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My dick looks bigger in the mirror

I would be very interested in the science behind this phenomena. I have been trying to find something on the Internet, but unfortunately people who are educated in optics tend to not focus much attention on the “bigger penis in mirror” phenomena :( . Anyone on here with a decent understanding of optics that knows why this event occurs? Alas, optics was when I fell asleep in physics.

Gimli


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YES. I aced my optics unit in physics. It is to do with perspective. As you look down everything is getting smaller into the distance, just like real life, again look at your feet. In the mirror it is all proportionate to each other though, you see the the whole image at the same scale. Look up perspective drawings or pictures of really tall buildings being looked up at for more extreme examples.


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Don’t forget hypermetropy - or presbiophia - for all men older than 45…

Hypermetropy makes objects look smaller than they are, as they get closer.

Aimin4eight that’s what I was saying my post was sarcastic

Ok, well then I cleared it up for the rest of the confused people. If in fact there were any and this wasn’t just sacrasm all over the place.


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Originally Posted by aimin4eight

YES. I aced my optics unit in physics. It is to do with perspective. As you look down everything is getting smaller into the distance,

But the distance between between my eyes and the dick in the mirror compared to the real life dick I’m looking down on, is the same, if not more.


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Originally Posted by Nick33
But the distance between between my eyes and the dick in the mirror compared to the real life dick I’m looking down on, is the same, if not more.

I don’t think it has much to do with the actual distance. It would seem to me to be because of the fact that the reflection is essentially a 2 dimensional image. So when you are looking into “real” space everything has a depth that our brains have evolved to understand and translate. But when we see into a mirror even though the light is essentially traveling the same distance, the mirror bounces all the objects reflected light back at an identical distance relative to each other. So the light being processed by first our eyes and then by our brain is more or less a 2 dimensional image, which then gets interpreted incorrectly.

Try this, look into the mirror and walk back and forth, from side to side, or any combinations of them while looking at your johnson. See if that changes the way your brain processes the info. I am not saying it will but am just courious, physics is one of my passions, I know I’m a geek.

I would do it my self but my girlfriend is sleeping now and if I went in there and flipped the lights on and started walking around in front of the mirror staring an my pecker she might think I was nuts. Plus she has to work at 8 in the morning so I would get my ass kicked also.


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Weell said Marius. It’s the overall distance of everything. The mirror makes all your body parts travel at relatively the same distance (there are obviously some differences because light from your lower/upper body will have to travel further to reach your eyes), but they’re negligible. Looking downards that difference in travel lenght for the light accounts for the difference in perspective we see. Like I’ve said a few times, for a more extreme or apparent example of this, stand at the foot of a large-ish building and look up, you’ll see the top getting smaller and smaller as you look higher and higher. It’s the same thing when you look down. You could look downwards from the top edge of the building…though I seriously would not recommend doing it that way lol.


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Originally Posted by Gimli
I will be investigating this further…

Gimli

Let me know how you think it looks in the video.

Well here is how it works out in my case. Besides all the optical/perception stuff, there is this:

My girth is more like an oval-shaped cylinder than a round cylinder.

So from above I see only the narrowest part of the oval-shaped cylinder. UGH!

But in the mirror I see the whole thing, including the widest part of the oval-shaped cylinder too.

It is like if I was above you looking down at the top/crown of your head — Gee your head does not look very big! But if I were to be on the same level as you I would see that your whole head is big — it is just that the crown of your head is narrower than the rest of it.

I get the feeling I am not explaining this well.

Originally Posted by Nick33
My erection seems to look bigger when I look at it’s reflection in the mirror with my body, compared to me looking down on it in bird’s eye view.

Is there any sort of logical explanation for this? Or am I just imagining things?

Yes. The explanation is that most of the time you see your dick from above. Because of that you perceive your dick smaller than it is. This also explains the fact that when you see other guys dicks (shower, locker rooms or even porn videos) they always seems to have bigger dicks than yours.

Actually mirrors do magnify some. I have looked at myself in many different mirrors and there is a difference in some.

I have been to a lot of hotels and have seen a difference in many.

One time I said man I am gaining to much weight. Then I look through another and said not that bad. I still need to lose weight though.

They say you look bigger on tv and in pictures because the view is always through a glass lens.

Sorry to bump a reasonably old thread, but I was thinking about this again.

Do you think what we see in the mirror is the same as what the women see?

If so - awesome. :)


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I used to make my exgirlfriend give me blowjobs in front of a mirror

Hey Nick33,

I have always experimented with different points of view of my penis. I think it’s normal for all guys. I think it’s even more expected for guys here who all want to make their cocks bigger. It’s funny reading some of those old posts. One guy says, “gee, my cock really looks big when my girlfriend and I made a blowjob video.” Yeah, I check his stats. It’s over 8 x 6. That’s because it IS big, Einstein! Fricking Peter North is 8.5 x 6. What did he expect it to look like?

My girlfriend has photographed my cock. It looks bigger or smaller depending on the angles. I think it’s a really arbitrary thing. I also remember being at a sex shop and looking at a dildo that I thought could possibly be bigger than my dick. My girlfriend bought it. I’m 7.5 x 5.25. The dildo turned out to be 6 x 4.5. So what the hell do I know?

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