By Michael Kimmel, Christine Milrod PhD LMFT AASECT-CST Licensed Psychotherapist Sexologist and Certified Sex Therapist, Amanda Kennedy
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 paintings, in faith, in politics, in media, in song, and within the cultural mind's eye. They research 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. clarification of universal scientific phrases and not-so-common subcultural practices upload to the huge scope of the publication. 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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Aversion therapy is one of several common treatments used for pedophiles, and it is frequently part of a court-ordered treatment program. Although compelled psychological treatment is controversial, studies have shown that this type of therapy is successful in reducing sexual arousal toward children in the majority of cases in which it is implemented. The reduction in arousal for these offenders has been shown to persist over time, although the effect of treatment is reduced. Continued follow-up sessions at regular intervals are effective in maintaining a reduction in arousal.
Among the best known examples are the large statues (“herms”) of the messenger of the gods, Hermes, erected all over Greece in the sixth century BCE, depicting a bearded man with an erect phallus. Herms were integral to all major public buildings. Hindu, Khmer, and Malian cultures also have traditions of monumental phallic sculpture on public buildings. In modern cultures, the high-rise tower is routinely and popularly understood to connote the phallus, regardless of the intentions of the architects.
And Lenard W. Kaye. A Man’s Guide to Healthy Aging: Stay Smart, Strong, and Active. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. ■Edward H. Thompson and Kaitlyn Barnes Anatomy See Foreskin; Frenulum; Prostate; Testicles Animals Perhaps because sex is where humans imagine themselves at their most animalistic, animal penises invite multifaceted, ongoing cultural engagement. ” Both are true, depending on which aspect of the category “human” is under consideration. The dynamic and unstable relationship between the concepts of human and animal throughout the history of Western thought makes “animal genitalia” not just a great big, variegated mass of different body parts, but also a site of complicated human projections and anthropomorphic fantasies.