Peter. Pecker. Wiener. Dick. Schlong. Penis. no matter what we decide 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 tune, and within the cultural mind's eye. They learn the penis as an issue, a fetishized commodity, a weapon, an item of play. Penile décor and fashions—from piercings to koteka—are taken care of with equivalent dignity. rationalization of universal scientific phrases and not-so-common subcultural practices upload to the wide scope of the e-book. Taken jointly, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis offers clean, considerate, and wide-ranging perception into this malleable, significant physique part.
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Gilman, Sander L. Decircumcision: the 1st Aesthetic surgical procedure. smooth Judaism 17, no. three (1997): 201–10. Schultheiss, Dirk, Michael C. Truss, Christian G. Stief, and Udo Jonas. Uncircumcision: A old evaluate of Preputial recovery. Plastic & Reconstructive surgical procedure a hundred and one, 7 (1998): 1990–98. ■AMANDA KENNEDY Frenulum A frenulum is a small fold of integument or mucous membrane that limits the hobbies of an organ or half. The time period is the diminutive of the Latin observe frenum (‘bridle’). The foreskin is connected to the physique of the penis on its ventral (underside) floor on the frenulum. Like a bridle, the frenulum tethers the foreskin and brings it again into place following retraction. The frenulum is continuing with the ridged band, that's a hugely innervated pleated tissue simply contained in the beginning of the foreskin. The frenulum and ridged band can have the top focus of fine-touch and different really expert neuroreceptors within the male physique. utilizing the Semmes-Weinstein monofilament touch-test, the frenulum has been made up our minds to be the main delicate component of the grownup male penis, that is why a few reflect on this region to be the male “G-spot. ” contemporary learn has came upon that stimulation from the frenulum performs a tremendous position in triggering sexual reflexes, together with arousal and orgasm. If the frenulum is simply too brief (frenulum breve), forceful retraction or sex can lead to discomfort, tearing, and bleeding. this is handled with surgical free up of the constricted tissue. The frenulum is amputated in various levels whilst clamp tools are used in the course of toddler circumcisions. The frenular artery is the most important resource of blood for the ventral (underside) of the penis and is the commonest resource of hemorrhaging following the method. See additionally Circumcision (Male); Foreskin; Foreskin recovery; Intactivism extra examining McGrath, Ken. The Frenular Delta: a brand new Preputial constitution. In figuring out Circumcision: A Multi-Disciplinary method of a Multi-Dimensional challenge, edited by way of George C. Denniston, Frederick M. Hodges, and Marilyn F. Milos, pp. 199-206. big apple: Kluwer Academic/Plenum, 2001. Sorrells, Morris L. , James L. Snyder, Mark D. Reiss, Christopher Eden, Marilyn F. Milos, Norma Wilcox, and Robert S. Van Howe. Fine-Touch strain Thresholds within the grownup Penis. BJU foreign ninety nine (April 2007): 864–69. ■ROBERT S. VAN HOWE G Gastronomy From old loaves of phallus-shaped bread to chocolate Clone-a-Willie Kits bought to bachelorettes, penile gastronomy remains to be a characteristic of celebrations either sacred and profane. Penile gastronomy comprises meals with normal phallic types, intentionally phallic-shaped meals, semen food, penis-themed dishes and utensils, and erotic foodplay regarding the penis. Penile gastronomy additionally comprises ancient, cultural, or non secular traditions that keep an eye on the practise and intake of penis-shaped or semen-containing nutrition. for instance, in outdated Hawai’i, nutrients kapu (sacred principles) prohibited ladies from consuming bananas, a kind or physique of the male sea god, Kanaloa.