Smallest penis (human)

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Ancient statues such as Michelangelos' David, are thought to have disproportionatly small penises to make their owners appear more vituous.

Sex researchers Masters and Johnson found that the smallest penis in their study was 6cm when flaccid, in a man 5-ft 11-in tall; the largest penis in their study was 14cm in a man 5-ft 7-in tall.

An unusually small penis is called a micropenis, and can be due to several medical conditions, and is typically less than 2.5cm. One of Alfred Kinsey's sex research team, Wardell Pomeroy, reports that the smallest penis they recorded was 1-inch long.

References

  • William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson, "Human Sexual response" in David J. Rothman et al (eds), Medicine and Western Civilization, Publisher Rutgers University Press, 1995, ISBN 0813521904, 9780813521909, 442 pages. Page 128
  • Wardell Baxter Pomeroy, Dr. Kinsey and the Institute for Sex Research, Publisher Yale University Press, 1972, ISBN 0300029160, 9780300029161, 479 pages. Page 467.
  • Charles G. D. Brook et al, Brook's Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology, Publisher John Wiley & Sons, 2011, ISBN 1444316737, 9781444316735, 632 pages. Page 204
  • Michael Antony, The Masculine Century: A Heretical History of Our Time, Publisher iUniverse, 2008, ISBN 0595899463, 9780595899463, 364 pages. Page 11.