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Old 11-03-2001, 08:56 AM   #1
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how would you rate a 5" erection?

is this normal or small? what do you think about it?

 
Old 11-03-2001, 07:08 PM   #2
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Re: how would you rate a 5" erection?

Since 5.2 inches is the average, 5 is perfectly normal.

 
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Old 11-03-2001, 10:42 PM   #3
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Re: how would you rate a 5" erection?

It's NOT small. It's normal. Well within the average range.

 
Old 11-04-2001, 12:35 PM   #4
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Re: how would you rate a 5" erection?

Heh heh. I haven't been to this board since last winter and it's still the same penis posts!

I think, first off all, you don't really know how long a penis is until you measure it. I personally couldn't accuratly estimate it (although it's not a hobbie of mine or anything.) 5", 5 1/2", I think they all look pretty much the same.

Second, I think that anyone in the range of 0 - 9" probably worries about their size occasionally. Mine is larger than the various averages out there that I've read, but I still find myself wondering somedays. You start obessing about anything and it always seems to look worse. The size of your muscles, the whiteness of your teeth, whatever, it's not worth losing sleep over.

 
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Re: how would you rate a 5" erection?

Very very true Really Bored!

 
Old 11-06-2001, 08:06 PM   #6
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Re: how would you rate a 5" erection?

It's well known now that the Kinsey report was biased because penis length was self reported, and we all know that guys lie about that. In 1999 a study was conducted to determine the true length of the average penis. This time, doctors measured with the aid of drug induced erections. The results clearly show that the average penis is 12.9cm or 5.1 inches. That number is a far cry from the often quoted 6 inches. Here is the study summary. You can find it on MEDLINE.

Penile length in the flaccid and erect states: guidelines for penile augmentation.
J Urol 1996 Sep;156(3):995-7 (ISSN: 0022-5347)
Wessells H; Lue TF; McAninch JW Department of Urology, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, USA.

PURPOSE: We provide guidelines of penile length and circumference to assist in counseling patients considering penile augmentation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively measured flaccid and erect penile dimensions in 80 physically normal men before and after pharmacological erection. RESULTS: Mean flaccid length was 8.8 cm., stretched length 12.4 cm. and erect length 12.9 cm. Neither patient age nor size of the flaccid penis accurately predicted erectile length. Stretched length most closely correlated with erect length. CONCLUSIONS: Only men with a flaccid length of less than 4 cm., or a stretched or erect length of less than 7.5 cm. should be considered candidates for penile lengthening.

 
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Re: how would you rate a 5" erection?

Here is another study done in 2001 of 3300 guys, and the average penis size is just 4.9 inches.

Penile length and circumference: a study on 3,300 young Italian males. Eur Urol 2001 Feb;39(2):183-6 (ISSN: 0302-2838)

METHODS: The penile length in flaccid and stretched states and the penile circumference were measured in a random group of 3,300 young men aged 17-19 years and free from endocrine disorders and from congenital or acquired abnormalities of the penis.

RESULTS: The median values of penile dimensions recorded in the present study are flaccid length 9.0 cm, flaccid circumference, at the middle of the shaft, 10.0 cm, and stretched length 12.5 cm (4.9 inches).

 
Old 11-07-2001, 10:18 AM   #8
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Re: how would you rate a 5" erection?

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by orion:
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Here is another study done in 2001 of 3300 guys, and the average penis size is just 4.9 inches.

RESULTS: The median values of penile dimensions recorded in the present study are flaccid length 9.0 cm, flaccid circumference, at the middle of the shaft, 10.0 cm, and stretched length 12.5 cm (4.9 inches). </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sounds about right. I've never taken a ruler to bed with me, but I know on sight whether a penis is average, i.e. it's the same size as every other male penis I've encountered in the wild, as opposed to those in captivity(pornos)which tend to be giant mutant penises.

After seeing all the continuous anxious posts about penis size, and reading the Hite report and a number of reference books on the subject, I got out a ruler and measured my current lover, who has one of the largest penises I've seen in the wild (so much so that I almost broke things off with him when I saw it rampant the first time =:-0 )

He views his equipment as average, but he's closer to Ron Jeremy, than Joe Average. Basing my assumption of the dimensions of average size on published statistics, and not actual measurements, I had estimated his dimensions at about 9 inches long, and about 6 inches in girth.

According to my tape measure, he's 7 inches long, and 4 3/4 inches in girth. Calculating backwards and basing the data on a non-scientific survey of penises I've encountered personally, I'd definitely estimate the average man as between 4 and 5 inches long, and 3 to 4 inches in girth.

 
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Re: how would you rate a 5" erection?

Sure, but the 4.9 is for a stretched *non-erect* penis.

 
Old 11-09-2001, 10:32 PM   #10
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Re: how would you rate a 5" erection?

the length is not alway the same: a harder erection can be also 1 cm longer than a softer one.

 
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Re: how would you rate a 5" erection?

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ReallyBored:
<B>Sure, but the 4.9 is for a stretched *non-erect* penis.

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Yep, but in my previous post you read that the difference between stretched and erect length was about 0.5 cm or 2/10th of a inch, not much to haggle over.

 
Old 12-04-2001, 05:29 AM   #12
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Re: how would you rate a 5" erection?

A couple of thoughts here. Remember that your view of your penis is looking down and that does change things just a bit....when you look at others your view is straight on, so it becomes a perception thing. As to the "normal woman" question....most of them will say that length doesn't really matter. Only the first 2 - 3 inches of the vagina provide pleasure. The girth is supposedly the thing that can be more pleasureable. It really is all about how you use it and how much pleasure you can provide in other ways....sex is so much more than intercourse!

 
Old 12-16-2001, 07:59 AM   #13
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Re: how would you rate a 5" erection?

I can't believe this!! Is THIS where everyone who thinks like ME has been hiding?? lol Especially YOU - orion!! I could easily sign MY name to [almost] ALL of your messages. I've been saying [basically] the same things YOU'RE saying - for a long long time now. My homepage [url on my profile] has a page dedicated to the average size penis. You might find that interesting.

I loved the part [in the 'male sexuality' section - I think] where you blast the 'not worth the paper it is written on' Kinsey Report. Men were mailed POSTCARDS and asked to put a 'mark' ON the postcard [with a pen - or whatever] to indicate the size of their erections. Those postcards [or some of them - at least] were THEN mailed BACK to the 'Kinsey Institute'. [aren't 'scientific studies' wonderful??!!] AND - have you ever noticed that ON those 'tell us how big you are' internet sites - there is ALWAYS a LINK to a 'how to make IT bigger' site? Amazing - isn't it??

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Old 12-27-2001, 12:52 PM   #14
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Re: how would you rate a 5" erection?

I have gained weight recently and it seems like my penis is shrinking. It is about an inch when it is not hard and I have trouble with the head of my penis going inside when I am sitting. Very uncomfortable. My penis is still 6 inches when erect but I never get erections without working up to one. I am only 28 and use to get erections all the time.<p>[This message has been edited by Andy1075 (edited 12-27-2001).]

 
Old 12-27-2001, 07:18 PM   #15
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Re: how would you rate a 5" erection?

Andy,

Couple things. As you yourself said, it SEEMS to be shrinking. (Not)

A six-fold increase in size is impressive, my friend!

Some of us are natural show-ers, others (you and I) are growers. It's genetic.

Lose weight. If you're suffering a noticeable loss of libido, I'd see a doc. Maybe you need a testosterone shot.

 
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