A recent study has shed light on the difference between ‘growers’ and ‘showers’ – terms used to describe the appearance of the penis when flaccid versus erect.
While a ‘grower’ may have a penis that appears small when flaccid, it grows significantly when erect.
On the other hand, a ‘shower’ has a penis that appears larger when flaccid but doesn’t grow much during an erection.
The study, presented at the European Association of Urology Congress in Milan, determined that if a man’s penis increases in size by 56 percent or more when erect, he is classified as a ‘grower’, while if the increase is less than 31 percent, he is classified as a ‘shower’.
However, the majority of men fall into a ‘gray zone’ where their penis growth falls somewhere in between these categories. The study’s lead author, Dr Manuel Alonso-Isa, explained that this information could have medical implications, as it may affect the surgical approach for certain procedures.
The study also found that the average penis length has increased by 24 percent in recent decades, with Ecuador having the largest penises in the world.