Non-erect penis size and shape; twisting of the penile shaft

The Flaccid Penis 

The flaccid penis varies enormously in shape and size, much more so than the erect penis, since smaller penises tend to proportionately enlarge more on erection.

Here are illustrations of how a flaccid penis may appear. Again, all variations are normal, in the sense that they occur frequently in the human population. Even a variation which occurs at a frequency of only 1% will affect about 1 million men in the US alone. The message, therefore, is that you may be part of a minority, but it is a large one!

All pictures from Images of Size, a pictorial guide to penis size.

A typical flaccid penis - uncircumcised and circumcised

(Arguably there is no such thing as a typical penis, but these illustrations represent the "textbook" penis.)

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And here are some variations on the theme. Again - they're all normal. See also the size page of this site and the foreskin-circumcision photographs.

Limited amount of shaft showing when flaccid

This may well be due to excessive amounts of fat around the pubic area. Weight loss may appear to produce an increase in penis length, but in fact what happens is that the shaft is being revealed as the surrounding tissue reduces in bulk.

no penile shaft visible when not erect

In some cases men really do show only their glans when they are flaccid.

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In some cases the shaft of the penis retracts into the foreskin, producing a bunched-up appearance like this:

the retractile penis

There are more photos of the retractile penis on the size page. Advice on premature treatment can be found here.

Other pages on this site:

Non-erect penis size and shape
Extremes of penis size and the retractile penis
Erect penis size, shape & angle in pictures
The foreskin & circumcision
Penile shaft & glans variations
Peyronie's Disease
From soft to erect in thirty seconds
Other penile variations
Hypospadias, Epispadias and Peyronie's disease
Penis problems support groups
Penis size 1
The testicles, or testes, and scrotum in pictures
Premature orgasm in men
Delayed Ejaculation
The Law Of Attraction