Warning this blog isn't for the weary or close-minded.
Who doesn't like the cock? Straight guys love their penises, as do straight women, then you have the gay guys who can't fathom a world without without the dick. This only groups left are the young, elderly, and some lesbians. I do know it is estimated that 1/3 to 1/6 of the world is circumcised where the World Health Organization calculating 30% of the world's weeniers are mushroom tipped. In the United States alone, the US Center for Disease Prevention estimates that 58% of the male population have lost their foreskin.
This may seem odd for a lot of people; those seeing or experiencing an uncut cock for the first time or the seemingly barbaric nature of cutting a cock that God made, especially an infant's penis. For the uncut men, pros include the freedom of choice however the cons are result in a higher susceptibility to diseases and infection. For cut men, the pros are a lower susceptibility to disease and infection, however the con is the most often inability to choose. So while both the World and US health organizations are advocating for circumcision as a logical defense, NORM a non-profit is advocating for the reconsideration of circumcision along with creating a support network for circumcision-ees.
Well just when you thought you couldn't get your foreskin back, you can! Hallelujah! There are finally a plethora of websites teaching the technique of stretching your foreskin. There are manual techniques where with the use of one's hand and possibly some tape you can recreate your foreskin. However if this isn't working for you there is the TLC Tugger Penis Sensitivity Foreskin Restorer and DTR duel tension restorer which resemble some sort of MacGyver devices found in a serial killer's rape room or garage. Better yet there are dumbbells for your dick called Foreballs followed by PUD penile uncircumciseing device which resemble other Medieval metal torture device. The most clinical option is Novoglan which is a cleaner version of all the above.
Now if you're not quite ready to commit to permanence, Senslip is a silicone devise used to help men overcome lessening sensitivity due to circumcision. The belief is the penis becomes less sensitive after direct contact and friction with clothing, therefore Senslip acts as protective cover for the glans or penis head. Another more fashionable circumcised cock protector is the Manhood which is a soft cloth like envelope for the penis. For only $20 you can expect to experience heightened sensitivity in 30 days or your money back. Other incentives include UV protection and the variety of shinny fabric choices. Having been on the market since 1995, Manhood is probably the safest and best choice, endorsed by GQ, Fortune Magazine, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, and Time magazine.
With all of these options, it is important to remember a picturesque phallus is pointless if it doesn't work. And dick docking wouldn't be the same without diversity.
100 Objects of Popular and Material Culture is an blog exploring the manifestations of human consumption and commodity-ization. The purpose of this experiment is to explore material and popular culture in contemporary society by using objects and concepts to prompt wider questions and reflections. So by emulating The British Museum's and Neil MacGregor's format of A History of the World in 100 Objects I plan to satirically analyze and reinterpreted 100 material culture objects over the course of 2014. Material Culture is the study of our culture's consumption of stuff; namely the manifestation of culture through material productions where people's perceptions of objects is socially and culturally dependent. With this, objects reflect conscious and unconscious beliefs on the the individuals who fabricated, purchased, or used them, and by extension the society where they live. So examining materiality, cultural truths and societal assumptions may be discovered. As anthropologist Arjun Appaduai states "in any society the individual is often caught between the cultural structure of commodity-ization and his own personal attempts to bring a value and order to the universe of things." Objects and commodities make up a much larger symbolic system consisting of want and need, socio-economic status, fashion, etc. Often times form follows function whether the commodity, market, and or consumer forever evolve around one-another. Philosopher Pierre Bourdieu's theories of capital flow full circle; where regardless if you are a minimalist or a hoarder the world is made up of things and everyone will leave their footprint on the earth. So by humorously analyzing marketed objects and concepts, hopefully this blog will provide further incite into ideas of over-consumption, a disposable society, consumerism vs. anti-consumers, planned obsolescence vs. sustainability, as well as the greater good of mankind and future generations.