Classics: Penie, Peen, Pee Pee, Wee Wee, Winky, Peter, Bone, Boner, Schlong, Stiffy, Mr. Happy, Hard On, Member, Junk, Johnson, Pecker, Unit, Shaft, Pud, Chub, Prick, Putz, Willie, Knob, Dong, Wang, Wanker, and Jimmy.
Dude Food: Sausage, Salami, Noodle, Banana, Bologna Pony, Meat Popsicle, Meat Thermometer, Man Meat, Tube Steak, Pickle, Weenie, Weiner, Beef Bayonet, and Pork Sword.
How Romantic: Love Muscle, Love Missile, Love Stick, Disco Stick, Magic Stick, Magic Wand, Joystick, Giggle Stick, Pocket Rocket, and Baby Maker.
You Animal: Trouser Snake, Cobra, Cock, One-eyed Monster, Hog, and Worm.
No, Thanks: Power Drill, Jack Hammer, Bat, Club, Rod, Tool, and Pole.
Honorable Mention: Purple-Headed Yogurt Slinger, Master of Ceremonies, and Skin Flute.
“Countless people who purportedly share my feminist values have argued to me that rather than having my body modified, the proper course of action would be to come to view it differently, such that it was not in contravention to my internal gender picture. Sometimes folded into this argument is a notion that trans surgery is a part of the capitalist construction of dichotomous gender. Rigid binary gender serves capitalism by setting a norm of extreme masculinity and femininity that none of us can achieve, so that we must constantly try to buy our way out of the gender dysphoria we all feel, In extreme cases, the argument goes, trans people buy gender transition procedures in order to cure ourselves of the fundamentally political condition of gender dysphoria, and we therefore sell out our own resistance to the binary gender system. I wholeheartedly agree with most of this analysis, except for the part where trans people are selling out everyone’s chances at gender resistance when we alter our bodies.
What this argument misses is twofold. First, there is no naturalized gendered body. All of our bodies are modified with regard to gender, whether we seek out surgery or take hormones or not. All of us engage in or have engaged in processes of gender body modification (diets, shaving, exercise regimes, clothing choices, vitamins, birth control. etc) that alter our bodies, just as we’ve all been subjected to gender related processes that altered our bodies (being fed differently because of our gender, being given or denied proper medical care because of our gender, using dangerous products that are on the market only because of their relationship to gender norms, etc). The isolating of only some of these processes for critique, while ignoring others, is a classic exercise in domination. To see trans body alteration as participating and furthering binary gender, to put trans people’s gender practices under a microscope while maintaining blindness to more familiar and traditional, but no less active and important gender practices of non-trans people, is exactly what the transphobic medical establishment has always done. This is why trans people are required to go through years of bullshit proving and documenting ourselves in order to get gender-related procedures, while non-trans people can alter their gender presentation through normabiding chest or genital surgeries and hormones as quickly as they can hand over a credit card.
The second blindspot here is in the assumption that trans surgery has a single meaning.” (read on…)
Dean Spade is a trans activist, lawyer and scholar.
— Bill Taverner, in “Reclaiming ‘Abstinence’ in Comprehensive Sex Education,” originally published in Contemporary Sexuality, 41(4), April 2007 & Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Human Sexuality, 10th Ed. McGraw-Hill, 2007.
“Would you like a condom with that drink?” Why yes, yes we would.
Awesome Fast Company article about a bartender who’s thinking outside the box (pun intended) when it comes to condoms.
— Erika Christakis, Pforzheimer House Master, in an op ed for The Boston Globe