A 70-year-old Australian man made headlines on Tuesday after he shoved a fork up his penis for sexual gratification, according to The Independent. Doctors successfully removed a 4-inch fork that was inserted into the urethra.
The Canberra Times added he stuck the utensil into his urethra 12 hours prior to the hospital visit, and not-so-shockingly it became jammed. Doctors were able to feel the fork from the outside and then could clearly see the piece of cutlery squeezed into his sex organ after an incredible X-ray.
The case is highly unusual and was even added into the International Journal of Surgery Case Report in July, the news site added. The man entered Canberra Hospital’s emergency department with a bleeding sexual organ, the report said.
Medical experts said they wrote up the case in a report that was titled “An Unusual Urethral Foreign Body":
It said it was written “given the great management challenge faced by the oddity and infrequency with which a fork is encountered in the penile urethra".
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“It is apparent that the human mind is uninhibited let alone creative," they added. “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."
The doctors were able to remove the fork with forceps after the patient was given general anesthetic and “copious amounts” of lubrication.
Foreign objected shoved in other parts of the body named in the report were things like: Allen keys, light bulbs, wire, toothbrushes, plants, thermometers, vegetables, snakes, glue and even leeches. The paper added that many patients try to remove the objects themselves because they are embarrassed, but that doing it incorrectly typically results in further injury.
Click here to see the full report in the “International Journal of Surgery,” but warning: extremely graphic photos are attached at the bottom.