A man who is ashamed to show or name the penis is wrong. Instead of being anxious to hide it, man ought to display it.
The penis does not obey the order of its master, who tries to erect or shrink it at will, whereas instead the penis erects freely while its master is asleep. The penis must be said to have its own mind.
Of the penis: which when it is hard is big, long, dense and heavy and when it is soft it is small, short, soft, that is soft and feeble. This makes one judge that here its flesh is not supplemented by wind but by arterial blood. This I have seen in dead men who have this member erect, for many die thus, particularly those hanged. Of these I have seen the anatomy, all of them having great density and hardness, and being full of a great quantity of blood which has made the flesh very red inside, and in other cases outside as well as inside. And if the adversary says that such a large quantity of flesh has grown through wind causing enlargement and hardness as in a ball with which one plays such wind gives neither weight nor density but makes flesh light and rarefied. Besides one observes that the erect penis has a red glans which is a sign of the inflow of blood and when it is not erect this glans has a whitish surface.”
The origin of the penis is placed on the pubic bone. it is so supported in order to resist the forces active in coitus. If this bone did not exist these forces would return the penis backwards on meeting resistance, and it would often enter more into the body of the operator than into that of the operated.