June 2, 2016

"He’s standing up and he’s aiming, just like the good old days."

Says Dr. Dicken Ko, about his patient Thomas Manning, who received the first penis transplant in the United States. The operation has been a success, achieving its "two main objectives: to restore normal-looking genitals and urinary function."

16 comments:

tim in vermont said...

Now he needs to find a very understanding lover who is OK with prostate massage.

Ron said...

The "designer schlong" will be a thing by years end....combine it with 3-d printing, different materials, USB....I'm seeing a mini (or maxi?) industry in the making.

Steve said...

Hormal-looking genitals and restored urinary function might be in the top three. Several years ago when the flak jacket was being extended to protect genitalia I saw a quote from a Marine SGT, "I can line without arms."

rhhardin said...

Stehpinkler.

Rob McLean said...

Dr. Dicken Ko

(insert joke here)

Curious George said...

They should have used his big toe. Sure you risk being called "toe dick", but no problem with rejection.

Owen said...

Curious George: "They should have used his big toe. Sure you risk being called "toe dick", but no problem with rejection."

"Honey, I love you so much..."
"Ahhhhh! Ooooh! Dammit, why don't you keep that nail clipper?!??!"

I will never be Laszlo.

Owen said...

"Clipped."

Sheesh.

Ann Althouse said...

Why is this only a subject for jokes?

Some men — including many soldiers — have received terrible injuries and doctors are now getting to the point where they can help.

Maybe you have to laugh to overcome anxiety about this particular injury. Is there any other injury that would produce such a response?

Michael K said...

Remember the Jake Barnes character in "The Sun Also Rises" was a guy who had been wounded in the war (WWI) and was in love with the nymphomaniac, Lady Brett Ashley. He was either impotent as a result or had his pecker blown off.

This guy can probably have a penile implant once the thing is healed so he can use it for the third function.

Michael said...

Jake Barnes' story would have been very different had this remarkable surgery been available to him.

coupe said...

I hardly ever stand up and pee anymore. I bought one of those egg-shaped toilets and my hanging chad fits right in the front opening, allowing me to read my Hot Rod magazine while I whiz.

jeff said...

Nice way to kill the thread Ann, really enjoy your blog and all the comments, but Gee Wiz lighten up.

coupe said...

I would stipulate that I wanted a racing penis with the smoothness of a babies behind. It only has to be long enough to make it over my scrotum, as I squat to pee.

I don't know if people realize this, but the scrotum and the ear lobes never stop growing.

It's like I don't even need to move my arms far to scratch them anymore.

Owen said...

coupe: "I would stipulate that I wanted a racing penis with the smoothness of a babies behind. It only has to be long enough to make it over my scrotum, as I squat to pee.

I don't know if people realize this, but the scrotum and the ear lobes never stop growing.

It's like I don't even need to move my arms far to scratch them anymore."

Helpless laughter here.

mikee said...

I, for one. look forward to the day when Althouse finds more than this one story about cosmetic surgery. It should not be difficult, I get emails in my inbox about the subject of penis enhancement every day.