So who is the man? Messrs Jagger & Richards answered that question in one of their classic songs
, and the answer hasn't changed, although the tone most certainly has, certainly lyrics as explicit as this would not have got past the censor in 1968, in spite of the humorous tone.
In 1616, "Sylvie de la Plaine confessed to having sexual relations with the Devil whose penis was "'like that of a horse, and, in penetrating, it is cold as ice, and his semen likewise cold'." - a claim that doesn't have quite the same ring to it asWho wears the pants?
Who holds the key?
More to the point
Who's got a big one swinging down to his knee?
And in the former case, the audience was not reduced to laughter.
Later in the song, the men of Eastwick join in, obviously unaware than one man is more man than all of them.