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(NSFW) Is it a universally common thing for boys to measure their johnsons?

Asked by ScottyMcGeester (1014 points ) September 2nd, 2014

A while ago I was talking to my friends and the subject popped up on penises. Some guy casually mentioned about when he measured his as a boy. Another guy friend then chimed in about it. This was the first time I ever ran into anything about this being a “guy thing” that all guys supposedly do as a boy.

When I said I never measured mine as a kid they just called me a liar, even this girl we were with. She was like, “You’re just lying. Every boy measures his dick when he’s little.” And whenever I get into situations like this, I get fiercely frustrated because I wanted to be like, “NO BITCH – I seriously have never fucking measured my dick. Don’t assume everyone does the same fucking thing.”

Now tell me what this whole thing is about. Is this just my friend group being the silly people they are or does every guy more or less do this when they’re young? I’m curious now.

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elbanditoroso's avatar

I never did, but some of my friends used to. Probably because I felt secure….

Around age 14, if I remember right.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

At first, as a teen, I was disappointed to discover I only had three inches fully erect. But then later, when I started dated, I discovered that most girls really like it that wide.

zenvelo's avatar

Not as a boy, more as a teen/young man. I think I was 17 or so.

rojo's avatar

Sure! And I remember the discussions as to where exactly you were supposed to measure from to get the length. Everyone had a pretty good idea where you measured to

rojo's avatar

Which reminds me of a joke:

Three old guys were sitting in a bar discussing their sexual prowess and members.

One guy says:
“Man, I remember when I was twenty my dick was so hard I couldn’t bend it, not even with two hands.”
” When I was thirty I could get maybe a 10 degree bend in it.”
” At forty I could get about 30 degrees.”
“It would go over about 45 degrees at fifty and now, at 59 I can bend it about 60 degrees.!”
“It is beginning to worry me, I just keep wondering how much stronger I am gonna get!”

rockfan's avatar

I measured a few times when I was 13. I was 17 when I realized how stupid that was

El_Cadejo's avatar

I did.Curiosity and such.
FWIW I’ve measured a lot of parts of my body. My right foot from heel to tip of big toe is ~1.2cm longer than my left, and my right hand from wrist to tip of middle finger is about a cm larger than left as well.

@rojo obligitory

LuckyGuy's avatar

<—Measures everything. Without data all you have is an opinion.

ucme's avatar

I measured mine using the now deceased Kim Jong il, no sorry, it was a small ruler.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Nothing says happiness like a big Johnson.

janbb's avatar

It ain’t necessarily so.

livelaughlove21's avatar

Some do, some don’t. I find your reaction the oddest thing described here. Relax, dude.

talljasperman's avatar

I had some girls putting their hand on mine and measuring from some old wives tale on how to measure from the palm to the index or middle finger. I always got a smile.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I’m kidding ladies. Sometimes big isn’t better. That was a T-shirt slogan my co worker had.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

@rockfan ”...I was 17 when I realized how stupid that was…”

Johnsons… are stupid things. Nothing smart about them.

That’s where the phrase “thinking with the wrong head” arose from.

heh… “arose”.

janbb's avatar

@RealEyesRealizeRealLies I’m glad you brought that up.

kritiper's avatar

Dreamily, with a yardstick.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

A guy will go to great lengths to prove just how great his length is.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@SadieMartinPaul Ain’t that the truth. I find the guys that brag the hardest about their size really are the biggest…liars, that is.

My first boyfriend had a good nine inches. Thick, too. I’m sure he’s proud of it, but that thing wasn’t going in me. Blech. It wasn’t even fun to go down on him.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

@livelaughlove21 “My first boyfriend had a good nine inches. Thick, too.”

Ouch! I don’t think I’d find any pleasure. I doubt that I could even get the whole thing into my mouth.

janbb's avatar

I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.

rojo's avatar

you know why women are so bad at estimating?

Because for years men have told them that this ”.................................................................” is 12”.

ibstubro's avatar

I think the majority of guys measure penis length at some point…about the same time as they encounter porn and descriptions of ‘throbbing members’. I heard at some point that there is no universal consensus in where to start measuring…some even thinking you start at the anus (just please, if it’s a tape measure, don’t try to anchor it there.)

Coloma's avatar

I’d think having someone else measure it for you would be more fun. lol
Reminds me of years ago dating my ex husband. We were 17 when we met and having a frisky moment home alone at his folks house. I found a container of Cool Whip in the fridge and decided to go for a little dipping dipstick fun, first we measured his pre-garnished member and then, after accounting for weensy bit under 8 inches I went for the Cool Whip, to which he exclaimed as I was about to twirl and swirl….” MY FAMILY EATS OUT OF THAT!”

Jeez…give me more credit than that, did you really think I was going to out it BACK in the fridge? Wanton teenagers on the loose. lol

JLeslie's avatar

I would bet they do, but I don’t know for sure.

I keep a tape measure in my purse! I measure lots of things all the time. However, I have never measure my breast for instance. I mean measure how far it sticks out from my chest. Would that be like measuring a man’s part A? I have measured my chest all the way around to buy a bra. I have measured many women all the way around, since I worked in the bra industry. That doesn’t seem odd at all. I guess both sexes obsess about size of varying parts of their bodies.

rojo's avatar

@Coloma wasn’t there a joke or something one time about a womans’ ideal date is one who can carry two cups of coffee and a half dozen donuts? And a guys ideal date is the woman who can eat the last donut?

ucme's avatar

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