measuring technique

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  1. Imported

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    iwfuutaudls: Hello all,

    I am a 20 year old college student. And, as all young adult males, I am concerned with my penis size and health and ability. So I decided to measure my length and girth a few months back.

    I took a transparent school ruler, placed it on the top of my fully erect penis, and simply let it rest there for a minute. The whole time that the ruler was resting on top of my penis, the tip of my cock-head ended where the 8.25 inch mark on the ruler was.

    I was happy with that read-out, quite happy actually. I started bragging to my girlfriend and she, in turn started bragging to her female friends. One day, she wanted to take a picture of my erect dick. So I grabbed the transparent school ruler and once again let it rest on the top of my fully erect penis for a minute. Only, this time the tip of the cock-head ended where the 8.5 inch mark on the ruler was.

    Great! I though. My girlfriend now has a 4x6 Kodak photograph of me and my big dick. Last week, I decided to measure myself again, hoping that I had gained another quarter inch as I had previously, and miracuously done. Unfortunately, this time the mark was barely over 8 inches. And, finally, earlier today, I repeated the above described measurement process and the mark was exactly 8.25 inches.

    So, after a long story - which I am truly sorry for by the way - I want to know. What am I doing wrong in term of measuring? Why do I get varying read-outs even though I use the exact same technique and the exact same ruler? I am not still growing at the age of 20 - we, boys, stop growing when we are 16 or 17. So why the different read-outs? What is the perfect, fool-proof method for measuring my penis?
     
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    NikkiSixx: I think that it just depends on how excited you are; for example, most of the time my erect penis is about 6" long, a few times it's a bit under that, and sometimes it goes a bit past 6.5"! The same sort of thing happens with girth, except that the range is smaller, from just under 6" to just over 6.25".
     
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    iwfuutaudls: two blue pills is about as excited as a 6 foot 2 inch rugby player is going to get. no, i do not take viagra on any sort of regular basis. i just took two pills for two of the tests in order to ensure perfect accuracy. (the one that gave the 8.5 inch read-out and the one which i took today, yielding the 8.25 inch read-out)

    so you see, i am completely and utterly puzzled.
     
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    It's going to be different often because of environmental or physical condition at the time of measuring. So what you do is write down the result each time you measure and when you are ready to find out how long you really are, add your figures and divide by the number of times you have measured.

    Now that you know exactly how long your schlong is, tell everyone it is 13".
     
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    The actuall technical way the medical professionals measure the erect penis is to "bone press" on the top of the penis. The measuring device is pushed right into the pelvic bone which stays constant. Not to be done from the side of the penis as the pubic bone curves inward differently on individuals, it makes your measurement larger of course. I measure bone pressed and it still varies 1/4" or so. Some will do a "bone pressed flacid stretch" which will not give an acurate measurement of your erect state but it always stays constant, it is usually 1/4" larger than your true erection.
     
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    iwfuutaudls: yeah i've heard about the "bone pressing" technique. i consider it cheating so i do not use it. after all, my abs are pretty hard, even if i've got an extra half inch from my skin to my pelvic bone. my abs are too hard to use that extra half inch. and my girlfriend will never see that extra half inch. so yeah, i am not fond of the "bone pressing" technique.

    Pecker: i once had this girl convinced that my dick was 10 inches long. she told all her friends and shit. the poor girl was absolutely convinced that she was riding a full 10 inches. then one day her friend told me, in front of her, that she doesn't believe the massive rumors. she convinced my girlfriend at the time to let me whip it out. i did, they measured it, and lord and behold, it was 8.25 inches.

    i felt so sorry for that girl at the time. because, 8.25 is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. but not being able to recognize the difference between 8.25 inches and 10 inches is pretty sad. so eventually, the girl that he me whip it out to get the true measurement....she was my fuck buddy for a few weeks afterwards
     
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    People often aren't very good at estimating the length of anything, and girls have the added disadvantage that they are lied to so often about how long something is. :)

    I personally agree with you about bonepressing, though we're in the minority.

