A fork removed from a man in Canberra, Australia, has the medical world, and men everywhere, wincing from the sheer unbelievability of his bodily location of choice.
Apparently in an attempt at autoerotic stimulation, the unnamed gentleman inserted a 10-centimeter steel fork into his penis.
You may be thinking, How is that even possible? Good question. By “stuck,” doctors mean that the fork removed from the man was inserted through the urethra, presumably with a great deal of pain and difficulty.
An X-ray image shared by the Daily Mail from the International Journal of Surgery shows that, yes, Virginia, it is possible to do such a thing.
Apparently, he started with the points facing out and slid it upwards through the urethra until it was completely inside of him.
The Independent notes that it took putting the man to sleep via anesthetic, hours of careful labor, and “copious” amounts of lubrication to get the pronged eating utensil out of the man.
If you want to have a look at the photograph — and you know you do — just click this link, but be warned: if you own this particular equipment, the mere X-ray image of it is enough to make you tear up.
And if you’re shocked by the fact that people do stuff like this, then don’t ever become a urologist. According to the Journal case report, “Autoerotic stimulation with the aid of self-inserted urethral foreign bodies has been existent since time immemorial and have presented an unusual but known presentation to urologists.”
Not surprisingly, this isn’t the first time that the penis has been involved in an odd sexual fixation. Around the time that Fifty Shades of Grey hit big, London firefighters described an increase in having to answer erotically charged calls.
London firefighters said they were freeing genitals from vacuum cleaners, rings, and in several cases (yes, not just one case), toasters.
To combat the issue, the London Fire Brigade launched a public campaign dubbed “Fifty Shades of Red,” which suggests that they blame the rise in calls on the popularity of the erotic romance bestseller.
The point of the exercise? To urge guys that they need to exercise more common sense before inserting their manhood into gadgets made for household use. From 2010-2011, 416 stuck-body-part calls were made and another 441 in 2011-12 and 453 in 2012-13.
That said, is a fork removed from a man’s penis really all that surprising?
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