The desire to penetrate a tight vagina
has encouraged women to create and recreate their own anatomy to cater for the male experience. That such myths around the penis and male virginity don’t exist is telling. In the subreddit r/badwomensanatomy, a vibrant resource that mocks sexual misinformation on the internet, one user posts pictures of two sausages. The first is large, thick, like a chorizo. ‘The penis of a virgin,’ it says. ‘Penis is still large and healthy. It hasn’t been crushed inside dozens of vaginas and will one day make the right woman a very happy wife.’ Next to it is a long, thin Peperami. ‘The penis of a man who has had multiple sexual partners. Penis has shrivelled down to less than 1/3 of its original size due to vaginal pressure and will no longer be able to pleasure any woman.’ The post has received thousands of upvotes. ‘This isn’t accurate,’ replies a user called frogglesmash, ‘repeated intercourse actually makes the penis larger, spongy, and incapable of erections. This is due to becoming waterlogged with vaginal fluid.’ The post was shared in an incel forum, whose members completely missed the irony of the post. But the female users kept liking and commenting.