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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 ...

  1. An anteater
    an anteater

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

  3. An elephant trunk
    an elephant trunk

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

  5. A pig in a blanket
    a pig in a blanket

    a pig in a blanket

  6. A Shar-Pei
    a Shar-Pei

  7. A turtle neck
    a turtle's neck

    a turtleneck sweater

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

  9. 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
  10. 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

  11. 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

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

  13. An unpeeled banana
    banana
    banana
    - The Gaily Grind. January 20, 2016

  14. A boiled peanut
    analogy-peanuts
    analogy-''uncircumcised penis's ...look like a boiled peanut''
  15. The gnome from Travelocity
    Travelocity gnome

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

  17. The Emperor Palpatine
    The Emperor Palpatine
    Tweet that [''uncircumcised''] penises are like the Emperor Palpatine -''You can't be Sidious!''
  18. ... 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

  19. 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.)
  20. 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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