5 Real Life Examples Of Penis Worship That Will BLOW Your Mind

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By Wednesday Lee Friday

While it could certainly be argued that lady-parts have been religiously charged for longer, the mighty phallus has always had an ample share of kinky admirers.

The oldest known stone representation of a penis devotional is the Hohle phallus, which is believed to be 28,000 years old.

Despite its advanced age, it's still totally hard and ready to do ... whatever siltstone penises are meant to do.

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Clearly, this find represents the dawn of penis worship.

And here are five REAL-LIFE examples of communal penis worship over the course of history you just have to see to believe.

1. Penis worship in Greek mythology.

The Greek god Dionysus is well known as the god of wine and theater. He is also the god of ritual madness, fertility, and erotic ecstasy. A traditional festival of Dionysus featured drunkenness, dancing, live theatrical performances, and sex ... lots and lots of varied, raucous, intense, and very public sex.

With that in mind, it's not surprising that Dionysus' son by Aphrodite was even more phallus-focused than his father. 

The son in question, the hilariously named Priapus, was cursed by the gods and cast out of Mount Olympus.

He was raised by humans and believed for years that he was human. His permanent erection made him a sought after mate and a pioneer in inspiring penis worship. Even after Christianity came on the scene and declared sex and drunkenness to be inappropriate in a religious setting, monuments to Priapus remained erect.

(No word on whether he called a doctor every four hours as the erection pill commercials suggest.)

In 1980, St. Priapus Church was founded and houses a congregation of presumably-devout gay men. Located in scenic Montreal, this Temple of Priapus proselytizes that members should spend at least four hours of quality time with their penis each day.

Masturbation, or helping a friend achieve orgasm, is seen as their most pious act.

The temple is also the subject of a documentary detailing their holy masturbation and more modern style of penis worship.

 

2. Penis worship in India and Egypt.

Shiva, consort of Kali and god of destruction, also sports an impressive member. Commonly referred to as Linga, or Lingus, Shiva's holy dong is worshiped by, and I am not kidding, getting it wet with water and then stroking it while meditating.

Egyptians were also into the exaltation of the penis. Their fertility god, named Min, and was commonly depicted holding his erect penis in his left hand while waving to the people with his right. As Egyptian pharaohs were considered living gods, they were not averse to penile exhibitionism or even masturbating in public.

 

3. Penis worship In Japan.

In Japan, penis worship has been a thing for as long as people have been writing such things down. The Mara Kannon Shrine is believed to be 450 years old and is one of the few remaining statues honoring the blessed phallus. This shrine is still a hot spot today, hosting an annual penis festival replete with penis-themed candy, hats, fake noses, and all the puns you could possibly stand.

On the serious side of things, the Mara Kannon Shrine is also a place where prostitutes go to pray for safety and a year free from sexually transmitted disease. Thy will be done, Holy Penis.

 

4. Penis worship in Norway — via Phillip the Penis.

Public displays of giant penises persist into the present day.

In Norway, a man was spotted roaming the local beaches in a giant penis costume, spraying unsuspecting people with glitter.

Was he looking to be worshiped? Maybe. His behavior seems more likely to inspire a sacred butt-kicking. But Philip the Penis claims to simply be raising awareness of sexually transmitted diseases.

Does anybody really need a reason to run around Norway in a giant penis costume? 

 

Related: The 2 Sex Positions Most Likely To Break His Penis (OUCH!)

 

5. Subdued penis reverence in the United States.

In the United States, our penis-reverence is far more subdued.

Despite its painful looking corners, many argue that the Washington Monument represents the most patriotic of phalluses.

Yeah, I'll believe that when someone slips a giant condom on it.

Oh, wait, someone actually did that in 2011. Really, there's a video.

 

And of course, no article on penis worship would be complete without mentioning the Ypsilanti Water Tower in Ypsilanti, Michigan, which has won accolades for being the most phallic structure ever. I can only presume they mean the most accidentally phallic structure.

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I have to wonder what designer William R. Coats would say about his creation being commonly referred to as "that penis water tower".

Here's hoping he had a strong sense of humor ...

Penis worship isn't as common as it once was, but you can surely find it if you look long and hard enough.

It definitely has a long, impressive history.

 

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