What Age Do Men Stop Growing Normally? Can You Control It?

When we first started all this it was the biggest question we got. It’s still one we get all the time.

“What age do men stop growing?”

Before I tell you this magical age people cling it’s important you know something.

Only 60-80% of your height is based on genetics (varies from person to person).

The other 40-20% of your height you control.

For height men will stop growing around the age of 25. This means their growth plates will fuse and you won’t get any taller without doing something about it.

And with that said a lot of us are reaching our maximum height at just 16 year old these days as well. That’s all down to the change in our lifestyles. We sit at desks, on couches and drive around in cars.

But you can take this into your own hands.


For height your age matters more.

If you’re not yet 25 you can make sure you’re reaching your potential before your growth plates fuse together.

If you’re older than 25 you can still add at least 5 inches to your height (which is nothing to sniff at) but the sooner you start the better.

But before we get to any of that have you seen the studies done on height differences?

It’s pretty scary stuff.


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Dubbed “The Height Premium” studies from the University of Pennsylvania found there was a sizable difference in salary between heights.

They found that someone at least 6 feet tall earns over $5.5k more than a guy who is 5’6.

And that’s $5.5k a year.

That adds up.


Similar studies have shown taller people do better in relationships, in promotions, they’re generally more popular and are generally happier in life.

I’m not saying it’s fair.

I’m just stating the facts.


I laughed when Pete first told me this. I couldn’t believe it.

But looking back at it now you can see it everywhere if you go looking. You don’t even need to look that hard.


Men do the majority of their growing from the age of 12 to 16. This means by the age of 16 most people have a pretty good idea if they’re going to be paying this “height premium” for the rest of their lives.

Heck for a while it looked like I would be paying it.

Luckily I met Pete. It’s thanks to him I’m pushing 6’5 these days at the ripe old age of 28!


If you haven’t read Pete’s story yet you can click here to read it…


Pete is a little guru ninja at furthering body development after natural growth. At least he was little.


He’s the guy who kicked my ass when I thought I was stuck with my height. He showed me how to grow taller. He showed me that everything mattered when it came to controlling your height.

Your sleeping position. Your sitting position. Your diet. He had me doing height stretches and hell he even had this nuts idea about the sunlight like I was a plant or something.

But I can’t really fault his results I guess.

He wasn’t satisfied with his size. And he certainly wasn’t happy when they told him he wouldn’t be able to grow any more. Luckily he chose not to listen.

…Click here to see what he showed me.

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The majority of us settle for whatever size we’re handed. It’s like a coin toss. Win or lose.

For something which can have this much impact on your life I’m not really a fan of leaving that to chance.


I fully accept that some of we cannot control.

Sometimes it’s just luck of the draw. Part of your growth is predetermined at birth and by age 16 you will see most of that. How much of this growth you can control and the exact age you stop growing will be specific to you. You might even be one of the luck few who see’s a lot of growth between the ages of 16 to 25 without you having to do anything.

But you don’t need to take that chance. Flip that coin.

I think just sticking your hands in the air and taking whatever size you’re given is settling. And I don’t like settling.

When Does a Male Stop Growing Naturally

Some parts of your body will keep on growing for the rest of your life. Unfortunately this is the cartilage stuff like noses and ears. You see the older guys always look like they have big ears? This is why. The rest of you sticks on your breaks somewhere around the end of puberty.

Your penis size is going to pack up shop when you finish puberty (usually age 16) and that’s as big as it’ll ever get by itself. You’ll likely see a very quick growth spurt during puberty but once that train finishes the ride you better hope you’re happy with the results.

Your height gives you a little more leeway. As I said before most of your growing is done between the age of 12-16 this is when you’ll see the bigger spikes. After this puberty will stop and your fat and muscle cells will stop dividing. Your growth plates will settle down and start to fuse but they won’t finish that until around the age of 25.

And if you’re happy with that it’s more than fine by me. Nobody can tell you what height is the right height. There is no “too short”.


But if you’re not willing to settle then you’re working with different time frames.


When Do Guys Stop Growing if They Want to Grow?

Ignoring the obvious muscle and fat which you can always grow and the nose and ears which will keep going no matter what you want them to do you actually have a lot more flexibility than you might think.

