Well, I have a conflicting issue. See the average size of people on this website is probably about what the average for most surveys reveals. Although, I can't help but believe it's wrong because of what I've heard. Now, size truely isn't that important and i understand that. It is just an average size of 5.5 or so isn't right. neither is an average of 6. As a matter of fact the average length that I've ever heard of from a girl who actually measured was 6.9. I haven't even heard of one under 6. That's kinda weird. Maybe it is just the coincidence of them randomly seeing a group of the larger penis's. They did actually measure so they are telling the truth. Although, there are different methods of measuring. Here i was today thinking i had a 7 inch penis but apparently I have been measuring incorrectly. I have been measuring from the side and sorta pushing in a little. I guess I'm supposed to measure from the top of the penis. It also hard to measure because I usually don't have a complete hard-on when i get it hard to measure or stop to find a ruler or something to measure while it's hard. but from the new angle my penis is only between 6.25 and 6.8 inches from what I've measured. that sorta confuses me. My gf has only seen me measure from the side so I think I'm gonna stay with telling her it's 7 inches haha. So the conlict is, from surveys and observance here, I have a larger penis than most. but, from real life gatherings, I'm average. ??????
I think the average size is wrong and other things
Hi Decius08, there are a couple of issues here. One is that there are different ways of measuring. The serious surveys measure along the top, usually with no pushing in, and this gives a smaller reading than other methods, so guys often use other methods to get a bigger figure, pushing the ruler in, or measuring from the side or even underneath. And in addition the results are often rounded up or exaggerated when they are reported. That makes it very hard to compare measurements.
In all surveys based on self-reported measurements the average is over 6 inches - typically, 6 1/4". But whenever the survey is based on someone else measuring, the average turns out to be much lower - typically 5 1/4" (along the top, not pressed in).
But another issue is that "real life gatherings" seem to be bigger. There are I think three factors in this:
1. When you look at your own penis it's from above, but other guys you see from the side, and it looks bigger from the side than it does from above, as you can see if you look at yourself in a mirror.
2. People generally underestimate the chances of small groups being atypical, even by pure chance.
3. But these groups are not selected by pure chance. The guys who got measured by the girl(s) may well have known she/they would be interested in their sizes, and smaller guys didn't volunteer. In locker rooms, the guys who let themselves be seen are usually the above-average guys - the smaller guys keep covered. This gives a false impression of the average.
Not only that, if you haven't realized, girls cannot measure by sight at all to the point of exaggeration. "I swear, that gross bug was THIS big!"
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