The jokes are endless, the giggles a plenty, the museum unique. Feeling a little flat from yesterdays walking, it’s time to perk up and be proud as we pound the pavement with a visit to an art gallery with a difference, The Icelandic Phallological Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland. You heard that right.
A curious cock collection, this house of homo erectus, this penis palace is full of dicks, and I’ve never felt more of one my life. All you need to do to enter the erection section is hand over a few coins to the cock curator. While some museums can feel quite stuck up and stiff, this one proudly displays it and pulls it off quite nicely.
Appearances, I often tell my wife, can be deceptive, this place on the outside looks like a shop, if you ignore the large phallus symbol and words ‘The Icelandic Phallological Museum.’ But come inside and see a fine phallic cock collection, the worlds largest collection of penises and penile parts, not including those who visit and feel like one. Displayed with pride are pickled penises, well hung, well endowed and whale endowed male memorabilia. And Mrs Cook is feeling quite cocky with her hands all over them. I’ve never felt so inadequate in all my life, but that’s OK, because at least Mrs Cook has also felt my inadequateness.
This collection started in 1974 and soon swelled to 282 specimens from 93 different animals. Coming face to face with the biggest penis I have seen, and quite likely to ever see, I can see where a sperm whale gets it name. There’s also 56 specimens from 17 different whales, polar bears, seals, mammals and home sapiens. Some are pickled, some are sculptured and shafted into shapes and some scrotums have been skinned into lampshades.
Judging from the giggles, Mrs Cook has enjoyed herself, but claimed it was all over too quickly, again.