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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I was going to post this at the Case against circumsicion forum, but then I thought no, it has nothing to do with circumcision so I am asking here.

It's kind of a silly question though. I was wondering about the size of a penis. I always thought my DS1 has rather small penis, but no that I have DS2 I am thinking his penis seems really small (DS's1). My DS2 at 3 weeks old has the same size penis as my DS1 at 3 years of age. Not that it really matter, just really curious about it. I have seem quite a few baby penises and comparing to those my DS's1 penis really is small...........so my question is - is the size given at the birth? If he has a small penis now, does it mean it's gonna stay that way?

I hope somebody won't take this the wrong way. I wanted to ask this a long time ago. It's a genuine question.
post #2 of 24
well, obviously they grow with the child, but where on the spectrumyour child will fall I believe is evident at birth.

I just wanted to add, that we EC my 8 mo old, so he hangs free about 95% of the time. His penis fluctuates TREMENDOUSLY! I'm certain he is not well endowed as I too have seen many a babes, but he can go from it being so small it kinda accordians into itself, to very full (just because of the need to pee or some other variable, not from an erection).

So, I don't think a comparison's in order really- you could have caught your one DS when he was naturally a little larger and your other one at a time when his was smaller....although I'm sure you're quite familiar with your boys, so you could average it out...meh, I don't know what I'm getting at anymore. But yes, I think birth/infant size is representative of adult size.

That's just my opinion though- who knows hormones may come into play too.
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks for yuor reply eirual. Yes, the size does flucuates a lot and I took that in considaration.
I don't think he's extremely small, but I can't tell either eway, since I don't really know what is the "ratio" to the size of their body.
I am not worried about him being avarage or on the smaller size, but I did meet a man in my life with what's rather WAY too small and I think that SUCKS for him and for the woman he's going to end up with......so that's the reason I am asking I guess, hoping he will not be one those few out there
post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by eirual
but he can go from it being so small it kinda accordians into itself, to very full
My DS's does this too and the way you described it is perfect. heh. Accordian. I was going to say the same thing. My DS's shrinks up and it feels like his body pulls it all the way up inside him and it's just his foreskin on the outside. Not that I'm feeling him up. I notice when I wipe him. I guess he desn't like cold wipes. Other times, when he has an erection, I can't believe the size. He's just a baby, it's not supposed to be big!

Boys come in all different sizes. You don't have to worry about him not having a big one, or even an average one. He'll enjoy it no matter how big or little it is. As for size being determined at birth...yeah, I'm sure it probably is. Assuming there are no circumstances that might change it's growth course, like a circ, or hormonal problems. Even if it is unusually small, it's not like you can do anything about it.
post #5 of 24
There's really no way to predict this during infancy. So much growth occurs during adolescence- when he is NOT going to want his mother to see his penis!
post #6 of 24
All of my boy's penises are differently sized and differently shaped.
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by Yin Yang
Thanks for yuor reply eirual. Yes, the size does flucuates a lot and I took that in considaration.
I don't think he's extremely small, but I can't tell either eway, since I don't really know what is the "ratio" to the size of their body.
I am not worried about him being avarage or on the smaller size, but I did meet a man in my life with what's rather WAY too small and I think that SUCKS for him and for the woman he's going to end up with......so that's the reason I am asking I guess, hoping he will not be one those few out there
I guess it's normal to worry about it. I mean, we all just want our kids to be happy and men put a lot of stock in their size for some reason.

? about the man you knew...was he circ'ed? Nowadays, doctors tend to do looser circs, but the circs of our generation were usually aggressive. My DH's was pulled very, very tight. He's been attempting to restore for a while now and I'm already noticing a difference in size. What happens is when there is no room for the penis to grow, part of the shaft gets buried in the groin and causes it to look shorter than it really is.
post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 
No he was not circ'-ed. My Dh is the only man I've seen with circumsicion. I grew up in Europe.
post #9 of 24
We fluctuate a lot through out the day and through out the week but I do see that when you get them out of diapers my ds's have taken off!

