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1

um....micopenis is when it's less than 2.7 erect...not flaccid.
Take note.

Posted by little big man | June 6, 2007 2:29 PM
2

I definitely like a nice, normal sized wang. No poking at my cervix for me!

Posted by Maggie | June 6, 2007 2:46 PM
3

WOOHOO! That's the BEST FREAKIN NEWS EVER!

Posted by monkey | June 6, 2007 2:50 PM
4

Like a baby's arm with an apple in his fist. That's all I'm sayin'.

Posted by Fnarf | June 6, 2007 2:53 PM
5

Now let's go to Craigslist M4M and see if the photos match the research.

Posted by Carollani | June 6, 2007 3:00 PM
6

the baby's arm with apple in his fist conjurs up a horrible image. the head would be so ridiculously large compared to the arm. your penis would look like the spaceship from 2001, except the fore of the ship would be twice as huge.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 6, 2007 3:00 PM
7

Now let's go to Craigslist M4M and see if the photos match the research.

Posted by Carollani | June 6, 2007 3:01 PM
8

carollani, thats a self selected data source of people comfortable with their size.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 6, 2007 3:07 PM
9

So...I guess 13 inches long and 1/2 inch around isn't "average" like grandpa said? Great. Really great. Thanks, grandpa.

Posted by local mf | June 6, 2007 3:08 PM
10

@2 - yeah, there's nothing more offputting than realizing you're hurting your partner during the act, at least in my experience.

But, from what I have gathered, it's the breadth, foreplay, cuddling, and technique that matters.

Length doesn't seem to help that much.

Mind you, I'm looking at it from the hetero viewpoint ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 6, 2007 3:11 PM
11

Craigslist M4M is a "self selected data source of people comfortable with their size"...?

No sweetie- CraigSlist M4M is desperate men who know how to steal photos and/or Photoshop.

Posted by Griff | June 6, 2007 3:12 PM
12

Bellevue Ave: have we met?

Posted by Fnarf | June 6, 2007 3:17 PM
13

but what about confirming the ethnic stereotypes of penis size? that's the most important thing!

Posted by grower not a shower | June 6, 2007 3:23 PM
14

I dont know Fnarf. How many people named Marc do you know?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 6, 2007 3:25 PM
15

griff, i know little about the ethics of the m4m section, im just venturing a guess that any data gleaned from m4m section involving penis size pictures are going to be skewed.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 6, 2007 3:27 PM
16

I was waiting for the obvious correlation to be made at the end of the article between micropenis syndrome and compensatory purchases - Hummers, .44 Magnums, etc.

Posted by Geni | June 6, 2007 3:27 PM
17

Is it just unlucky me, or did anyone else catch the picture of the ENORMOUS-breasted woman right next to this article on penis sizes (the "Echo Valley" ad by Sands Showgirls)? Frightening juxtaposition. Imagine trying to titty-fuck those with an average penis--they would give any man a syndrome.

Posted by Titties | June 6, 2007 3:33 PM
18

Does anyone elses have eyes?

Posted by local mf | June 6, 2007 3:35 PM
19

Um, the sadhus don't lengthen their penises to increase their ability to give sexual pleasure. They do it to make them useless. It's called the Rite of Sexual Negation, and it's another way for them to put away all earthly attachments so they can seek moksha.

Posted by Gitai | June 6, 2007 3:46 PM
20

It's funny that Erica can't tell the difference between a flaccid and erect penis.

Posted by DOUG. | June 6, 2007 3:53 PM
21

Thereís probably never going to be a good forum for this question, and Iím surprised itís never popped up in Savage Love, but Iíve always wondered:

How do soldiers in year long postings like Iraq or Afghanistan obtain *ahem* release?

Is it too dangerous to visit local sex workers? Iíd be climbing the walls after like two days.

Any vets want to tell us how it really is?

Posted by Original Andrew | June 6, 2007 3:56 PM
22

"Eight-five percent of women said they were satisfied with their partnerís penis size."

But are they also 'pretty'? I mean, who wants the world's most satisfying pink parsnip?

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | June 6, 2007 3:59 PM
23

@4,

So are we talkin' newborn, 6 months, 1 year?

@9,

Please tell me the 1/2 inch is diameter or radius, not circumference.

Posted by keshmeshi | June 6, 2007 4:11 PM
24

Cock size isn't really important to me, but I'm a top and I can tell you that there are some shall we say aggressive bottoms out there who seem unwilling to settle for anything smaller than a fire hydrant. I guess it's all subjective.

Posted by Original Andrew | June 6, 2007 4:11 PM
25

So if girth is more important than length, why are all the stats about length? What is the average width? I want to know if I should start feeling deficient.

Posted by Jude Fawley | June 6, 2007 4:18 PM
26

jude, its because most hetero sexual men arent privy to the sensations that thick dick creates in other people. he would assume that length is desireable because its more tangible a comparison than comparing girth. (unless you have a person in the middle of two comparing them, in which i say game on!)

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 6, 2007 4:29 PM
27

so women prefer a guy shaped like a can of tomato soup?

i find that hard to believe...

Posted by maxsolomon | June 6, 2007 4:49 PM
28

23: Is circumference when you put a string around it and then measure? Then yes, circumference. Sorta like a starving sea snake. I call him "Scombridae".

