The actual average...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dude, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. Dude

    Dude Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    England
    So, I was having a brief glance at measurection.com t'other day, and were having a discussion about what the actual average is. It's proof enough that men with 5.5 inches were registered and saying 'bah it's small isn't it' that our obsession with penis size is all pervading. Anyhoo, they said that since a lot of studies are self-measured, there's plenty of room for 'inflation' and, let's face it, out and out lying. Even ones where people volunteer to be measured by the doc will not be accurate as smaller endowed individuals will be less likely to participate (many people on measurection said that would be a reason not to participate). So on many doc measured volunteer surveys the average seems to be 5.5-6 inches. Self measured, especially internet polls, seem to be 6-6.5 inches. Of the few perhaps non-biased surveys (one example given was when men had army physicals, don't know whether it actually happened) gave an average of 5 inches or just under. A couple of others supported this.

    I think it's safe to say that 6-6.5 is more than average. The doc measured ones may also be inaccurate. So really, I'd say a lot of guys who think they're small aren't.

    And another thing that came up on that forum was that women are frankly crap at guessing size. An example was given that a girl said 'my bf's dick is big, seriously like 8".' A man who knew her said 'can you indicate how long it is?' and she indicated something like 5.5 inches. Many men on this (small penis support!) forum claim that women have told them they're big, or average, or certainly not particularly small.

    To finish off, I gotta say that an internet poll I took myself put my 7.25 incher in the biggest 90%, with the average over 6". It makes me happy that the average could be quite a lot less than 6", and I might be in the top 95%. I'm special :tongue:

    What're your opinions? Can polls be trusted? Is the only way to get a definitive answer to drag 5000 random men off the street and measure them? If so, would chloroform or a big mallet work best? :cool: :tongue:
     
  2. madame_zora

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    10,252
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ha, I'm gonna like you! You are absolutely correct on all counts and I'd opt for the mallet.
     
  3. Fredneck1951

    Fredneck1951 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2005
    Messages:
    128
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Virginia
    When I was in the Navy, a Chief (for Navy Chiefs are the founts of all wisdom) told me:

    "If she says it's cute, it's minuscule.
    If she says it's nice, it's really tiny.
    If she says it's perfect, it's tiny.
    If she says it's average, it's small.
    If she says it's above average, it's average.
    If she says it's big, it's above average.
    If she says it's huge, it's big.
    If she says OH MY GOD, it's OH MY GOD."

    This Chief taught us Seamanship. I still remember the mnemonic for determining whether or not two ships in tandem were properly spaced, based on the flags strung between the ships:

    "Go Rub Your Balls With Grease"

    (Green, Red, Yellow, Blue, White, Green).

    Sorry to go off-topic, I just remembered that!
     
  4. Dude

    Dude Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    England
    Sounds like a funny guy! But there you have the flipside of the coin - women who want to make their man feel happier with what he's got. But most anecdotal evidence indicates that women are bad at guessing actual length rather than 'above average' or whatever, because an average dick on a big man will look small etc...
     
  5. madame_zora

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    10,252
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Ohio
    Most women are just crappy at it anyway, tend to be less visual in general. I've caught myself thinking one was bigger than it was when I measured it. I've measured enough now to be able to guage more realistically, but how many women are really going to do that? I'll answer you that one, almost none!

    Add to that the fact that most men lie or exaggerate dramatically, so they're being told a 5" dick is 7", etc. THEN, add in that most guys measure from their asshole up, instead of topside, non-bonepressed, which is the only actual measurement that should be used. Yeah, women can't judge shit, for a lot of reasons.
     
  6. Paul Vincent

    Paul Vincent <img border="0" src="/images/badges/member.gif" wi

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2005
    Messages:
    421
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    NW England
    I agree that anything above 6" or so is above average. A lot of guys do lie though. My girlfriend didn't realise I was 'big' until I donned a Magnum XL...before that I dont know what she thought. Although you would think with no regular condoms fitting she would have got the hint :p

    I'll go see what measurection is all about.
     
