“Hillbilly Toothpick” is the term used for penis bones that have been removed and utilized for toothpicks or decoration (mainly on baseball and cowboy hats). Typically they are the penis bones from raccoons. They aren’t used much for toothpicks any longer, but this form of penis bone utilization can still be seen adorning people’s hats.
Sound crazy? Well, I guess that depends on your point of view. What exactly are penis bones? That’s a better question: Penis bones are the bones that are found in most mammals to help them create an erection. There is a female version, too, which is call a clitoris bone. In fact, all primates, apart from human beings, have a penis bone.
That’s nice to know, as it means that foreplay and “oral” sex play a higher role in the sexuality of humans than in all other primates and most other mammals. Since a bone is neither utilized for the male or female of the human species (to get a penile or clitoral erection), that means we rely on more intimate foreplay and even oral sex to stimulate our partners into become sexually engorged. It’s one aspect that sets human beings apart from our ape brothers and sisters.
Nature’s penis bones come in all shapes and sizes. Some are only an inch long while others can be up to two feet in length. Some are “S” shaped while others are “L” shaped.
While penis bones are still used today for clothing decoration, their utilization as “toothpicks,” at least in Westernized countries has been largely stopped. However, they are still used, today, as toothpicks in other parts of the world. Typically, these bones are very strong and can be sharpened to make long-lasting, strong, and hardy toothpicks.
In earlier times, throughout the world, there is evidence that such “toothpicks” were commonly used. Evidence from Europe to Asia to the Americas attests to this fact.
Penis bones also have (and had) more important uses throughout the history of mankind. Again, some cultures still utilize them to this day for various tools and implements. One ancient and common use was to use such bones as sewing needles. As they are very strong and resilient, with a slight degree of flexibility, they can be sharpened to make excellent needles for sewing. What’s even more amazing is that some penis bones come automatically with a needle “eye.” Penis bones with such “eyes” are utilized for the anchoring of muscles, ligaments, or tendons in the penis.
Similarly they have (and are) used for “knitting” needles and they also make useful additions for various forms and types of weaving. They have also been used in various forms of mechanical machinery and devices over the years, no doubt, due to their strength. Think about it, instead of having to hunt down some iron ore and smelt it and then work it into a metal object, such bones could be utilized instead. After all, they are plentiful, high-tensile, and fairly easy to shape into useful tools/objects.
Another popular (and still not uncommon) use for such bones was/is to utilize them as fishing hooks. The “S” shaped bones work best for fishing hooks. They can be sharpened and can be improved by creating “barbs” by cutting shallow (reversed) angular cuts into the bone and then lifting these areas up so that they protrude. Larger penis bones are utilized for catching larger fish.
Penis bones have also been commonly used (and still are) for hunting instruments (like spearheads and daggers) and weapons. They can also be utilized to make sharp and deadly knife blades.
Body modification has and still is a popular usage of such bones. They are used as decoration in the ears, hair, nose, and lips, and still are popular in parts of the world. A favorite among some peoples is to utilize them as methods of penis “piercing” or penis modification. The bones are worked through the penis to make it more cosmetically “appealing” and interesting. It is believed that such bones can amplify a man’s sexuality and make him a stronger and more animalistic lover. The rarer and more desirable bones are especially sought out in these instances and can transform an average man into the “catch” of the tribe.
With people worried about the state of the world; with visions of warring, anarchy, rioting, and imminent unrest at our very doorstep, it might be wise to keep the usefulness of such bones in mind. Clearly, over the centuries, they have helped feed, clothe, and protect mankind. Their value as a means of self-sufficiency and for survival should not be discounted, ignored, or forgotten.