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{{comic
 
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| number    = 194
 
| number    = 194
| date      = December 8, 2006  
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| date      = December 8, 2006
 
| title    = Penises
 
| title    = Penises
 
| image    = penises.png
 
| image    = penises.png
| titletext = The penis varies in size when flaccid and is pretty consistently about yea big when erect. Anyway, back to the sitcom one-liners and the constant flow of spam.
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| titletext = The penis varies in size when flaccid and is pretty consistently about yea big when erect. Anyway, back to the sitcom one-liners and the constant flow of spam.
 
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==Explanation==
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The comic takes aim at what is considered by some to be the apparent societal obsession with the {{w|human penis|male sexual organ}} ("phallocentrism"), especially in regards to size. In general, depictions of an erect penis (also called {{w|phallus}}) represent male potency.
  
==Explanation==
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While present in every human civilization, the symbol of the penis is also prominently featured in modern mass media. Many films and television series make use of penis-related jokes. A very common trope is the male obsession with the idea that a larger penis is considered more desirable, and a smaller penis less manly or satisfying to women.
The comic aims at the obsession with the {{w|human penis|male sexual organ}} found in nearly every human culture.
 
In general, depictions of an erect penis (also called {{w|phallus}}) is regarded as a symbol for male potency.
 
  
While present in every human civilisation, the symbol of the penis is also prominently featured in modern mass media. Many films and television series make use of penis-related jokes. A very common trope is the resemblance of various objects to an erect penis, eg. in {{w|phallic architecture|architecture}}.
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Megan criticizes this obsession by pointing out that most penises are about the same size, and normal variations in size are not worth getting worked up about.
The title text also refers to the excessive advertisement for {{w|potency pills}} and {{w|penis enlargement}} in {{w|spam emails}}.
 
The symbol of the phallus can be regarded as omnipresent in modern society, with presumably every public toilet sporting at least one badly drawn depiction of a penis.
 
  
In the comic, Megan criticises the infantile dealing with the phallus symbol in modern society. In her opinion, there is not much more to be said about penises than how big they are. On the contrary, she supposes excessive preoccupation with penises to hinder cultural progress.
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The title text refers to the excessive advertisement for {{w|Sildenafil|potency pills}} and {{w|penis enlargement}} in {{w|Email spam|spam emails}}. The symbol of the phallus can be regarded by some as omnipresent in modern Western society (but not necessarily in other cultures){{Citation needed}}, with presumably every public toilet sporting at least one badly drawn depiction of a penis.
  
 
==Transcript==
 
==Transcript==
Penises:
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:PENISES:
 
:Megan: They are about this big.
 
:Megan: They are about this big.
[Holds her hands about half a foot apart]
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:[Holds her hands close together, about half a foot apart.]
:Now can we PLEASE, as a culture, move on?
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:Now can we <u>PLEASE</u>, as a culture, move on?
  
 
{{comic discussion}}
 
{{comic discussion}}
 
[[Category:Comics featuring Megan‏‎]]
 
[[Category:Comics featuring Megan‏‎]]
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[[Category:Penis]]

Latest revision as of 22:39, 22 September 2017

Penises
The penis varies in size when flaccid and is pretty consistently about yea big when erect. Anyway, back to the sitcom one-liners and the constant flow of spam.
Title text: The penis varies in size when flaccid and is pretty consistently about yea big when erect. Anyway, back to the sitcom one-liners and the constant flow of spam.

Explanation[edit]

The comic takes aim at what is considered by some to be the apparent societal obsession with the male sexual organ ("phallocentrism"), especially in regards to size. In general, depictions of an erect penis (also called phallus) represent male potency.

While present in every human civilization, the symbol of the penis is also prominently featured in modern mass media. Many films and television series make use of penis-related jokes. A very common trope is the male obsession with the idea that a larger penis is considered more desirable, and a smaller penis less manly or satisfying to women.

Megan criticizes this obsession by pointing out that most penises are about the same size, and normal variations in size are not worth getting worked up about.

The title text refers to the excessive advertisement for potency pills and penis enlargement in spam emails. The symbol of the phallus can be regarded by some as omnipresent in modern Western society (but not necessarily in other cultures)[citation needed], with presumably every public toilet sporting at least one badly drawn depiction of a penis.

Transcript[edit]

PENISES:
Megan: They are about this big.
[Holds her hands close together, about half a foot apart.]
Now can we PLEASE, as a culture, move on?


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Discussion

Anyone who thinks erect penis size does not vary is leading a very sheltered life. 184.66.160.91 02:29, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Note that "watching monster-cock porn" is not the opposite of "leading a very sheltered life". A quick google search showed that 97% of men are 8 inches or less. Within the normal rules of probability, Megan is correct. 108.162.219.58 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
A few points. First, if you're a straight man who doesn't take porn at face (or penis) value, you're not necessarily sheltered, you just don't have a large sample size (one?). Second, even accepting your uncited fact, that still leaves a pretty wide range. A penis of 4-5 inches is noticeably different in size than one of 7-8. Erronius (talk) 06:02, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

My irony meter just exploded 108.162.250.210 15:30, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Could "flow of spam" be a pun on a word that sounds like "spam"? 173.245.53.160 15:55, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

No. 108.162.215.29 02:50, 17 January 2014 (UTC)