Wait. What?!? God took my penis bone? According to Discover magazine, he did and they're a reputable science source, right?!?
Apparently most mammals - dogs, mice, monkeys, you name it - have a baculum (a penis bone). While human males rely on hydraulics to keep our soldiers at attention, the baculum keeps things hard for other critters. So why are we different? Discover thinks the answer may be found in the Bible and, of course, it's a woman's fault.
One of the creation stories in Genesis may be an explanatory myth wherein the Bible attempts to find a cause for why human males lack this particular bone. Our opinion is that Adam did not lose a rib in the creation of Eve. Any ancient Israelite (or for that matter, any American child) would be expected to know that there is an equal (and even) number of ribs in both men and women. Moreover, ribs lack any intrinsic generative capacity. We think it is far more probable that it was Adam's baculum that was removed in order to make Eve.
...The Hebrew noun translated as "rib," tzela (tzade, lamed, ayin), can indeed mean a costal rib. ...the word could [also] be used to indicate a structural support beam. Interestingly, Biblical Hebrew, unlike later rabbinic Hebrew, had no technical term for the penis and referred to it through many circumlocutions.
In addition, Genesis 2:21 contains another etiological detail: "The Lord God closed up the flesh." This detail would explain the peculiar visible sign on the penis and scrotum of human males--the raphé. ...The origin of this seam on the external genitalia was "explained" by the story of the closing of Adam's flesh. Again, the wound associated with the generation of Eve is connected to Adam's penis and not his rib.
And, obviously, now we know why women are able to lead men around by their dicks. Or so science tell us.