% of men who PE; an estimate
Alright class, let’s crunch some numbers.
First of all, this is a mediocre mind trying to do something beyond its capability. I’m leaving out tons of variables, but hopefully you’ll get the idea.
Thunder’s Place has a little over 8000 members. Very rarely have I noticed more guests on the board than members, but let’s just say that, at our current time, 8000 other non-members know about Thunder’s and are content to merely sit on the sidelines (join up if you’re one of them.)
That’s 16,000 regulars at Thunder’s, probably an overestimate. But how many people are engaged in PE outside of Thunder’s? This forum is certainly the leader in PE, but we’ve got those paysites, pumps and pills being advertised in magazines, etc. I’ll throw a number out, and a generous one at that. How about 1,600,000, or 100 times as many people that we have here at Thunder’s. Sounds pretty large, check it out…
Let’s narrow our potential PE’rs to males between the ages of 15-64. There are just under 2 billion of them in this world.
N/(2 billion) = .0008 or .08 percent or just less than 1 in a thousand.
Excluding those tribes in Africa, I would guess that any real exposure to PE comes from the mass media, especially the internet and magazines. As DW pointed out a while back, only 1% of the entire population even owns a computer.
Let’s say, for the sake of simplicity, that 1% of all men between 15-64 own computers and that all of these computers are wired to the internet. That’s 20 million men with access to PE via the computer.
That means that our number N is probably an overestimate, because you know and I know that there’s no way 8 out of 10 men with computers are using them to research and practice PE, and, in case you’ve caught a flaw in my logic, let’s also assume that, if you have access to a PE being advertised in magazines, you also have access to PE on the internet.
Gents, (and ladies,) we have a very generous .08% of the global population. Even if we apply this number to the United States alone, and assume that all PE’rs reside in the U.S., which has about 97 million men between 15-64, we get about 16.5% of all American men, less that 1 in 6 men.
But the U.S. population is only 4% of the world’s!
.08%. In other words, 1 in 1250
This all derived from my guess that 1 million six-hundred-thousand men are engaged in PE of some sort. What do you think, too large or too small?