  7. Dude

    Dude Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    England
    Well there was a study that indictated that women's brains are not as good as men's at judging spacial dimensions and mentally rotating objects. This actually explains why they can't read maps and can't park cars. On the other hand, men's general crapness at multitasking means they crash when trying to drive and talk on their phone at the same time, but women can put on make up and drive (even though they shouldn't).

    Why can't women put on mascara and eye shadow with their mouths shut? :confused: :smile:
     
  8. madame_zora

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    10,252
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Ohio
    Because applying make-up causes demons to grow inside our heads and we have to open our mouths to release them.

    I know all about those studies, and fwiw, I agree with them for the most part. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, and I personally score extremely high on spatial reasoning when tested, so that's probably why I'm more visual as well.

    Men are usually pretty good at multi-tasking in their pants.
     
  9. Matthew

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2005
    Messages:
    8,374
    Likes Received:
    161
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    California
    Really it's just the same task over & over again.
     
  10. Pecker

    Pecker Retired Moderator
    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2002
    Messages:
    83,922
    Likes Received:
    34
    For the same reason that men can't shave without making ugly faces.

    All a 'regular-sized' guy needs to hear from a gal is that he's 6.1" when average is 6.0"
     
  11. Dr Rock

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2005
    Messages:
    3,696
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    who lives in the east &#039;neath the willow tree? Sex
    I think the 5.5" myth comes from a basic confusion between what is the average size, and what the average guy WISHES was the average size
     
  12. Love-it

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    1,884
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Northern California
    I elect Madame Zora as our Inspectress General.
     
  13. B_caneadea

    B_caneadea New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Messages:
    736
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    San Francisco
    ________________________________________________
    ala Madeline Kahn:

    Yes, yes, no, no, no, YES, yes, YES, no, no, YES, no..........
     
  14. madame_zora

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    10,252
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Ohio
    If only I could pull off the funny little voice.

    Can I be Madame Inspectress General? It makes me so hawt to hear little boys call me Madame.
     
  15. dlcs

    dlcs New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    464
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Sector ZZ9, Plural Z Alpha
    I miss that woman... she was brilliant...

    You forgot the YEEEESSSSSS!!!

    Am picturing Madame in Madeline Kahn's Queen costumes from History Of The World, and damn if she don't look fabulous.
     
  16. kurios

    kurios Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2003
    Messages:
    978
    Likes Received:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    My opinion is that most polls result in inflated measurements.
    Even the process of averaging and the term itself lead to inacuracies.
    Studies are generally flawed either through sampling or the use of self measurement.
    If you put all the information together, supposedly scientific and otherwise,
    the 5 - 5.5 inch figure sounds about right to cover most guys with of course a lot of exceptions either side of that (bell curve).
    There were a couple of posts way back, by I think a male escort, that to me probably was closer to scientific than a lot of the 'studies'.
     
  17. rope9839

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2004
    Messages:
    1,457
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    666
    Gender:
    Male
    The is a book called "Is Size Important?" that, among other things, looks at the various studies and tries to draw conclusions on average. Looking at the data, the author draw the conclusion that the average is somewhere between 5.5 and 6 inches. Looking at how he processes the data, I think this is a pretty reasonable range.

    The book also has interesting conclusions on race, body size, correlations to other body parts, etc. If you are interested in the topic, it might be worth picking up.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/15...102-1430279-6291349?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
     
  18. zaphod

    zaphod New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    82
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Florida
    My penis is just a bit over 7 inches, with a 6 inch girth, and if the average penis size is 6.5 inches, then I am just a bit above average. However, I posted a few pictures on RatARod, and a few of them got into the hall of fame for a while, with a score of 7.8 to 8.0, The highest scoring picture on RatARod scored 8.5. Since most people who post on this site probably have above average sizes, It is a good indication that anything over 7 inches is quite rare. I would guess that the 5.5 average is probably pretty accurate. ( I use "lazlong" for my screen name on RateARod.)
     
  19. cityboy

    cityboy Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2004
    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Saint Louis, MO
    I've had plenty of personal hands-on experience and I can tell you most people are 5 to 6 inches.
     
  20. B_Spladle

    B_Spladle New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2005
    Messages:
    3,293
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Please elaborate, sir. I agree with what you are saying, I think, but am curious to know more about your opinion.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted