I think two options should be added:
1) I have taken no breaks.
2) I have taken too many breaks to count (I myself would fall in this category)
The first option would be entered as “0”. If you think we should make it multiple-choice, then the second option could be included also.
That would be less than 1 minute a day. What would the user put for this?
0 or 1.
I think the options should be added: I never (or rarely) ejaculate, and I ejaculate less than 1 time per week.
Why can’t the participant enter “0” or “1” or “0.5” (if that’s the best estimate)? I guess the instruction should specify to enter “0” if one’s answer is “never,” to eliminate any possible confusion.
Also I think we should ask the question here: Do you ejaculate within two hours of a PE session?
Sounds good. I’ll include that in the next draft.
How many caffeinated sodas have you drunk per week, on average, during your periods of active PEing? ____ sodas
How many alcoholic beverages (equivalent to one beer, one glass of wine, or one shot of liquor) have you drunk per week, on average, during your periods of active PEing? ____ alcoholic drinks
How many times have you smoked marijuana per week, on average, during your periods of active PEing? ____ times
Sure, I’ll add those. Although I think the first question should specify total caffeine consumption; we can say that a cup of coffee is 3 units, a soda 1 unit, or whatever is accurate… Someone who knows caffeine, please help.
Again, I think we should modify these questions like we did the last percentage questions (which you probably agree).
I agree. I’ll be changing all that for the next draft. We lose the potential for maximal accuracy (by allowing exact specification of percentages), but I agree with you that very few participants would have an extremely accurate idea, anyway. Verbal labels are good.
2 - what type of supplements the participant has taken during active PE — allowing us to question for certain supplements
What supplements do you want to ask about? I think the best place to include these is alongside the questions about caffeine consumption and so forth. My only problem with asking about supplements is that it seems awfully implausible that anything besides perhaps smoking or Viagra-type drugs would affect one’s PE success. I’m happy to include questions about various supplements, caffeine, and alcohol, but it’s a trade-off between survey length and thoroughness. What do others think? Should we be asking about all these things?
With this question I think we should add the word approximately – I can’t remember exactly how long I did it for – but I can estimate 1 month.
Yes — you make a good point. I will be sure, in my next revision, to make it clearer to participants, for all the questions, that we are asking them to estimate as accurately as they can, but that we realize not every figure will be exact.
Additionally, we should have an example of what the newbie routine is.
I assume the programmer will provide links to things like this in the final version.
I am curious, in your opinion is it better to have blankquestions than pre-determined questions? In your opinion, what are the pro’s and con’s of blank questions and pre-determined questions?
The advantage of allowing participants to fill in an exact figure is accuracy. They can specify the most exact estimate they can provide. I think that for some questions — for example, starting and ending sizes — we definitely should use the “fill in the blank” method. For other questions, where we don’t expect many participants will have very exact figures available — for example, how much of their jelqing was wet jelqing — we should provide nicely labeled options to make it easier for the participant. Does that sound good to you? I’ll put out a second draft tomorrow, probably, integrating the suggestions so far.
Add the option: I did not measure my erect girth at the base.
Isn’t this covered by the opening instructions? (To skip the question.) But I guess you’re right, it would be nice to have a check-box of “no idea” (alongside the enter-the-blank thing) to make it easier for participants. The programmer can decide how best to do this.
However, I am curious, how would we analyze it? Is it just a simple statistic question?
For one thing, it’s always been controversial how much of PE gains can be attributed to simply improving one’s erections, rather than actually building new penis (or pulling more dick out of the body). I’ll probably do some analyses that exclude individuals whose gains may be attributable to improved erection quality…
At this point there will be a question that will ask the participant if he made gains. If yes, then the participant will be asked these questions:
Yes, that’s the kind of thing I’m hoping the programmer can do so that the survey is minimally visually intimidating.
Add the word approximately to Questions 13 and 14.
Agreed. This helps relax the participant, again, and enables him to give the most accurate estimate he can (so long as it isn’t a total wild guess… maybe we should again have a check-box option of “no fucking clue” ;) ).
I think we should reword question 15. “Lose” is biased. Maybe the participant gained while on a break.
Good point! I’ll have to make it a more open-ended question about gains or losses during break. Multiple choice seems good here.
Also, here, or the subdivision before these last three questions we should add the questions XLMangum and I built earlier… (or something along these lines)
These questions are getting at good issues. Could you try to specify more exactly how you think answers from these could be included in analyses of the data?