The Ins & Outs: How you measure up in bed doesn't depend on penis size

Time to put this to rest: Size isn’t all that matters. And your penis is probably bigger than you think.

It’s not about the size of the ship, it’s the motion of the ocean.

“Larger size doesn’t mean they know what to do with it,” said Alexandria Andrews, office assistant in Associated Students, Inc.’s sex-positive program EROS.

Newsflash: the average size of a man’s erect penis is between 5 to 6.5 inches, according to the Kinsey Institute, while the circumference — the distance around the shaft — is an average of 4 to 5 inches.The measurements have been like that since Alfred Kinsey conducted his original study in 1948.

Take that, size queens.

Only 55 percent of men are satisfied with the size of their penises, according to a 2007 study published in the “British Journal of Urology” by urologists Kevan Wylie and Ian Eardley. Twelve percent of men surveyed thought their penises were small, 66 percent said average and only 22 percent said large. Yet, 85 percent of women surveyed are actually satisfied with the size of their partners’ penises.

Keep in mind that penis measurements run the gamut. The smallest recorded penis was only 0.39 inches long, a tiny penis even by micropenis standards. Then there’s Jonah Falcon, the man who got stopped at the San Francisco International Airport in July by TSA because they thought he had a hidden package in his pants — and he did. Falcon holds the record as the man living with the largest penis in the world. According to Rolling Stone magazine, Falcon’s penis is 9.5 inches flaccid and 13.5 inches erect.

You might be thinking that the guy is blessed, but most women could never accommodate a penis of this size. The length of an aroused vagina is roughly 5 to 6 inches, far too small to handle a double-digit penis. Some women can fit and enjoy large members, but this is not the norm.

“Some people like the feeling of being full, but you could get a dildo to get the same finesse,” said Kayla Douglas, director of EROS, adding that not everyone gets off with the help of a penis during internal penetration.

Women orgasm in a variety of ways, as do men. Study up on erogenous zones and spend lots of time on foreplay to get to know what your partner likes, which is a much better way to please them than repeated ramming into the chosen orifice and hoping for mutual sexual satisfaction.

Try positions to maximize depth of penetration, such as doggy style or reverse cowgirl.

Douglas recommends that men learn alternative methods even more valuable during a sexual encounter, including oral and manual sex abilities. Get skilled with various toys and other tools of seduction. Let your creativity flow and your partner will be begging for more.

“Nothing’s going to make it bigger, so enjoy what you got,” Douglas said.