Is my mind playing tricks on me when I measure
I do not know if some of you out there actually have experienced this in the past.
I have measured my penis twice since I started my PE journey almost 4 weeks ago (first time was on the first day of PE and the second was today). Well the thing is that when I measured BPEL I got 13.2 cms and then BPEL was 14.2 cms. I did it while I was edging to get an accurate measurement. I measured 3 times at 5 minutes intervals and keep getting these values. Then I decided to take some photos to document my PE gains and what was my surprise when I saw the shots: I was actually 5 mm shorter in both measurements (NBPEL: 12.7 and BPEL: 13.7 cms)! And I know this measurements are true because I took about 10 photos for each position and this was my best measurement. Some of the other shots even gave me even 15 mm less!
I have a theory that when you measure and take a photo (the camera on one hand and your penis and the ruler on your other hand) you might be holding your penis the wrong way and also taking the photo from an angle that affects the length. Nevertheless it could also be that my mind is trying to tell me that I have a larger penis and see a higher number than it actually is! I am not sure what it is, but it happened the first time and today it happened again, so I am really curious what could be causing these discrepancies. I am sticking to my photo-measurements because a photo do not lie, so what I am going to do from now on is take at least 10 photos at each measurement from different angles and get the one with the larger measurements, then just for fun measure it without a picture and gain an instant 5 mm.hehehe..
Another thing I wanted to point out is how much measurements vary one from another. When I do NBPEL the measurement has a 5 mm margin of error depending if I am using a rigid ruler, a soft plastic ruler or a tape measurer. When measuring BPEL I get a 10 mm margin of error. When I do BPFL the margin of error is incredibly huge 40 mm, this a reason why I do not take BPFL anymore, because my penis seems to be hanging lower some days and really small some other days. The only accurate measurement I can get is EG (Girth) with a minimal 2 mm margin of error. I have read a dozen posts on how to measure and even though I am trying to follow the guidelines I always get this margin of errors. Doing the BPEL the problem is that the ruler start to hurt if I press it too much so I almost can’t touch the pubic bone if I am taking the photo.
To the senior members, could you please give me a hint on how to get a good flaccid measurement that could be consistent, and also a way to to get BPEL by hitting the bone without hurting (I use a rigid plastic ruler which hurts, bu I also use a flexible plastic ruler but this one bends before hitting the bone). And finally does anyone relate to this post: Do you think my mind is really playing tricks on me or is it just an optical illusion?
Initial Measurement (11-Sep-2006): BPEL: 13.8 cm, NBPEL: 12.7 cm, EG(Mid): 13.0 cm
9th Month Progress (6-Jun-2007): BPEL: 15.2 cm, NBPEL: 14.2 cm, EG(Mid): 13.5 cm