A man who had to have his penis removed because of cancer just received the first penis transplant in the US.
Thomas Manning, 64, a bank courier from Halifax, Mass., underwent the 15-hour transplant operation on May 8 and 9. The organ came from a deceased donor.
“I want to go back to being who I was,” Mr. Manning said on Friday in an interview in his hospital room. Sitting up in a chair, happy to be out of bed for the first time since the operation, he said he felt well and had experienced hardly any pain.
Here's the entire article. It really is amazing, but they are monitoring him because this is all so new.
Man Who Fractured His Penis
Here's the story of a 32 year old man who fractured his penis during sex. And he describes what it was like the moment it happened.
The 32-year-old was rushed to hospital in New Delhi after he heard a loud ‘snapping sound’ during ‘vigorous’ sexual intercourse – and then felt severe pain.
When he arrived at hospital his penis was bent at an odd angle and had turned completely black.
Here's more. It's a long, but fascinating, article. Other examples are given, too.
Male Duck Face
In a totally unrelated story, on a much lighter note from the gay presses, here's a story about male duck face. Frankly, I've been seeing this a lot on Twitter and I never really paid much attention to it before.
According to the all-knowing Wikipedia, “duck face” is “a trend of photographic pose, which is well known on profile pictures in social networks. Lips are pressed together as in a pout and often with simultaneously sucked cheeks.”
You can check this out here, where there is a series of male duck face photos.
I still don't get it...other than the fact that it shows how some people will do anything to be part of the crowd. And this is, indeed, "anything."
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