A middle-aged man had a skipping rope removed from his urethra and bladder by doctors in Hubei province after he’d reportedly inserted it there for “sexual pleasure”, newspaper Sanxia Business Daily reports.
The urologist surnamed Dong in Yichang city said the surgery was especially complicated as the rope, 1.1-meters long and 4.4-millimeters thick, had knotted, according to Shanghai Daily.
Invoking a mental image that will never be unseen, X-ray scans showed the skipping rope stuck in the narrowest part of the man’s urethra with 10 centimeters hanging out of the urethral opening.
The man in his 40s found it too hard to pull out after he’d inserted it and turned to doctors, who said that surgery was necessary to remove it as pulling it out forcefully would have caused bleeding and infection.
In the medical opinion of Dr. Dong, with whom for personal reasons we’re suspecting the story especially resonates, what the man did was “ridiculous”.
Previously on Shanghaiist: Guangdong man has live eel removed from intestines, swears it wasn’t a sex thing