"Average" Inflation

Discussion in 'Relationships, Discrimination, and Jealousy' started by fournineteenfiftynine, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. fournineteenfiftynine

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    I think that "average" stats are inflated for some reason. I know there are lots of studies that put average at around 5 or 6 inches. But I've noticed informally from my childhood locker room experiences and adulthood YMCA/health club shower experiences that my cock is smaller than average. I'm probably 2-3 inches "completely" flaccid and 5.5 inches fully erect. I think I have the second or third smallest penis I've ever seen in all of these situations.

    So I"m thinking that actually average is more like 6-8 inches.

    Curious as to what others think...
     
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    well i would surmise that the average is probably fairly close to accurate. some individuals penises don't increase in that much size from flaccid to erect state, i.e., some go from 5 flaccid to 6 erect. i don't believe your eying of other penises in a locker room would be sufficient enough to say the average is longer.
     
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  4. fournineteenfiftynine

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    I guess I'm curious as to the experience of others....not scientific, but more anecdotally...what have you noticed? I'm not trying to say that the studies are BS, but I'm just curious as to other people's experience. Thanks.
     
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    FLACCID!!

    The truth of the matter is that unless you're looking at a guy who is completely flaccid and that flaccid is bigger than you are hard, you have no idea how big these guys truly are. Really.

    There is NO relationship between flaccid and hard size save that you know a guy hard is at least as big as he is flaccid. Some guys gain nothing. Their dick gets hard and it just looks like their flaccid sticking out. Other guys are tiny, and I mean really tiny flaccid but grow to eye-opening dimensions. My dick is tiny when small but triples in length and doubles in girth. It's just the way human males work.

    When it comes to soft dicks, never judge a book by its cover. You truly don't know until that sucker is raging hard.
     
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    Funny, I was going to start a thread on this subject today.
    I think the point the OP was trying to make is that average is underestimated. He worded it kind of funny.
    Anyhow, I agree.
    I am not quite 6 inches on my best day.
    I am about 5 and a third inches around.
    Not going off of LPSG members...many of whom are obviously hung,
    I get the feeling that I am below average.
    Everyone wants to say my size is average. But where are the people smaller than me?
    I know I am thicker than average, but my length feels like an inch is missing.
    I have never seen another mans erect penis in real life...but my friends all claim to have at least 6 and 3 quarters. They are not the type to BS.
    Most seem to be around 8.
    Today I was at a frathouse with a bunch of guys and I heard one of the bros GF's asking the pres who is looking for a girl what his dick size was. After trying to joke it off, she pressed him, "so and so wont date a guy unless he has at least 8"
    Point is, 8 inch cocks seem to grow on trees.
    Perhaps most people exaggerate, and perhaps my friends just happen to be hung. Perhaps smaller guys just don't show off as much.
    Whatever the case, I feel like average has got to be 7.
    My dick is the perfect example. It feels almost perfect to me sometimes, but like it just needs that extra inch to reach average.
     
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    8" is hardly "average". Plus, most who consider themselves 8+ tend to start measuring from their a-holes. ;)
     
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    Yes, Nrets, you helped me make my point. I'm not criticizing anyone. I just wonder if, based on my own experience, that if anyone else thought this. And apparently you do. Interesting about the gal who says she would only date someone over 8 - if the stats are true than that would like be only 1&#37; of the population. Again, I might be wrong, but I would guess that 30-40% are in the 5-6 inch range and about 30-40% in the 7-8 inch range.
     
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    For sure the small guys don't advertise their smallness, and the big guys are pleased to show their bigness, so it appears everyone has 6" or more. I have always been what I consider average--5 1/2. Now as a senior citizen I find I have lengthened to 6 1/4. I know lots of stuff is sagging at my age, but I never knew dicks got longer with age. Could it be the Viagra?
     
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    i always felt average,and women didn't react to my
    size with awe or compliments.
    maybe your'e onto something.:cool:
     
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    Also, in locker rooms, especially if a guy has had a shower, he hangs longer.

    After a shower I'm a good 6-7" and with some simple manipulation I can 'hang' 7+ inches and look completely soft. Flaccid and flaccid-seeming sizes mean nothing. My girlfriend says I'm the biggest she's been with and said 5.5" is average; other girls have said the same.
     
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    I have seen studies that speak to average penis length (hard) is about 5.1 inches.

    Look at a ruler. 6 inches of cock, 6 REAL INCHES, is a lot of cock.

    I never put much stock into flaccid measurements.

    I hang about 4.5 x 4.5 soft. I know a guy who hangs about 2" soft and grows to over 7.5 and I know guys who hang almost 6.5 soft and barely grown when they are hard.

    Love what you have to keep stepping.
     
  13. viking1

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    As has been said already, you can't tell much from flaccid length. If a guy is truly flaccid, and is longer than you are erect, then you know he's bigger. Other than that, flaccid tells you very little. Also, are they completely flaccid?

