Naturally we begin with the topic foremost on men’s minds. The
average penis size for white males is about 6.2 inches, so if you don't
quite measure up, don’t worry: penis size has relatively little
to do with one’s capacity to pleasure. Remember: it ain’t
the meat, it’s the motion.
largest erect member in medical literature would be the 14-inch organ
mentioned by Dr. David Reuben in his book Everything You Always Wanted
to Know About Sex (1969). Reuben didn’t divulge any source
for this figure, and there was no independent verification, so you may
question his accuracy. The largest medically verified penis on
record is 13.5 inches long and 6.25 inches around, documented in the
early twentieth century by Dr. Robert L. Dickinson. Other sources (Alfred
Kinsey, Masters and Johnson, etc.) mention specimens ranging from 9.5
to 12 inches.
there are the dubious claims of immense penis size by various personages
operating within the sex industry (read: porn actors). These claims
are almost invariably false, the result of exaggeration and hype by
unscrupulous dealers hoping to hawk more products. Take the legendary
Long Dong Silver, for instance. Made famous by the Clarence Thomas-Anita
Hill hearings, his one enduring trait was his supposedly 18-inch penis.
Totally fraudulent, as it turns out; in fact, there are videos in which
he appears only normal sized.
if you wish to pursue this matter on your own (anticipating a slow weekend,
perhaps?) you measure along the top.
Penis by Race
"It is generally said that the penis of the Negro is very large," so
wrote German anthropologist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach in 1795. "And
this assertion is so far borne out by the remarkable genitory apparatus
of an Ethiopian which I have in my anatomical collection." Louis Jacolliet,
a 19th century French writer who spent three decades investigating
penis size, had this to say: "In no branch of the human race are the
male organs more developed than in the African Negro." Certainly, the
belief in the well-endowment of the African race has an extensive history.
But is it justified by the facts?
strictly by the Kinsey data, which still remains one of the most exhaustive
studies on penis size to date, the average white male has a penis measuring
6.2 inches long and 3.7 inches around, whereas the average black male
has a penis 6.3 by 3.8 inches, for a difference of 0.1 inches--not what
you'd call statistically significant. When it came to flaccid length,
however, blacks fared a little better: 4.3 inches long, versus 4.0 inches
for white males. So it may be, therefore, that while those of African
heritage appear larger initially, under actual working conditions things
tend to even out. You should consider this a tentative hypothesis rather
than a scientific fact, as there were only 59 black respondents to the
survey, versus 2,500 for whites.
There are several instances in medical literature of penises that do
not exceed 1 cm when fully erect, which doctors call an (ahem) "micropenis."
Those unfortunate enough to be equipped with these diminutive organs
can undergo reconstructive surgery to extend it to about 3 inches, which
I guess is an improvement.
Penis by Race
Inhabiting the low end of the penile spectrum are those of the Asian
persuasion, specifically those of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese
descent. Hard data supporting this claim comes from The
Definitive Penis Size Survey, a website maintained by Richard Edwards
and dedicated to answering the imponderable mysteries surrounding man's
most cherished appendage (the mysteries related to size, anyway). Among
the interesting tidbits we gleam from his work, now in its sixth edition,
is a graph correlating different erect sizes with race. The final tally:
Caucasians on average measure 6.5 inches (16.5 cm), whereas the average
Asian measures--5.5 inches (14 cm).
Those who have more than one penis have a condition called diphallasparatus
(yes, there are medical names for everything). An extremely rare
disorder (fewer than 80 cases have been reported), it has nonetheless
been exhaustively investigated by the medically bent. The results of
such studies can be summed by the following snappy observations:
- Those in
possession of a diphallus tend to be sterile, due to either congenital
defects or difficulties in application.
- Urine may
be passed by both penises, by only one, or, incredibly, through
some other aperture in the perineum.
- All manner
of duplications have been met, ranging from organs that fissure
into two to the presence of two distinct penises positioned at some
distance from each other.
- Most diphalluses
lay side by side and are of equal size, but they can be seated atop
one another, with one distinctly larger than the other.
I should note that double the meat doesn’t necessarily mean double
the fun. Most sufferers are unable to perform sexually, which must be
one of the all-time bummers. Still, for those able to function it certainly
lends itself to some interesting diversity of technique.
