This all started back on April 2, 2014 when I posted "Phallic Symbolism: intentional or not". Being an equal opportunity type of guy, I couldn't leave the ladies out of the fun. But first, I had to find out the female equivalent of phallic.
Yoni (Sanskrit: योनि yoni, literally "vagina" or "womb") is the symbol of the Goddess (Shakti or Devi), the Hindu Divine Mother. Within Shaivism, the sect dedicated to the god Shiva, the yoni symbolizes his consort. The male counterpart of the yoni is Shiva's linga. Their union represents the eternal process of creation and regeneration. Since the late 19th century, some have interpreted the yoni and the linga as aniconic* representations of the vulva and a phallus respectively.
* aniconic = symbolic or suggestive rather than literally representational (Yeah, I had to look it up.)
Miss Smith at Home: Botanical Strip Show (Discretion Advised)
(Departments of Archaeology, Geographical and Earth Sciences and Archaeological Research Division)
FYI: I can't find any information about the sculpture.
I note that there are a few conspiracy sites devoted to explaining how all this is connected to the rise of the Illuminati
and a New World Order: here, and here, here. I also note that sometimes a stairs is just a stairs.
(Metro – Nov18/2013: That awkward moment when a new stadium for the Qatar World Cup looks like a vagina)
You can make up your own joke here.
9 metre long polyptych consisting of four hundred plaster casts of vulvas, all of them unique, arranged into ten large panels.
my blog: Phallic Symbolism: intentional or not – Apr 2/2014
I suppose I should start with something profound about Freudian analysis and our collective pysche or an erudite reference to antiquity and our roots with the Greeks and Romans, but in reality, this all started when, by random chance, I ran across the picture of a young lady on the ground holding her legs up with the Tower of Pisa in the background. – Okay, it's not profound, but it was funny. – From there, I typed "phallic symbolism" into Google and the merriment started. Pictures, animated GIFs, and articles both scholarly and humorous were bountifully listed off in a never-ending stream of guffaws and "what were they thinking".
The lingam (also, linga, ling, Shiva linga, Shiv ling, Sanskrit लिङ्गं, liṅgaṃ, meaning "mark", "sign", or "inference") is a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva used for worship in temples. In traditional Indian society, the linga is rather seen as a symbol of the energy and potentiality of the God. The lingam is often represented alongside the yoni, a symbol of the goddess or of Shakti, female creative energy. The union of lingam and yoni represents the "indivisible two-in-oneness of male and female, the passive space and active time from which all life originates".
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Vagina Dentata – Nov 22/2009
Christmas is coming! Vajayjay present suggestions by Naomi McAuliffe
[A whole bunch of links to various things about vulvas.]
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Sarah Silverman's Dirty Smartphone Hack – CONAN on TBS
Sarah's iPhone "craft" will be on everyone's lips today.
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