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Hello all.

I was just reading the latest edition of Mens-Health magazine, and I saw in one of their articles that they were talking about how to measure the penis, and they then gave the average sizes. I'm not sure if I agree with it totally. What think ye?

Flaccid Length = 3.43
Erect Length = 5.03
Erect Girth= 5.23
Erection Angle= 105.7 degress.

I don't really care about the flaccid length but ( to me) the erect length seems way off and Erect girth seems alright...maybe a bit above average. That 5.03 length just took me by surprise.
 
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Actually that seems very close to what the "official" Kinsey medical studies seem to report for the 'average' size. I've seen anything from 5-6" on length and 4-5" on girth as average. I think the Kinsey study seems most accurate. 3" as average flaccid? Damn. I need to find a gym just so I can start taking my showers there. :D.
 
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Whoa the erect length seems about an inch off and the erect girth slightly too high
 

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I wonder what the measuring method is? Sounds off to me if they get average girth at 5.23 unless it's the bone pressed girth. :D
 
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Those do seem a bit off... maybe 5" nbpel.

The average girth is definitly not 5.23". I've done my research into this one because its the main reason for my Penis Enlargement'ing. I've found that its around 4.85". If 5.24 was the average, Magnums would be trojans #1 selling condom , lol.
 

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Probably NBPenis EnlargementL measured, for the average guy I'm not sure.. Everyone has a different fat pad.

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Did they say if it was self-measurement? What is the number of men measured ?

I would say length is higher than that, although I tend to believe average length is slightly below the 6 inch standard.

The girth seems high, and that is not at all based out of personal jealousy. Many things i have read regard any girth above 5.1 as being classified as 'larger' to some degree . . , that doesn't jive. I would guess they just measured width and used a a pi formula to get a general estimate on girth and reported the average?

This seems likely as judging the normal circumferance of a tube would probably average out higher when taken from a single diameter measurement as opposed to trying to judge the more oblong stucture of the average penis . . .

Although why they wouldn't just use a soft measuring tape is beyond me . . . maybe 5.3 or whatever is normal . . . FUCK!
 
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I say avg length is about 5.5 - 5.8 inches, and avg girth about 4.75. - 5.0 inches.
 

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Maybe, for girth they measured the base. If a study doesn't include the way they measured, who measured it etc.. Then I'm not gonna believe it one way or another.

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I believe that these figures came from one of lastest (scientific?) surveys that was done on penis size. I can't remember where it was, but I do remember that 5.03" was the erect length . It probably was not bonepressed. If so, I could expect also that the obesity factor of the U.S. that we have been reading about would cause the erect length to be less than in older surveys. Just a thought.
 
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I saw a study done at San Francisco State that came up with an average length of 5.25" (don't remember is they said it was BP or not).

What you have to remember is that the voluntary studies always come up 0.5" to an inch longer because if it's self measured, apparently it's irresistible to cheat, or if it's measured by nurses guys with small penises won't show up.

When involuntary studies are done, mostly in other countries for obvious reasons, they seem to come up on lower side of 5". I also saw a study that was done in South America that was involuntary and it also came up low 5's.

So we only have to get to 10" to be double the average!
 
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Originally posted by Stoffel17
Flaccid Length = 3.43
Erect Length = 5.03
Erect Girth= 5.23
Erection Angle= 105.7 degress
I think it's definitely off. When I was 5.2" EG, I had women tell me I was thick. I also remember regular condoms feeling too tight on me (at 5.2 midshaft, maybe 5.5-5.6 base, at the time). Yet this study is saying 5.23" is average? Furthermore, it's saying that the average cock is thicker than it is long???? That would make most men a chode! :D.
I think the results are skewed. The vast majority of such studies I've seen put average girth below 5" - usually around 4.8-4.9 or so. And average length closer to 6 inches erect (some even put it at 6.3 erect for white, 6.8 erect for blacks).
Another thing....a good buddy I went to high school with kept getting a bad rep that he was "small." It was heard everywhere. We teased him a little, to which he showed us with a ruler that he was 5.5" erect. Yet girls - and later, women - kept saying he was small. So how the hell could the average erect be 5 inches? According to Kinsey, that is borderline "small" (83% of all penises were said to be between 5-7", with 24% right at 6" - the most common measurement).
 
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WaxN hit the nail right on the head.

Are you sure this is actually in Men's Health?

I just noticed the flaccid length . It seems to be off too. My locker room experience goes against that 3.4 measurement. Seems to be more around 4.5.
 
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I disagree with Waxn, but whatever. Whatever anyone touts here as the truth, their theories ALWAYS have some holes in it... even the 'official' studies. Round and round we go.... :D :s
 
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Originally posted by j-penis
I disagree with Waxn, but whatever. Whatever anyone touts here as the truth, their theories ALWAYS have some holes in it... even the 'official' studies. Round and round we go.... :D :s
Just curious, in what regard do you disagree.

Also, was Kinsey the one that sent out postcards so people could self measure, mark the post card and send it in? I wouldn't expect to get any accuracy better than +/- 1" if that. And, of course, the error would tend to be skewed upwards.

I know we have beat this to death, but hey it's fun and a little ego boost doesn't hurt, right?
 
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I'm just disagreeing with the average length , which I believe is NOT 6 inches or higher. That's because I belive people always exaggerate. But that's my opinion.

However, I do go with the rather vague "5 to 6 inches", because under the circumstances that is the best we have to go on. And I don't think that figure will ever be narrowed down.


The reason?


For one, it's the simple fact that most penis "statistics" are self-measured. It is almost a certainty that measurements will be self-exaggerated. Small guys will claim an 'acceptable' (average) length , while average guy will state either their true or a slightly above average length to appease their egos. And since the number of small+average men will dwarf the number of larger men (it's a statistical certainty - refer to the Bell Curve Theory), the average-to-smaller guys' exaggeration WILL raise the offical 'average'. No doubt about that. It will no doubt at least add on 0.5 inches or so to the true count.

Having said that the only way to get a TRUE average measurement would be to "force" a very large sample of men (tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands) in the world to measure their lengths and girths, but that's going to happen. Too many people to deal with, too time/money consuming for an activity that is ultimately superficial, in the larger scheme of things.
 
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