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The phallus usually refers to the male Censored page, or Censored page. The word may also refer to a type of fungi having the cap hanging free around the stem.

Physical meaning

The phallus, together with the Censored page, comprise the external sex organs of the male and are the counterpart of the female Censored page. In anatomy, the phallus may also refer to the male penis, or Censored page, labia majora and labia minora of a female during fetal development, or the term may refer to the organ before Censored page is evident.

Symbolic meaning

The symbolic version of the phallus, sometimes called a phallic symbol is meant to represent male generative powers. In psychoanalytic terms, although males can possess a penis, no one can possess the symbolic phallus. In cultural terms, phallocentrism is used to describe a male-centered doctrine or behavior, and sometimes refers to patriarchy. The term gynocentrism is sometimes used to describe female-centered doctrine or behavior, and sometimes refers to matriarchy.

Last updated: 02-20-2005 19:44:51