City Envy: we want a penis museum like Reykjavik

Prim, proper and buttoned-up, Brits are known around the world for coyness about matters of the flesh. Isn’t it time we took a more grown-up look at the body in all its glory?

Last year, London took an admirable step in the right direction with the launch of the Vagina Museum in Camden Town. But the capital is lagging behind when it comes to institutions of male anatomy. Not so in Reykjavik, which is home to The Icelandic Phallological Museum. This palace of the phallus has members from every type of mammal found in Iceland. Longing to examine a seal’s nether regions? Desperate to see a polar bear’s privates? It’s got you covered.

London is full of phallic-looking skyscrapers and you’ll find many a knob in Shoreditch at 4am on a Saturday, but we deserve more. London, it’s time to make a stand.

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