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Hmmm, have I been measuring girth wrong?

Hmmm, have I been measuring girth wrong?

I started PEing back in October of ‘05. I started out at roughly 7 BPEL and a girth of around 5. I PE’d for close to a year and I was nearly 8.4 BPEL but my girth hadn’t really changed much. I always measured girth using one of those sewing tape measure cloths that could easily wrap around my penis. I remember wrapping the cloth around real tight when I measured girth. I always felt that my girth was bigger than 5. I recently just started back with PE and I no longer have the measuring cloth that I’ve been accustomed to using. I just have a wooden ruler. When I went to measure my girth, I wrapped my ipod headphone cord around my penis and marked the spot and then measured the cord with the ruler. It came out to be roughly 5.5 inches. I did this several times to make sure I was getting an accurate measurement and all times came out to be around 5.5 inches. I also wrapped a piece of dental floss around and cut the floss where it met the end on the wrap around. I measured that and it was 5.5 inches as well. I think my difference in measurement from a year ago when I was PEing was that I maybe wrapped the measuring cloth too tight around my penis which made it consistently at 5. In the new way that I’m measuring girth, I’m just letting the cord or floss rest comfortably on my shaft, with no space in between, but not too tight. My question is, is this a more correct standard measurement of girth? It appears that I’m closer to my girth goal of 6 inches than I expected. :)

FYI, a half inch in girth is a big jump. I don’t think that you were measuring wrong. Most likely you grew in your time off.

I say, for a good girth measurement, the tape, string or what ever is being used, should be wrapped snuggly but not tight.


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I’ve determined that there is no good way to measure anything in PE. LOL! I measured my girth using my ipod cord, a shoelace, and dental floss, and all the measurements were different. I’m going to say that the ipod cord is the most accurate since it is more stable and doesn’t stretch.

Originally Posted by nocj12
I’ve determined that there is no good way to measure anything in PE. LOL! I measured my girth using my ipod cord, a shoelace, and dental floss, and all the measurements were different. I’m going to say that the ipod cord is the most accurate since it is more stable and doesn’t stretch.

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Yeah… 1/2” is a real big gain… congratulations. :)

This has me thinking, do you measure girth tight, as I have also done, or should you allow a bit of slack, like measuring your waist?

That said, I don’t think a difference of 0.5” is possible between a tight measurement and a ‘proper one’.


01/08/07: 5.75" BPEL, 5.25" EG ::: 26/05/10: 7.3" BPEL, 5.4" MSEG, [My Progress Pics] - [My Routine]

Revised Min Final Objective: [/b] 7.75" BPEL (33% increase), 5.5" MSEG

If using a tape measure or cord, it should be pulled close as possible without actually cutting into, or deforming the outline,.that would give a true measurement. If you allow some ‘slack’ then it poses the question of the validity of the measurement,.what is a ‘standard’ amount of slack and how is THAT measured?? Also, perfect get-out for wannabe egotists.”yeah, I’ve got 8 inch girth, allowing for the usual slack of course”

I guess making it a “snug” fit describes it!


01/08/07: 5.75" BPEL, 5.25" EG ::: 26/05/10: 7.3" BPEL, 5.4" MSEG, [My Progress Pics] - [My Routine]

Revised Min Final Objective: [/b] 7.75" BPEL (33% increase), 5.5" MSEG

I noticed the same results when using a tape and a regular string. The tape will always give me a smaller girth. I don’t know why this happens.

Cause the string is thicker around

So I guess the important question here is - what % of guys here measure with string/cord and what % with the tape?


Start: 6.6bp x 4.875eg, 2006: 7.2bp x 5.00eg (5.5 base), 2009: 7.6bp x 5.25eg (6.0 base)

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Cloth tape here!

Girth is best measured with paper since measuring with string will add to the girth by about 1/4 of an inch. To get what I mean put rope around around your cock and you’ll find your girth suddenly goes up to 12 inches!

I use a dollar bill or twenty or whatever. I get it slightly wet so it wraps easy and sticks to the skin. that way I can just kind of lay it on and not have to pull or stretch it or anything. It works great and I can get the same measurement over and over, and the real importance of the measurement to me is accuracy.


Started 6.75x4.75

Current 8.125x5.25

A cloth tape is the best for this, you read it right there wrapped around your dick and don’t have to make marks on a string and then measure against a ruler. More steps with the string method leads to more chance for error.

Intra-rater reliability of girth measurements probably is not very good to begin with, you may not measure exactly at midshaft every time, pull the tape too snugly, not snugly enough, measure with varying levels of erection, etc. For that matter, girth itself isn’t all that reliable at times, it fluctuates.


Feb '07: BPEL 6.25" EG 4.3 || Goal: BPEL 8.5 EG 6.0

Sep '07: BPEL 6.75" EG 4.6

Sep '08: BPEL 7.25" EG 4.75

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