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Preparing a Baculum

From: catherine yronwode 
Subject: Preparing a Baculum
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 16:56:19 -0800

a correspondent wrote:
> I work with bats and I want to know how the baculum is 
> prepared; ... describe its shape...the solution that they 
> used... I haven't found it. 

Baculum (Latin for "little rod") is the anatomical term for
the penis bone of a male animal. The shape varies among the
species of animals, but in most cases it is long and thin
with a very slight "S" curve, a bulb at one end, and a
little knob with a groove at the other. It is always found
in the penis and is the ONLY bone found there, so it is not
hard to identify. Not every species of animal has a baculum,
and of those that do, the raccoon seems to have the largest
in proportion to its body size. Walrus penis bones, called
'oosiks' by the Inuits, are so large that they are used for
making harness parts for dog sleds. But still, the raccoon's
baculum is proportionately larger with respect to body size.
Just another oddity in the realm of penii.

For a picture of a raccoon baculum and information on how 
people prepare them for use in love drawing and for gambling
luck, please see the Lucky W Amulet Archive web page

The oil used to dress a baculum varies based on what one
hopes to accomplish. The most commonly used would be Love
Oils, Money Drawing oils, or a powerful oil such as John
the Conqueror, Commanding, or Van Van.

To purchase these (sometimes called 'Coon Dongs' or 'Love
Bones', among other things), see the following web page:

For more information on oils to dress them, look at

catherine yronwode

Lucky Mojo Curio Co:
The Lucky W Amulet Archive: 

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