Dr. Jørn Ege Siana, a Danish plastic surgeon who's been in the penis
lengthening biz for quite some time (he's performed over 1,100 operations),
claims to have set a world record by surgically extending a penis by
a full 14.5 cm (5.7 inches). The patient was an unidentified 42-year-old
originally outfitted with 1.8-inch tool. After the successful operation
he issued a press release and backed up his claim with lurid "before"
and "after" pictures, which you may peruse on his website.
Jørn credits his achievement to new surgical techniques and later
stretching the penis with the JES-Extender,
a rack-like device of his own invention that looks more like something
the KGB would use to extract a confession than an instrument of post-operative
recovery. Siana said, "Admittedly this case is unique, as penis enlargement
is typically in the range of five to seven centimeters (2 to 2.7 inches)."
No, the holder of this record is not Lorena Bobbit. In ancient times
a passel of penises taken from your vanquished enemies was considered
the ultimate post-battle war trophy, displayed with such grisly prominence
as you would today the head of an antelope. When Egyptian troops invaded
Libya in thirteenth century BC they took home a total of 13,230 penises,
and a stone relief in Thebes depicts a band of victors amassing a pile
of 3000 phalli before the king. Egyptians weren't the only ones to emasculate
their foes. Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, conquered Jerusalem in
the sixth century BC and cut from thousands of Jewish prisoners what
the rabbis had left behind.
The ideal testicle, which we are clearly not talking about here, should
measure about 4 cm long and 2 cm broad. Victims of elephantiasis, a
disease caused by the obstruction of lymph vessels due to parasitic
filarial worms, may find their gonads swelling to the size of a watermelon
and beyond. The largest on record is an African whose scrotum weighed
154 lbs. and measured almost 2 ft. in diameter. Fortunately, an available
drug called diethylcarbamazine is effective in killing the worm larvae
and reducing the swelling.
The presence of more than two testicles--called polyorchidism
by urology buffs--is rare but not unheard of. About 75 cases have been
reported to date, most of which possessed three testes. On occasion,
however, a mutant is born with four or even five testicles.
Large breasts are another subject that appeals to MD’s prurient
interests, so cases are bountiful in sex literature. After reviewing
a number of photos (hey, it’s all for science), I’ve seen
mammaries ranging from huge to unimaginably colossal. "The Sexual Anatomy
of Woman" by W. F. Benedict tells the cases of one 14-year-old who had
breasts weighing 16 lbs. and of a woman of thirty who had knockers weighing
21 pounds each. Another book, Human Oddities by Martin Monestier,
thoughtfully encloses a topless photo
of a woman with 44-pound breasts measuring 33 inches in circumference.
it seems China wants in on the act. In 1995 their official news agency
Xinhua ran the headline, "Twelve-year-old Sprouts Gargantuan Breasts."
Sounds like our kind of journalism. "Each breast of Ting Jiafen, of
Changba village, Gudong Township, Pingtang County, has grown to dimensions
of 48 cm long and 30 cm high, weighing about 10 kg," it reported (meaning
Ting would wear a size S bra, assuming they made them that big). Her
mother, Chen Guoxia, elaborated, "Her breasts began to grow last February,
and they were as large as fists by May, getting bigger and bigger afterwards."
might be said about her breasts from an aesthetic standpoint, they've
been nothing but trouble for Ting, who's been plagued with health problems.
In early 1993 she became ill and lost the ability to walk. She recovered,
but then suffered blindness and now has to quit school to undergo hospital
Extra breasts is called polymastia. In 1886, one Professor Neugenbauer
presented to the French Academy of Medicine a woman with ten individual
lactating breasts. Three months later, Dr. P. J. Stoyanoff exhibited
a 23-year-old Polish woman who also had eight additional hooters, all
of which secreted milk. Men sometimes develop enlarged pectorals too,
an anomaly called gynecomastia. In 1894, Dr. Damon examined a
male patient who possessed six extra pectoral breasts, for a total of
Most likely belonged to Scottish giantess Anna Swan (1846-1888), a remarkable
woman who set a number of records relating to her bulk. Born normally
sized, she began growing at a prodigious rate in childhood, finally
reaching a maximum height of 7' 8" at age 19. Capitalizing on her huge
size, she joined a side show and toured the country, where she met and
fell in love with Captain Martin Bates, another giant who measured over
7 feet tall. They wed in 1872, making them the tallest married couple
in the world, a record that still stands today. The couple settled down
into married life, built a mansion filled with enormous furniture, including
an 11' by 7' bed where they consummated their union. On June 18, 1879,
she gave birth to the largest baby in history, weighing 26 lbs. and
34 inches in length—so large, in fact, that it became tightly
wedged in her capacious tract, only extricated by the use of forceps
and belts. The child did not survive the rigors of birth, but a cast
was made, still on display at the Cleveland Museum of Health.
the largest part of an infant is the head. We know that the tyke's cranium
measured about 19 inches in circumference, hence we compute the minimum
dilation of Swan's passage as 6 inches, or just over 15 cm. That's pretty
wide—the normal dilation for childbirth is 10 cm.
