"Proper" way to measure?

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  1. Fireplace

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    I am sure this has been debated but what the heck. What's the "normal", "Acceptable" "standard" way to measure? Along the top? Tape help so that it just touches the skin of your pelvis but not pushing in on it? Or, push tape into the skin as much as possible until you hit your pelvis bone and then measure? I gain an inch instantaneously if I push the tape in hahaha!
     
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    I dont push the tape in.........just touch the skin. No reason to to try to gain an inch when I know it is not that big. My girth is great, my head is wonderful - I just wish I was an inch longer !
     
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    I'm starting to think the measurements are pointless. I get different measurements depending on my position - and therefore that would count that way for sex. For example, if I hold my cock down it pushes near 7.75, if I let it point up I'm 7.25 to 7.5. Sitting I drop down nearer to 7!!! If I stand up and pin my legs together loads of cock disappears!
     
  4. Eisenhower

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    Think about it ... "bone pressed" is the only repeatable way to measure. The pelvic bone is the only fixed point of reference you're going to get in relation to something that is made of flesh and expands/contracts. The fatter you get, the smaller your penis looks because of the fat pad over your pelvic bone ... it doesn't mean your penis shrunk.

    Besides, when you're having sex, do you just press into your partner until the slightest skin contact is made at the base? No, you press into her (or him) like you're trying to poke them in the lungs. So, that being said, I think bone pressed is both the most accurate measurement process and completely legit in terms of what you're able to deliver.
     
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    I agree 100% I hate my fat pad!!! (And still working on loosing the weight:smile::redface:)
     
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    Well then...my 6 1/4 cock just grew to be a 7 1/4" to 7 1/2" cock x 5 1/4"! :D Life's good! :D :D :D :D
     
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    This clip was taken from the Beginner's Routine:

    Length- To measure the length of your penis in the erect state properly, simply take a tape measure and press the end as far back as it will go against your pubic bone on top of your penis (some men prefer to measure from the bottom, but results will be more accurate with measuring from the top.)

    Run the tape along the curve of your penis all the way to the end of the glans. Record measurement. Measure every 2 weeks.

    Within the first few months, you will progress rapidly. As with all forms of exercise, progress will start to taper somewhat after this. To keep progressing as stated before, you must keep increasing the intensity of the exercises.

    For recording purposes, measuring while the penis is erect is the best way of recording progress. Although you will notice a dramatic increase in the size of your penis while it's unerect, unerect lengths vary too much to be an accurate method of gauging progress.

    Girth- With your penis fully erect, wrap the measuring tape around your penis directly behind the glans. Record your girth progress as you do your length progress.

    Stamina- Record your kegels and super kegels daily as listed in the kegels and super kegels section of this manual.

    With your stop and starts, Note how long it takes for you to ejaculate the first time you try this. Try to aim at improving your stamina by at least 3 minutes every time.

    When you have reached 25-30 minutes without ejaculating, premature ejaculation should no longer be a problem.
     
  8. DoctorZZZ

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    press against pubic bone, really? seems like thats being generous to yourself.
     
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    That's the way to measure true penis size. You still have a portion of the penis under that fat pad and it should be measured. It'll also give you a more accurate reading if you're prone to weight fluctuations.

    Measuring non-bone pressed has its place. It will tell you whether or not you're losing enough bodyfat to make a visible difference in size. If you're looking at maximizing the apparent size of your penis, trimming your pubic hair and getting very lean along with doing penis enlargement exercises is the way to go.
     
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    Playing with measuring tonight - I find it really hard (pardon the pun). My ruler has about .2 of an inch before it starts measuring. I can't really see where my penis meets the end so its hard to judge with this. If I use a tape I have the same problem, I can't really see the end. If I use a piece of string, and then lay that against a rule rmy measurement varies from 7 inches up to 7.6 inches! My girth with string comes in at around 6.3!!!

    Any advice?
     
  11. Calboner

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    Pressing to the bone is going to give you a more flattering measurement, but it does not reflect the size that you actually show. I don't consider measurements obtained by pressing legitimate, for that reason.
     
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    Here, in Spain, there is a medical group formed by Urologist from across almost all European Countries. It is called European Urologist Association.

    Some of this doctors had collaborated in several of those studies performed by some manufacturers like Durex concerning penis size. I've read a couple of months ago an interview with one of its members, an urologist who was asked the same: what is the proper way to measure a penis?

    The proper way to measure a penis, according to Urologist is the following:

    The penis should be fully erect. The beggining of the metric tape must be placed in the attachement point where the shaft of the penis joins with the pelvic bone: pressing it against the bone (bone pressed). This way you measures the real length of the shaft (not the visible length). In other words: it measures the length that really penetrates the pussy when you stroke balls deep.

