How To Measure The Penis

How to Measure Penis Girth (thickness)

To measure penis girth (true thickness) properly you will need a flexible measuring tape, like the ones used for sewing and making clothes. Simply measure around the penis at the middle of the penis shaft with this tape measure to obtain your girth measurement (thinking of a clock, you would measure 12 o’clock to 12 o’clock).

Measuring-Penis-Length-vs-Girth picture
Picture showing the difference between measuring the length and girth of the penis

How to Measure Penis Length

Penis length can be measured with a normal ruler from the base at the pubic region to the tip of the glans (head of the penis).

Diagram showing penis length measurement being taken with a ruler

Method 1:

When resting the ruler lightly at the base, this method is called “non bone pressed erect length”, in short form: NBPEL.

Method 2:

If you push the ruler firmly into the pubic bone to take the measurement, this is called bone pressed erect length, in short form: BPEL.

It is advised to do both measurements to obtain an accurate penis length measurement. Most men will decide to state to others his bone pressed erect length (BPEL) because obviously his penis size will seem bigger, however what a women (or other partner) will see is simply the portion of the penis that rests outside of the body, the non bone pressed erect length (NBPEL). Hence you should know both measurements for your own knowledge.

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