Puberty will take you so far. Your penis size will stop changing at 16 and then that natural system will shut itself down. After that it’s really in your own hands so to speak. I know there’s all this crazy stuff people have tried in the past. Pills, pumps, surgery I even saw an ad for some weird inflating inserted thing… yeesh.

But that’s not to say you’re stuck with whatever you ended up with when you were 16. Damn I’m glad Pete showed me this. You can basically restart that process you had during puberty. Work with your body to make it think you need it to grow like it did during puberty. Not screw with weird pseudo science stuff but the actual way your body grew in the first place. It’s possible to do this kind of thing pretty late on. I’ve heard of guys in their 40’s doing it but it does seem a lot easier if you start when you’re younger.

Height is a little more restricted. I’ve never heard of anyone in their 40’s make themselves taller (that’s not to say it hasn’t happened). Your growth plates will fuse by the time you’re 25 (on average) but you can still get taller after this if you’re really working on it. Again I’ve seen some crazy stuff out there people hanging weights from their feet as they hang from poles and door frames. Some kind of… what I can only assume was a torture device.

Into your thirties at least you can promote proper height growth in your body if you’re doing things the right way (very, very few of us do by default) and take advantage of things like the way your growth plates move as you sleep.

Check out what Pete showed me that really gets into the meat and bones of when guys stop growing and much much control you can get back.

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What Age Do Men Stop Growing Down There?

It’s kind of hard to discuss height and growing restrictions without talking about penis size. So what is normal? What age do men stop growing down there? And is there anything you can do to have a say in the matter? While our main focus was looking at height and controlling vertical growth we used to get a lot of questions about this so our team has put in the research time. We have the stats, we’ve done the research and we know what you can do to work your way around some of the limitations.

So first up…

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What Age Do Men Stop Growing Down There on Average?

Well it shouldn’t be a surprise to you that the male body grows during puberty. It’s the same with height – your penis size (mostly) increases during puberty as that is our basic human DNA setting. So between the ages of 10 to 14 is the average although keep in mind puberty is different for everyone. Some men might start earlier (the early side of things tends to be around 12/13) or later (18-20ish). There’s no way for anyone online to accurately tell you and these puberty calculators are based on these averages anyway.

As with height your penis growth will start to slow down as you reach the end of puberty and most of us will stop by the end of puberty. If you do nothing else that’s it and you’ll have your full growth by then. As with height it usually happens in spurts instead of a sustained consistent growth and most of us will have full adult growth by the age of 16.

But keep two things in mind before you start comparing yourself to others here:

  • Everyone is different. This isn’t some “feel good” nonsense I’m just piling on here. We’ve done the legwork and the range is massive on this. You’ll likely have an idea by 16 but some (less than most) will continue to grow from there.
  • There are things you can do to further your growth. Don’t get too bogged down worrying about what age do men stop growing and focus on what you can do about it.


Normal Penis Size and Height

I’ve probably lost track of the amount of times we get asked about this.

It usually goes “What age do men stop growing”.

I would answer. But regardless of whatever I would say…

“What is the average size?” or “Am I average?”

Well the studies are in folks. It varies from country to country where some countries just tend to grow more than others but on the global average:

average growth age

So that’s it folks. The average is 5.1-5.6 inches long. You might be above or below but by definition you’re likely to fall somewhere in that area. You might of had to work to get it in that range or maybe you’ve worked your way above it. Or maybe you’re just lucky and you’re already above it (not that this should stop you from doing more)! But at the end of the day does it matter? While you worry so much about what age do men stop growing down there (keeping in mind stress is one of the inhibitors of growth) – does it actually matter?

Well according to polls carried out online (where, let’s be honest, women are more likely to answer honestly and not in front of a group or camera) size does actually matter. This was carried out with a pretty fair mix of married, single and dating women so we get a pretty good idea on the stats here.

According to the stats 75% of women say former lovers were larger downstairs than their current partners.

4% have turned down intimacy because it was too large. 35% have never considered size when making a choice but a whopping 61% have dumped someone because it was too small.

And 75% of respondent women say size and girth matters. That’s more than a small percentage guys.

