Peter. Pecker. Wiener. Dick. Schlong. Penis. no matter what we elect to name it, the penis is greater than only a physique half. This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the cultural meanings, interpretations, and actions linked to the penis over the centuries and throughout cultures.
Scholars, activists, researchers and clinicians delve into the penis in antiquity, in artwork, in faith, in politics, in media, in song, and within the cultural mind's eye. They study the penis as an issue, a fetishized commodity, a weapon, an item of play. Penile décor and fashions—from piercings to koteka—are handled with equivalent dignity. clarification of universal scientific phrases and not-so-common subcultural practices upload to the wide scope of the publication. Taken jointly, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis bargains clean, considerate, and wide-ranging perception into this malleable, significant physique half.
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W H I T E C R O S S BIBLE The penis is a signifier for masculinity and religious participation in the Hebrew scriptures. Israel’s body image is male, and the circumcised penis became the signifier of the whole body. All bodies were ideally imaged as a male body with intact testicles and a circumcised penis. ” For ancient Hebrews, the privilege of the penis represents the patriarchal status of male orgasm, potency, and procreation. Israel was required to circumcise all males, starting with God’s covenant with Abraham and his descendants.
Paris: Grasset, 1989. (English translation: The world of the castrati. ) Herriot, Angus. The Castrati in Opera. London: Calder and Boyars, 1956. Mamy, Sylvie. Les castrats, Que Sais-Je series no. 3417. Paris: PUF, 1998. indb 35 8/27/14 8:58 AM 36 C H A S T I T Y B E LT C H A S T I T Y B E LT A chastity belt is a locking belt-like device with a loop or extension placed over the genitals. Historically, chastity belts have been designed to prevent the wearer from having sexual intercourse. Another alleged use of the female chastity belt was to prevent masturbation or rape.
Research on fraternities and team sports occasionally documents the activity occurring as a form of hazing, in which recruits are required to masturbate with one another while established members look on. Another interpretation is that the activity represents itself as a form of homosocial banter. indb 38 8/27/14 8:58 AM CIRCUMCISION (MALE) 39 “unwelcum” sandwich. This type of activity fits with research showing that homosocial nudity is an important component of many young men’s friendship patterns.