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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:00 PM

The Atlantic: 1 in 3 Men Can't See His Penis

A privately funded campaign is has narrowed in on a tool for helping men to gauge their obesity. When standing upright, can they see their penis?

After funding their own survey of 1,000 British men, the health advocacy group found that "33 percent of men in Britain aged between 35 and 60 years are unable to see their penis" because of their bellies. They presumably controlled for poor vision.

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/11/1-in-3-men-cant-see-his-penis/264615/

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Reply The Atlantic: 1 in 3 Men Can't See His Penis (Original post)
pokerfan Nov 2012 OP
darkangel218 Nov 2012 #1
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #2
pokerfan Nov 2012 #3
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #10
Warren Stupidity Nov 2012 #4
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #5
rrneck Nov 2012 #6
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #9
Scuba Nov 2012 #33
pokerfan Nov 2012 #11
Enrique Nov 2012 #7
louslobbs Nov 2012 #8
Bertha Venation Nov 2012 #12
Art_from_Ark Nov 2012 #20
cliffordu Nov 2012 #13
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #26
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #14
becca da bakkah Nov 2012 #18
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #29
becca da bakkah Nov 2012 #30
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #31
felix_numinous Nov 2012 #15
Bucky Nov 2012 #16
RiskWrangler Nov 2012 #17
Tom Ripley Nov 2012 #19
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2012 #25
RiskWrangler Nov 2012 #27
codjh9 Nov 2012 #21
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #22
undeterred Nov 2012 #23
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2012 #24
progressoid Nov 2012 #28
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #32
RedCloud Nov 2012 #34
Jamaal510 Nov 2012 #35
7wo7rees Nov 2012 #36
Shampoobra Nov 2012 #37
ismnotwasm Nov 2012 #38
Quantess Nov 2012 #39

Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:02 PM

1. lmao thats so funny!! nt

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:03 PM

2. I'm in the sampled age group ...

and CAN see my buddy, despite my belly not being all that flat!

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:09 PM

3. Me too

I always figured that would be a tell-tale sign.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:03 PM

10. Does your buddy mind you looking at his penis, though?

I can see my buddy, too, but unless we're in the shower at the gym I seldom see his junk.


He's usually clothed, you see.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:11 PM

4. wait, even with a magnifying glass?

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:16 PM

5. Did they control for pecker size?

It is a fair question.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:17 PM

6. Or um, state of mind? nt

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Response to rrneck (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:48 PM

9. Well, there is THAT!

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Response to rrneck (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:34 PM

33. LOL

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:55 PM

11. By that metric

I guess Ron Jeremy could weigh 500 pounds and pass the test.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:27 PM

7. can't see whose Penis? n/t

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:28 PM

8. Let's hope they can't see their pubic hair as well. Imagine what that forest would look like?

Lou

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:09 PM

12. Men in this predicament have Dicky-Do Disease.

Their gut sticks out farther than their dicky do.

Seen on a t-shirt at a truck stop somewhere along an interstate somewhere . . .

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Response to Bertha Venation (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:33 PM

20. I saw the same kind of shirt at a souvenir shop

in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

It made me vow never to have a gut like that!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:21 PM

13. What if it's REALLY REALLY cold????

Did they account for that??

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:39 PM

26. "They shrink?"

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:24 PM

14. There are always mirrors.

 

Besides, even when I weighed 50 lbs more (I'm 135 now) I could still see it without a mirror - even in "dinky" state.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:14 PM

18. You Weigh 135??....

....Shit man, did you lose all that weight from making love to your Beautiful Wife??

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Response to becca da bakkah (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:02 AM

29. Well, some of it ;} but mostly it was dietary changes.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:37 PM

30. Hah! Great Exercise Plan! And No Special Equipment to Buy!

I'm a vegetarian, like you. I lost about 20 pounds the first couple of months, eliminating animal products....that was about 15 years ago. I've since gained some of it back, because I have a baaaad sweet tooth! And, alas, getting older, too.

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Response to becca da bakkah (Reply #30)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:55 PM

31. Cheese is the worst enemy. Exercise involves my wife.

 


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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:30 PM

15. Surprised that many guys

admit it.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:38 PM

16. Whose penis? Anthony Weiner's? Honestly, I tried to avoid seeing it.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:50 PM

17. Speaking of Anthony Weiner...

part of me still cringes at the idea of Paul Ryan being in any office...I would bet his junk will end up on a phone pic somewhere too....just sayin...

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Response to RiskWrangler (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:33 PM

19. Ryan is such a phony he would use the Wahlberg prosthetic from "Boogie Nights"

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:00 PM

25. He drove he ultimate phallus in his first life

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:17 PM

27. heh heh

No Doubt!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:40 PM

21. Funny! I need to lose a bit I put on back in school the last 3 yrs, but no problem seeing it :^)

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:50 PM

22. More important that it still works

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:55 PM

23. With or without corrective lenses?

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:56 PM

24. What about when they face forward?

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:50 PM

28. PENIS!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:12 PM

32. it's even worse if they can't see it when it's erect.

 

and i'm betting a lot of them can't.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:32 PM

34. Amazingly this Brit and millions others could!

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:13 AM

35. How many men can see Rinse Penis?

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:37 AM

36. Useless study

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:41 AM

37. "I can't even see the floor"

(Sergeant Schultz said that on Hogan's Heroes when asked if he could see his own feet.)

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:51 AM

38. You know, that's a little sad

I'll tell you something worse though; scrotal edema.

After certain surgeries, the body has a difficult time getting rid of excess fluid. Water seeks its own level and in men, it tends to include the scrotum.

We order something called a 'scrotal shrinker'-- basically a type of jock strap. It's ordered in 'fruit' sizes, grapefruit, cantaloupe and watermelon.

The penis often completely retracts during this time, lost in the edema. You can't see it because its completely hidden, and painful to put the kind of pressure needed to make it visible.

I've seen all three sizes in my work as a nurse. I tend to bring in the topic up with my guys because they're often afraid to bring it up or talk about it.

The good news? It's temporary.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:38 PM

39. That's quite an attention grabbing headline!

But I think a lot of people gauge their fatness at any given time by looking down to see how much of their crotch is covered by their stomach. I know I do...

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