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Sweden’s controversial genitals video to be released in English on Valentine’s Day

A controversial Swedish children’s cartoon featuring dancing genitals is all set to be released in English in time for Valentine’s Day, revealed its composer.

The video, which has amassed around five million views on YouTube, caused somewhat of a furor when uploaded to the site last month because of its ‘adult content’.

Swedish broadcaster SVT, which produced the video for kids show Bacillakuten, defended the cartoon, saying that the intention was to educate children on the human body and its functions by using “child-friendly” words for genitals. This explanation was eventually enough to persuade YouTube to remove its “explicit” classification.

Now the song’s composer Johan Holmstrom has said its proposed re-release date has been set for 14 February, Valentine’s Day. He admitted that they don’t know if it will be ready in time, but that it would be great if it was as the song featured the ‘snopp’ (penis) and ‘snippa’ (vagina) and is about love.

Speculation about the release of an English version has been circulating for some time now, but Holmstrom revealed they were still waiting on the record company’s approval of the lyrics. He said that he didn’t feel the words were particularly strange, but that the song had been flagged, possibly because international audiences were slightly more prudish than they were in the Scandinavian country.

The video gained international media attention after going viral on YouTube and it was even featured on US talk show Conan. Among the lines that have been translated in international media organisations are “the vagina is cool, you better believe it, even on an old lady, it just sits there so elegantly” and ”here comes the willy at full pace”.