Isn't it entirely ironic that men with penises (different than people with penises) have long tried to dictate and proscribe all aspects of sex and sexuality while generally fostering negativity and ignoring their own sexual growth and enjoyment? One of the ways that men with penises have diminished their sex by putting a lot of very specific emphasis on erect penises, as if that is the be-all, end-all of penis-having sex. Fortunately, some attention is being paid to crotch appendages that isn't entirely focused on manly stereotypes and expectations.

Playing With Peckers

OK, this isn't a stereotype. Based on my experience and chatting with other people with penises (PwPs), many of us do spend a fair bit of time touching, playing with, bending, shaping and trying to fit our cocks into things. Surely this is how the hilarious comedy team Puppetry of the Penis got started. Remember them? These brave souls bare their junk on stage performing penis origami. Some of the cock art they created was hilarious. They were amazing and really demonstrated the fun anyone can have discovering the silliness and sexiness of penises.

Curing Cocks

In a medical first, a South African doctor transplanted another person's penis onto a man whose own member was amputated after a botched ritual circumcision caused gangrene. As much as there is a desire to shift the importance off the penis, the fact remains: much of a man's identity is attached to having a penis. Not having one could have devastating psychological effects.The author notes how more people than we care to imagine lose their penises to cancer. Establishing this surgery as a method is a great step forward. High-five for science!

Modifying Members

Body modification is still a big thing. Cocks have certainly been been pierced, adorned, tattooed, and manipulated in many different was. However, a German man named Micha's choice to inject silicone into his penis is a different and pleasurable change for him. Many will look at his extreme body choice as a form of self-mutilation, but I hope people will read this ever-too-brief interview and discover that this a confident man quite pleased with his nine-inch long, three-inch wide cock.

Flaccid Fantasies

The stereotype that will be the the hardest to deflate about men's sexuality is that men do not experience or provide sexual pleasure unless their dicks are erect. This fallacy leads men (and their partners) to diminished sex lives. However, as Pamela Madsen points out, limp dicks, for whatever reason, can still be a wonderland of fun for both the PwP and their partner! There are many activities, both physical and spiritual, that can rock your worlds. At the risk of a TMI moment, having your soft cock enveloped by warm lips ... magical.

Discovering Dicks

A lot of emphasis is placed on schlongs by society, but imagine if they were an actual defining characteristic of our species. Such is the case with a newly-discovered subspecies of monkey, the white-cheeked macaque, among whose unique markers is the shape of the male's member. I find this a curious situation for what information is left out. Sure, scientists have determined this new fella, but what about the females of this species? Yes, there were other factors in identifying this primate, but are her bits at all different?

Phallus Facts

Finally, it is always good to be informed about stuff including penises. This collection of facts you should know about cocks can help everyone. If you’re worried about the stiffness of a woody, know that it can be considered on a scale of four different types. Also, PwPs also seem to be more likely to make bad decisions when erect and turned on. One of those decisions might be trying to lift lots of weight with your dick. Really, there are so many things we don’t know about penises and PwPs sexual health that I expect there to be much more focus put on these topics—very soon.