Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Less Than a Man

Well, they've done it! Two doctors at Mass General Hospital in Boston have managed, in a 15-hour surgery, to transplant a penis to Thomas Manning. Bravo to these doctors! They get it.

"Mr. Manning welcomed questions and said he wanted to speak out publicly to help dispel the shame and stigma associated with genital cancers and injuries, and to let other men know there was hope of having normal anatomy restored.

Veterans are a major focus of transplant programs in the United States because suicide rates are exceptionally high in soldiers with severe damage to the genitals and urinary tract, Dr. Cetrulo said. “They’re 18- to 20-year-old guys, and they feel they have no hope of intimacy or a sexual life,” he said. “They can’t even go to the bathroom standing up.”

Given the psychological toll, he said, a penis transplant can be lifesaving.

From 2001 to 2013, 1,367 men [bold added] in the military suffered so-called genitourinary injuries in Iraq or Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense Trauma Registry. Nearly all were under 35 and had been hurt by homemade bombs, commonly called improvised explosive devices, or I.E.D.s. Some lost part or all of their penises." - NY Times (click the link for the entire article)
It was a workplace accident that brought Manning to the emergency room where doctors discovered a very aggressive and (potentially) fatal penile cancer. Penile cancer is considered rare, but approx. 2030 new cases and 340 deaths are expected in the U.S. this year alone.
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Manning added that some close friends urged him to keep the surgery a secret. He refused, explaining he considered it lying but, moreover, he had nothing to be ashamed about. Mr. Manning released a statement, read by one of the surgeons, which said that "men judge their masculinity by their bodies."
and he said he "wanted to feel whole again."
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That is the very crux of it, the bottom line. Just as women don't feel right after losing a breast, men feel less than a man without a cock. Proof is in the soldiers who commit suicide because they'd rather die than go through life without one.
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Doctors are hopeful that, with time, normal urinary
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and sexual function will be restored.
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Thank you, Jean, for sending the link to the article.

9 comments:

Xersex said...

life without a good sex is sad. That's for sure!

A French Patrick said...

I join you to thank Jean for sending the link to the article.
I am against the transplants of penis when that is only to get some useless additional centimeters of it, but obviously not when that is to repair its loss or a serious dysfunction.
I wish a wondrous day 2U2, my very dear friends, with a lot of bisous.

Queer Heaven said...

I read that article also earlier..it is just amazing!

LORD PATRICK said...

Great news for guys! Wonderful images as always! I'm off to my doctor soon - monthly check-up! Had an email from Paul - urinary track infection on top of other problems! Will post again soon, he says.

mistress maddie said...

It is truly amazing what they can do these days. Of course the comedian in me already has cracked a joke to a friend of mine. I told him they can do penis transplants now, so go get a 10" dick and go fuck yourself! He was howling!!!!! Jokes aside, if does make me wonder like woman, and boob size, will guys now want larger cocks? Or will doctors only do it if it's a medical reason?

Jean WM said...

This man was much older than the young soldiers that are injured, he understands how important to share his surgery and his story without any shame. (He's probably thrilled something can be done!) Hope there is a follow up story. I'm surprised it is just beginning to happen now, after so many wars.

Interesting, women don't seem to have shame for reconstructive surgery, but many men do. Women though do the same crazy things with big bust and butts that they are proud of too, twats of both genders.

SickoRicko said...

I read about this; it's very amazing.

whkattk said...

@ Jean - Yes, women are way ahead of men in the shame department when it comes to this. Over-done busts and butts - many have gone awry.

whkattk said...

@ mistress - I'm sure it will be done only for those who've lost them due to accident or illness. Increasing size...well, give them another decade or two!