    Men will lie about size. Your friends included. Women will also lie about the sizes they have had. Your girlfriends included. Other women just don't judge size very, and neither do a lot of men. Most all men know their own size, but many of us don't guess the size of others we see very well. Other guys always seem to look bigger due to perspective.

    Yeah, I know, every guy is always around 7". All the guys I went to school with claimed 7". I have only seen one (other than my own) erect penis in my life. That was a skinny dipping thing with a guy I went to school with.
    I certainly didn't measure him, but I would guess about 5-6".

    We all know we can't believe anything we hear on the street, or read on an internet forum...don't we? Why would medical researchers lie about what the average penis size is? Just doesn't make sense...
     
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    Here's something interesting that I recently ran across. It's a thread on a teen website, where all the girls report the sizes of their boyfriends' penises:

    http://boards.ym.com/thread.jspa?threadID=969320

    I count 25 reports, with the following sizes (in inches):
    7.75,8,6.5,7,7,8.25,7,9,6,8.5,7,8.5,8.5,7.75,6.5,8.5,7.5,7.5,8,5.5,7.5,6.5,9,8,7

    The average is 7.5 inches.

    That being said, these are teenage girls, and it's highly likely that they are lying or overestimating. Nevertheless, it shows that there is a perception (at least among teenage girls) that the average penis is around 7.5 inches long.
     
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  16. GigaTom

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    Yeah, that board is funny.

    1) A lot of the responses are in a #-# format (i.e. 6-7), suggesting estimates, which aren't likely to be correct.
    2) as the post goes on, it looks like the numbers are starting to creep up a bit, suggesting there is a competition factor coming into play.
    3) One girl mentions that her bf had a ruler specifically made for measuring penises. The only thing I can think of there is the porn inches ruler, in which case her bf's 8 is really 6.

    Even without the inconsistencies, you still have the possibility of side measurements, taking what a guy said as the truth, selection bias ("proud" girls more likely to post)... and so on.

    No doubt, some of those are probably true, but not many. I'll go with the most blatantly false is the 13.5 (or maybe the one listed as 1.1 feet given the format of the answer).
     
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    The girl that says "13 and a half" isn't reporting the size of her boyfriend, she's answering a previous poster who asked for the world record.
     
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    You capitalize no as if that is a fact. Actually that is mostly incorrect. While it's true, of course, that one can't tell from individual to individual, there is nevertheless actually a general relationship between flaccid and erect size. I've studied databases and compared the results. What happens is that (generally speaking once again) small flaccids ("growers") close the gap with showers some upon erection, but do not catch up. I say 'mostly' incorrect, but not 'completely' incorrect, since smaller flaccids do tend to gain some ground. For instance, 3" flaccids average out to 5.75" erect, and 5" flaccids average out to 7.25". So what began as a 2" flaccid difference winds up a 1.5" erect difference. So just like many other debates in life there is not a 100&#37; wrong or right to this, but since the gap closing is less than half the beginning difference your statement is more wrong than right. Not picking on you, you're a smart guy, but it seems you have assumed the same as the general crowd when it comes to this. Also, people's personal experiences cannot discern relationships (correlations), as I've compared relationships in percentage form and in raw numbers form. The percentages clearly show the correlation, but it's difficult to see it just by looking at the raw numbers. People want to believe there is no relationship, that generally speaking growers are just as big as showers upon erection. If my studies indicated it was so I would accept it. I'm not determined that the common belief that growers are as big as showers be incorrect. Yet I can assure you the vast majority, if not all, of those that believe growers are as big as showers reject any data I can present. That is what bothers me the most: that people are so sure their opinions just can't be wrong, that their judgement just can't be mistaken, or I think in some cases it's a matter of people not liking the sound of growers not becoming as big as showers so they refuse to hear anything that contradicts their pleasant take on things. In the pc world things equal out. In the real world that just isn't so. I'm not actually speaking to you specifically here, just using this post as a sounding board about this in general.
     
  19. GigaTom

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    Fair enough. My eye glanced over that, probably because there was another post between. So, most obvious falsity reverts to 1.1 feet (posted before the question of the world record), though it was also posted by the username "FUCKINGDELETEME", a likely joke account.

    The basic point still stands and I hope you can agree with me on that. That board is just not believable as a representation of the average. Now, I won't presume to know which of the more official surveys and studies comes closest to the actual population average (the range I have seen has been from 5.1 to 6.4 in terms of study averages), but 7-8, nope unless we've suddenly redefined the length of a standard inch.
     
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    You are no doubt trying to present an individual to individual truth (that one can't know from looking at "a guy"), and then use that as a springboard to suddenly present as a general truth ("flaccid tells you very little"). You start out correct, but then make sure to paint it into the corner you want it to be in. What can you base this 'general truth' on, other than the 'individual examples' that can be presented? This using of individual analysis as a 'general overall proof' that correlations don't exist is an old worn out tactic that never loses steam. People can't seem to realise the difference, or else refuse to allow themselves to see it is not a general proof. Not picking on you, it abounds all over the place.
     
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