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April 25, 2018

World's First Penis and Scrotum Transplant on Injured Soldier






 
Surgery team who performed the complicated 14 hr. operation
A U.S. serviceman severely injured several years ago in an IED blast in Afghanistan has received the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant, surgeons at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced Monday.
The man, whose identity was not released, is recovering well and expected to regain both urinary and sexual function, Richard Redett, who led the transplant team, said at a Monday telephone news conference.  
The patient did not receive testicles from his donor to avoid the ethical issues that might ensue if he later had children, said Damon Cooney, another transplant team member. The testicles would have contained sperm from the recently deceased donor. 
The donor was not identified, nor was his cause of death, but in a statement, his family praised the sergeant’s service to his country and noted the donor family includes a number of veterans.

“We are so thankful to say that our loved one would be proud and honored to know he provided such a special gift to you,” said the statement, read by Alexandra Glazier, president, and CEO of New England Donor Services, which arranged for the donation. “We hope you can return to better health very soon and we continue to wish you a speedy recovery.”
Two years ago, surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital performed a more limited transplant on a penile cancer patient. That patient, Thomas Manning, continues to do well, though his sexual function hasn’t fully recovered yet, said Curtis Cetrulo, who runs the reconstructive transplantation program at Massachusetts General. The hospital has yet to conduct another penile transplant, as it awaits funding and other logistical issues, he said.
There have also been several successful penile transplants in South Africa, as well as an unsuccessful one in China.
The Johns Hopkins surgery, performed in a 14-hour procedure in late March, was the most extensive yet, involving more tissue that has been previously transplanted, the surgeons said.
In addition to a large skin graft covering part of the sergeant’s abdomen, penis, and scrotum, surgeons connected three arteries, four veins, and two nerves to provide blood flow and sensation to the donated tissue. His internal organs were not severely damaged by the blast. 
Redett said he expects the patient will regain the ability to urinate by the time he leaves the hospital later this week. It will take about six months for the nerves to regrow enough to restore sexual function and sensation, but Redett said he is optimistic that will take place.
Johns Hopkins covered the cost of the procedure, and hopes to complete more in the near future, said W. P. Andrew Lee, who directs the hospital’s Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
The hospital does not plan to use the procedure for gender reassignment surgery, he said.
Once it becomes more routine, penile transplantation is likely to cost about the same as a liver transplant, said L. Scott Levin, chairman of orthopedic surgery and a professor of plastic surgery at Penn Medicine. (One recent estimate puts the total cost of a liver transplant in the United States above $800,000.) It is still an open question who will pay for such procedures, Levin said.
Another major issue in transplantation is rejection. The recipient’s body may reject the donated tissue at any time so the Johns Hopkins patient will have to be on continuous therapy to tamp down his immune system, said Gerald Brandacher, who handled the immune aspects of the Johns Hopkins transplant. 
To reduce the risk of rejection, the patient was also infused with bone marrow from the donor. This approach has been used in eight other patients who received transplants, such as arms, that were transformative but not lifesaving. Balancing the donor’s bone marrow with the recipient’s allows the patient to take only one low-dose medication a day instead of the three typically taken by transplant patients, Brandacher said.
Injuries that affect sexual and urinary function can be devastating to a person’s identity, self-esteem, and intimate relationships, said Lee, whose department has been preparing for penile transplantations since 2013.
“We believe that genital-urinary transplantation can help those warriors with missing genitalia, just as hand and arm transplants transformed the lives of amputees,” he said. 
At Massachusetts General, publicity surrounding the penile transplant encouraged other patients with genitourinary tissue damage to seek care. 
“We’ve had many people who are really despondent come out of the shadows and get worked up,” Cetrulo said.
Even if they weren't transplanted candidates they have now been helped in other ways, Cetrulo said, noting many people with these conditions consider suicide and suffer even more emotional pain than people in need of arm or face transplants.
Hopefully, the Johns Hopkins' patient will inspire others to seek help, Cetrulo said. “That’s one of the most incredible and important contributions of this case, not only to this individual whose life has probably been saved.” 
Karen Weintraub, Special to USA TODAY
Pictures obtained through Google by adamfoxie🦊

January 6, 2018

How Dark is Your Gay Penis?May be if You make it White You will be Accepted Better?


