The pencil dick belongs to the unfortunate man whose penis has an unsatisfyingly thin girth.
When people say “size matters” in the context of penises, most people think about the length of the male member.
What many seem to forget is the importance of the girth. You can have the longest penis ever, but it won’t do much if the pecker is no thicker than a pencil.
“Pencil dick” is a derogatory term describing exactly this type of penis. The length might be average or even big, however, the shaft is so thin that you can barely feel it.
Origin of the term
“Dick” is a common euphemism for penis, and has been since the late 19th century.
A pencil is long, yet slim, and the expression “pencil dick” compares the size and proportions of a man’s penis with that of the pencil.
The term was mentioned in Fright Night, released in 1985.
It was defined several decades later on Urban Dictionary, by user karina in 2003.
Spread of the term
Penis size is assumed to be important when it comes to sexually satisfy a woman, therefore a “pencil dick” is the nightmare of most men.
Webpage secretstolastinglonger.com/pencil-dick offers advice on “how to get rid of your pencil dick forever”.
Subreddit r/pencildick has 1.3K members that post related questions and advice, but also adult images featuring very slim penises.
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