we have developed and submitted an intriguing app to App Store, centered around some basic body measurements, the male genitalia to be precise. We have put a lot of effort to make it non-pornographic and scientific/factual. We expected some comments from Apple, but their answer is about 16.1 excessively objectionable content, which is quite subjective and hard to prove the opposite.
This is their reply
Specifically, allowing the measuring of male genitalia that can be compared to other users.
My question is what they think is offensive. 1) The measuring or 2) the comparing or 3) that you are comparing indirectly to other users.
Here is a bit of what we are thinking of replying:
The self-perception and body image regarding the private parts are full of misbelieves and misconceptions, with no clear answers to “what is normal” and “am I normal.” ManHood is intend to, without sexual nor illegal references, give accurate and private data without any ethical or moral implications. There are no user to user comparison as the app always anonymize the surrounding into collective aggregated histograms. There are no person to person interaction like contact possibilities. The comparison is there for seeing what is normal in an unbiased and objective way.
By a conform scientific measurement standard and aggregated data, the app appeal to private and unpatronizing knowledge, away from popular (racial, ethnical and media coverage) misconceptions.
One of the most read articles on Wikipedia (#96 in 2013, in between Beyoncé and Japan, #82 in 2012) is “Human Penis Size”, which we believe is not for pornographic reasons nor for any objectionable content, but to gain knowledge of what is the scientifically way to measure and what is normal.
And use other approved apps to argue that both the measuring and the comparison of male genitalia is in the App Store.
1) Penile measurement aided by the camera seems to be within the guidelines. The entreatment app “How’s It Hanging” is pretending to use this method. “Induration Penis Plastica” uses photos to measure the penile curvature.
2) Comparison to world average seems to be within the Guidelines, as seen in “Condom Size”.
Here are some screenshots to understand the app a bit more if the file attached can be seen. Thanks for any comments or help