I should not be surprised about this particular "fad" because this particular procedure had its hay day during Michael Jackson's mid life arrival. He decided he wanted white. Not only did he change the skin, he went for the chin, cheek bones and for the nose(remember when the nsoe come out once in public?). Now it seems you don't have to have the money of Michael but someone with the desire to throw some money away because of the lausy life they think they have,  decides to have this done. 

I can't believe someone remaked after sex "hon, I wish it was whiter... that way my white bigot family might accept you better"

Iam reporting it because is being done and it's to be reported in the media, at least gay media. This highlights the problems our community faces after decades of being discaded away until it was needed to calm a sexual diversion or desire. After words it was criticism, may be jail or death. 
They kept us alive as Eunoch's to gusrd the virgin Proicess and the soldiers deisred to go an dbe more relax while fighting for his life. I have always be surprised how well our community of gay and lesbians (I say gay and lesbians because I know them best) has adopted it self to sickness and death in massive quantities. In New York City I lost my all friends, I guess they either died (I know some did because they were found floating on the Hudson) or just went somwhere where the diseas could not find them.. My company transferred me to Florida and within a year I was single and had made lot of friends. By the time I left, They were dead of AIDS. Wen took it all in stride, teaching the world how to die and how to fight a pandemic's eye of storm right where we lived. Today we handle something difference which is accptance on one hand and fighting Trump and all his people he has appointed which would be seeking us out for years to come to make our lives more difficult like this was a commandment from god: "Go and get the gay." No special rights for them like the right to marry, keep a job and not be kicked out of an apartment. The right to order a f;;g cake" Still we make better citizens than most.
 
BANGKOK) - A Bangkok clinic that has drawn 100 men a month to its penis whitening service has caused a stir in Thailand, with social media users both baffled and alarmed by the phallic fad.

The Leleux Hospital, renowned for its body whitening expertise in a country obsessed with skin color, began offering the unconventional treatment six months ago after a male customer complained of "dark parts" on his groin.

"These days, a lot of people are asking about it. We get around 100 clients a month, three to four clients a day," Bunthita Wattanasiri, a manager for the Skin and Laser department at Lelax Hospital told news agency Agence France-Presse.


The procedure, which uses laser whitening, received wide play on Thai television and social media on Thursday (Jan 4) after the hospital released images of a man undergoing the treatment.

"We have to be careful because it's a sensitive part of the body," Bunthita said, adding that most clients were aged between 22 and 55, with many from Thailand's LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community.

The same hospital stirred controversy last year for touting beautification treatment called a "3D Vagina", in which the customer's own body fat is used to make genitalia plumper.

The whitening service costs around US$650 (S$860) for five sessions.

"I think it's a good market to enter, so we offer the ultimate body treatment to our clients... men and women," Bunthita said.

Whitening and bleaching are not uncommon in other parts of the world and are widely offered online.

But they are particularly sought after in Thailand, where skin-whitening ads have caused outrage and accusations of racism.

"The obsession... people nowadays can't embrace their own skin color," said one Facebook user.

Another user Parin Ruansati posted: "Oh god... whatever happened to the world?"

Another had a lighter response, writing "why not?"

 (AFP)

October 10, 2017

He Finished 10th in The Race but His Penis Waving to Fans Was No 1



Fans who attended the Košice Peace Marathon, one of Europe’s oldest marathons, in Slovakia on Sunday were given an unexpected sight when Jozef Urban’s penis and balls slipped out of his shorts.
But he didn’t let that stop him from finishing 10th in the race and achieving a personal best time of 2 hours, 21 minutes and 51 seconds. He even had time to offer one spectator a high-five.
A video of the unfortunate incident has been viewed over 500,000 times on YouTube, and while many recordings of the moment have been removed, these things don’t stay down for long…
Check out the embarrassing moment below – and remember, it’s totally NSFW.
You’ve been warned.




