POPSUGAR Celebrity

Who's Up For a Penis Party?

Apr 9 2014 - 11:00am

No, this isn't a bachelorette party on steroids. It's Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus), an annual celebration of the penis that takes place in Kawasaki, Japan, on the first Sunday of April. The phallic-filled festival began in the 17th century with prostitutes praying for protection against STDs at Kawasaki's Kanamara shrine. Now the penis-positive tourist event raises awareness about safe sex and money for HIV/AIDS research. People young and old come to ride wooden dongs, wear penis noses, and suck on penis popsicles (I think we all know who would love that part [1]). Get your fill of phallic memorabilia with pics from this year's schlong shindig.

Images below are NSFW-ish. Unless your job is chair of the penis festival planning committee.

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