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Finally, men talk about their penises.

 
 
Diane
 
Tue 13 May, 2003 12:53 pm
This is from Salon, a few excerpts from a new book by Terence Clarke.

The stories are a revelation to me, especially the sensitivity and humor the men have used to express their feelings.
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If the link doesn't work, I'll copy the stories to this thread.

http://salon.com/sex/feature/2003/05/13/cleopatra_1/index.html
The Penis Papers
Men talk intimately, humorously and with great honesty about their most private part.
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By Terence Clarke

May 13, 2003 | We thought it was time for a series on men and their penises. Penises are often overlooked, underdiscussed and taken for granted unless they're in use. Many men are hesitant to speak about their penises except in the crudest, or most perfunctory, ways.


Novelist and screenwriter Terence Clarke has broken through these barriers and is in the process of interviewing more than 200 men -- from a black limo driver to an underemployed Irish poet, and even a man who is becoming a woman.
The pieces running this week are selections from an upcoming book called "Cleopatra's Needle: A Report From the Heart and Soul of Men's Last Taboo." The idea for the project came about when Clarke and editor/publisher Alan Rinzler were talking about Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues" and realized that there was no comparable work on men. Clarke says, "Men keep quiet about their penises but underneath all that silence is an authentic universal preoccupation with precisely what is never mentioned."
All names have been changed to protect the privacy of the penises.
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roger
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 12:56 pm
I seldom do interviews, and if I did, this wouldn't be one of them.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 01:40 pm
Jeez

I'm a golfer.

Maybe we're different, but golfers talk about their penises often.

But I also am a poker player -- and poker players talk about their penises often also.

And come to think of it, I was also a student at one time and students talk about their penises too.

I'm not sure it makes much sense to read commentary on men's penises from someone starting with the premise: Men don't talk about their penises.

Oh...I notice he qualified his comments by saying:"...except in the crudest, or most perfunctory, ways. "

Wonder what that means???
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littlek
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 02:06 pm
interesting.....
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Mapleleaf
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 02:32 pm
Diana,
You may have to present sections of the article.

I'm not sure what kind of response you will receive.
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oldandknew
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 02:35 pm
Diane I always thought one man's penis is pretty much like any other man's. Except that is for the odd minor adjustment.
Performance is reliant on expertise, like driving a race car.
My opinion is this, for any couple to get the best out of it ------- the relationship has to work in the head, or it don't work in bed.
steissd
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 02:36 pm
I wonder, what can be said about penis that may be interesting not only to medical specialists? IMO, any adult person knows enough about anatomy and functions of this organ...
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roger
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 02:45 pm
Okay, strike steissd from the interview list, too.
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sozobe
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 02:47 pm
Have any of you guys read it? It's interesting.
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Diane
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 02:55 pm
What Soz said.

Come on guys, these stories are really interesting. I really had no idea men had such close relationships with their penises. If you are too uncomfortable to read the stories, I'll copy them to the thread so you won't have to appear too interested.
(Good grief, I'm beginning to realize how difficult this is going to be to talk about because everything can be taken as a double entendre).

Steissd, at least it got your interest!
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steissd
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 03:02 pm
My security settings do not permit me entering the Web site mentioned. I do not want to change them since they protect my computer from possible on-line abuse by hackers and spammers.
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oldandknew
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 03:06 pm
, I went to the link, but couldn' find anything about the subject
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husker
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 03:21 pm
In College young ladies always wanted to know if the package was in sizable portion to my then hunk physique. Standard comeback - was that we'd need to meet and compare notes Wink
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husker
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 03:24 pm
It's not the size of the ship - but rather motion in the ocean.
But then all the spam about growing your package!!!
So it's the world wanting bigger,stronger, faster, longer ideology.
Go figure a swimsuit model wins Survivor- Amazon
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steissd
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 03:26 pm
Well, I always used to think that penis as a discourse item might be interesting to teen boys (they like to compare this body part with age peers to determine who is more masculine and adult-looking), people having sexual potency or size problems, and various perverts...
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bobsmyth
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 03:47 pm
Finally, men talk about their penises.
C'mon guys. We're adults. We can talk about this. I for one am really attached to mine. There are times when it can be embarrasing such as when it slips out. But I just calmly tuck back into my sock as if nothing happened.
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Vivien
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 03:49 pm
Anyone read the Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 ??? by Sue Townsend - he is forever disappearing into what you in America call the bathroom with a ruler to measure .....
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husker
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 03:52 pm
We need more people over here like what was at the oral sex topic
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 03:58 pm
I'm hung like a farm animal.

A porn star too.
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bobsmyth
 
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Tue 13 May, 2003 04:01 pm
Finally, men talk about their penises.
Did you know that when God made Adam he made a mistake. The last two items Adam got were a penis and a brain. God forgot there wasn't enough blood to operate both at the same time.
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