Posted by local mf | June 6, 2007 4:52 PM
29

@25, 26 - ah.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 6, 2007 5:02 PM
30

I gotta say: bigger isn't always better. Anything longer than 8 or 9 inches and I run away. I'd say 5-7 is perfect....anything longer and it hurts.

Posted by Dianna | June 6, 2007 5:09 PM
31

@23: depends on how excited I am.

Just kidding. It's really more like a tuna can. All girth, inch-and-a-half long.

Posted by Fnarf | June 6, 2007 5:12 PM
32

Nah, go for sardines. Add some crazy shape in there are well. Short, fat, and square baby.

Posted by Giffy | June 6, 2007 5:22 PM
33

The average depth of a vagina is something like 3-4 inches. When aroused the vagina becomes more elastic, but still... do the math.

Posted by Carollani | June 6, 2007 5:23 PM
34

@31 - actually, that's true, otherwise you get responses like @30 ...

And is that a cow baby like later in SLOG?

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 6, 2007 5:24 PM
35

favorite quote
ďIt is very common for men to worry about the size of their penis and it is important that these concerns arenít dismissed as this can heighten concerns and anxietiesĒ

No the correct response is to tell them to grow the fuck up and worry about important things. Or buy a hummer(either kind), that'll work too.

Posted by Giffy | June 6, 2007 5:26 PM
36

Carollani @ 33,

Please forgive my ignorance of the lady parts (100% gay here); if that's true then how can het guys get it all the way in? I realize it can accomodate a baby but that doesn't mean you'd want to have one everyday, right?

Posted by Original Andrew | June 6, 2007 5:51 PM
37

Apparently you can get it all the way in if you, uh, "do the math". Because math is hot.

Posted by Fnarf | June 6, 2007 6:10 PM
38

This is really all anybody ever should have to add:

http://www.xkcd.com/c194.html

Posted by Christin | June 6, 2007 6:16 PM
39

So is "Cambell's soup can" normal? Won't someone help me out here? And are there any devices that stretch the penis, um, latitudinally?

Posted by Jude Fawley | June 6, 2007 6:33 PM
40

Dirty pictures usually do the trick for me.

Posted by Fnarf | June 6, 2007 7:06 PM
41

Fnarf, what of? Maybe I'm using the wrong type.

Posted by Jude Fawley | June 6, 2007 7:09 PM
42

"(can we get one of those for the causes of breast cancer, guys?)"


Right on! Wait...Breast cancer research receives more NIH funding than any disease other than diabetes, heart disease, and HIV/AIDS (which are all far more common). It gets twice the funding of prostate cancer, even though the latter kills more people.

Posted by Della | June 6, 2007 7:46 PM
43

No Della, Breast cancer kills more then prostate cancer, about 25% more
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5103a1.htm#tab1
It also kills over twice as many as HIV/AIDS. Not sure of relationships between number of cases, because well I'm lazy.

Posted by Giffy | June 6, 2007 7:53 PM
44

@31,

Cool! Just like the narrator of Breakfast of Champions.

@36,

As Carollani mentioned, the vagina becomes more elastic. (I've heard it described as lengthening during arousal.) But, the average penis is in the range of 5-6 inches. I'll assume the vagina expands at least 2 additional inches.

No, women definitely don't want to give birth to a baby every day. The cervix has to massively expand -- really fucking painful -- and even then the actual process of the baby making its way through the vagina is extremely painful.

It's also supposedly excruciating when a penis hits the cervix during sex.

Posted by keshmeshi | June 6, 2007 7:58 PM
45

Erica, you should post on this subject more often, maybe even start a new "column".

Posted by Sean | June 6, 2007 8:29 PM
46

I suggest the column be caller "Your cock is HOW long" or "Long Cocks in a Little Box"

Posted by Giffy | June 6, 2007 8:31 PM
47

@4, Fnarf, is that a Tubes reference?

Posted by lawrence clark | June 6, 2007 8:49 PM
48

Jude, bridges. Iron bridges get me hard. And train sheds.

Posted by Fnarf | June 6, 2007 8:49 PM
49

Giffy: Fair enough on the raw cancer numbers; I was looking at age-adjusted rates (www.cancer.org). And you're right about HIV/AIDS in the US; I was counting Africa.

Posted by Della | June 6, 2007 9:35 PM
50

A frail old lady doesn't cycle 13.63 miles per hour, much less faster.

Posted by JME | June 6, 2007 9:35 PM
51

Erica, call the column "How's Your Holster?"

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | June 6, 2007 10:22 PM
52

Who fluffed?

Posted by Creek | June 6, 2007 11:05 PM
53

Erica - Breast cancer has received research dollars in excess of its incidence, compared with some cancers that affect primarily men. Look it up. You are the very essence of "pre-offended."

Posted by Breast Man | June 7, 2007 12:13 AM
54

i have 4 in in lenght is this fine or not

Posted by sameer | June 8, 2007 7:49 AM
55

MSN I NIIPET
MSN

Posted by Bill | June 12, 2007 1:58 PM
56

MSN I NIIPET
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Posted by Bill | June 12, 2007 1:58 PM
57

MSN I NIIPET
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Posted by Bill | June 12, 2007 1:59 PM

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