Oh for Fork’s Sake! Canberra Man Lodges Fork in Penis

No forking way.

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A 70-year-old man from Canberra, Australia, came to an extraordinarily painful fork in the road when he presented to Canberra Hospital’s Emergency Department with a 10cm (3.9 inch) fork lodged in his penis. He admitted to having inserted the fork into his urethra some twelve hours earlier, before it became stuck.

The steel cutlery item was inserted into his urethra for his sexual gratification, a write-up in a medical journal said. It remains uncertain how the gentleman thought that could be achieved.

The fork was not visible from the outside but doctors were able to feel it; it was also clearly visible in x-rays. The fork was removed using forceps and “copious lubrication” under general anaesthetic.

The unusual medical case was subsequently published in “The International Journal of Surgery” in order to assist other medical teams in dealing with similar circumstances.

The doctors who removed the fork said it was important to share the case with others, “given the great management challenge faced by the oddity and infrequency with which a fork is encountered in the penile urethra.

Clarifiying the incident, the scientific medical team said in the journal: “The practice manifests primarily during states of pathological masturbation, substance abuse and intoxication and as a result of psychological compounders. Autoerotic stimulation with the aid of self-inserted urethral foreign bodies has been existent since time immemorial and have presented an unusual but known presentation to urologists.

The motives for insertion of a variety of objects are sometimes difficult to comprehend” stated the report, titled “An Unusual Urethral Foreign Body.”

Understatement of the year.

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