Okay, so I’m sitting here in a coffee shop trying to decide if this is an appropriate thing to blog about. At first I was like, yeah, why not? It’s a public museum. It’s educational. Whatever. But then a guy came up to me and asked what the wifi network name was here and I didn’t know what to do because I had all these penises up on my screen and I panicked because I know he saw them and it made me feel weird and now I’m wondering if maybe this isn’t an appropriate thing to blog about after all.
So here’s what I’ll do. I’m going to blog about it anyway, but I’m going to warn you now that this post is #NSFW. There’s your warning.
That being said, if you would rather not see images of genitalia, do not keep reading. LEAVE NOW! But, if you are in fact interested to read about and/or see images of genitalia and hear about my visit to The Icelandic Phallological Museum in Reykjavík, Iceland, then I definitely encourage you to keep reading. :)
So when I heard there was a penis museum in Iceland, I knew we would definitely be checking it out at some point during our trip. Things like that are too weird to pass up… Right? Right.
We awkwardly made our way into the museum one evening, paid the guy our entrance fee, and then tried to keep straight faces as he handed us brochures explaining the different pieces we’d be seeing throughout the museum.
I think the funniest part of the whole thing was seeing other people walking around holding brochures like we were, trying so hard to act like they were there for educational purposes. They’d walk around slowly with their hands interlaced behind their backs, bending down to read placards the way they would at any other museum, but I just didn’t buy it. We all know you aren’t here for educational purposes… You aren’t fooling anyone!
But, to be fair, it was pretty interesting and I did learn a thing or two… I guess. I found that Iceland as a whole sort of had a dirty sense of humor. In most of the gift shops, you could buy things like dirty joke books, horse poop candy, shirts like this, or these funny condoms. I wouldn’t say stopping at this museum was the highlight of our trip, but if you’re planning on going to Iceland anytime soon, I definitely recommend visiting! (Oh, and it’s cash only, just FYI!)