A South African was forced to undergo rare penile strangulation surgery after slotting a wedding ring over his tackle that he was unable to pull off, according to a medical journal.
The 28-year-old unnamed man decided the more traditional form of auto erotic asphyxiation just wasn’t for him and so decided to choke another part of his body altogether.
But he was unable to remove the wedding band and so was escorted in “severe pain” by his mother to see the docs in Van Velden hospital in the Limpopo province, the South African Medical Journal reported.
“His penis was severely swollen and blue, and constricted with a [wedding] ring at the middle section. The patient reported that he had applied the ring four hours previously for erotic reasons on the recommendation of friends,” the journal stated.
Apparently, his wife had given birth by caesarean section a fortnight before, but the SAMJ didn’t specify the relevance of this factoid. The date of the incident was not recorded.
The hapless fool was rushed to theatre and plied with ketamine before the scrubs endeavoured to remove the ring by using the string method but this “failed because of the excessive swelling”.
An orthopaedic oscillating saw was then used but the ring was “too wide and strong” with “limited space” due to the tumescent tool.
The third plan and ultimately successful attempt involved the man’s penis being punctured by a 20ml syringe and pink needle to release the stored blood.
Thankfully, the oedema - fluid retention - subsided and after three days of antibiotic use, the man made a full recovery. The conclusion?
“Aspiration of blood was an effective method for the removal of a wedding ring strangulating a penis that had been applied for erotic purposes. Should it be considered the method of choice? The doctor should decide on the removal method depending on the case, the setting and available equipment,” the journal stated.
Alternatively, men could think before applying things to their members - prevention is better than cure. ®