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Are you a ‘grower’ or a ‘shower,’ guys? What do you think is the difference between the two and do you think it matters?
First off, a “grower” reportedly refers to “a man whose phallus expands significantly in length from the flaccid to the erect state” while a “shower” on the other hand, is a “man whose phallus does not demonstrate such expansion.” This simply means that a grower is a man whose penis becomes longer during his state of arousal while a shower is a man whose penis does not significantly lengthen when erect as compared to their flaccid state.
Apparently, knowing and understanding the difference between the two is important and could be used when making surgical decisions. In fact, Spanish urologists conducted a study to determine whether most men are “growers” or “showers by taking penile ultrasound scans on 225 men in both their flaccid and erect states. The findings of their study were presented earlier this month at the European Association of Urology Congress in Milan, Italy. The researchers were led by Dr. Manuel Alonso-Isa, a urologist at the University Hospital HM Puerta del Sur in Madrid, Spain.
Dr. Alonso-Isa said, “It is important to be able to predict if a patient is a grower or a shower as when we see them, they are usually in a flaccid state.” He added, “If they grow a lot when they get an erection, it might mean they need a different surgical approach compared to someone who doesn’t grow much.”
Here are some of the researchers’ findings:
- erection growth can be categorized into three — grower, shower, and the “grey zone”
- you’re a grower if your penis is at least 56% larger from flaccid to erect
- showers are those whose penis is less than 31% larger when hard
- the average penis is 42% larger when erect than it is when it’s flaccid
- results of the ultrasound scans showed that 24% of men are growers while 25% are showers
- Meanwhile, 51% of the respondents fell into the “grey zone” or are in between the two categories
- showers tended to have longer penises when flaccid, they measure at an average of 11.3 centimeters or 4.44 inches
- growers had smaller flaccid penises compared to showers at 8.8 cm or 3.46 inches
- the study “found no correlations between age, weight, smoking status or other co-morbidities, and penis growth.”
Are you a grower or a shower, guys? Share with us your thoughts and stories in the comments section below!
Personally, I think that apart from medical purposes, whether you’re one or the other, it doesn’t matter. The size of a man’s penis had nothing to do with their ability to perform sexually or their ability to sexually satisfy their partner and most definitely, penis size has nothing to do with one’s masculinity.
“We” never miss an opportunity to fantasize over or discuss penises. Like 11 year old straight males becoming excited over “boobies!” Maybe the A4A IT team should add “Grower/Shower” as a Profile Category with “Grower”, “Shower” or “Gray” as checkboxes.
Agreed that growing/showing is a consideration for medical treatments if they become necessary, but otherwise my preference is to leave the topic as a surprise when removing a guy’s clothes for the first time. And, really, I’m happy however a guy happens to grow. Another delightful experience when playing with men!
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Some “showers” I’ve encountered may have looked small initially but certainly did “rise” to the occasion. 🙂 With “growers”, it’s been more of “what you see is what you get,” but sometimes they too ended up delivering more. 🙂
Regardless, size doesn’t matter to me. I’ve had my socks knocked off by small guys and been totally disappointed by some larger guys who ended up being disappointing, selfish asses.
Yes, Yes, Yes!
Size without “Motion” is no more than a Telephone Pole casted upon the wayside!
most growers grow to a satisfying size; most showers are essentially what you see is what you get
Sadly, I am a grower, and still small at that. As a bottom, size does matter to me, as a matter of fact, I am a size queen. Big ones are more fun to play with, especially when it’s a natural intact cock with ample amounts of foreskin.
Funny how many butthurt cut guys there are. Guess what? Circumcision is disgusting and barbaric and should not be inflicted on babies.
