Are you a Grower or a Shower? Part 2

Sponge animal toys – how much fun are they? Just add water and watch them grow. But guys we’re guessing that discovering your penis did a similar thing was a whole lot more fun. But, back to the story! 

As soon as men become sexually active they quickly learn that they fit into one of these categories – grower or a shower - and although the comments on our recent post focussed on men knowing how to please a woman we’re sure that for some growers it’s caused some feelings of insecurity or anxiety.

So what do the terms actually mean and what percentage of men fall into each category?

Researchers in a recently published study took penile measurements of 274 men and found that the average change in penis length from flaccid to erect was 4cm. Researchers determined a “grower” was a man whose flaccid penis gained significant length over 4cm (on average 5.3cm), whilst a “shower” gained significantly less than 4cm (around 3.1cm). 

And - drum roll - it found 26% of the men were growers and 74% were showers.

There were no differences in the groups with regards to race, smoking, erectile function, etc. although it was noted that the growers were younger. Although not covered in this study researchers do know that health can play a role. There are some medical conditions which can affect the elasticity of a penis because of the collagen fibres and how stretchable the tissue is. And of course for men carrying a few extra kilos around the middle their flaccid penis can appear hidden making it look smaller (a very good reason to hit the gym and lose that belly guys).

Even more interesting was that although the growers may appear smaller when flaccid, they’re more likely to be larger during an erection by 2.4cm with an average erect grower achieving 15.5cm whilst the erect shower achieved 13.1cm.

In an interview with Thrillist Dr Tobias Kohler said, “It’s genetics - just like some people are taller and some people are shorter. There’s a genetic variation in humans like there is among all species and animals. It’s true that there is discrepancy. Some guys’ flaccid length is very similar to their erect length. And some guys’ flaccid length is dissimilar to their erect length.”

And when asked if there’s anything a guy can do to make his penis longer he said, “If there were something to do to change that, I think guys would be doing it. They still always ask. As a surgeon who operates on penises all the time, if there was any way to make penises longer [starts to laugh]... It just doesn’t exist.”

And if you didn’t catch it the first time here is a link to our recent blog post, Are you a grower or a shower?

32 Comments

  • rualin1014 Photo
    rualin1014
    More than a month ago

    im deffinatly a grower

  • Moroman Photo
    Moroman
    More than a month ago

    Grower baby

  • firmhands2015
    More than a month ago

    a grower and proud of it... wouldn't say i am huge but definitely adequate and average

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    sweetbierotic
    More than a month ago

    I love putting a grower in my mouth and feeling it grow xx super yummy xx

  • femme.
    More than a month ago

    Mmmm love me some Grower cocks
    had sum of the best grower shower cocks so cute and Full of attitudes when it awakens!...
    And then i have had some 9incher whose cant gets fully hard all floppy
    Not every woman wants a big cock as long as it works whos cares

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      manfactor
      More than a month ago

      That' I suppose could be true to a degree ,
      so why do so many women cheat with guys with a big cock.
      I have had my share of experience and most of the women have said
      that a good sized thick cock is best ,
      luckily I have had no complaint's thus far only at 7 ins but thick and do stay hard with good stamina to please,
      love to hear from you cheers
      manfactor

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    Hornyindian24
    More than a month ago

    I honestly think i have the smallest cock on earth, I'm so insecure about it but I'll let you all judge when you click on my profile

    • funready2
      More than a month ago

      I think you are having us on.
      That is NOT small!!

  • gang.bang.boys5
    More than a month ago

    I have held over 200 gang bang parties and seen more cocks than Linda lovelace. The numbers quoted here are right, in this study they measured only 274 men, in other studies 15000 and same results. In more than 20 years of putting together parties, I have heard more boasting than Conner Mcgregor! So far maybe 5 guys showed up with what the average profile here claims. See a man 6 feet tall and no one notices, see a man 6 feet 6 every one notices, see a man 9 feet tall you're a liar. John Holmes ex wife said in a interview his cock was 10 inches when she measured it. But any one who has seen it would believe the claims of 14 inches, it was massive, I am yet to see a genuine 10 inch cock, and unless you have a picture with the tape on the top, don't waste my time telling me yours is!. A 1.25 litre bottle of cock is 10 inches. So many guys here guessing. lying, or measuring from their ass. It's pretty simple the tape goes on the top side, not the bottom not even the side. And no your guess is not accurate.