September 14, 2016

Elizabeth Banks on Penis Size



I got you! I saw Elizabeth Banks while I checked YouTube ( by Jimmy Kimmel Live) and thought, How many hits would this page get in comparison to the others to be posted in the morning?  I am one of those people that does not care too much on penis size (why did I say “not care too much?” instead of “I do care” or “Don’t care?" Because they are nice to look at and play with but otherwise not practical on many occasions). Besides I don’t like extremes.  Not on religion, the political right or left or looks, or size.

I thought I would let you in on why I would add the opinion on this forum on penis size from a straight woman?  Honestly speaking I don’t care but I was dying to know if you care.
Hope you forgive me but at least I am telling you before you watch the clip of what is doing in this blog. Ordinarily this would not be news and still not news.


While Hillary Clinton recuperates from her ‘walking pneumonia’  which wont be long because she is going to go crazy if she stays home for more than a few days (the important thing is that she will be on top condition for the first debate). There is not much news coming from the political trail;
Yes, ’The Donald’ still talking even tweeting at the wee hours of the morning,  every day, repeating his points.
But as it happens He does not make big news unless He says something crazy,  which happens often enough to be inserted on this blog at least 4-5 days a week. He does not make much news without Hillary. Somehow he is listening to his advisors on going easy on her pneumonia while she is sick and not making on issue yet. I am counting the hours to see if he sticks to that forum!
Adam



July 8, 2016

In a Caribbean Village Many Boys are Born Without a Penis”Guevedoce”


Scientists and BBC presenter travelled to the Dominican Republic to meet the ‘Guevedoce' males who do not grow a penis until puberty

This little girl is a boy born without a penis but will develop one at 12








I hated going through puberty; voice cracking, swinging moods, older brother laughing at me. But compared to Johnny, who lives in a small town in the Dominican Republic, I had it easy. 
We came across Johnny when we were filming for a new BBC2 series, “Countdown to Life”, which looks at the consequences of normal, and abnormal, developments in the womb. 
Johnny is known as a “Guevedoce”, which literally means, “penis at twelve”. And the reason he’s called that is because, like 1 in 90 of the boys in the area, he first started to grow a penis when he was going through puberty. 
Guevedoces are also sometimes called “machihembras” meaning “first a woman, then a man”. When they’re born they look like girls with no testes and what appears to be a vagina. It is only when they near puberty that the penis grows and testicles descend. 
Johnny, who is now in his 20s, was once known as Felicita. He was brought up as a girl and remembers going to school in a little red dress. 
When he was young he would happily play with other little girls, but after the age of seven he started to change 
“I did not feel good, I no longer liked to wear a skirt, and I was no longer drawn to play with girls. All I wanted to do is play with toy guns and boys” 
When he turned obviously male he was teased at school because”, as he put it, “it is hard to imagine a girl that is now is a boy”.  
One of the first people to study this unusual condition was Dr Julianne Imperato, a Cornell endocrinologist. She travelled to this remote part of the Dominican Republic in the 1970s because of strange rumours about girls turning into boys 
She eventually unraveled the mystery of what is going on and by doing so helped make a surprising medical breakthrough. 
At conception we all inherit a set of genes from our parents that will, in time instruct our bodies to make us male or female. But for the first few weeks of our lives human embryos are neither. Instead we have a protrusion called a tubercle. If you’re genetically male the Y chromosome instructs the gonads to become testicles. They also send testosterone to the tubercle, where it is converted into a potent hormone called dihydro-testosterone This transforms the tubercle into a penis. If you’re female and don’t make dihydro-testosterone then your tubercle becomes a clitoris. 
When Dr Imperato investigated the Guavadoces she discovered the reason they don’t have male genitalia at birth is because they are deficient in an enzyme called 5-α-reductase, which normally converts testosterone into dihydro-testosterone. So they appear female when they are born, but around puberty, when they get another surge of testosterone, they sprout muscles, testes and a penis. 
Apart from being slightly undersized everything works and the Guavadoces normally live out their lives as men, albeit with wispy beards and small prostates. 
By a quirk of chance Dr Imperato’s research was picked up by the American pharmaceutical giant, Merck. They used her discovery to create a drug called finasteride, which blocks the action of 5-α-reductase. IT is now widely used to treat benign enlargement of the prostate and male pattern baldness. For which, I’m sure, many men are truly grateful 
Since he’s become male Johnny has had a number of short term girlfriends, but he is still looking for the love of his life. “I’d like to get married and have children, a partner who will stand by me through good and bad”, he sighs wistfully.

