It is a girl thing, to rub the enlarged bulge on the trousers of the monument to Victor Noir, a journaliste buried at Pere LaChaise Cemetery in Paris.
This is a life-size bronze statue to mark his grave, portraying him as he fell, and dropping his hat which is depicted beside him. The sculpture has a very noticeable erection in M. Noir's trousers. It is one of the most popular memorials for women to visit in Pere LaChaise. The story behind it says that placing a flower in the upturned top hat after kissing the statue on the lips and rubbing its genital area will help one to be fertile, to have a blissful sex life, or, to get a husband. The peculiar male part of the bronze statue is rather shiny and well-worn.
While I am content; I still rub M. Noir's thing to keep my good fortune going. One must always take precautions.