Small Penises Used to Be Worshipped! Behold, Your Art History Lesson of the Day
Have you ever noticed that Michaelangelo's David is somewhat under-equipped? Yes, yes you have.
Hey, it's OK. It's not just a coincidence.
Large penises were considered ungainly in much of art history, mainly associated with fertility gods, satyrs and grotesque old men. For serious. Circumcision was also considered disgusting, FYI.
This specific image of image of the perfect man originated in ancient Greece:. The immature male's equipment was especially admired, which may account not only for the small size but the scarcity of body hair in classical art. A passage from Aristophanes sums up the most desirable masculine features: This small-penis worship re-emerged during the Renaissance thanks to Michaelangelo!
What a sweet dude! In fact, many iconic dongs depicted during this time were tiny enough to be obscured by a fig leaf.