I don’t speak often, I am mostly an observer, but since this is relating to my field, I think I will throw down some input.
An analytical and empirical approach to defining, proving (as best as we can) and refining PE is entirely possible.
In many fields, even those unrelated to science, a overall claim, or question needs to be asked. Ours is does P.E. work. Now most of us are already convinced, but there needs to be controlled procedures in order to be a legitimate study.
Variables that need to be controlled are the following:
Measurement for girth and length, as well as a way to consistently generate erections. I think that a volumetric measurement will insure the least error for erect girth, and a stretched flaccid measurement starting at the pubis (BPFL the typical term on thundersplace) is, also good route to go for consistency of measurement. I feel that girth is overly complicated. If you don’t already know, here is why; for a girth measurement to be useful a standard has to be developed. The problem is, everyones penis is shaped differently, from curve, to cone and everything else, it is hard to establish a placing for the measurements. I personally don’t feel the need for any kind of flaccid measurement, since the concern is an effective difference, or rather the difference in size when your tool is in action.
Chemically induced erections are probably the only way to accurately determine size. That and a large focus group. Until later, more specific studies were done, the initial study would have to have candidates with this criteria.
Healthy males with good blood pressure and such between the ages of 25 and 35*.
Men who have had no penile problems.
Men who have never used P.E. or other procedures.
*I give this range because 25 is generally considered the complete end of adolescents, and much after 35 tissue densities change, and impotency becomes more likely.
You will have to have subjects’ penises chemically erected, and then a volumetric measurement would be taken.
Additionally some device need to be manufactured in order do the exercise to give the most consistent results.
The men would be split up into 2 different groups.
Group A. would receive no P.E.
Group B. would use the P.E. exercise.
Every two weeks the men would be measured.
The men in Group A. would live their regular lives and come in for measurement
The men in Group B. would have to do the exercise on a schedule, using the device(s) in home or in clinic.
At the end of the study and the same amount of time would be dedicated to not doing P.E. so if P.E. had been continued for 6 months, it would be ended for six months, with continuing measurements until the period of time had ended.
Data would be compiled and such.