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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Talking bodily orifices are a trope in the fantastique. The earliest generally cited example is the Medieval French fabliau Le Chevalier qui faisoit parler les cons et les culs, which features both a vulva loquens and culus loquens. During the Enlightenment there was The Indiscreet Jewels (1748) by Denis Diderot in which vulvae did the talking.

In the 20th century there are three famous examples. The first is Naked Lunch (1959) by William S. Burroughs in which an anus starts talking, will not stop talking, and finally anounces to its ower that "It's you who will shut up in the end. Not me. Because we don’t need you around here any more. I can talk and eat and shit."

An example of a mentula loquens is to be found in the French film Marquis which features extensive conversations of Sade talking to his penis (and the penis talking back to him). A second film, also French, is Le Sexe qui parle, in which a woman's vagina begins to rule her life and tells her, for example, to go to an adult film theatre.

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