Reasons For Reduction In Penis Size

Penis size is a source of pride, and many men believe that they have a small penis, where in reality, they fall into the category what experts believe is Normal Size.

The size of the penis can be partly depended upon a man’s family background, which is why, every man has different size, shape, and girth.

Reasons That Can Reduce Penis Size

As per Department of Urology at Weil Cornell Medical College, the research found that 95 percent of white men fall under these below ranges:

  • Average Penis length in the flaccid state: 3.4 to 3.7 inches, i.e., 8.6 to 9.3cm
  • Average erect penis length: 5.1 to 5.7 inches, i.e., 12.9 to 14.5cm
  • Average penis girth: 3.5 to 3.9 inches, i.e., 8.8 to 10.0 cm

Men usually are unhappy with their penis size, which is why they try various supplements that can help in increase in size and girth.

But did you know that some of your habits can shrink the size of your penis? Don’t you believe me? Read down to know how.

Excess Weight

Experts believe that its purely visual effect that makes the size of penis visibly smaller due to excess fat and weight. Though physically or not, the penis may appear shorter because of fat covered in the pubic area.

But health experts do believe that heavyweight can decrease the blood flow to penile chambers, raising the risk of erectile dysfunction and poor sex life.


Doctors believe that men can slightly lose the length of the penis as they grow older and this loss can be associated with a reduction in sexual activity, frequent erections, and decline in testosterone level.

As you grow the fatty deposits, start to build up in the arteries that prevent blood flow to the penis, resulting in weaker muscle cells in the erectile tube, thus giving smaller erections.

Aging Can Reduce The Size Of Penis

Peyronie’s Disease

In Peyronie’s disease, a man can experience a curved erection because of fibrous scar tissues that develop inside the penis. Mostly, a curved erection is not a big reason for concern, but for some, the bend can be painful.

As per National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Peyronie’s affects men ages 40 to 70 years up to 23 percent. It has been found that this disease can cause a reduction in length and girth of the penis.


It has been found that cigarette smoking can injure blood vessels in the penis that prevents the penis from healthy blood circulation. The penis will not achieve a satisfactory erection if the blood vessels are damaged.

Boston University of Medicine conducted a study in 1998 that examined erect penises of 200 men. The result of this study found that smokers have shorted erections compared to men who do not smoke, thus making researchers believe that smoking prevents the penis from stretching.

Smoking Causes Penis Length Loss

Bottom Line

These are some of the reasons that can cause a loss of penis size and somewhere affects your sexual life. So it is essential that to keep yourself healthy and adopt wholesome diet and habits that can be beneficial for penis and overall health. It is essential that you keep an eye on your penis length prevent from losing some inches.

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