Beenthere, thanks for the clarification, I had found your post in the Penis Size: The True Average thread explaining where you got the 1.18” fat pad from - it is the average of the fat pad from the older and the younger guys. However, it still feels like a very ambiguous way of determining a good average for BPEL. But I guess all they were wanting to do was determine the average for NBP which they seem to have done fairly well.
I also like in that thread the mention of the Italian study being more accurate because all were forced to participate. Another factor though may be that those guys weren’t quite average because of their youth. But that depends on the “penis shrinks as you get older” theory which may just be a result of increased fat pad.
In any case, all of these studies show something nowhere near 8” for the average size.