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Life Lessons from the Animal Penis

A wry look at what the astonishing world of animal penises can teach us about male power and dominance.
The fallacy sold to many of us is that the human penis signals dominance and power. But this wry and penetrating book reveals that nature did not shape the penis - or the human attached to it - as an avatar of either. By positioning our penis among the array of remarkable genitalia in the animal kingdom, Phallacy exposes the truth about the human version - and what it means to have one.
Along the way, this book answers some surprising penis-related questions. Why was Charles Darwin so interested in consensual sex among barnacles? What does a desiccated horse penis have to do with Christianity's foothold in Iceland? What is the one penis to rule them all? In answering such unexpected queries, Phallacy traces how we ended up erroneously positioning our nondescript penis as a pulsing, awe-inspiring shaft of human masculinity and dominance and what we can do to put it back where it belongs.
One key is to unlock the mysteries of the vagina, a structure as unique to each species as the penis but often treated like a genital sidekick. The other key is to free ourselves from the notion that the person is the penis and the penis is the person. The biggest lesson of Phallacy - and from other animal penises - is that although our member doesn't amount to much compared to some other wonders down under, our brain truly is outstanding.
Ultimately, Phallacy challenges the toxic message that a penis makes a man and that men can't control themselves. With instructive illustrations of unusual genitalia and tales of animal mating rituals that will make you particularly happy you are not a bedbug, Phallacy shows where humans fit on the continuum from fun to fatal phalli and why the human penis is an implement for intimacy, not intimidation.

Condition: New

ISBN-13: 9780593087176

ISBN-10: 0593087178

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