Mar 18, 2007 1:41 AM GMT
That's not a banana. It's a metaphor.
But, actually, fitnhot mentions what I theorize is psychologically behind the attraction of the macrocock.
In a variety of psychoanalyis (Lacanian), there is the principle of jouissance, based on the French notion of pleasure. In a way, it relates to another French habit of calling orgasm "la petite mort," the little death.
This is suggestive of a conflation of the erotic drive and the death wish. Or, to put it otherwise, when the threshold of pain is increased, so is the pleasure. Thus the bigger the cock, the greater the pleasure, because the pleasure/pain barrier is increased. The experience of pleasure that threatens annihilation of identity, le petit mort, is jouissance (which compares to the more normal "plaisir").
My doctoral dissertation grew out of another paper I wrote for a gay and lesbian studies conference about barebacking. In it, I theorized that jouissance is also behind unsafe sex for a lot of people. The danger, the spectre of death, seems to enhance the pleasure for a lot of people. (Consult the film "The Gift" to see this talked about indirectly.)
Leo Bersani, one of the more interesting and readable "queer theorists," postulates that all anal sex is inherently painful (or potentially so). His essay, "Is the rectum a grave?," lays this out.
As a peripheral note: The stage play/film, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," takes up this subject by reversing the image. The huge cock becomes an "angry inch" and she cain't get no jouisssance.