  • Justask923
    More than a month ago

    Well I think that’s prob correct but one comment on this made me laugh someone needs too read the article properly before they comment

  • jim0958
    More than a month ago

    Definitely a grower here.... about twice as big when ready for a conquest compared to when in a resting state. But it surely doesn't matter, as long as the operator knows how to use it right ;)

  • Ninja1969
    More than a month ago

    Am i reading this correctly?
    "Average erect grower achieving 15.5cm whilst the erect shower achieved 13.1cm."
    Is this the additional length or overall .
    Surely it is additional length?
    length?
    I am tiny at 5.7 inch which is considered to be a microdick by society standards ( and not much bigger than by medical standards)
    Since every woman i have ever met has said that i am the smallest that they have ever seen and as such were not interested i assume i am reading the article incorrectly

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      AMM.Editor
      More than a month ago

      An earlier blog post might put this into perspective read blog post

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      CheepFrills
      More than a month ago

      ...a mans worth is not measured in the size of his penis...

    • Leolady727
      More than a month ago

      Not every woman wants a huge dick - I thought 6 inches was about average, so I'd hardly calls yours "micro".

      Best comment I ever saw on one of the AMM blogs "guys with big dicks often ARE big dicks" ;-)

  • AmberBi
    More than a month ago

    What about the cold water effect?
    Do growers respond significantly to cold water and show'ers are not affected so much?

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      AMM.Editor
      More than a month ago

      Nothing in this study to cover that. Might have to rely on more anecdotal comments.

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    Loveyou4ever
    More than a month ago

    Best looking part of me

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    wickedcat
    More than a month ago

    Being a "portly" gentleman (few extra kilos ... mmmm ), I am a 2 stage grower ... sitting 4cm .. standing 8cm, and then erect 16cm .... a bit of 'double / double' ..... hahaha

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    innocents111
    More than a month ago

    Definatley a grower myself, though those stats don't reflect my growth I grow from 9cm to over 18cm....

  • Brendanforfun
    More than a month ago

    As the study shows average gains between a grower and a shower then % gains is probably a better indication. Growing from 6cm to 11.1cm (or 47% gain) is a grower according to the facts. But if I’m growing from 17cm to 22cm then percentage wise I’m a shower with only 22% against the the previous example so. Am I a grower or shower???

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      wickedcat
      More than a month ago

      Brendanb1975 ..... by my calculations, a 47% increase on 6cm equals 8.8cm ..... from 6cm to 11.1cm is an 85%increase ... therefore an increase from 17cm to 22cm is 30% ........ But having 17cm in the first place means you are definitely a shower .. :)

    • Brendanforfun
      More than a month ago

      Sorry. Yes. You are absolutely correct. But still not sure that cm gain difference is really the different. Maybe there are guys that grow from 8cm to 22cm. I don’t look. Hahahaha

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    BBWmature
    More than a month ago

    Who cares....it’s in the performance not the show or grow

    • Davidw696
      More than a month ago

      I agree with you who cares

    • Account Closed
      More than a month ago

      But, the growing is part of the performance ;)

    • Account Closed
      More than a month ago

      I also agree
      Who cares ?
      It's how you use it !!

    • Darkstud Photo
      Darkstud
      More than a month ago

      And other parts like the mouth are equally powerful

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    Zamboon
    More than a month ago

    I’m just grateful it works and that it’s appreciated every now n then ...

  • Darkstud Photo
    Darkstud
    More than a month ago

    Mine looks flaccid but when erect, I am a grower!

  • horny7890 Photo
    horny7890
    More than a month ago

    Grower here

  • chesswiseagain Photo
    chesswiseagain
    More than a month ago

    I'm a grower THEN a shower... Lol...

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