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  • n. The measurement of blood flow to the penis.

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  • "Penile plethysmography (PPG), or phallometry, refers to measurement of bloodflow to the penis. The most commonly reported methods of conducting penile plethysmography involve the measurement of the circumference of the penis with a mercury-in-rubber or electromechanical strain gauge, or the volume of the penis with an airtight cylinder and inflatable cuff at the base of the penis.

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    For sexual offenders it is typically used to determine the level of sexual arousal as the subject is exposed to sexually suggestive content, such as pictures, movies or audio."

    - Wikipedia, cited 19/12/2012.

    December 18, 2012