The year is 2018 A.D. South Korea is entirely occupied by people who do not talk about anything related to sexuality. Well, not entirely... One small village of indomitable Koreans still holds out against this taboo.
Haesindang Park (aka "Penis Park"), located on the Korean east coast is home to more than 50 wooden phalli of any size and form.
Unexpectedly, many visitors also bring along their families and kids, to pose for pictures, eat ice cream and just have a good time.
The obsession with phalli is based on the tragic and twisted legend of Aebawi and Haesindang. The story goes, that a young woman, intending to harvest seaweed, was dropped off by her fiancé near the shore. A storm blew in that no one was anticipating and she drowned. No catch was made the following days. The local fishermen soon believed they were cursed. Some day, one of them relieved himself in the sea. The next day, the men made a good catch. Their somewhat creative conclusion was, that the young fiancée's spirit could find no serenity as her marriage was never consummated. However, the fishermen belived that, when the fisherman's penis was exposed to the sea, the spirit was appeased and the curse was lifted. The obvious long term solution, so it seemed, was to erect wooden phalli in sight of the scene of her drowning.
And sure enough, that's exactly what they did.
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