What is the average penis size?

The average penis size for an adult is 3.5 inches flaccid and 5 inches erect, although this is a difficult trend to measure accurately. Keep in mind all bodies are different and there's no "normal" size. If you want to discuss your penis size or feel concerned about it we would recommend seeing a doctor.

Is it ok to put aloe vera on my penis? The skin is dry.

Aloe is fine to put on your penis, but don't use it if you're using condoms during sex. It could damage the condom and make it ineffective. 

why do I have a smell coming from my penis and I've never had sex.

Sometimes genital areas can sweat because of the clothes you wear or activities you engage in. Consider wearing breathable materials and practicing good hygiene such as washing the area while in the shower. If the odors continue, consider visiting a medical professional to check for infections.

I have lots of small bumps on the side of my penis. Does this mean I have HPV? I've never had sex and am 14. If so what should I do about it?

HPV is transmitted through genital to genital contact with someone who has the virus. If you have not engaged in sexual contact at all, it is not HPV. Some other possibilities in terms of what the bumps could be include folliculitis and Fordyce spots. Folliculitis is the infection and inflammation of hair follicles. It’s an infection caused by a pathogen that gets in through damaged hair follicles, which can be caused by tight clothing, shaving, or the blockage of a hair follicle. Fordyce spots are a fancy name for visible sebaceous glands. These glands secrete oily substance (called sebum) to lubricate the skin and hair. They can be found in multiple places around the body, including near the base of the penile shaft and scrotum. You'll most likely see hair growing from them at some point soon. They're pretty common and are harmless. 

 

However, the only way to know what the bumps may be is to have a provider examine them. You can give us a call to make a free and confidential appointment: 303-442-5160.

Can I get pregnant if he just rubs his penis on the surface of my vagina? And he had pre cum? He never had direct contact with it.

Anytime sperm enters the vagina, pregnancy can happen. If the pre-cum contained sperm and it traveled into the vagina, pregnancy would be possible. If the pre-cum only came in contact with the vulva (the outward facing part of the vaginal canal) then pregnancy would be less likely but still possible.

At what age do penises stop growing?​

While this is hard to measure,  most people's penises stop growing  between age 18-21. Remember that everyone's body is different and growth spurts happen at different times. 

How do I keep my penis clean?​

Gently wash it with warm water each day when you're in the shower or bath. If you have a foreskin, pull it back gently and wash underneath. You don't need any special products or soaps to keep the penis clean. 

How do I know what size condom to buy?​

Generally speaking, standard sized condoms will fit most penises. However, if you're concerned about size, the best and most accurate way to find a condom that fits right is to measure your penis when it is erect. You can do this by using a ruler or measuring tape: start at the your pubic bone and end at the tip of your penis. You can also measure how wide your penis is with a measuring tape. After that, you can use a condom size chart to calculate the size you need in different brands of condoms (not all brands use the same sizing methods). Standard condoms have a length of 7.25-7.8 inches and a width of 1.75-2 inches.

What is smegma?

Smegma is a combination of shed skin cells, skin oils, and moisture. In people with uncircumcised penises, it can collect under the foreskin. Smegma can also occur in the folds of the vulva ( he labia majora) in females. It is completely harmless, but it's important to rinse the area to avoid infection. 

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