The smallest vaginas are almost too little to be measured, being a mere
depression in the pubic area. Structurally complete vaginas, i.e. mucous
linings and uterine connections are all in place, can be as small as
2 or 3 centimeters. Various measures can be taken to correct this condition,
from surgical construction of a vaginal passage to the use of perineal
dilators. Then again, maybe they could just hook up with guys similarly
In extremely rare cases women are born with two vaginas, though, oddly
enough, the condition goes unnoticed until she reaches sexual maturity.
Various degrees of "doubling up" can occur: two vaginal tracts but only
one external orifice, two orifices that fuse into a single tract, or
two complete separate openings with two uteruses and four ovaries. Corrective
surgery is available, and if treated shortly after birth the prognosis
for long-term recovery is excellent.
Odd that an organ that has been largely ignored for most of history
(by male anatomists, anyway) should suddenly see a flurry of research
and speculation in the last 500 years. But you know what they say about
men paying attention to their wives. Here's one account by John Davenport
in Aphrodisiacs and Love Stimulants (Lyle Stuart, 1966):
remarkable instance is given by [Sir Edward] Home. It occurred in
a negress who was purchased by General Melville, in the island of
Dominica, in the West Indies, about the year 1744. She was of the
Mandango nation, twenty-four years of age, her breasts were very flat,
she had a rough voice and a masculine countenance. The clitoris was
two inches long [5 cm], and in some instances resembled a common-sized
thumb. When viewed at some distance the end appeared round and of
a red color, but upon closer examination was found to be more pointed
than that of a penis, and having neither prepuce nor perforation;
when handled it became erected, and was in that state fully 3 inches
long and much thicker than before…The other parts of the female
organs were found to be in a natural state.
wonders who was doing the "handling" here, but the passage doesn't say.
In 1824 another doctor, identified as "Otto at Breslau," reported seeing
an African women with a clitoris 4½ inches long and 1½ inches diameter
(11.4 by 3.8 cm), said to form a complete covering of the vaginal orifice.
Another doctor, Bainbridge, related the case of enlarged clitoris in
a woman of thirty-two whose organ was five inches in length (13 cm)
and "about the diameter of a quiescent penis." In what may be the ultimate
expression of medial one-uppance, an 1813 French medical encyclopedia
even goes as far as to claim existence of a monstrous twelve-inch specimen
(31 cm!), said to be like "the neck of a goose." This seems preposterous:
come on, most guys aren't even that hung. A more credible claim would
be from the 18th century Swiss biologist Albrecht von Haller,
who is said to have come across a woman with a monstrous clitoris measuring
no less than seven inches long (18 cm).
an aside, it's kind of interesting to read the sort of goofy speculation
some male chroniclers make on large clitorises. One claim, shared by
Robert L. Dickinson, he of the largest penis fame, and Alfred Kinsey,
is that they were strictly "utilized as [a] copulator by lesbians."
Well, maybe. But don't you think you'd have to own the equipment before
you make any claims on how to operate it?
Women of several African tribes artificially enlarge their labia to
remarkable lengths. Beginning as young lasses, females of the Venda
and Benin tribes (located in southern and western Africa, respectively)
tug constantly on their labia to elongate them. Sometimes the girls
will band together and assist one another. Sort of like a kinky version
of a knitting circle, I guess. The labia can hang as much as 7 inches
in length, much to the delight of the menfolk, who find women with lengthened
lips very desirable. In case you're wondering how the manage with such
ponderous equipment, they often push the long labia into the vaginal
orifice to protect them during normal household chores.
Excessive buttock tissue, called steatopygous, or "fat-arsed"
(as opposed to callipygous: "possessing beautiful buttocks";
adds that certain mellifluous touch to your locker-room conversations)
is rare but not unheard of. The largest examples can be found in the
Hottentot tribe of Africa, who possess moons that would make Sir Mix-A-Lot
envious. In their most developed state, each buttock can be two or three