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Some questions...

Posted by februn on 24 Jun 2017 at 08:42 GMT

How did experience affect answers? Did women level of experience predict penis size preferences? I mean, did this study conclude that women who experienced more variety of sizes, smaller and bigger than average, tended to prefer the same size chosen as ideal by less experienced women ?

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RE: Some questions...

nprause replied to februn on 24 Jun 2017 at 16:56 GMT

We did test for the effects of sexual experience and did not find it to be a mediator (at least, the sexual experience variables we collected). We did also assess the largest/smallest each woman had personally experienced too. We could have used those measures as a more detailed control. This is partly why we published open access...others could pursue those questions if they wanted to with our data!

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RE: RE: Some questions...

februn replied to nprause on 24 Jun 2017 at 22:35 GMT

Maybe I'm misinterpreting something, but the dataset you shared seems to contain details about few questions: questions 8, 10, 11 etc.. Am I wrong?

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RE: RE: Some questions...

februn replied to nprause on 05 Jul 2017 at 12:06 GMT

I read in the paper that you tested the effects of having had sexual intercourse , yes or not: which other sexual experience variables did you test?
Secondly, I suppose that grah 4 thinner lines stand for less common ranges: is there a key to interpret the graph lines in a more quantitative and precise way?

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RE: RE: RE: Some questions...

nprause replied to februn on 05 Jul 2017 at 19:47 GMT

We focused on the vaginal sexual intercourse variable for experience because that is the most common index used in science for sexual experience. However, we also had data about numbers of penises viewed in person, every touched, and similar details. Statistically, it is a bad idea to run many variables through the same model. By chance, one will eventually appear to be important (significant) when, in fact, it is not replicable. I do not believe we had a reason to run any of these other experience variables as a moderator, nor do I have a reason to believe other indicators would be better than what we did use (consensual vaginal intercourse partners).

I am not sure what "grah 4 thinner lines" means? All our graphs are quantitive, this was not a qualitative project.

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RE: RE: RE: RE: Some questions...

februn replied to nprause on 05 Jul 2017 at 23:57 GMT

Thank you for the feedback. What percentage of women in your study experienced penises less close to the typical average size (bigger and smaller)? That could useful to see how broad experience affected preferences. Graph 4 shows all answers from the women in the study; I suppose that each answer is represented with a line whose extremes are the smaller and the bigger size that a woman experienced; what percentage of women experienced a size, let's say, from 4 to 6? What percentage from 3 to 5? Etc. Does graph 4 express these quantities?

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