On the How to Talk About History blog, Ellen explains why old statues featuring men have remarkably small penises. Aside from the fact that they are flaccid — and as such "not significantly smaller than real-life penises tend to be" — an erect penis was often associated with "foolish, lustful men," while a smaller, flaccid one indicated someone who could "remain coolly logical." Very interesting read.
[...] cultural values about male beauty were completely different back then. Today, big penises are seen as valuable and manly, but back then, most evidence points to the fact that small penises were considered better than big ones.
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