News for Aussie penises on their national day

Well, not the actual penises, but the packages or pouches containing them, advertising them while technically concealing them. (Plus, butts too.)

All this in an Australia Day image found by one of my lgbt+ Facebook friends (who came across it in a “sports” group):


(#1) Comment from another friend in the lgbt+ group: “Smuggling budgies, I see”

On this blog yesterday in “Blue roses”: 2eros swimwear on sale for Australia Day. Now it turns out that #1 is also an ad for an Australia Day sale on homowear: an aussieBum (Australian men’s underwear and swimwear company) ad from 2004, back before I was collecting such ads for my postings.

The budgie reference. From my 10/6/16 posting “Smuggle me budgie down, sport”, on budgie smuggler:

Australian slang term for men’s tight-fitting Speedo-style swimwear. The ‘lump in the front’ apparently resembles a budgie [the little bird] when it is stuffed down the front of someone’s shorts

A 2004 ad bonus. The image in #1 was paired with another one in aussieBum’s 2004 campaign:


(#2) The aussieBum guys enjoying the intimacy of a circular gang shower

From my 8/4/13 posting “Gang showers”, a bit on one style of gang shower, with shower heads arranged around a central pillar (rather than in a row along a wall).

Otherwise, the two 2004 images are displays of meticulously muscled torsos — thorax plus abdomen plus perineum — on powerful male bodies clothed so as to celebrate crotches and buttocks. Australia! Australia!

2 Responses to “News for Aussie penises on their national day”

  1. Robert Coren Says:

    The ‘lump in the front’ apparently resembles a budgie [the little bird] when it is stuffed down the front of someone’s shorts

    Presumed to resemble, anyway — I’m amused by imagining the unlikely possibility that anyone knows from experience how such a thing appears.

    • arnold zwicky Says:

      Yes, it’s all an outrageous flight of fancy. So much not immediately obvious that in this case there might actually have been an identifiable originator of the slang metaphor. (Usually such things will have occurred to many people independently, and it’s pointless to look for an originator.)

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