Why are some of my parts small compared to my height?



I’m 14 years old. I’m 5’11. I began puberty at around age 9 and your calculator says I’m at Tanner Stage 4.3.

I’m the tallest in my class but compared to all the boys’ feet, I have the smallest. I don’t have large hands compared to my height. My penis, when flaccid, is awfully small.  I have always been big my whole life so it surprises me to see these differences in my body parts compared to my height!

If you could enlighten me on how God designed me, I would be thankful.


Just as hair and eye color vary between individuals, you will find that there are differences in the size of a person’s features, such as ears, nose, hands, and even genitals. These differences are not directly tied to a person’s overall height. It is true that the taller you are, the larger your feet and hands tend to be, but the number of exceptions is large.

Flaccid penis length is also widely variable. Your penis changes size depending on the air temperature. It gets longer when you are hot and shorter when you are cold. This is because it is a part of the cooling system for your testicles. Men with a shorter flaccid size tend to have a greater amount of expansion when they become erect. Men with longer flaccid sizes tend to have less size gain when becoming erect. “There’s no relationship between the size of a penis when flaccid or erect. In fact, a study in the Journal of Urology found that the average erect penis size is similar for most adult men, but the sizes of flaccid penises vary.” [“Everything You Need to Know About a Flaccid Penis,” Healthline.com, 10 October 2019.]