And a whopping 81% would choose an average looking guy who was bigger down there over a lot man who was small. Size matters. The numbers (of women) have spoken.

So we feel pretty confident in saying it matters. And generally those who want to know what age do men stop growing want to know because they’re hoping for a little more growth. Don’t worry – these are just the default numbers if you do nothing about it.

But while we’re talking stats and numbers we need to look at exaggeration stats. An average is an average for a reason which means everyone you hear boasting numbers is statistically likely to be lying.

So in order:

  • Canadians actually downplay the size by a small percentage. You guys are humble.
  • Irish guys play their penis size down even more. Element of surprise I guess?
  • Roughly 4% of men from the United Kingdom were caught exaggerating about their size.
  • That has nothing on the 8.3% of guys from the USA who were caught out with some massive size differences.
  • And in Australia almost 18% of guys were caught out. They were also (anecdotally) said to have to smallest sizes.

What Age do Men Stop Growing Down There if They Do Something About it?

Aah now we’re talking!

There are plenty of less than useful resources like this which are great for telling you that you can’t do anything to change your size. I mean they have some great info behind them on averages and stats. Plenty of feel good messages about accepting yourself for who you are and all that jazz. But they’re all talk and no action. All bark no bite.

We take the same approach as we did weight height. When we first started looking at what age do men stop growing we didn’t like the answer. OK more accurately the other guys were willing to accept it at first but I didn’t like the answer so we worked to get around it. Small changes at first but my height these days is a testament to what you can achieve.

Honestly penis size is the same thing. There is plenty you can do to work on it. I’m not saying there’s a magic pill which will do everything for you overnight.

But with this you can start making changes yourself.

Don’t get me wrong there is plenty of nonsense out there. Some of the crazy claims I’ve seen have made me laugh over the years. But that doesn’t mean I should dismiss everything else. If you’re worried about what age do men stop growing down there then take the numbers and do something with them. Don’t settle for a size you don’t want.

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At What Age Do Men Stop Growing and What Can Be Done?

We’ve done the studies and the results are in on what age do men stop growing. Usually the answer is “far sooner than you’d like” and normally this means by the end of puberty. Most guys will have a pretty good idea of their full adult height and size by the age of 16. And as we always say this is a generalisation and everyone is different but there are some key things which is the same for everyone.

By default if you don’t do anything about it you will stop growing. In fact (as we all know) you only get shorter the older you get. Normally that is. I was the tiniest kid in my class back when I was in school and these days I’m a little over 6’5 (which is way over the average here) and no signs of slowing down yet!

You can see what I did and learn how to grow taller here.

So at what age do men stop growing and have to do something about it?

Well the sooner you start, the better. If you’re lucky enough to be reading this at a young age you have an advantage on the rest of us. That’s not to say that you can’t work on your height later on. Heck I have specific guides on how to grow taller after 25 (which is exactly what I did). But the sooner you get started the easier it is to grow taller.

If we look at the average height of people over the last 200 years:

History of Height

at what age do guys stop growing

We are getting taller but this isn’t because we understand what age do guys stop growing or we’ve done anything to control growth spurts. It’s because taller people are more likely to be successful (that’s not just me saying it the studies have been around for years) in life including in relationships and our nutrition has got better. We have more calcium available for example (consider how easy it is to get milk in this day and age).

When Do Men Stop Growing and What Can We Change?

In fact I was talking about this the other day. We should really look at how much pressure we put on kids when they’re in school.

For the good of growth and height some kids should be left behind. If you look at the stats the pressure kids feel to perform at a young age is nuts. If you’re not getting an A in school you’re clearly doing something wrong. You fail. This is what parents and teachers are telling kids. Not only is this morally wrong but stress massively inhibits growth and during puberty is where we test kids and tell them their whole lives are going to be based on these results.

And what age do we stop growing? Pretty much when this stressful period of our lives in drawing to a close.

My height was stunted when I was this age. I don’t know if it was because of the stress and I would of been taller back then if things were different. But since then I started to learn how to grow taller and I did what I needed to do. In fact I might of did a little more than I needed to. When I started looking into what age do men stop growing and how to grow taller I went with the kitchen sink approach of doing everything I literally could. Maybe I didn’t need to do that much but I’m 6’5 these days.

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