How to Measure a Curved Penis

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It’s normal for your penis to have a slight curve. However, if it’s too much or causing pain during an erection or intercourse, you might have Peyronie’s disease.

You can measure a curved penis, but it requires some math and precision. To start, get a ruler or tape measure and make sure your penis is fully erect.

The top edge

While many men have a penis that is straight when erect, others have one that is more curved. Generally, slight curvature of the penis is normal and doesn’t interfere with sexual or urinary function. However, extreme penile curve may cause pain and discomfort during sex, and is sometimes a sign of Peyronie’s disease.

To measure a curved penis, use a flexible measuring tape and wrap it around the dick until it is snug but not tight. Then, using a ruler or tape measure from the base of the glans (head) to the tip of the dick. This measurement will be slightly higher than the actual length of your dick because it takes into account the natural curve of the penis.

It is important to note that self-measurement can be inaccurate because of subjective bias, variance in technique and the way a ruler is used. For this reason, it is often best to visit a healthcare professional who can make standardized measurements using specialized equipment.

In addition, a hard ruler is not a good tool to measure a curved penis because the scale on it is displaced by the thickness of the shaft, which can distort your results. A flexible tape is a better option because it will compensate for the thickness of your skin, hair and fat.

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The mid-shaft

If your penis is curved, it is possible to get an accurate measurement of the length from a ruler or tape measure if you take the time. Gently straighten the cock as much as you can without any force, then use a ruler or string to measure from the base of the penis at its narrowest point down to the tip of the glans (head).

If the curve of your cock is pointing up, downward or to the left or right, this is completely normal in most cases and there is nothing to worry about. If, however, the curve is becoming more extreme and you are experiencing pain during sexual activity, then it’s time to talk to your healthcare professional. This could be a sign of Peyronie’s disease, which can lead to painful erections and even severe bending over time.

A curved penis can be hard to measure accurately with a traditional ruler or tape measure because it is impossible to get an accurate measurement without measuring inside of the scrotum. Use tailor’s tape instead, as it is flexible and can conform to the shape of your cock. Place the tape at a point on the top of your penis where its thickness is most even and gently wrap it around, then move the tape to the other side of the curve, keeping it close to and in line with the shaft as you do so.

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The glans

Using a ruler or tape measure, wrap it around the thickest part of your erect penis. This is usually near the tip of the glans (head). Make sure it is tight enough to get a good measurement but not so tight that it causes discomfort. Note the point at which the tape or string completes a full round, and mark the place where it ends. Use this measurement to determine the circumference of your glans.

Some curvature in the glans is normal when you have an erection. It may curve upward, downward or to the left or right. But if it starts to cause pain, or if you can’t have sexual intercourse because of the curve, talk to your doctor. The doctor may order a penile duplex Doppler ultrasound to see how blood flows through your penis. It can also reveal any scar tissue.

Many men worry about the size of their dick. But measuring it isn’t easy. Most penis size studies don’t take bendy boys into account, so the measurements they report may not be accurate. They also may not accurately capture the three-dimensional complexity of a dick’s curvature, especially if the cock isn’t fully hard. And researchers are still dreaming up ways to measure dicks, such as thermography machines that can take readings while a man watches an erotic film in isolation and gets naturally aroused.

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The tip

Having a slightly curved penis is normal, and it usually causes no problems. However, if the curvature is significant or painful, it may be necessary to seek treatment. A doctor can check the condition by taking a medical history and performing a physical exam. They may order an imaging test, such as a penile ultrasound, to see the extent of the damage.

A healthcare provider can also help you process potential causes of stress and feelings of insecurity, especially if the curve is in a sensitive area. They can recommend sex therapists who can teach you and your partner(s) new techniques for safe and healthy sexual intercourse.

It’s important to perform a measurement while the penis is fully erect, as it will have a longer length when erect than in its flaccid state. Find a comfortable and private space where you can perform the measurement without distractions or interruptions. Wrap a cloth tape measure or string around the thickest part of the erect penis, which is normally in the middle or slightly below the head (glans). Wrap it snugly but not too tightly. Mark the place on the tape where it completes a full circle around your penis.

Many men are self-conscious about the length of their dick, but most partners don’t care. A curved dick can even be a source of pride for some people.