Jennifer
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by Yin Yang
No he was not circ'-ed. My Dh is the only man I've seen with circumsicion. I grew up in Europe.
Just unfortunate then. No seriously, I feel bad for men who worry about their size. Not all women want a big one or even a moderately sized one. My DH would just die if he knew I was talking about this but I can't handle much. I'm not sure if it's because I'm petite or what, but really, my DH was one of those guys who really worried about the size (and by most people's standards, he probably had reason to worry) and he's just now believing me when I say that it's actually too much sometimes. I wouldn't mind if he was a little smaller. In fact, I'd welcome it.
post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by Shaunam
Just unfortunate then. No seriously, I feel bad for men who worry about their size. Not all women want a big one or even a moderately sized one. My DH would just die if he knew I was talking about this but I can't handle much. I'm not sure if it's because I'm petite or what, but really, my DH was one of those guys who really worried about the size (and by most people's standards, he probably had reason to worry) and he's just now believing me when I say that it's actually too much sometimes. I wouldn't mind if he was a little smaller. In fact, I'd welcome it.
i felt that way abt my hubby. all the time tho.
post #12 of 24
There is a condition called "micropenis", which usually means that testosterone production is not appropriate. However, it's usually diagnosed shortly after birth when the stretched flaccid penis of a full-term infant boy measures less than 1.9 cm from base to tip. A pediatrician would have been evaluating this long before now if he/she were worried about a true problem.

Otherwise.... I'm not sure I'd worry. There are lots of different penis sizes out there, and although this is likely of no comfort to teenaged boys in the locker room, flaccid vs. erect length can be very deceptive.

Hope all goes well in your world (and silently thanking the stars above that I'm due with a girl this time...)

Erin
post #13 of 24
*remembers the "George Shrinks" Episode of Seinfeld...*
post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Pandora114
*remembers the "George Shrinks" Episode of Seinfeld...*
I was totally thinking that. "the shrinkage"

pandora ~ I don't think that's our case then. I mean my son's case......
Perhaps it was the guy's I knew long time ago. Funny, it was the first thing he told me about himself when we met! That he had a small penis...poor guy.
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by Yin Yang
I was totally thinking that. "the shrinkage"

pandora ~ I don't think that's our case then. I mean my son's case......
Perhaps it was the guy's I knew long time ago. Funny, it was the first thing he told me about himself when we met! That he had a small penis...poor guy.
Meh he's still a baby, he'll grow into it. Just like I dont worry about my DD's flat chest.
post #16 of 24
here is a chart of average sizes:

Age Mean +/- 1 SD (inches) Mean - 2.5 SD (inches)
0-5 months 1.5 +/- 0.3 0.75
6-12 months 1.7 +/- 0.3 0.9
1-2 years 1.9 +/- 0.3 1.0
2-3 years 2.0 +/- 0.4 1.1
3-4 years 2.2 +/- 0.4 1.3
4-5 years 2.2 +/- 0.4 1.4
5-8 years 2.4 +/- 0.4 1.5
8-11 years 2.5 +/- 0.4 1.5
Adult 5.2 +/- 0.6 3.7

I got it from here: http://www.drgreene.com/21_1125.html

Maybe you can know if he is within a few standard deviations of average size!
post #17 of 24
: Sorry, I know this was a genuine question, but this thread has got me cracking up, because I am on the same page as many of you mamas.
Lol at the "accordian" and I too am petite (not sure if that is why) and can't "handle" much.
post #18 of 24
Keep in mind that if you have a round chunky baby (and it looks like you do!) most of the penis can be buried in the fat pad. You might be able to poke the fat right next to it, and it will pop out. My little one is a fat baby, and just looking at him you'd think he had a glans and foreskin but no shaft. It's there, just hiding.
post #19 of 24
Ok, I too know that this was a genuine question, and I appreciate it since I am due with our first boy in the next several weeks...

I had to tell y'all, after the accordion comment, which I too love that my dh calls it "turtling" which I also think is pretty darn hilarious!

Heidi

(ok I just looked at that word, "turtling," and it looks pretty weird in print so I'll just add that he means as in a turtle retracting into its shell, in case it looks as weird and unclear to anyone else as it did to me... and I *knew* what it meant!) he he
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by heidi_m
Ok, I too know that this was a genuine question, and I appreciate it since I am due with our first boy in the next several weeks...

I had to tell y'all, after the accordion comment, which I too love that my dh calls it "turtling" which I also think is pretty darn hilarious!
Oh, keep laughing ladies, I don't care! I was only worried someone might think it's rather inapropriate question and I could be some sort of a pervert or something like that.....


Well, I agree with chunky babies, but my DS1 is 3 yo, so there isn't so much fat in that area any more. I looked at the chart somebody posted and it appears he does have a bellow average size penis. I am not sure though what it means "streached" penis. Do I have to pull at it to make it streach or what? Anyway, his penis looks pretty big to me when it's erected though, so I guess that's what really matters
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