    Some guys have a more variable length than others. My understanding is that it is the coating around the cylinders of erectile tissue that limits length - perhaps in some people it's more stretchy than in others.

    8 to 8.5 inches non-bonepressed is very impressive.
     
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    Peenie length can vary as much as a half inch, as you have discovered. Be not afraid, long one.
    My readings are almost identical to yours. When asked I just say "eight plus" because that's the average.

    Hormones and blood flow are the primary reason for the variations. Testosterone can be higher at times and lower at others. When your blood flow is good and vessels dillated, you can max out a nice, stretchie, sex partner pleaser.

    Bone pressed is the official way, but hey, you're still longer than the bun, regardless.

    My lovely bride tells guys who hit on her that she's married to Adonis and he's hung like a horse.

    I'd say you probably fit in the same category.

    Buff
     
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    If your penis has a curve in it, usually upwards, you will of course get a larger measurement if you measure along the underside.
    I tend to measure mine along the side rather than the top, as it does curve upwards quite a bit.
     
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    iwfuutaudls: so from what you have all said i gather that the reason behind the variations is due to the outside temperature, my hormone levels at the time, and....what causes the blood vessels to dilate abit more sometimes than other times?

    also, about measuring on the side or the underside. i consider those two methods, along with bone-pressing, as cheating. we all obviously know why measuring the underside is cheating. and i explain why i consider bone-pressing to be cheating also. but why do i consider measuring along the side cheating?

    stand in front of a mirror, turn so that your side is being reflected, and move the leg which is closest to the mirror as far back as you can while keeping your back straight and your chest perpendicular to the mirror. now look down at your crotch, what do you see? you see the fact that your crotch is not flat. it curves backwards, like a wide-angle parabola, and therefore the base of your dick is not perpendicular to the floor, rather it is at tilted forwards at a small angle. this translates into the fact that, by measuring along the side, you get read-outs which are .25 or .5 inches more than if you measure on the top.

    furthermore, you can't fuck a pussy with that extra length. why? simply because you will bottom out on the top part of the base of your shaft before you can insert the extra length on the side or the even more generous length increase on the bottom.
     
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    I start at the same place whether I measure at the top or the side. I only measure down the side as the top is so curved that using a ruler would give me an innacurate reading.
    Using a tape measure gives the same reading either way.
     
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    Measuring along the top to obtain the total length is the most acceptable way. Please be aware, as others have stated that the level of sexual activity, foreplay, thoughts and physical condition at the time of the measurement can influence the final results. A tired body, an extremely turned on experience, etc. are but a few of the factors that are at play when an erect penis is measured. Your lengths can vary by as much as a 1/2 inch. I have observed the same situation.

    You concerns are valid, but please be aware that many conditions impact on total length. You may be very correct to simply say that you measure out at over eight inches.

    Welcome.
     
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    Well, why not measure along the top, bottom and side, and then take an average?
     
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    iwfuutaudls: thanks for the link to the ruler. i am printing it now and will let you guys know what the read-outs are. i can't do it now because i just had sex so it is tired, hehehe.

    as for measuring along the top, the side, the bottom, and averaging it out. no, i will not do that. that is cheating. because measuring by the bottom is clearly cheating. and measuring by the side, i feel is also cheating. so no, i will stick to measuring by the top only with none of that bone-pressing crap.

    i just wanted to figure out what conditions give differing read-outs and a couple of you have done a great job explaining what outside, environmental changes and what internal, and emotional changes result in the variations of read-outs.

    thank you all for you replies and for your help.
     
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    the_force:
    medically speaking..regardless of how defined or hard your abs are...nature gives a bit of extra fat, no matter what your physical shape is. It's padded their for the actual acts of sex itself. generally speaking it is 1/2 a inch to 3/4 of a inch of fat...
     
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