By 

May 17, 2016

A Cancer Survivor Receives the First Penis Transplant in the US




Thomas Manning gives a thumbs up after being asked how he was feeling following the first penis transplant in the United States, in Boston. Sam Riley / Mass General Hospital via AP




Surgeons said Monday they have done the first penis transplant in the U.S., helping a 64-year-old man who lost his organ to cancer. 
Massachusetts General Hospital planned a news conference later Monday to give details about the transplant, which is only the third recorded penis transplant ever done globally. 


"Earlier this month during a 15-hour procedure, surgeons connected the intricate vascular and nerve structures of a donor penis with those of the 64-year-old transplant recipient. The patient continues to recover well," the hospital said in a statement. 

The New York Times interviewed the patient, who it identified as Thomas Manning, a bank courier from Halifax, Massachusetts. 


"I want to go back to being who I was," the newspaper quoted Manning as saying. 
Last year, a South African university said it had performed a successful penis transplant. Later, the patient went on to father a child
China reported an unsuccessful transplant in 2006, saying it was reversed deliberately because the man and his wife did not like the result. 
Penis transplants are complicated. The organ has many blood vessels and nerve endings, and also must connect the urethra to the bladder and to the prostate inside the body. 
Plastic surgeons can perform penile reconstruction using a patient's own skin but a transplant of an entire organ is more complicated. 
 Lab-Grown Penises Lets Bunnies do What Bunnies do Best
Researchers funded by the U.S. military are also working on ways to regenerate penises in the lab for transplant using a patient's own cells. The hope is to help soldiers whose genitals have been damaged by mines and other explosive devices. 
The United Network for organ Sharing says there is one patient on the waiting list for a penile transplant in the United States. The University of Maryland Medical System, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital all have approval to perform them. 

nbcnews.com
MAGGIE FOX

July 22, 2015

Sexual Study of 105 Women Rating the Importance of 8 Penile Aspects


                                                                                         

 Changes sought after by average men today. Not related to study.



Women (n = 105) were asked to evaluate photos of surgically repaired genital malformations. They did not know that half the photosets showed “normal”, circumcised genitals.
For every photoset in the questionnaire, women had to indicate on a 4-point scale ranging from total disagreement (1) to full agreement (4) how much they agreed with the statement: “This is a normal (-looking) penis.”

Importance of Penile Aspects

In the questionnaire, women were also asked how important they consider eight different aspects of a penis on a 5-point scale ranging from very unimportant (1) to very important (5). The penile aspects were penile length, penile girth, position and shape of meatus, shape of glans, appearance of scrotum, shape of penile skin, appearance of pubic hair, and general cosmetic appearance. These penile aspects were chosen based on the Penile Perception Score (PPS) [12] and the work of Mureau et al. [13] and Winter [14].
We were not sure whether the exposure to multiple photos of HASRGs would affect the way women looked at genitals, with a possible influence on their evaluation of particular aspects of the appearance. Consequently, one half of the women (n = 55) evaluated the importance of the penile aspects before rating photosets of HASRGs and the other half (n = 50) after rating photosets of HASRGs.

Sexuality of Women

Furthermore, the questionnaire included questions on women's own sexuality (e.g. numbers of sexual partners). A short Sexual Interest Scale (on the basis of the work of Bucher et al. [15] ) was calculated by the averaged sum of two items, women's level of sexual desire and women's frequency of masturbation for the last 3 months. Both items were scored as follows: 0 = never, 1 = less than once a month; 2 = once a month; 3 = twice or three times a month; 4 = once a week; 5 = twice or three times a week; and 6 = every or nearly every day.

