Is this just Californiatalk or did Josh from Cookie's Daddy Underground blog stumble upon something mothers have known about for years--but don't mention in front of their baby daddies? Or when you have a boy, everyone just talks about his penis all the time, and as the dad of a girl, I'm just out of the loop? Because as far as I can tell, dads don't sit around comparing their daughters' genitalia.
"Look how big it is!" said one mother, a friend of a friend, as I did my best not to bolt the room. An unsolicited observation I've heard too many times before.It's time to turn to the experts, the momnonymous posters at Urbanbaby. And the answer, apparently, is yes, but not as much as they sit around comparing the size of their husbands' penises.
Seems I'm not alone. A few weeks back, a reasonable-minded mom complained to me at a party that several moms in her moms' group were, um, big on this kind of braggadocio. One had gone so far as to send out birth announcements, replete with photograph and text, to highlight this point.
An unscientific DT analysis of the UB message boards reveals that discussion of an infant's penis size:
Toddler - Sep 6th, 2007 5:40pm: so i have noticed recently that 15mo ds's penis looks small compared to other babies I've seen from diaper changes at playgroup, etc. Should I be concerned?are outnumbered 5:1 by dicussion of DH penis size:
* why are you looking at baby penis's
* OTHER babies penises got me
o op: i said "other babies
+ Right, why are you look at their penises?
# shut up
# op: it's incidental. like when a friend changes her baby's diaper right next to me at playgroup
* it's really no big deal.
# shouldn't have circumcized him.
* my dh is circumcized and he's huge
o same here
o huge Jerry, huge!
# Are the other kids laughing at him?
* ^^^ teasing him?
# my son is pretty hung, and that bothers me a little!
Toddler - Sep 5th, 2007: My DH has a big penis and after 15 yrs of intercourse, it still hurts when we have intercourse unless he uses A LOT of lube.Size Matters [cookiemag]
* me too. DH is huge.
* oh we must share a dh. please make him take out the trash