How old statues measure up

male-nude-roman-statue

I reblogged a post a while back on “Measuring Up”  which mainly concluded that science was literally a dick measuring contest and it sort of got me thinking.

I then came across a further article about the generally small penis size found on most classical nude statues from the classical Greek and Roman periods.

So why do most of the old statues exhibit relatively small penises?

This seems to be mainly drawn from the fact that large penises during those period were more often than not associated with very specific characteristics:

  • Foolishness
  • Lust
  • Ugliness

So why is modern society obsessed with large penises?

That sounds like an idea for a future post…

In the meantime take a look at the following post which raised my original curiosity (no pun intended honestly 😉 )

“Ancient Greek sculptures are all about balance and idealism. Therefore, it makes sense that they wouldn’t have large penises, as this would be considered humorous or grotesque.”

Source – Why do all old statues have such small penises

 

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2 thoughts on “How old statues measure up

  1. There’s also to considering that by the time the sculptor got done with the model, the model would be “small” for a few days after……..

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