a squid resembling an erect penis. illustration.

Phallacy: Life Lessons from the Animal Penis

by Emily Willingham Author

Humans can become so obsessed over the most trivial of things. Take, for instance, the human penis. How did this practical tool for procreation turn into a symbol of male power and dominance, and when did the vagina become a sidekick and birth giver of fake orgasms? Phallacy exposes the naked truth about the human penis—and what it really means to have one—by answering some unexpected and fascinating questions. Why was Charles Darwin so interested in consensual sex among barnacles? What does a horse penis have to do with Christianity’s foothold in Iceland? Is there a single penis that rules over all others? (Spoiler alert: The vagina plays a key role in unlocking the mystery.)