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What may and may not be compared with the foreskin

scales weighing apples and apples

The foreskin
analogy-a real foreskin
has been compared to ...

Animal
  1. An anteater
    an anteater

  2. An elephant trunk
    an elephant trunk

  3. A walrus's snout
    a walrus
    ''it doesn't look like a walruses snout''

  4. A sad little aardvark
    a sad little aardvark
    ''it looks like a sad little aardvark''

  5. Mr Snuffleupagus
    Snuffleupagus
    Twice on Off Centre, April 21 2002
    Amy Schumer: Mostly About Sex

  6. A pig in a blanket
    a pig in a blanket

    a pig in a blanket

  7. A Shar-Pei
    a Shar-Pei
    Compared in Sex and the City and Nip/Tuck

  8. A hairless cat
    a hairless cat
    ''looks like a foreskin and I don't want that''

  9. The skin of a flying squirrel
    a flying squirrel
    ''skin off a flying squirrel''

  10. A turtle neck
    a turtle's neck

    a turtleneck sweater

  11. An eelpout (a ray-finned fish of the family Zoarcidae)
    an eelpout
    ''looks like an eelpout''
    Comment on an article in the LaCrosse Tribune, January 17, 2017
  12. A torpedo
    This torpedo (Torpedo torpedo, or eyed electric ray) looks nothing like a penis.
    Torpedo fish - Torpedo torpedo
    This torpedo looks much more like a cut penis, complete with a meatal ulcer.
    a Torpedo
    ''torpedos are not cool''
    On Hannah Taylor's Facebook page, January 7, 2017

  13. A pet slug
    "The thinking goes like this,
    if dad has a slug then son
    will indeed have a pet slug, too."
    - Chloe Maxwell on Kidspot (March 2016)

    ''I know it's cosmetic, I just don't want it to look like a slug''
    - posted by Bloodstained Men and their  Friends
    June 27, 2016
    That slug actually looks remarkably like this botched circumcision:
    botch that looks like a slug

  14. An earthworm / groundworm
    analogy-earthworm
    analogy ''[Intactivists are] Earthworm supporters''

  15. A Mongolian Death Worm
    No illustration, since the "Mongolian Death Worm" has not been exactly identified and may be mythical. Artistic impressions borrow heavily from the sandworms of Frank Herbert's "Dune" - which in turn may borrow from the foreskin, making the simile circular.

    analogy

Food, etc.
  1. An unbaked crescent roll (croissant)
    a croissant
    In the movie "The Spy Who Dumped Me"

  2. An uncooked hotdog
    a raw hotdog
    analogy

  3. A Pushpop
    a Pushpop
    a Pushpop

  4. Toothpaste
    toothpaste
    toothpaste

  5. Chewed bubblegum
    chewed bubble gum
    Tweet that ''If it looks like chewed bubblegum, go home''

Vegetable
  1. A carrot
    carrot
    carrot dicks
    - Twitter, August 24, 2019
  2. An unpeeled banana
    banana
    banana
    - The Gaily Grind. January 20, 2016

  3. A boiled peanut
    analogy-peanuts
    analogy-''uncircumcised penis's ...look like a boiled peanut''

  4. A christmas tree
    analogy-christmas-tree
    analogy-''I don't want my baby growing up asking me why his penis looks like a Christmas tree''
Human and Humanoid
  1. The gnome from Travelocity
    Travelocity gnome

  2. A KKK member
    KKK member
    analogy-''a KKK member''

  3. US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
    Mitch McConnell
    July 19, 2017

  4. A wizard's sleeve
    A wizard's sleeve
    Tweet that ''[I c]an't imagine guys running around with cocks ...look like a wizard's sleeve

  5. The Emperor Palpatine
    The Emperor Palpatine
    Tweet that [''uncircumcised''] penises are like the Emperor Palpatine -''You can't be Sidious!''

  1. A Slinky
    a
    Tweet: ''Don't make my nephew have a slinky''

  2. A tube sock
    a
    Tweet: ''A majority of women like myself dont like tube socks''
  3. ... bushfires: "Intriguing to look at but you just don't want to get too close. The fumes are toxic."
    an Australian bushfire
    - Jake O'Shaugnessy in the Huffington Post, August 10, 2015

  4. Menstrual cramps (!)
    woman with menstrual cramp
    woman says "Ask me about .... the foreskin". Man replies "Ask me about menstrual cramps."
    (...but she almost certainly has a prepuce, and he probably does not.
    And some men do know a lot about menstrual cramps -
    they're called gynaecologists.)

  5. Playdoh
    playdoh
    Tweet that ''The extra foreskin looks like Playdoh''

... but there is nothing quite like a foreskin.

Real foreskin being retracted

Thanks to Richi for providing this.

 

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