Indian men like to name their private part 'SRK', 'Shakti Kapoor'. We don't know whether to laugh or cry

Agents of Ishq, an online forum aiming to increase the conversation around sex in India, recently published their findings.

 |  2-minute read |   05-08-2016
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Historically, (okay, since history as we know started getting written down, perhaps since the colonial period), Indians tend to be awkward when speaking about their nether regions, Kamasutra notwithstanding.

But despite the recent push for sanskar, "the talk" is happening more openly than ever before.

Agents of Ishq, an online forum aiming to increase the conversation around sex in India, recently published results of a research done to understand what Indian men feel about their penises.

The 2016 survey collected data from 1,023 respondents across the country and revealed some interesting aspects about how Indians feel about their sexual morphology and anatomy.

The survey asked a total of 15 questions and collated the answers in percentages.

Some of them were:

What is your relationship with your penis?

How often do you look at your penis? 

What influences your idea of the ideal penis?

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What would you like to change about your penis?

 

What does your partner think of your penis?

 

penis-moss_080516034849.jpg The survey is a big step forward in India where sex remains a taboo subject for public discussion. [Picture for representation only]

Another question they got men to answer was if they had named their penises. About 82 per cent said no, they hadn't. But wait. Some had. And, that 18 per cent in fact was quite experimental too.

Of those who had named their penises, some used affectionate terms like "buddy" or "star". Some used dimunative terms like "lil" or "chhota". Some just went wild and revealed that they called their penises "jackhammer" or "missile".

Another surprise.

Some go the "celeb way". Don't fall off your chairs or roll over to the dangerous edge of the bed. Indian men, occasionally, call their members "Shah Rukh Khan", "Chhota Bheem" and even "Shakti Kapoor"! 

There's also, for the JNU Marxist Leninist Maoist types, that amazing nomenclature: "Chairman Mao." Some bespectacled, bearded, bookish Indian men call their penises Chairman Mao. Capitalism, you died making flavoured condoms, and the China ruled from afar. 

The survey revealed a picture different from the one painted in our living rooms when condom ads come on the tele. We realise that a section of Indian men are pretty comfortable with their penises and are fairly confident speaking about them.

Also read: What India Today Sex Survey 2016 revealed to me

Perhaps this was one of the objectives of the survey: to get people speaking freely about their genitals, which is a welcome step.

You can find the full results here.

PS: The Great Indian Vagina Survey is coming up next. Now that's a step forward from Vagina Monologues, eh?

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