A discussion of penis size among men is one that leads to a lot of comparisons. That goes without saying. But when an individual man begins to look at the length of his penis as a measure of his manhood he needs to be careful about two things: how he measures it and what he’s comparing his size to. The fact is most men fall within a specific range of “normal” despite what you may have seen in adult films. The owners of “super-sized” organs are the rare exception to the rule.
Correctly measuring the length of the penis is especially important if you’re trying to increase your size. You need to know where you started, where you are, and where you want to get to. To do so properly, you have to decide how you’re going to measure and then follow that procedure consistently.
Flaccid or Erect
This may be a no-brainier for most men, but some cannot decide whether to take their measurements in a flaccid or erect state. Since the goal here is to have a larger member that will better please your sexual partner it stands to reason that the measurement should be in the erect state. But then that leads to the question of a full or a partial erection. The second question is not as easy to answer.
Just about every man can observe some amount of curvature to his penis; either to the right, to the left, or in the upward direction. When fully erect that curvature can affect how we measure length. For some men it’s easier to allow the penis to become partially erect until it reaches its straightest point, measuring from there. Others prefer to get a full erection and then use a flexible measuring tape to get an accurate reading. There is no right or wrong answer here as long as you use the same method each time.
One last thing you need to be aware of is the fact that flaccid size rarely has any influence on erect size. As a matter fact, you may add an inch or two through the use of a device like the Quick Extender Pro that’s only noticeable when the penis is fully erect.
Where to Begin
When you’re measuring the length of your penis the next question is where the measurement starts. Experts suggest you start at the base where your penis meets the abdomen. You can choose to measure from the base all the way to the tip or from the base to the bottom of the glans. The choice is once again yours as long as you use the same measurement every time.
The last consideration is the tricky one. Should you measure along the top, one of the sides, or underneath? If you insist on accurate measurements your best bet is to measure from the underside. Why? Because even the straightest penis has a slight upwards curvature. Not only that, but an erection points the penis upwards thereby extending the underside and compressing the top.
The best way to do this is to use a flexible tape measure running up the shaft from the base. You’ll get the most accurate measurement and the most consistency with this method. As a bonus, you can also use that flexible tape measure to keep track of your girth.
How Often to Measure
If you’re using an enlargement device like the Quick Extender Pro you’ll probably want to start with your first measurement and then hold off future measurements for 30 days. That’s because the first 30 days are spent “priming the pump” so to speak. During the first month you won’t see much growth as compared to the subsequent 60 or 90 days. There’s no point in risking discouragement by taking measurements inside of that first 30-day window.
After that, weekly measurements are a good way to keep track of what’s happening. If you continue using the Quick Extender Pro into the sixth month, you’ll see the most rapid growth beginning around month four. For the last two months you’ll see the increases you’ve been expecting all along.
Pay Attention to Your Body
Before closing this article it is appropriate to encourage men to pay attention to their bodies throughout the entire penis enlargement process. Penis extenders like the Quick Extender Pro are proven safe and effective when used according to manufacturer instructions. At the same time, if you experience any undue pain or signs of injury please stop using the device right away. Give yourself a couple of weeks to fully recover before trying again.
If you make the attempt to use the device two or three times and experience pain or injury on all occasions, you may have an underlying issue that needs to be dealt with first. It would be a wise idea to see your doctor and explain to him what you’re hoping to do with the penis enlargement device. After an examination he can recommend a proper course of action.