I've not measured myself since I was in my early 20's but the last time I measured my erect penis was a little over 8 inches in length and between 6 and 6 1/2 inches in girth (circumference). With 20+ years of sexual experience I'm confident that my penis is considerably larger than average in both length and girth but consider my size as something of a mixed blessing.
The majority of my sexual partners have been satisfied with my size but on occasion, I've had women who really didn't like the length or added girth. Women have conceded that penetration was uncomfortable while others have considered sexual intercourse with me as pretty painful.
Sex with women who have limited sexual experience has been difficult. One virgin bled for a week after intercourse which did nothing for our relationship or for my self esteem, so being well hung is not always the be-all and end-all to a happy sex life.
Its true, for some women (and I'm only talking about a small proportion) really do find extra stimulation from deeper penetration, the measuring of larger members or even finding arousal from visualizing well endowed men like myself. But again, these women are in the minority. I can only recall three partners who have really been focused on size the way that many men are. Two of the ladies in question said my size was more appropriate after childbirth. The other girl could be labeled a 'size queen' and she told me that the majority of her sexual encounters have been with men between 5 - 7 inches and that finding larger penises is far more difficult than one might imagine.
It may be of comfort to know that when women may 'say' that the ideal penis measures 8 inches in length and 6 inches in girth but how many women actually measure every penis they encounter, to statistically chart their preferences?
I've had partners in the past say my flacid penis 'must be 8 inches in length' when in reality I'm probably between 5 - 6 inches, depending on room temperature. So don't get self conscious about 'the ideal penis size'. The average 5 - 7 incher is far more common than women realize and far more comfortable too