At age 16, your son is in the middle of the teen years. Their mind is spinning more complex, involved stories. They have deeper emotions and are able to bond more closely with friends. They are also more likely to have a stronger moral compass and back up their decisions with a solid rationale. But their emotions can still be tinged with sadness or depression, which can lead to problems in school and in relationships.
Puberty, which can start as early as age 9 or as late as 14 or 15, causes the body to grow taller and broader. The size of the genitals will also increase. The average penis size for a 16 year olds p is between 5 and 7 inches when erect. It’s important to note, though, that the size of a flaccid penis doesn’t predict how big it will be when erect.
Penis size does not affect sexual function during sex. If you’re worried about your teen’s penis, talk to them about it. A healthy diet, plenty of exercise, and masturbation (doing it twice or thrice a week) can help grow the penis.
If they’re concerned about a lack of physical growth, talk to their doctor. A lack of growth can be an indicator of a problem, such as a deficiency in the hormone testosterone. If this is the case, your doctor may prescribe medication to treat it. They can also recommend supplements, like zinc and vitamin C, which are often prescribed to teens who aren’t growing at an expected rate.