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    longer erect ...

    Quote from the dailymail: 'Surprisingly, spouse longer fully erect penis was associated with increased likelihood of the women having extra-marital partnerships.

    I know that "longer fully erect penis" means a longer penis in a fully erect state but the first time I read the sentence I thought it meant a penis which is erect for a longer time. Could one interpret it that way too?
    AuthorQuestio (1006419) 14 May 14, 21:51
    Is there an English version of the sentence?
    #1Author reverend (314585) 14 May 14, 21:54
    I would have understood it the way it seems to be meant, not the way the OP seems to see it, because this appears to be some type of headline or subhead. Although, had I written it, I would have said "spouse's." That much extra space just has to be available. :-)
    #2Author dude (253248) 14 May 14, 21:56
    Das ist echtes Dailymail-Englisch ...
    #3Author no me bré (700807) 14 May 14, 21:59
    Sicher eine sehr wichtige und nachwirkende Studie.
    #4Author dude (253248) 14 May 14, 22:04
    Ach so. Vielleicht lese ich doch zuwenig Maily Dail.
    #5Author reverend (314585) 14 May 14, 22:21
    Bestimmt. Da findet sich offensichtlich immer was für die Predigt am Sonntag. :D
    #6Author Mr Klops (DE) (1004659) 14 May 14, 22:30
    Der Satz scheint ein Zitat aus dem kenianischen Originalbericht zu sein, nicht Englisch der Daily Mail (was nicht heißt, dass ich die DM als Schullektüre vorschlagen würde. Aber #3 tut ihnen hier unrecht.)
    #7Author Gibson (418762) 14 May 14, 22:33
    Auf meine Frage wurde ja nicht wirklich eingegangen. Also nochmal: Kann longer erect penis zwei Bedeutungen haben oder müsste es longer erected heißen und wo liegt der Unterschied zwischen erect/erected? Der Satzbau ist für mich einfach nur verwirrend.
    #8AuthorQuestio (1006419) 14 May 14, 23:06
    nein, erected ist grundsätzlich falsch hier. Buildings are erected, for example, but penises are always erect, not erected. Or flaccid, for that matter.
    #9Author dude (253248) 14 May 14, 23:12
    Comment – in Zimbabwe bekommt das Objekt der Begierde einen hübschen Akzent:
    Study: Big pénis, big problem in a marriage , und der fragliche Satz wird vollständiger zitiert: Surprisingly, [having a] spouse [with a] longer fully erect pénis was associated with increased likelihood of the women having extra-marital partnerships. From these results, every one inch longer penis increased the likelihood of women being involved in extra-marital partnership by almost one-and-half times,” the researchers wrote.
    #10Author Phloxograph (1001729) 15 May 14, 02:19
    No, this does not refer to the duration of the erection.

    It quite clearly refers only to the length of the male member when in a fully erect state.

    This is more important than may, at first, meet the eye, because many male members are quite small when flaccid, but grow to an impressive length when erect.

    The logic, I suppose, is that women who are very keen on intercouse will place more importance on the length of the ERECT male member. So those who have chosen partners with this quality are statistically keener on intercourse, and thus more likely to be interested in also trying out other (aroused)male members of a similar or greater length
    #11AuthorAnnaUK (806456) 15 May 14, 10:23
    I won't comment on AnnaUK's clearly knowledgeable last two paragraphs.

    As to the first two sentences, I would not in principle be so dogmatic, although I agree that in this case, it is the more likely reading.
    #12Author escoville (237761) 15 May 14, 12:11
    re #12 -- I'd say AnnaUK's first two sentences are definitely correct, based on the longer quotation in #10 (as well as the "big-penis" indicated in the path.

    From these results, every one inch longer penis
    #13Author hbberlin (420040) 15 May 14, 14:03

    There might be a couple of other potential interpretations:

    - the longer the penis, the more cocky its owner
    - the longer the penis, the lazier / less inventive its owner (relying on strength in numbers)
    - the longer the penis, the more promiscuous its owner (inspiring the spouse to do likewise...)

    #14Author xekinai (803976) 15 May 14, 15:11
    'cocky'?? Intentional choice of adjective here??
    #15Authorpumpkin_3 (765445) 15 May 14, 15:43
    Ok thanks for the detailed answers guys, now I understand and sorry for starting this awkward topic but the sentence just confused me.
    #16AuthorQuestio (1006419) 16 May 14, 00:26
    Questio, in a language forum no topic should be considered awkward as long as the request is a serious one.
    #17Author reverend (314585) 16 May 14, 01:13
    I agree completely, particular considering that English authors and indeed most of the national newspapers tend to spend a lot of their time writing about willies. Even serious authors often manage to slip them in. (Financial Times anyone? - I'm NOT joking!)

    I once read that the English and the Japanese are very similar in this respect; no end of wordplay and jokes regarding male members. (Some of them, I might add, very amusing!).
    #18AuthorAnnaUK (806456) 16 May 14, 08:48
    #11, #14
    In this study, I think the stated "logic" was that women found the longer penis uncomfortable or painful and therefore looked for someone else ("Women associated large penises with pain and discomfort during sex which precludes the enjoyment and sexual satisfaction that women are supposed to feel" - obviously some new-fangled, post-colonial idea!).

    I am somewhat surprised that the researchers seem to find six inches particularly "well-endowed" - sufficient to be perceived as causing pain or discomfort ("the better-endowed husbands had fully erect penises of around six inches, while whose whose wives were faithful had erect penises of around five inches.)
    If the range was about five to six inches, the summary also seem a little bold: "From these results, every one inch longer penis increased the likelihood of women being involved in extra-marital partnership by almost one-and-half times."
    #19AuthorMikeE (236602) 16 May 14, 15:33
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