Size of Testicle | Big or Small
Size of Testicle, Does It Really Matter? (Part 1)
The testis or testicles are a part of the male reproductive organs. Also frequently referred to as “balls”, healthy testicles resemble the shape of eggs and are usually located in the scrotum. The testicles are a vital part of the male anatomy for two major reasons; the testicles produce semen which is necessary for conception, hence the “family jewels” and they produce testosterone, the main male hormone responsible for many male characteristics.
Big Balls Vs. Small Eggs
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Now, when it comes to the size of testicle, what is better: big or small? Or does size really matter? And, what is an average size of testicle?
When considering the functionality, size of testicle does not matter as much as a healthy “plumbing!” If the testicles are smaller than average, but do produce enough healthy semen, and the semen is transferred through a healthy duct system to the penis, then conception should not be a problem. Testicle size becomes on the other hand important when the gonads cease to grow or undergo pathological shrinkage.
One other important aspect about size of testicle is their aesthetics. Some men have smaller than average testicles and are not very happy with their scrotal appearance. Other men just have a bigger than average penis size which makes the testicles to appear small; also do not forget about the perceived small testicle size! Naturally, there is a size difference between your both testicles. One of them, usually the right one, is always smaller than the other, and one of them is usually always hanging lower than the other.
What Is the Average When It Comes to Measure Size of Testicle?
The testicles undergo size variation as we age. While very small during infancy, the testicles rapidly grow during puberty, and take their ultimate shape and size during adulthood.
Testicle size measurement can be done with a measurement tape. By measuring the length and width, and depth of a testicle you can determine the testicle volume as a pretty nice size reference.
An easier way of measurement is using a so called “orchidometer.” The orchidometer consists of a series of oval-shaped beads made from plastic or wood that is strung together in the order of increasing size. Each bead is marked with a number on it which corresponds to a milliliter (ml) amount. For e.g. the oval marked as 5 has a volume of 5 ml. If you are curious about your size of testicle, you can simply visit your doctor/urologist and have the measurement done in the office. Alternatively, you can purchase or print paper size references and use them to determine your size of testicle.
In the next part of this topic, We will focus on average testicle size.
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