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  • Writer's pictureJulian Molteno

BIG.   DICK.   ENERGY.


I was reading the BBC’s News app today and saw an article on a new phenomenon called Big Dick Energy. I was intrigued. The Urban Dictionary has this to say; To exude confidence without cockiness. It is never misplaced and can’t be simulated. Big Dick Energy is that confidence you have knowing you have an enormous penis! But BDE is not exclusive to the well endowed, anyone can have Big Dick Energy if he (or she!) exudes the BDE aura. For example Cate Blanchett’s character (in those suits) in Ocean’s 8 has oodles of it. Ditto Mick Jagger, Rihanna and Idris Elba. The term came from a post (now deleted) by Ariana Grande mentioning that her fiancé, Pete Davidson, has a ten inch penis. I was bemused by this new term and wondered to myself who else has BDE? My first thought was.....Arnold! What confidence! What swagger! How many worlds has that man conquered? Championship bodybuilder, Action Hero, Governor Of California, multi millionaire!! Think of him driving that Hummer and smoking one of his Cuban cigars. Most def Arnie is BDE personified. And where was he at his most unique? His most gifted? His most supreme? On the bodybuilding stage and in the gym. In the book and movie Pumping Iron, Charles Gains, describes Arnold working out. He writes, in a moment of pure genius, that Arnold trains with a “FIERCE JOY!” This description of his determination, his willingness to endure, to embrace the fatigue, to welcome the pain, to relish the pump, to train to utter failure......and absolutely LOVE IT!! has stayed with me forever. I have always endeavoured to replicate this fierce joy in my own training and have often tried to inspire my clients with those magical words too. So now I am confused. Has BDE supplanted Fierce Joy with regard to the majesty that is Mr Schwarzenegger? Or can they live side by side? Complimenting one another? Yes! From now on my feeling for The One and Only will be a meeting of his zest for life (Fierce Joy) and his supreme belief in who he is (BDE). Sorted. That was close.  


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