It seems like every few years scientists come up with some new way to get us all talking about penis size again — and to freak out men, convincing them that women will be able to guess at their penis size just by looking at their hands. The latest research comes out of Korea, where urologists claim to have found a connection between the ratio of the length of a man’s index finger to that of his ring finger, and the length of… you guessed it, his penis. The lower the ratio between the two fingers, the longer the penis, goes their theory. (But only on the right hand — apparently the left hand varies too much to be a reliable indicator.)
Thanks to San Francisco’s proposed circumcision ban on the ballot this coming November, there’s been a lot of turtleneck debate of late. Many have been crying antisemitism, which seems a bit ludicrous if you think of male bodily integrity as a human rights issue (i.e. no one would call fighting against female genital mutilation anti-religion) — but then you you find out that one of the main proponents of the ban (btw, proponents are called “intactivists”!) recently put out an anti-c comic with some rather indelicate imagery (i.e.”Monster Mohel”, WTF?). It’s been interesting to read some different takes on the issue:
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photo by AwkwardBoners.com
AwkwardBoners is one of those genius sites that appeals equally to 13-year-old boys and, well, us. While awkward boners in public can be kind of creepy (like when the guy across from you on the subway has morning wood — one of many reasons why men should close their legs on public transportation), the image gallery on this site mostly just makes us glad we’re not dudes.
photo via Filament magazine
The brand new Filament magazine in the U.K. calls bullshit on the so-called common knowledge that women don’t like to look. The real problem, they figure, is that women have just never had anything decent to look at. According to their “Female Gaze” mission statement: “From research we’ve learnt that what most women find erotic does not at all match what is typically thought of as an erotic image of a man designed for women. For example, on average, women prefer: men who are not muscle-bound; men with more feminine face shapes; men with attractive faces; images that show the subject’s character and the environment he is in.” Oh yeah, and sometimes women like to see erections, too. And there’s the, er, rub.
photo by Elín Eydís Friðriksdóttir
If all the “Name That Schlong” contests on SUNfiltered got you hankering for an up-close-and-personal view of the specimens, you might want to consider booking your next vacation to Husavik, Iceland, where you could visit the Icelandic Phallological Museum. Which is exactly what it sounds like: a collection of phallic specimens — each lovingly stuffed and mounted — belonging to all manner of mammal, including whales, polar bears, shrews, and mice.