    The metric tape must be placed on top of the shaft. From pelvic bone to tip of the glans. As said, the penis must be fully erect.

    This is the only proper way to measure a penis, not with a ruler, not placing the metric tape sideways, not placing the metric tape at the bottom of the penis, starting from the asshole right to the glans (as some "huge" guys of porn usually do in their videos).

    It's quite simply. This is the way of measurement used in latest studies about penis size.

    Of course, many people do all kind of silly and tricky "measurements" placing the ruler or metric tape in all kind of hilarious positions: just to be able to "reach" the 9" or 10" mark this way.
     
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    That's called Non-Bone Pressed measuring. What you "show" and what you can use are two totally different things, which is why you have different ways to measure.
     
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    Ah, but when you ram your pelvic bone hard up against hers it's the size that she feels. I'll vote for use over show any day. Besides, CalBoner, your own verified measurement of 17 x 10-3/4 (http://www.lpsg.org/114980-17-x-10-3-4-a.html) has me so embarrassed over my peewee 8x6 that I've got to go for the most flattering measurement image that I can get.

    The first time my own penis was ever measured I was fucking around in extended foreplay with a lady friend who had always insisted my dick was at least ten inches. I spread my hand out (which measures 9 inches from thumb tip to tip of pinkie) and said "See, it's obviously less than 9." She whipped out her sewing tape, which she had earlier placed on the nightstand for the very purpose and measured it laying there between her tits. From the pelvic bone, along the curve of my cock, to the piss slit she got 8-1/16 inches.

    Since then I've measured it with a rigid wooden ruler and I get 7-3/4 to 7-7/8 that way. I don't have much flesh covering my pubic synthesis so there's definitely not an inch difference for me between pushing up against the bone and not doing so. In the first pic attached here the base of the ruler is buried in my pubic hairs but it's just lightly up against the bone. I'd have to shave my bush to get a convincing "measurement" photo.

    But my all time favorite measurement (not that I would do it again!) was a comparison photo to demonstrate girth. I used to have a long distance lady friend who would come to the Santa Fe Opera every year and we'd always find a chance to shack up in her hotel room when she did. She told me I had the thickest dick she'd ever accommodated, which was undoubtedly true but I have certainly encountered penises girthier than my own since that time. Anyway she confided in a close and trusted girl friend of hers back home about this guy she knew with a dick that could stretch her pussy like none other. That eventually led her to request a picture from me that would accurately demonstrate my penis girth. So I took the second picture attached here and told her that she and/or her girlfriend could easily take a sewing tape to the local Walgreens and measure the "device" in the photo (it has an outside circumference of exactly 5-1/2 inches, nicely illustrating my 6 inch girth.)

    Over the years I've shared those photos (there are several in the series) on a number of "compared to household items" blogs, including one here at LPSG. But like I said it's not an experience I'll be repeating, a little too painful. And it took a copious quantity of cold water running out of the tap just to get my erection down to where I could get free of the damned thing!
     

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    Ah, well, you know, that was on a particularly good day. :rolleyes:

    Fucking ouch, man! :eek13:
     
  17. albert123

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    First post, so sorry if it is covered elsewhere:

    I wrote up some stuff a while back about perceptions of size. In essence, the pubic-bone-pressed method (popularised by Kinsey) is to normalise measurements - it is the least flattering possible. If you measure the penis dorsally (or someone does it for you) while you are laying down, you will get a different value. There is nothing to say this is wrong other than convention. It probably explains quite a bit of the size perception issue for partners (esp women) - in other words, they are more likely to determine length from the underside of the penis than the top side and therefore appear to 'exagerate' length.

    The other factor is girth and the cross section angle of the penis entering the pubis. If you try it with a toilet roll, you will see the elliptical cross-section at the point the penis enters the pubis means there is potentially (if the penis juts upwards at an angle) several cm of penis, an amount which is girth dependent, on the underside, which rotates inside the body during a 'Kinsey' type measurement. This can *easily* mean that someone say 6 inch long, appears to be 8 inch long from the other aspect.

    In conclusion, I felt the only true way to measure the penissize for comparison is to calculate displacement, roughtly assuming the penis to be an even cylinder of length mid way between the 2 measurements.

    The visualiser (google it, if you don't know) does quite a nice job of measuring or calculating displacement (volume).
     
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    Yeah - not to be flip, but don't bother measuring.

    You have what you have, and it is big enough, whoever you are. If you just have to know how big you are (but, um, it's your cock, you live with it every day, so no matter how you measure it you know how big it is, right?), suggest averaging several different measurements. But know that no matter what you report, where, you won't be able to compare with anyone else because there is no guarantee they measured the same way. Or that they are telling the truth. Or that pics they post are really them.

    The whole measuring thing is the biggest waste of time guys can do, IMHO.

    Enjoy sex, that's my advice.
     
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