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Shape

The analysis of shape in the Kinsey census sample showed that, when viewed from above, about 87% of erections were straight and the remaining ones were curved to the side—with more than 4 times as many curved to the left as to the right (see Table 3).  The comparable figures from the photo sample offered confirmation of the larger, self-reported data set.  Kinsey's side view data indicated that about 25% of erections were u-curved (curved up) and about 70% were straight.  These figures received partial confirmation from similar but slightly lower values in the photo sample.  But, whereas only about 5% of the Kinsey subjects self-reported their erection to be of the n-curve (curved down) shape, nearly 15% were identified through the questionnaire-photo data collection techniques of the present study.
 

TABLE 3.  Shapes Compared Between Kinsey Sample and Photo Sample
Side view
of shape
Top view of shape
Kinsey sample, %
(n=1,260)
  Photo sample, %
(n=81)
Left curve Straight Right curve Total   Left curve Straight Right curve Total
u-curve 0.8 24.0 0.1 24.9   2.5 19.8 0.0 22.2
Straight 9.5 58.3 2.3 70.1   7.4 54.3 1.2 63
n-curve 0.1 5.0 0.0 5.1   3.7 11.1 0.0 14.8
Total 10.4 87.3 2.4 100   13.6 85.2 1.2 100

 

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