A 1 Inch Penis— Are They Real or Myth?

A 1 Inch Penis— Are They Real or Myth?

A 1 inch penis is very rare— but not unheard of. 

How often do you hear someone say, “I’ve got a one-inch penis”? Probably never, right? Well, it turns out that this is actually pretty rare. In fact, according to statistics, roughly less than 3% of men have an abnormally small penis, and even fewer have a micropenis.

According to the researchers’ measurements, the average penis size is approximately 5.2 inches (13.21 cm) long and 3.4 inches (8.64 cm) wide. An average flaccid length is 3.3 inches (8.38 cm) and 2.7 inches (6.86 cm).

If you want a visual, an average erect penis length is just a little longer than a 12-ounce Coke can and about half the width of one.

So, what does this mean for your penis size?

It means that if you’re not happy with how big your penis is, you’re not alone. And while there isn’t much you can do to change your penis size, there are a few options for increasing your size that you could consider. 

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Is a 1 Inch Penis Size Normal?

It is very rare for a fully grown male to have a 1-inch penis. Men with such an abnormal size have a condition called microphallus or micropenis. 

Micropenis is a rare disorder, affecting only about 0.6% of men on the planet.

It is characterized by unusually small penis size. A micropenis is defined as having a penile length of fewer than 3.2 inches (8.13 cm) and 2.8 inches (7.11 cm) in girth when fully erect. The exact measurements vary depending on the source. However, all agree that 1 inch (2.54 cm), when fully erect and flaccid, fits the description of a micropenis.

Some men experience severe difficulties during sexual intercourse, such as keeping erections and fertility concerns. Ultimately, how your penis size impacts your sexual health and sex life comes down to your unique circumstances and biology. 

The most common cause of micropenis is unknown. However, experts believe that a genetic aberration, hormone imbalance, or mixture of both. In some cases, there is no known cause. 

How Can I Make My Penis Bigger?

It’s best to treat a micropenis before puberty has ended, as studies show that testosterone hormone therapy does work in boys who have not yet finished puberty.

After puberty, hormone therapy has little to no benefit in increasing your size. 

As an adult, there are several methods that you can try to increase your penis size. These methods include penis exercises, penis pumps, penis extenders, and herbal supplements. Each method has its benefits and drawbacks.

herbal supplements

Herbal supplements have been used for centuries to treat various health conditions. Many herbs have been suggested to improve sexual performance.

In addition, some herbs have been proposed to increase penis size, but studies are lacking, so proceed with controlled optimism on the results you will get using these methods. Herbs like ephedra, Yohimbe, and ginkgo Biloba may enhance your erections.

Another option is penis enhancement pills. These pills contain natural ingredients that claim to help increase the size of your erection, but likewise, the results of the effectiveness of taking these pills are seriously lacking. Most of these pills aren’t regulated by the FDA, so you should always check them carefully before buying.

Most penis enlargement pills contain natural ingredients that are proposed to boost testosterone levels, such as special herbs and vitamins. Others contain ingredients like sildenafil, the active compound in Viagra.

There are other ways to increase penis size naturally. For example, you could try using a vacuum pump. This will cause blood to flow into your penis, which will eventually lead to increased size. Results are not permanent; once the blood leaves the area, you will return to your normal size. More importantly, the types of results that you can expect are minimal. You cannot turn your 1-inch penis into 6 inches (15.24 cm) with a penis pump.

man holding his penis

Jelqing and other penile stretching exercises may work, but you are warned that results do not come quickly, and patience and dedication are vital.

Research online to hear from men who have tried jelqing and read about their results. We have a guide to jelqing. Read it to learn more about this ancient technique.

You could also try wearing a cock ring. Cock rings are devices that squeeze your penis and keep it hard longer to give the appearance of a bigger penis. They are usually made from silicone and come in different sizes; the results are not permanent. Once you remove the ring and your erection subsides, you will return to your normal size.

Finally, you could also try using a traction device. Traction devices are weights attached to your penis. When you wear these weights, they pull on your penis and stretch it out. We advise extra caution when using these devices, as injury can easily occur if overused or used incorrectly.

Given the rarity of your penis size, the best thing you can do is speak with a professional and learn more about your condition.

What About Penis Enlargement Surgery?

Penis enlargement surgery is a common procedure among men who wish to enhance their penis size. Several surgical procedures can be used to achieve this goal.

However, these surgeries come with risks and side effects. Before undergoing any penile surgery, you must understand all the possible outcomes and complications by having a lengthy discussion with your doctor. 

There are various penis enlargement surgeries available, including those that use filters, implants, and other methods to enhance your size. The type of results you can expect depends on the method chosen and your unique body.

Given your current health and circumstances, you might not be an ideal candidate for penis enlargement surgery. Careful research and discussion with a trained surgeon specializing in penis enlargement surgery are advised.

What Will People Think About My Less Than Average Penis Size? 

As most people have never seen an adult penis less than 2 inches (5.08 cm) when erect or flaccid, we imagine your partner might be surprised, confused, or taken aback. Some might not know how to respond, and others might laugh or be angry.

It’s probably best to tell your partner before taking your clothes off that no six-inch trouser snake is hiding in your underwear. A pre-sex chat will give your partner the time they will need to mentally process your penis size because, as mentioned, it’s rare. 

Ultimately, your partner might not care, or it could damage the relationship. It comes down to your partner’s expectations and desires in the bedroom. This applies to men with a 1 inch and those less than average (5.2 inches (13.21 cm)).  

Most people are not as concerned about their partner’s penis size as you might believe. Therefore, it is far from the end of the world if you are smaller than average.

How to Have Better Sex 

 When you’re less than average size, you have less to work with — it goes without saying.

At only 1 inch, you might be unable to penetrate your partner or penetrate her the way she wants.

Prepare to learn how to enjoy and participate in sexual activities in different ways. Sex is not 100% penetration, and penetration does not make or break the evening.

Most women do not cum from penetration alone, so it’s better if you get pleasuring her with penetration out of your mind. Replace it with thoughts of romance, foreplay, great kissing, oral sex, sex toys, and sensual massages.

Anal sex might also be a better option than vaginal, as penetration will feel slightly more pleasurable due to the anal canal being tighter.

Focus on aspects in your control, such as techniques, and even with less than-average penis size, you’ll be able to please many of your sexual partners.

Which are the Best Sex Positions?

The best positions for sex are ones where you can penetrate your partner fully, so positions where her legs are tightly closed or she’s positioned further away from you are out of the question. 

Penetrating someone with 1 inch (2.54 cm) will not be easy and will maybe even be impossible.

Go for sex positions where your partner is physically close to you, such as doggy style or plain missionary. 


Not having an average penis size is not the end of the world, and you can still enjoy sex and, more importantly, intimacy and emotional connection with either men or women. 

Likely, you will not be able to satisfy your partner with penetration alone, so men in your position should explore other options, such as oral sex, fingering, and sex toys.

Men wanting to enlarge their penises should try speaking with their doctor about surgical enhancements or look into natural remedies such as jelqing and penile stretching. 

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