The ruler, the penis and the pelvis tilt
How do you guys position your pelvis/hips when measuring EBPL or FBPL from above the root, standing up (i.e. the “standard” techninque)?
1. Pushing your ass backward/sway-back (like a woman in high-heel shoes)
2. Pushing your ass forward (the opposite of 1)
3. Neutral/straight (in-between 1 and 2)
I´ve never given pelvis tilt much consideration until recently. I was fed up with the inconsistancies of my length measurements so I started to pay attention to my pelvis position.
What I noticed was that I got the best measurement when pushing my ass forward (2). When measuring sway-backed (1) I got the smallest EBPL/FBPL-number and when my pelvis was in the neutral position (3) I got a measurement that was in-between 1 and 2.
Easy conclusion: You get the biggest EBPL/FBPL-measurement when tilting your pelvis forward. To many of you this is not an amazing discovery, I know, but to me me it was quite an eye opener.
There is a “problem” with this whole thing though, at least when trying to create an uniform and standardized way of measuring length: Measuring instructions usually not tell us how we should tilt our pelvises. It´s a factor never mentioned. In the very few cases where I´ve seen pelvis tilt mentioned at all, the instructions are usually something like “keep your pelvis in a neutral position”. Err…come again? Why exclude pelvis tilt from the instructions or why proposing a neutral position? So you could gain or lose 0.5” the next time you measure?
IMHO, one should tilt the pelvis forward/pushing the ass forward to the max for two important reasons:
A. It gives you less inconsistancies between measurements.
B: It gives you your true, practical, sex-situationlike, absolute max EBPL/FBPL-number. (To be perfectly honest, how do we position our pelvises when having sex? Do we sway-back, making our dicks disappear into our bodies and between our legs? No, we push our asses forward, trying to show as much dick as we can. I dare to say that no man is standing sway-backed when having a beautiful woman - or man - kneeling before you, giving you a blowjob. We tilt our pelvis forward to the max in situations like that, and that´s why we also should measure with max forward pelvis tilt.)
[/My 2 c and semi-rant ends here]