An active woman’s sex life is full of adventures and penises. Penises of different kinds depending on your man. Following are 6 kinds of penises you may come across in your lifetime.
Description: To be considered medically ‘small,’ a penis has to be two standard deviations less than the average—meaning it’s just over three inches long when erect.
Fun fact: Researchers haven’t measured girth yet in any formal way, so there aren’t any established numbers floating around out there about average width, says Alukal.
Tip: Try the coital alignment technique—when his pelvic bone presses directly against a woman’s clit—to boost your pleasure.
Description: Penises that are bigger when erect than they are flaccid.
Fun fact: An international survey found that 79 percent of men have growers.
Tip: During foreplay, wrap your fingers around the base of his penis firmly. This makes him harder and (at least in theory) helps him achieve his full-size potential. (And if nothing else, it can help delay his orgasm so he can enjoy sex for longer.)
Description: The foreskin is left intact.
Fun fact: Uncircumcised men have to work a bit harder to keep it clean down there since bacteria can get trapped in the extra skin.
Tip: As the penis goes from flaccid to erect, it helps to roll back the foreskin to stimulate him more.
Description: The erect penis bends slightly to either side.
Fun fact: When flaccid, his manhood will seem pretty straight—it’s only when he gets hard that the curve appears.
Tip: Experiment and be communicative with your partner. Try as many new positions as you can, and you’ll have a better idea of what feels best for both of you.
Description: The skin covering the penis (a.k.a. the foreskin) has been removed.
Fun fact: This is the most common kind of penis in the United States: About 90 percent of men over 20 are circumcised.
Tip: Previous research has found that circumcised penises can be less sensitive than circumcised ones (since they don’t have the sensitive foreskin). But since you’re probably used to these kinds of penises anyway, just proceed as per usual.
Description: It doesn’t always get hard when it should.
Fun fact: About 40 percent of men have penises that don’t always function as they should. What’s more, an unpredictable penis could actually be an indicator of a greater health problem.
Tip: If your man has penile difficulties, the most important thing you can do is be supportive. But don’t say something like, “It’s okay, I don’t care,” because you do—and he knows it. The better thing is to say is, ‘We’ll figure this out together,’ and then remind him about a week after you talk about it to schedule a doctor’s appointment. That way, he’ll know that you’re there for him—and that you want it to work just as much as he does.