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Penis Questions

"What is the average/normal size for a boys penis?"

Your penis doesn’t stop growing until you become an adult, so there is no average size for young men that are under the age of 18 years.

Many young men worry about the size of their penis, and feel self-conscious that it's perhaps too small. 
In general, adult penis size is usually 6 - 10cms or 2.5 - 4 inches when soft, and 12 - 19cms or 4.5 -7 inches long when erect. The thickness of a man's erect penis is usually about 3 - 5cms across. The average girth is approximately 10 - 13cms.

It's very common for men to have a penis that curves to the left or right. There is nothing unusual about having a curved penis.

Like any other part of the body, penises come in different shapes and sizes. Everyone develops at a different rate and everybody is different.

The size of your penis does not have an effect on how good you are at sex. Every penis is different, and you just need to learn how to use it!

"Is it normal for boys to have white looking spots around their bellend?"

There are several quite normal and harmless lumps that can appear on the penis.

The penis has glands in the skin which can become blocked with grease, and it can be quite common in your teens, they are called ‘pearly penile papules’, and are quite harmless.

If you are worried, or have had sex without a condom, it’s always a good idea to ask for some reassurance from a professional, you can always pop into a young person’s clinic and double-check that everything is ok.

It's also common to get spots and bumps on the scrotum, and they are often completely harmless. However, it's important to get to know your testicles, so that you can tell if something doesn't feel quite right.

It's a good idea to examine your testicles when you're in the bath or shower. Support your scrotum in the palm of your hand, and become familiar with the size and weight of each testicle. Examine each testicle by rolling it between your fingers and thumb. Gently feel for lumps, swellings, or changes in firmness. Check for lumps on the surface or within the body of each testicle.

If you notice a lump, or something doesn't feel quite right, or you get sharp pains or a dull ache in your testicles, it's important to see a doctor or nurse. Other reasons to go to the doctor are if you get a sensation of heaviness in your scrotum, or a dull ache in your lower abdomen or groin.

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