I've been reading and thinking about cock measurements and have developed some opinions on the topic. First, on whether or not one should bone press when one is measuring one's tool. I say: yes, one ought to bone press. Here's why. The point of bone pressing is to obviate fatty tissue that might be present at the base of the shaft. Otherwise, a fat man could increase the length of his dick by losing weight. Second, how one should measure out from the base. Straight out dorsally? I think this might be a fair measurement for the man with the straight ahead dick. However, for those with a curve, I submit that a straight ahead measurement would be inaccurate. You can't measure the length of the hypotenuse of a triangle by measuring the height. (disclaimer: I have a cock in this cockfight, as my dick not only curves left, it points left. The point is that I'm about a 10 o'clock scholar.) So I think it's entirely fair to push the fatty tissue aside, measure a little off center, etc. Whatever makes you happy. I propose the following for empirical study: slip a sock on your cock. Pull it to the base as tight as you want to. Note the point where your dick ends. Remove the sock and measure. I haven't tried this yet, so I cannot say what the results will be like. Then go ask your partner whether or not you're delivering enough cock to her/him. If she/he says "Baby, you give me as much as I need," you're golden. Throw out your measurements and be happy. FWIW, my wife knew a couple guys with smaller than average dicks. Both of them were in long term relationships with smokin' hot women. FWIW.