Socioeconomic Status (SES)

SES for adults was calculated on the basis of their education and occupation, and SES for adolescents was calculated on the basis of maternal education and paternal occupation. Education and occupation were scored on a 6-point scale. SES scores (range: 2–12 points) were subdivided into three social classes: lower (2–5 points); middle (6–9 points), and upper (10–12 points). This measure has proven to be a reliable and valid indicator of SES [16].

Procedure

The study was approved by the ethical committee of the Canton of Zurich, which is responsible for approval of all research studies. All selected women received an information letter about the study. Those who were interested were asked to return a signed consent form. Women younger than 18 years old had to provide a consent form signed by their parents to participate. After a few months, a reminder was sent to all nonresponders.
Adolescents were interviewed at school and adults at the hospital. After answering the questionnaires, participants had the opportunity to talk to a psychologist.

Statistical Analysis

Data were analyzed with SPSS (version 16) for Windows (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA). A P < 0.05 was considered significant. Two-sided tests were performed for all calculations. Effect sizes (Cohen's d) were calculated to show the clinical relevance of group differences [17]. Mann–Whitney U-tests were performed for comparisons of the ratings of penile aspects that were made before and after the evaluation of photosets. Wilcoxon tests were computed regarding the appraisal of photosets.
Two multiple regression analyses were computed. After square-root transformation, both dependent variables were normally distributed (Kolmogorov–Smirnov test). Dependent variables were “normality of penile look of HASRGs” and “normality of penile look of circumcised genitals.” According to their significance in bivariate correlations with the dependent variable and based on a priori assumptions, the following predictors were chosen: age, number of sexual partners, sexual interest, importance of penile length, importance of position and shape of the meatus, and importance of general cosmetic appearance.

Results                    

Characteristics of the Study Sample

Table 1 shows the demographic and sexual characteristics of the final study sample consisting of 105 women in three different age groups with a mean age of 28.37 years (SD = 9.65). Regarding their sexual experiences, only 18 of 33 women (54.5%) in the youngest age group (16–20 years) reported that they had experience of sexual intercourse. In contrast, all participants of the two older age groups (25–30 years and 40–45 years) had experience of sexual intercourse.
Table 1. Demographic characteristics and sexual characteristics of women (n = 105)
  1. SD = standard deviation.
Age (years)                    Quantity
16–203331.4%
25–304441.9%
40–452826.7%
Mean (SD)28.379.65
Median (range)27.016–45
Socioeconomic status (n)
Lower76.6%
Middle5148.6%
Upper4744.8%
Relationship status (n)
Living in a relationship6561.9%
Single4038.1%
Number of sexual partners
Mean (SD)7.227.75
Median (range)4.50–40
Sexual interest scale
Mean (SD)3.441.29
Median (range)3.500.00–6.00

Importance of Several Penile Aspects

As displayed in Table 2, on average, “general cosmetic appearance” was rated as the most relevant aspect of penile appearance, “penile length” was ranked sixth, and the item “position and shape of meatus” was ranked last.
Table 2. Rating of eight aspects of penile appearance by women
Importance of eight penile aspectsRating before evaluation of photosets (n = 55)Rating after evaluation of photosets (n = 50)
OrderMeanSD    -{*}-OrderMeanSDPCohen's d
  1. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01.
  2. U-tests according to Mann–Whitney.
  3. Bold indicates significant results.
    1 = very unimportant; 2 = unimportant; 3 = neither important nor unimportant; 4 = important; 5 = very important.
  4. Effect sizes according to Cohen: 0.20 small effect size; 0.50 medium effect size; > 0.80 large effect size.
    SD = standard deviation.


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Importance of penile length63.190.7563.540.870.02*−0.43
Importance of penile girth33.410.7473.460.820.74−0.06
Importance of position and shape of meatus (where is pointing)82.370.8882.631.120.29−0.26
Importance of shape of glans53.280.9033.710.900.005**−0.48
Importance of appearance of scrotum73.021.0043.690.850.001**−0.72
Importance of penile skin33.411.0023.890.890.02*−0.51
Importance of appearance of pubic hair23.431.1653.601.200.38−0.14

Importance of general cosmetic appearance

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