i know a lot of us males are obsessed with penis size, mostly because we believe we are below average or average at best, or want to be smaller than we already are...Many years ago, i measured my erect penis, and i measured 5.2 inches. This was on the topside from pubic area to tip of penis without pushing the ruler in to the soft area of the pubis. A couple of months ago, i measured again, and now it is 4.3 inches, and measured the same way, erect. i have gained a bit of weight since those years ago when i measured and i guess that is the reason...but not a lot of weight. Perhaps as we age, it naturally retracts or something? Anyway, i was telling my wife that i was sure i was over 5 inches, and when we measured it, a few times, it was 4.3. She just laughed..as She could actually care less, as we don't have intercourse, and She is not all that interested in my penis anyway.