetrative sex isn’t everything when it comes to sex. Take time to master foreplay and oral sex, and you’re sure to bring tons of pleasure to your partner.
- Consider opting for anal sex: Heterosexual men with smaller penises might want to consider anal sex as an alternative to vaginal sex. Talk to your partner to see whether she’d be up for trying it out with you.
In the end, remember that sexual satisfaction isn’t solely dependent on penis size. You can have a great sex life as long as you’re positive, confident, and willing to get creative from time to time!