Diameter or circumference?

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Diameter or circumference?

Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
When you're looking at the measurements of toy, either in a review or on the product page, do you prefer to see circumference or diameter used to measure girth?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I prefer circumference
Feisty , MissCandyland , jr2012 , deltalima , Eva Schwaltz , PropertyOfPotter , Lady of the Lab , Gluesnffr , kellbell53 , Lildrummrgurl7 , LovesAPoet , 3d3n1 , Bethy Cassatt , Bubba29 , Cat E.
15  (13%)
I prefer diameter
Rin (aka Nire) , ToyGeek , Missmarc , Basalt , solitudinarian , tortilla , FHeemz , sexyfun , travelnurse , closed account , Trysexual , Sammi , Intrepid Niddering , SexyTabby , EdenUser , Andrey2052 , charmedtomeetyou , Rossie , ToyTimeTim , NarcissisticLust , Bullfroggy and Rose , Bignuf , Girly Juice , Apirka , Adriana Ravenlust , Dixiemomma , roskat , RedKyuubi , Kappa8564 , Kitka , LavenderSkies , Gdom , Mikemanz , lesglitter , mmmmm , Vanille , bettle590 , Aishiteru , bellea , ihavenipples , Arlinnae , Dr. Curious , animepanda89 , Khanner , Genderfree , Neurogasm , table38792 , potstickers , mfmtrios , Real or memorex , DashO'Roark , victorsummers , higs , MrWill , llellsee , Rory , ArcaneBlast , Winifred , (k)InkyIvy , Ha5aem , ashboo32 , lilacviolet , karenm
63  (56%)
I like both measurements
Beck , WhoopieDoo , TameTemptress , epiphanyjayne , Neotigress , brevado , LoooveMonkey , Gunsmoke , cicispizzaisyummy , Katzer , sugar&spikes , Kindred , ScottA , padmeamidala , leanright69 , anna1980 , AmethystSmoke , AliMc , RonLee , mpfm , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , bowzer311 , satinlady550 , B/C I CAN , kinksters , haley730 , Bleu , Bill220 , spiced , srexom , XxFallenAngelxX , 1001 Pleasures , Narr
33  (29%)
I don't pay attention to measurements
Geogeo , atryonix
2  (2%)
Total votes: 113
Poll is closed
10/21/2012
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Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Diameter is easier for me to picture in my head, so I usually go by that. However, if I'm on the fence about a toy, I check the circumference as well - it's more accurate and sometimes will reveal a toy to be within my range even if the diameter suggests it to be larger.
10/21/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Lildrummrgurl7
When you're looking at the measurements of toy, either in a review or on the product page, do you prefer to see circumference or diameter used to measure girth?
I prefer diameter
10/21/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
Circumference, although technically a more precise measurement, can in the case of toys be misleading, because a toy that's wider one direction than the other might have a deceptively small circumference.
10/21/2012
Basalt Basalt
Circumference may be easier to measure by a layperson and without tools, but neither measurement is inherently more precise if measured properly. If the measurements are rounded to an even number like a quarter-inch then, yes, there will be a smaller rounding error with the larger number, i.e. circumference.

I agree that diameter is easier to picture and imagine. If the toy is circular, it can be easier to measure circumference with a tape measure but then I convert the measurement back to a diameter. Of course, non-circular toys don't have a diameter but may have widths in various directions.
10/21/2012
tortilla tortilla
diameter
10/21/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I like diameter I know what I can handle and what doesn't do it for me!
10/21/2012
Beck Beck
I like them both because people round for diameter. I prefer circumference, but I add both to my reviews that way everyone knows the size.
10/21/2012
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
I can get a good idea of size from both. I like both, but I'm more familiar with circumference because that's how I measure people and toys.
10/21/2012
TameTemptress TameTemptress
Diameter is great, but I do like knowing both.
10/21/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
Diameter
10/21/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
Diameter
10/21/2012
epiphanyjayne epiphanyjayne
I like both
10/21/2012
Neotigress Neotigress
Quote:
Originally posted by Lildrummrgurl7
When you're looking at the measurements of toy, either in a review or on the product page, do you prefer to see circumference or diameter used to measure girth?
I like both but at the end of the day if ony had one, would prefer circumference.
10/21/2012
Sammi Sammi
I like diameter - it's easier to picture for me, and I have to calculate it if only the circumference is given.
10/21/2012
Feisty Feisty
Circumference is so much easier to measure.
10/21/2012
brevado brevado
I can convert, but having both is convenient
10/21/2012
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
I prefer diameter. If you give me circumference, I can calculate the diameter, but I don't automatically know if I will be able to handle a toy based on circumference alone.
10/21/2012
EdenUser EdenUser
I only check diameter.
10/21/2012
Andrey2052 Andrey2052
I prefer diameter
10/21/2012
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
I prefer diameter, much much easier for me to picture and deduce if it will work for me
10/21/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
Circumference. It's just easier for me to picture it in my head.
10/22/2012
jr2012 jr2012
I personally prefer circumference. I do a lot of crafty stuff, and always have a tape measure nearby, so it's easy to make a loop and see for myself what the circumference is.
10/22/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Diameter is my first point of reference - but a lot of toys are not true circles - so having a circumference measurement can be useful.
10/22/2012
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
I prefer circumference, sometimes diameter can be misleading, especially if the toy has varying sizes and it's easier for me to measure circumference.
10/22/2012
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
Diameter is my first point of reference - but a lot of toys are not true circles - so having a circumference measurement can be useful.
My thoughts exactly.
10/22/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Diameter for me, to many years of working with steel pipe means I can better visualize it.
10/22/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I prefer the circumference.
10/22/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I prefer circumference as it tends to be more accurate. Dildos are rarely completely circular in their cross section, so when people just measure the diameter across the widest point it doesn't always give a true representation of the size of the toy.
10/22/2012
Katzer Katzer
Both, mush easier to have a true real idea about the size.
10/22/2012
Total posts: 71
Unique posters: 67