According to Reuters, police recruits in Papua, a province of Indonesia, are no longer allowed to join the police force if they have had enlargements to their penis.
Papua is still very much a tribal region, with much of the population, with the exception of those living in a few coastal towns living in the jungle and in primitive societies.
Cannibalism still may take place in Papua, but nobody really knows because of the remoteness of some areas of the island, and travel from one town to another often takes place by light plane rather than cross country, due to the mountainous terrain.
According to the Papua police chief Bekto Suprapto, all new recruits to the local police force are questioned as to whether their manhood has been enlarged, and if it has their application to join the police is rejected.
The reason is supposedly because “weapons of unnatural size” can get in the way during training, and many men who live in tribal conditions do apparently use local techniques to increase their size.
One way in which this is done is by wrapping the penis with the leaves taken from a local tree, the “gatal gatal” or “itchy” tree, which causes the penis to swell up in the same way as if it had been stung by a bee.
Well to me it sounds like a rather painful experience, but in a Western world where many women say that size does matter, and where the size of a man’s “weapon” is a status symbol, it makes me wonder what effect this news item will have with regard to the penis enlargement industry, which is (excuse the pun) as ever a “growth” industry.
Will we now see companies extracting oils from these leaves and bottling the result, or will be see a huge export industry developing for fresh leaves?
Will we also see an increase in travel to Papua by sex starved woman, looking for well endowed men, rather like a reverse of the industry in places like Thailand where Western men travel looking for satisfaction?
Who knows, but one thing is for sure, having extremely well endowed men in the police force gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “hitting them with your truncheon” (a police baton in the UK is called a “truncheon”).
I can also see a new phrase being coined should well endowed men be allowed into the military, “weapons of mass (expletive deleted) structure.”
(Authors note: Article was auto edited before publication – where it says “expletive deleted” it should have read the shortened version of “Richard”, but you probably guesed that).