May 16, 2016

"I want to go back to being who I was... I couldn’t have a relationship with anybody."

"You can’t tell a woman, ‘I had a penis amputation.’... Men judge their masculinity with their bodies."

Said Thomas Manning, the recipient of the first penis transplant in the United States. (The amputation was a cancer treatment.)
Mr. Manning was stunned that it had happened so fast. Dr. Cetrulo credits the New England Organ Bank, which asks families of some dying patients to consider organ donation. The organ bank said the donor’s family wished to remain anonymous but had extended a message to Mr. Manning saying they felt blessed and were delighted his recovery was going well. Organ banks do not assume that families who donate internal organs like kidneys and livers will also be willing to give visible, intimate parts like a face, hands or a penis.

36 comments:

Ignorance is Bliss said...

You can’t tell a woman, ‘I had a penis amputation.’

You probably could if that woman had also had a penis amputation...

holdfast said...

Couldn't some post-up transgender person donate one? Since apparently we're all now paying for their surgical renovations, it's literally the least they could do to donate their unwanted junk to some poor unfortunate soul like the ironically named and re-manned Mr Manning.

Bob Boyd said...

The color isn't my first choice, but I don't mind it either. The guy obviously took really good care of it...there's not scratch on it....I mean it looks like brand new. I could shop a long time and not find another one this good. I think I should get it.

traditionalguy said...

Penis envy makes more sense when you hear his story. Nice job restoring a man to a man's body.

Now if we elect Trump to restore the national wealth levels from cheap carbon based energy like coal,that pays for modern medicine,all will be better.

Static Ping said...

How long before somebody wants two of them at the same time....

Curious George said...

We have good news and bad news Mr. Manning. Good news is we found you a penis. Bad news is that it used to be Akahiro Takiyama's.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Static Ping said...

How long before somebody wants two of them at the same time....

Must...resist...comment...about...Static Ping's...mother...

BDNYC said...

No more showing up to pool parties without a swimsuit.

Old Camera Guy said...

...be willing to give visible, intimate parts like a ... penis.

Yeah, my penis is well-known on sight hearabouts. If I died prematurely, I know Grandma would be shocked as hell seeing my johnson sauntering around town attached to another fella.

That's why ya gotta read the fine print on that there Organ Donation card ... Don't want yer family turning a corner in the Wal-mart a year after your funeral and there it is! The old purple pepper-corn, risen like Lazarus!

Roughcoat said...

I eagerly await Laslo's girl-on-the-treadmill commentary to this post.

jr565 said...

"How long before somebody wants two of them at the same time...."
Trigenders for example. Shouldn't they have both sets of genitalia just in case their gender changes tomorrow? Otherwise, when they change genders they have the wrong genitalia.
What if you think you are a hermaphrodite as a gender identity, but only have one set of genitals?

n.n said...

Nature 1. Psycho-trists 0.

Choices have consequences.

I wonder if Planned Parenthood has a baby back guarantee.

Steven Davis said...

King Missile covered this subject extensively in 1992.

John said...

This gives a whole new meaning to the joke:

"I wouldn't fuck pony-tail girl with someone else's dick!"

John Henry

Freeman Hunt said...

He hardly needs to justify wanting the procedure!

madAsHell said...

I eagerly await Laslo's girl-on-the-treadmill commentary to this post.

The other day, I saw a woman with a pony tail jogging down the street.
All I could think was pony-tail-swish, pony-tail-swish.
Lazlo is living rent free in my head.

tim in vermont said...

There are women that would be OK with it, but eventually they leave you for another woman.

tim in vermont said...

No HPV shots for the mens though.

fivewheels said...

If it's functional, this guy has the greatest conversational gambit in the world. Doesn't it seem like your strike rate would be pretty high with women who would be interested in checking out the equipment and seeing how it works? I'm just looking on the bright side here.

Titus said...

I have a pretty big cock-cut-mushroom head-approximately 8 1/2 inches.

eddie willers said...

pony-tail-swish, pony-tail-swish

In my head too.

I've tried to explain it to others, but its the biggest "You had to be there" moment I have ever attempted.

YoungHegelian said...

"Oh, Sweet Mystery of Life,
At Last, I've found You!"


And don't tell me I'm the only guy out there who thinks of the scene(s) from "Young Frankenstein" when the subject of "penis transplants" get brought up.

EDH said...

holdfast said...
Couldn't some post-up transgender person donate one?

Unless you go for the "smoothie," the penis is emptied, folded in and used to created the vaginal canal, and the scrotum is emptied and used to create the labia.

Meade said...

"I have a pretty big cock-cut-mushroom head-approximately 8 1/2 inches."

If it's cancer free, you might be able to donate that bad boy to science.

tim in vermont said...

Sweet mystery of life I think I've found you. ..

JAORE said...

My wife decided she would rather have granite counter tops.... sob.

MadisonMan said...

The recipient is 64 years old. How much use, I wonder, will his new member get.

William said...

this isn't what I had in mind when I signed up to be an organ donor, but it's all good. I wish my penis good luck in its next life. I suspect that my kidneys would fetch a higher price on the black market, but penis amputees can't be picky like some women I've known.

Curious George said...

They should have just used his big toe.

Meade said...

"The recipient is 64 years old. How much use, I wonder, will his new member get."

If he's in good health, he could reasonably live to be 94. 30 times 365. Twice on Sundays. Check my math but I calculate 12,510 discrete uses.

Steven Davis said...

@ fivewheels 1:49

Not only that, he's likely to be offered a considerable sum of money to star in his own porno.

sinz52 said...

Having had a kidney transplant, I know that you have to take what you can get.

So does the color of the transplanted penis match the man's own skin color?

Or is he going to go through life as a two-tone model?

FullMoon said...

I frequently regret the reduction surgery. First wife insisted....

YoungHegelian said...

Gives new meaning to the phrase "getting schlonged", doesn't it?

Curious George said...

He thought it had the previous owners girlfriend's name "Wendy" tattooed on it, but upon his first erection discovered it said "Welcome to Jamaica Have a Nice Day."

Meade said...

... I’d go black and blue
...
There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do
To make you feel my love