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Penile erections: shape, angle, and length.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9292834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A U.S. Census-matched sample of 1,484 men between 20 and 69 years old from archived data of the Kinsey Institute and current questionnaire plus documentary photo data from a new sample of 81 men between 21 and 67 years old were analyzed to generate a description of penile erections that might act as a useful information base for therapists and others. Estimates derived from Kinsey data on erections were found to provide a credible foundation of fact, with the current questionnaire and photo analysis implying the need for moderate increases in the Kinsey figures in three areas: (a) more n-curved (downward curved) erections, about 15% of the total; (b) more erection angles in the lower ranges, with at least one fourth below horizontal; and (c) a greater proportion of shorter erections, with lengths in the 4.5-5.75 in. range, representing about 40% of the total.
J Sparling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of sex & marital therapy     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0092-623X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sex Marital Ther     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-02     Completed Date:  1997-12-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502387     Medline TA:  J Sex Marital Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-207     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anthropometry / methods
Middle Aged
Penile Erection*
Penis / anatomy & histology,  physiology

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