So do the majority of men around the world have 5 inches???

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    is that the norm? i am used to mine, and seeing people on this site and on porn which is above average. but on a daily basis are males everywhere roughly 5-6 inches? is that true?
     
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    It kinda surprised me given how much hearsay there is otherwise, but yes, all signs point to that the average is about 5.5 or something like that.
     
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    I am 4.5 inches :(
     
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    I think the highest average ever found (in a 3rd-party measured study) was the lifestyle's study, and that was 5.9". The median however was 5.6", and I suspect that the disparity was mostly due to the group being self-selected, meaning smaller guys would be less inclined to participate in the study. 5.5" seems pretty bang-on for the US, and it doesn't vary that much from what's been recorded internationally. When it does vary by a lot, compare their methodology - 5.5" is at full erection or maximal stretch (bpel, so the ruler/caliper is pushed in to their gut.) A few put it at about 0.5" lower (Ponchietti et al. at 4.9", Wessels et al. at 5.0") and those don't look like they bone-press.

    Don't believe any study performed where people measure themselves, and especially nothing where people click a radio button on an internet poll. I can do a made-up study right now: I've surveyed myself, and I've lied and said I have a 15" dick. According to the study Shannon et al. 2012, the average penis length is 15".
     
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    Why so glum, chum? You could say it like this:
    I am 4.5 inches :)
     
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    Having met the majority of men in the world naked, erect & curious, while equipped with a wooden rule, I can confirm that this statement is definitively correct.

    I think enough work has been done to suggest this is the case. There will always be a question of ascertainment bias & exactly what the 'normal' spectrum is.
     
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    How did you dupe your co-authors?
     
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    Statistically, about 68% (2 out of 3) of adult men have erect penis lengths between 4.5 and 6.5 inches in length.
     
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    Uh, I thought the metric system was more globally used than US inches....? :D

    While I agree no self measure study is worth a shit, I also think clinical test are skewed to the shorter side. Theres no way in hell I could even get half a hard on with a dr., standing there with a ruler, checking his watch to see how much longer til quitting time.

    Also keep in mind, all tests are bone pressed measurements, but for some reason lpsg useses non-pressed measurements.
     
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    There is a way in hell: you're given an injection.
     
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    needles?:eek:
    count me out!
     
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    According to the W.H.O. it is 12.954cm
     
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    so if your in a college class and there are 20 guys there in the room-are they basically all 5-6 inches? thats it right? so technically at over 8 inches im usually gonna be the biggest guy in the room. which is so weird cause im only 5'8 im never big at anything. finally! something i excel at :)
     
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    as said... According to the W.H.O. it is 12.954cm(= 5.1")
    Seen big and seen tiny!! never know about flaccid-to-erect but there was a young guy in lockerrrom yesterday that was a nice specimen of 20-something male. About 6'2", maybe 230 lbs (just tad pudgy) but nicely muscled and fairly handsome... poor guy had an actual innie! yes, he had fat pad there, but still... :((
     
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    I'd say you especially don't know flaccid when it's in a locker-room, since the type of exercise you do really retracts or relaxes your dick.
    When I do any kind of bounding exercise my dick gets pulled in (eg running), and that's a good thing since it just gets in the way then. If I'm doing more slow-movement weight training, it will hang loose.
     
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    I believe that the Ponchietti study used non bone-pressed stretched flaccid length to estimate non bone-pressed erect length. I don't have the full article form their huge study on 3300 Italian males but this link is to a full text article from the same group that references that study: Penile length is normal in most men seeking penile lengthening procedures

    "Penile length was defined as the linear distance along the dorsal side of the penis extending from the pubopenile skin junction to the tip of the glans in the flaccid and fully stretched but still flaccid state, while the penile circumference was measured at the middle of the shaft. Measurements were acquired by means of a tape measure to the nearest 0.5 cm immediately after the men undressed to minimize the effects of temperature. In order to reduce errors of measurements, two measurements were performed, and their median was recorded."

    Sounds like a non bone-pressed stretched flaccid measurement.

    The Wessels study measured not only non bone-pressed erect length, which they called "erect length", but also fat pad thickness and bone-pressed erect length, which they called "functional penis length".
    Per this table: UCSF Penis Size Study Table 1 Data - Measurection - Discussing Man at Length - Small Penis Forum - Powered by FusionBB
    they recorded an average NBPEL of 5.1" and an average BPEL of 6.3".

    If an average NBPEL of 4.9" is assumed from the Ponchietti et. al. study, it correlates pretty well with the average NBPEL of 5.1" obtained in the Wessels study.

    The results of the LifeSyles condom Cancun study was informally reported by the Ansell Corporation but was never published in any medical journal so their methodology was never spelled out: ansell - education

    The average penis length of 5.88" they reported would be way above the averages obtained by Wessels et. al. and Ponchietti et. al. if it is assumed to be a NBPEL but would be consistent with the other 2 studies if it represents a BPEL. On the other hand, a drop out rate of over 25% of those who volunteered to be measured in this group of college-aged men (allegedly because they could not manage to achieve an erection) sounds a bit fishy to me. I think it is possible that Ansell was measuring NBPEL but the guys who felt they were under-endowed either did not volunteer to participate in the first place, or opted out of being measured by claiming they couldn't get it up once they already had been encouraged to volunteer due to peer pressure.
     
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    redbear - I'm actually not sure now if Wessels was BP or not. I googled and found tdsmproject.com, that quotes from Wessels and it's clear that in that study it was bone-pressed. Unless I shell out $30 for an actual copy of the Wessels study for myself, I'm going to believe their citation before I use some message board post as a reference.
    Another study in Israel explicitly states it was bone-pressed and pharmacologically induced, and they found a mean of 13.6cm +/- 1.7 (standard deviation.) They specifically excluded guys with any genital abnormalities (Peyronie's, hypospadis, etc.) which would bring the average up from where it is in the general population. However, these are just guys with ED so if they're not getting regular erections, they might be a tad smaller than usual just because their dicks aren't getting a regular workout (then again, they might use vacuum pumps or Viagara, so this point could be moot.) Either way it shows that 5.5" is a pretty reliable number to consider as the most average length.
    http://132.66.49.20/~msbm/resources/IJIR_12_328-333.pdf

    The standard deviation in these studies is what I find the most revealing. While we perceive a wide range in sizes, just by the measurable range it's not really as variable as you might think. Standard deviation is simply the 'average amount something varies by', e.g. if I sampled 2 and found a 5 inch and a 7 inch dick, the average would be 6" with a 1" standard deviation. In the Tel Aviv study, the standard deviation was only 1.7cm, which is 2/3 of an inch. This means all the guys here saying "ohh I'm only average (7 inches)" are either misinformed or measuring wrong, since that's 2.5 SD above the mean. 2.5SD below the mean is the medical definition of a micropenis, so 2.5SD above would be a 'megapenis' (not a real word..) This is also why it's so important to compare using the correct measuring technique, since you can easily gain an extra inch or two measuring from the side or bottom, which would give you the impression you're a lot bigger than you actually are.
     
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    I would say so... My gym keeps it in check. After seeing some of the monsters on this site and in porn I think I am average but when in reality I am quite large when I compare myself to guys at the gym with not a lot being larger - actually very few are unless they are super "growers"
     
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    Maybe they were women? :biggrin1:
     
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