Small issue it seems. Several women have had issue with my size. However, my member apparently has caused soreness in their vaginas as one even said it's hard to fit it in her mouth, thus no oral sex. I do not find that I am that big. Just for kicks, I did some measuring. It's a bit over 8 inches erect with a 6.4 circumference. Again, I do not find that I am that big. Each woman has said I've been their biggest. However, I find that hard to believe. Have others run in to this problem? How do they mitigate the situation?
I'm in inch shorter than you, and about .2, .3 thicker, and no, never had any real
Ex wife was small (4'11" and less than 100lbs), and it wasn't a good fit, but it didn't hurt her, either. Yes, oral was out, but she had TMJ to begin with, anyway.
Current wife, in all honesty, could easily handle bigger. It works fine, but it's not a tight fit, believe it or not. The one saving grace, IMO, is that the head is bigger than the shaft (almost 8 around), and she HAS commented on how that feels. She'd be a size queen for sure, if she cared about sex
Only one woman in my experience wouldn't have been able to take it, and we didn't even try. Didn't even talk about it. I'm not sure she'd have been able to handle average, TBH.
The other women I've been with - no problem.
It's all relative, man. There are women out there (as I pointed out above) that would have a hard time with average, and there are women who are a better fit for an elephant penis (like my wife).
But if it causes pain or discomfort, then it's simply not a good fit. Either work around it somehow, or find somebody else, unfortunately. Same with smaller-endowed men. Really depends on what each person wants from a sexual relationship. My wife prefers PIV over everything else, so if it didn't work, she'd be SOL in that dept. As I said, sex is not that important to her, so I think she'd survive, but others may require satisfactory PIV in order to continue a relationship with someone. Like anything related to relationships, each partner has a hierarchy of needs, and it's up to them to decide if their partner meets them or not, or whether they can take a flyer on one or two of them.