November 29, 2011 11:10am
Thoughts on Penis
Source: Through Adult Industry News
by: Eve Rhony
What makes me laugh about it all is the fact that phallic imagery is always seen as hard, forceful, violent and aggressive but what is more exposed, soft and vulnerable than a flaccid willy? Menís genitals are fragile and squashy. Erections are spongy and bendy; their surface is rounded. Menís balls are delicate and vulnerable but their genitalia are symbolized by swords, fists, knives and guns.
What do we need to be oppressed for? Men have just as much performance paranoia as we do. The small ads in porn mags focus on all menís fears and anxieties about sexual inadequacy. Itís all for sale, lotions, potions and pills, whether to enlarge your dick, prolong your erection, delay ejaculation or render her powerless to resist.
The feminist debate has assumed that pornography accurately and truthfully reflects man's desires. So if you look at the more violent streams of porn you could assume that menís sexuality is reflected in violent acts. That pornography is such a huge industry, lends it an aggressive phallic power. Well, perhaps that phallic power is not so much a pork sword as a gently unfolding flower.
By allowing ourselves to feel oppressed by the traditional imagery we are simply colluding with the stereotype of aggressive male and passive female. We need to take another look at how male sexuality is portrayed and represented and how we interpret that.
I think we should be showing men the way to further unfurl those petals to reveal blooming sexual awareness...
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