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Penis cutting, another speciality of Thailand!
If you have a Thai girlfriend and are not very faithful then you should know that penis cutting is a specialty that makes Thailand also world champion in penis transplants. An outbreak of penile amputation in Thailand has led researchers to investigate what’s going on (and why ducks are involved in emasculation…). It became fashionable, in the decade following the year 1970, for the humiliated Thai wife to wait until her (womanizer) husband fell asleep so that she could quickly cut off his penis with a kitchen knife. .
"I better go home or the ducks will have something to eat"
A traditional Thai house is built on stilts and the windows are open to allow ventilation. The area under the house belongs to pigs, chickens and ducks. Thus, it is quite normal for the amputated penis to be thrown out of an open window, where it can be caught by a duck. The report explains, for readers from other countries, the Thai proverb:, which is therefore a “I better go home or the ducks will have something to eat” common joke, which is immediately understood by all levels of Thai society. I have often heard this kind of story, the saddest is that of a young novice monk who went every morning to receive a particular type of offering from an older woman. Of course, this was not an authorized offering by Theravada Buddhism and both were at fault. Then the young man left the monastery, found a girlfriend of his own age, and somehow, during a meeting with his former lover, she cut off his parts. Perhaps also a story of Karma… I also remember an article from the Courrier International, which said that a jealous Thai woman had cut off her husband’s family jewels and to be sure that he could not stitched up, tied them to a helium balloon and sent them into the air. At the time, it made me laugh a lot, I imagined the ball falling and people watching it: “oh a balloon, but what’s dangling down there? Oh!”
Thailand, world champion in penis transplants
Here is an AFP article from 2004 on the subject: Thailand, world champion in penis transplants. When it comes to depriving a cheating man of all his means, the imagination of Thai women is boundless. If Thailand has become the first country in the world for penile repair surgery, it is not by chance: cases of mutilation are frequent in the kingdom. The latest was reported yesterday, on a 29-year-old farmer. Doctors and psychologists explain this extreme violence by widespread infidelity and the will of women who are fearless to defend their rights. The tradition of polygamy, officially banned only a hundred years ago, remains widespread and tears many marriages in Thailand apart. In addition, the penis is revered as a symbol of power and fertility, these experts point out. In all the markets of the kingdom or on the prows of the boats, one finds stone or wooden phalluses. It doesn’t help that any self-respecting Thai cook is equipped with numerous knives, each one sharper than the other
Phallo-plasticians have a lot to do, because jealous women
Sitting in his office at Paolo Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, Surasak Muangsombot, a surgeon, recalls having his first penis transplanted in 1978 and quickly discovering that the horrific mutilations were one of the forms of domestic violence in Thailand. Since 1978, Dr. Surasak’s team alone has operated on 33 men. In the same period, “only” three cases were recorded in Sweden. Two in the United States – including the highly publicized one of John Bobbitt, who, after having regained all his abilities thanks to surgery, had become an actor in pornographic films – and one in Australia. “Some years there are four or five (in Thailand) and then you don’t hear about it,” says Dr Surasak, “but sometimes it’s like an epidemic”. Phallo-plasticians have a lot to do, because jealous women, once the penis has been cut off, often go after the unfortunate organ. “Some boil it, feed it to the ducks, flush it down the toilet and flush it, bury it or even tie it to a balloon and let it fly away,” says the surgeon. The most delicate case for him was that of this woman who for a long time refused to admit that she had sent her husband’s virile member to a septic tank. “I asked the nurse to clean it well and warned the patient that he might have sepsis,” explains the doctor. He replied: “listen, do your best, and if I have sepsis, at least I will die with my penis”. “Fifteen hours passed between the time the penis was sliced and grafted, which is far longer than anything the books say, but I did it, and to my amazement everything went well. “, explains the surgeon
Stone or wooden phallus in Phra Nang cave in Krabi
Golden rule for men who cannot resist the temptation of infidelity
For Dr. Wallop Piyamanotham, a psychologist, the amputation of the penis is linked to the habit of Thais to take a second wife. “The only revenge possible for the wife is to amputate the penis of her husband” who cheats on her and abandons her, he explains, because “few (unfaithful) men still make love with their wives” . Despite the damage done to the mutilated penis, says Dr. Surasak, the success of the transplants is impressive. “The success rate is 100%, but I believe only 50% can return to their normal functions,” he says. The surgeon delivers a golden rule for men who cannot resist the temptation of infidelity: “If you have a mistress, your wife will be mad with rage and ready to mutilate you at any time. So make her happy (be generous), but at the same time, in anticipation, always have a thermos bottle with you and the address of a good surgeon”. I know many who should buy a thermos!
The doctors add at the end of their study that:
“Interestingly, none of our patients filed a criminal complaint against their attackers”