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A woman straddles  wooden phallus during the Kanamara Festival, better known as the Penis Festival, in Kawasaki, Japan. Kanamara means metal phallus, so named after a story dating back hundreds of years in which a local blacksmith made an iron phallus to protect a girl who was thought to be curse. Today, the festival participants are largely prostitutes STDs.