In other news, penis snatching is on the rise in Africa. While Europeans have quaint hobbies like stamp collecting and bird watching, Africans have penis snatching.
The Malleus Maleficarum reference is gratuitous political correctness, as it’s the equivalent of “Evidence of UFO’s” manual for 15th century Europe. As far as I know, there is no real evidence of widespread penis snatching in 15th century Europe. If it truly were widespread, it would be widely documented.
There might very well be a primitive drive for penis snatching. When a rising alpha chimpanzee overthrows a reigning alpha, he sometimes will tear off his testicles and penis. (See here, here and here.)