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Old 04-07-2000, 05:21 PM
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I read somewhere (here?) that the average penis length is 6.14 inches. I'm not real short, but alas, I don't measure up. So I'd like to take some small comfort that I at least fall within a standard deviation -- does anyone have any idea what the distribution of penis lengths looks like?

I also read about penis girth measurements, and to be honest, I haven't measured that. I think I'm a bit on the thick side. Any ideas about the distribution of penis girth?
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Old 04-07-2000, 05:29 PM
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- - - Most of the statistical distribution of penis size is in males. - MC
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Old 04-07-2000, 05:41 PM
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well, the largest penis lengths among races belong to blacks and whites. whites being 6.1" and blacks being 6.2".

the smallest length is held by asians, specifically the chinese, japanese, and koreans -- about 5.5"

you can read more in depth about these facts and figures at sexualrecords.com/WSRanatomy.html and just general sex stuff at sexualrecords.com
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Old 04-07-2000, 05:56 PM
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I wouldn't touch this one with a 10-inch pole.

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Old 04-07-2000, 07:09 PM
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Old 04-07-2000, 07:11 PM
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I think if you charted the distribution, the graph would probably look like this:

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Old 04-07-2000, 07:23 PM
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Average only means there was one that was two inches & another that was 10", so the average is 6". You dont really think that mens penises are 6" long do you?
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Old 04-07-2000, 07:52 PM
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As long as it works!!!
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Old 04-07-2000, 08:49 PM
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Originally posted by handy:

You dont really think that mens penises are 6" long do you?
I fold in half for nobody!

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Old 04-07-2000, 10:35 PM
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Two ways to go about this: on one hand, you can refer to surveys with a large sample size, or a more precise clinically-measured study with a smaller sample size.

Going the former route, such as in Kinsey's and online surveys, we find and average of slightly above 6 inches (6.15 in Kinsey's case). Average circumference is slightly less than 4 inches (or 3.86 for Kinsey's data).

Studies where doctors actually measured the appendages with rulers come of with somewhat smaller measurements. One publication that measured 80 men who came into a urology clinic gives a much shorter average length of 12.9 cm. (5.03 in.) Here's a Medline cite:

H. Wessells, T. F. Lue, J. W. McAninch. (1996). Penile length in the flaccid and erect states: Guidelines for penile augmentation, Journal of Urology, Vol. 156, 995-997.

[I'd dig up some more references, but its getting late]

In the end, does it really matter? 90% of men fall within the range of 5 to 7 inches. Besides, as a wise men once said, it ain't the meat, its the motion.

(Modifying Shroom's link) http://www.sexualrecords.com
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Old 04-07-2000, 11:45 PM
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If it helps you to figure this out, JoltSucker, I only have personal knowledge of 3 men. They are, in no particular order, 6.5"l,5.5"c
6"l, 5"c
8"l, 4"c

The bottom line for me though is truly:
It's not the size of the wand, it's the magic in it.

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Old 04-08-2000, 12:26 AM
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The bottom line for me is: as long as it's under about 7-8 inches, it's ok. ANything over that isn't getting within 10 feet of my body.

Of the penises I have first hand knowledge of, 6-7 seems to be the norm.

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Old 04-08-2000, 05:35 AM
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It's rare that a topic in GQ leaves me feeling so smug.

Heh heh heh (strutting around the room).

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Old 04-08-2000, 09:08 AM
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In the men I have known, the shortest (and sweetest, I might add) was 4.5", one was almost 5", one at 5.3", a few more in the 5-6" range, and the whopper at 8".

As long as you can use it correctly, length is no problem.
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Old 04-08-2000, 09:28 AM
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Here's Cecil's column: http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_193.html
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Old 04-08-2000, 10:24 AM
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If a guy needs too he can use his arm.
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Old 04-08-2000, 10:42 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by handy:

If a guy needs too he can use his arm.
handy, you are becoming more and more bizarre.

