in thai culture the phrase "palad khik" means "honorable surrogate penis"
the palad khik, as a phallic representation of Shiva, is also an animistic symbol of fertility
it is not uncommon in thailand to see a penis amulet hanging on a convenience store or a restaurant, or even being sold by old women on the street
although outsiders may regard these as offensive, ordinary thais are deeply superstitious and lucky charms and talismans are still regarded as important
3 inches in (ahem) length