Are you wondering if penis size has any effect on male fertility? Here is everything you need to know about the relationship between the two factors
When you're looking to start a family, there are a number of factors that come into play, one of which is your fertility.
Male fertility plays an important role in conceiving a baby and you may be wondering just how fertile you are. Does penis size play a part?
Here, we'll examine all of these questions and more.
Penis Size and Fertility: What's the Connection?
It's no secret that many men are curious about their penis size, and how it relates to the average penis size.
What many guys don't realize is that the average penis size is between 5 and 6 inches when fully erect. Not only does penis size not directly equate to sexual pleasure, but it may not be indicative of male fertility, either.
The simple answer to the question, "Does penis size affect fertility?", is no. There's no proof that the size of your penis determines how fertile you are.
After all, sperm is produced in the testicles, not in the penis. It's also interesting to note that there's no proven correlation between testicle size and male fertility, either.
But the research doesn't end there. Countless studies and experiments have been done to answer this age-old question.
Let's take a closer look at some of the findings.
University of Utah Study
Between 2014 and 2017, there was a study that looked into the association between penis size and fertility.
The results showed that men with an average penis length of 4.8 inches had a more difficult time conceiving than those with a penis length of 5.2 inches. This suggests that a difference of 0.4 inches of penis length impacted male fertility.
Could a few centimeters really be the difference between getting pregnant and being deemed infertile? Most experts argue no.
There were also limitations to this study and it was notably not peer reviewed. Some experts have said that that the findings were not clinically usable. The study also concluded that "it is unknown if the reduced length is a result of genetic or congenital factors associated with infertility such as testicular dysgenesis syndrome or the result of underlying hormonal differences between the two groups" and that there needs to be "further investigation" into the relationship between penis length and male fertility.
Some men already have worries about having a shorter penis, but the impact on fertility, for now, should not be part of that worry.
In the event someone wants to actually better understand their fertility, they should seek out fertility testing and evaluation.
AGD and Penis Size
Countless factors go into conceiving a baby, and more scientific research suggests that penis size isn't one of them.
There is, however, some attention being paid to the role of anogenital distance (AGD) in male fertility. AGD is the measurable difference between a man's anus and scrotum.
The average distance is two inches but as with all bodies, every man is different. Some may have a longer or shorter AGD.
The Environmental Health Perspective journal suggests that men with a shorter AGD than two inches may experience reduced fertility while those with an AGD greater than two inches may actually enjoy boosted fertility.
A different study concluded that "AGD is associated with sperm production on a population level, at the individual level the distinction based AGD alone cannot accurately estimate the efficiency of spermatogenesis"
Penis Size Doesn't Matter, but Male Fertility Does
Are you struggling to get pregnant and want to guarantee you're producing high-quality sperm?
Forget about penis size for now and instead, look at the benefits of testing your sperm. Penis length, girth, and even testicle size have little to do with how fertile you are.
Instead, your overall health and genetic makeup are the main determining factors. It's also about education.
Understanding what sperm quality, concentration, and volume are is just the start!
At Dadi, we can test and analyze your sperm and offer you a detailed report. We can also freeze and store your deposit.
Order a kit today and experience a boost in confidence and a better understanding of your body.
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