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Old 04-08-2000, 01:39 PM
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Quote:
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If a guy needs too he can use his arm.
Don't you mean "If a guy needs two..." ?
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Old 04-09-2000, 12:30 AM
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You guys do measure from the knee to the tip, don't you?

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Old 04-09-2000, 12:41 AM
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If a guy needs too he can use his arm.
You misspelled "hand."
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Old 04-09-2000, 11:44 AM
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The arm, the hand is not long enough.

So you guys know about the FFA?
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Old 04-09-2000, 02:02 PM
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The Asians came out with the short end of the stick?

Handy, what? Are you going insane?

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Old 04-09-2000, 05:20 PM
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Thanks to microshroom, who gave me one of the few serious answers, I was able to find [url=http://www.connection.com/~dickie/result.html]THE DEFINITIVE PENIS SIZE SURVEY RESULTS[url], which has a statistical distribution charts, scatter plots and pictures (which make me look pretty good in comparison ). Now I just need to translate cm to inches, to see if I fall between 150 - 180 cm.

Yes, I know it's not the size of the tool as much as it is how you use it. My wife has never complained, and she's like most women, can't figure out what all the fuss is about. I think of my penis as being just one of the (ahem) tools at my disposal, actually the one I have the least fine control over (my fingers and my tongue have more tricks they can do). And most of all, it's being tuned into what's going on with her, and being dedicated to bringing her pleasure first.

One the other hand, I used to carpool with a woman that I used to have really frank sexual discussion with. Her answer to the question "does size matter" was "OH YES IT DOES!!!". Obviously she's been with a donkey-dick and enjoyed the experience. That response made me less eager to jump into her pants, to say the least...
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Old 04-09-2000, 06:55 PM
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Man this brings to mind the old joke..sorry if you've heard it.

First guy: Let's go over there and piss off that bridge.
Second guy: Ok
So the two go over to the bridge and take out their thangs and put them over the side of the bridge and begin pissing.

First guy: Man that water is cold!
Second guy: Yeah and it's deep too!

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Old 04-09-2000, 09:02 PM
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Let's try that URL again (I hate this UBB stuff - the only saving grace is the custom smilies ): THE DEFINITIVE PENIS SIZE SURVEY RESULTS.

And that's 150 - 180 mm....
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Old 04-10-2000, 12:49 AM
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For a full-length discussion of the United Nations' study of the matter (for condom sizing for it's anti-AIDS campaign), see J. Phillipe Rushton's book _Race_Evolution_and_Behavior_. Asians, unfortunately, come out with the short end of the stick. The white-Asian difference is much greater than the black-white difference.
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Old 04-10-2000, 01:19 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by JoltSucker:


And that's 150 - 180 mm....
Whew... glad you clarified that one.



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Old 04-10-2000, 07:58 AM
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>Man this brings to mind the old joke..sorry >if you've heard it.
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>First guy: Let's go over there and piss off >that bridge.
>Second guy: Ok
>So the two go over to the bridge and take out >their thangs and put them over the side of >the bridge and begin pissing.
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>First guy: Man that water is cold!
>Second guy: Yeah and it's deep too!

How many times have I heard this joke and it's ALWAYS gotten wrong. The punch line is supposed to be "Yeah, but it's NOT very deep." This implies that guy #2 is able to feel the bottom. Otherwise, no comparison can be drawn between the two of them other than both were able to reach the water.

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Old 04-10-2000, 11:00 AM
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You guys forgot the basic geography measurement procedure. Basically, when do they measure your pee pee to see how big it is? Alright, all I read, I forgot if it was Masters & Johnson or Kinsley, but they wait till just before the guy is about to come & then they measure it.
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Old 04-10-2000, 01:41 PM
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I imagine 2 "fluffers" (one with a measuring tape) would be the best way to get a consistent, um, sample.

Under those conditions, I'll volunteer to get measured...
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