Why do Greek statues have small penises?

In books, in museums or in a city that preserves its origins, have we ever come across ancient greek sculptures. Colossal pieces, of a whitish color and that, in most cases, represent strong men or beautiful women, trying to reproduce them in the most real way possible based on how mythology projected them. In the case of male figures, there is a detail that does not go unnoticed: a small penis or micropenis.

This organ of the human body of men tends to appear tiny, somewhat divergent from the slender bodies and huge or large muscles of the great mythical personalities they accompany. But It is a detail made on purpose by the artists, since all of them were based on a factor so that the penis of the statues was small.

As Andrew Lear, a Harvard history professor, explains, a large penis on a statue “could signify poor impulse control and an inability to act prudently.” Likewise, the historian tells Quartz that in Ancient Greece, “a small penis was an aspect coveted by the alpha and dominant male, since it was synonymous with refinement, heroism and prudence.” “They were characteristics of a good man who avoided at all costs to behave like a beast,” he adds.

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