The biggest sex organ is not the cock, it’s the brain and imagination. If you’ve ever been with some of the “well hung” men out there who who have all the erotic allure of a nail file you will understand what I mean by that. Gay men are taught as boys early in life that “bigger is better” and that our penises represent our “manhood”. Most of the obsession with size can be traced back to the little blue handbook of “How to Be a Real Man” we were all brainwashed with as boys. When a lot of us were… Read more »
There is an appeal to the big ones, the dominant, the alphas. Sometimes that appeals to me. I want to be taken like a sub or sub bottom. Do me, dude. Let me serve you. Other times, I’m that more dominant guy, big erection, and am here to be pleasured by you, seed you, and walk away. Most of the time, it’s somewhere in between, subtle power exchanges, appreciation for both gentility and sometimes roughness. As you mention, many parts of this are between the ears, and not the thighs.
Grower here, and it’s embarrassing. Getting undressed, at the doctor’s office, for example, makes me feel very self-conscious about how small my dick is. However, when I’m getting undressed for sex, then I’m turned on, and my erect cock is average for a white American male.
I don’t care if the dick is small or big. Main thing it gets hard and cums down my throat. But, it must have bush. No pubic hair. I don’t suck.
I grow from about an inch to eight on a good day, seven when I yawn. I think it’s Darwinian. I come from warrior stock, and if it hung out, it might have been sliced off, and taken my ancestors out of the gene pool. I get no complaints. Big ones are fun, but so are small ones. You never know until they stiffen anyway.
I hooked up with a guy once that had shown me a pic of his hard cock, which was 8″. When I got to his hotel and we closed the doors, he was naked and dropped his robe. Imagine my disappointment to see a soft cock that was only 1″. I was like WTF? I was horny and said fuck it, whatever, he lied. Nope, that mother fucker grew from 1″ to 8″. I was shocked.
Mine can go to a thick 8″. A FWB nearby has a 1″ soft cock that gets to a huge 4″! I say huge because he makes me feel every one of those inches, has plentiful stamina, and despite his size, is one sexy guy.
I growed up in the eighties. I lived on the east coast in a beach town. Moreso than now, a lot of guys use to wear bikini swimming trunks on the beach and boardwalk. The showers were far more appealing especially when they were wearing tight, white bikini swimming trunks. You could actually see everything. Everyone, men and women like to look at a nice, meaty bulge. Some of the showers dicks would actually flop when they walked. Some of them dicks were placed to the side and you could see the entire length. Huge turnon!!!!
I’m not sure if I have a good sized dick, shower or not. I have seen men with greater cocks and I have seen men with smaller.
I am a grower. I can hang out as small as an inch or so our up to 3 inches. But I quickly grow to 8″ and pretty girthy. can go either way for me as I am much more bottom oriented. That surprise can turn a top on big time giving me way more of what I want. At the same time it can turn the tables and someone wants me to do more what doesn’t really do what I like with a man. personally, I prefer men that are smaller and thinner than me, as they are far… Read more »
nice, lucky you, same flaccid for me but since surgery only goes 4.5 erect, use to be 6
Im a grower but most think a shower. Im 6″ soft but it grows to 9″
I’m a grower not a shower, never been a size queen so it doesn’t matter to me.I don’t even know how to crotchwatch, lol. Yes, the size of a man’s dick has nothing to do with his prowess and ability to please his partner. I’m glad I read this article, I never even condidered something like this when it applies to medicine and medical procedure.
I guess I’m more of a grower. My cock is about 4″ when flaccid and 7″ erect. But I’m so turned on by a fat cock. It doesn’t have to be long, just fat!
It’s about the man for me, I like oral, so I love a dick I can take orally and totally-completely manipulate, some guys are just too big, personally; I don’t bottom anally.
One of my ex’s was like an inch going to 4; I’m a grower, going from 4 to about 8 1/2 thick; we’re both a bit inventive/creative-kinky. It’s so true, “the biggest sex organ” lies between the ears.
I had no idea of phallus growers, showers, or grey zoners. I am a grower, my flaccid phallus is large, and significantly larger when engorged. What I want to know, though, is what type of surgery this urologist who ultrasounded men’s cocks is doing…. The only surgery ever performed on my dick was done the day I was born – and I had no dog in that fight. I do thank my parents and the obstetrician who delivered me, though. The thought of the post-surgical pain of phallus surgery makes my engorgement deflate…. Yikes.!!!