| Purpose: Penile size has been a focus of interest in the life and the culture throughout human history. It has been a longstanding question whether there is any relation between penile size and the dimensions of body extremities. We measured the standard length of the penis and investigate whether any body extremity is a predictive indec of penile size in Korean men.|
Patients and Methods: A series of 655 males above 17 years of age were examined during a 4-month period. Stretched penile length, penile circumference, and length and characteristics of various body parts and features (1st finger, 2nd finger, 3rd finger, 1st toe, 2nd toe, 3rd toe, ear, month, nose, height, weight, and baldness) were investigated by one examiner. To see the relation among the penile length and circumference and various body dimensions, univariate and multivariate statistical methods such as correlation analysis and multiple linear regression were applied.|
Results: The mean values±standard deviations were 46.6±18.4 for age, 10.0±2.0 cm for the length of the penis, and 8.5±1.0 cm for the circumference of the penis. In a correlation coefficient analysis, the length of the penis was slightly correlated with penile circumference. Additionally, the circumference of the penis was slightly correlated with penile length, patient height, weight, and 3rd toe and 1st toe length, in decreasing order. In a multivariate analysis, the coefficients of determination from multiple liner regression were 13% and 15% for the length and the circumference of the penis, respectively.|
Conclusions: Human body index including the size or characteristics of body extremities is not enough to predict the penile size.