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Circunference = 5.0 inches ????

Posted by JMBO on 07 Sep 2015 at 08:45 GMT

"Women preferred a penis of slightly larger circumference and length for one-time (length = 6.4 inches/16.3 cm, circumference = 5.0 inches/12.7 cm)..."

Circunference = 5.0 inches !!! Are you sure? There is a mistake?

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RE: Circunference = 5.0 inches ????

nprause replied to JMBO on 15 Oct 2015 at 07:29 GMT

Our figures only included erect models. Most of the data reported on penis size are for flaccid size. These figures are fairly close to average erect sizes in the USA so far as we know them.

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Response to "Circumference = 5.0 inches ?"

lombardoc replied to nprause on 16 Nov 2015 at 14:27 GMT

It is about average, as you indicate in reaponding. You didn't make reference to this particular research on erect penis size, but you did include refence to other work by the same group, and I consider it a highly credible finding of mean circumference of 4.8 inches. Mean lengh was 5.6. Also, as noted in your research here, variability and variation of penis size is remarkable. The findings of the Herbenick study with respect to mean, weren't surprising to those researchers, becasue they were in line with others' findings. However, what was most striking to them was the range. The smallest subject had a penis of only 1.5 inches in erect length, the longest 10.2 inches. The difference in experience for a woman, solely with respect to such penis-size differences, is amazing.

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It is interesting that folk wisdom is that thickness is far more important to women than length is, and your finding here was that average thickness is preferred, with slightly above-average length. It may be that the positive advantage of greater thickness in coitus is offset by disadvantage in fellatio or anal penetration, when considering all activity with a given partner. Most interesting.

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RE: Circunference = 5.0 inches ????

hlennox replied to JMBO on 30 Oct 2016 at 05:34 GMT

There aren't many options of model sizes to pick from in sizes near the actual average range found in other papers.

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RE: Circunference = 5.0 inches ????

btread replied to JMBO on 24 Jan 2017 at 23:05 GMT

Well, the studies that the author of this study based her figures on are mostly self-reported, and self-reported figures for penis size tend to be larger than ones based off direct measurement.

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