"You don't want to be sticking things up there," Matsushima warns Shukan Jitsuwa
readers. "In some cases we've had to operate to remove them."
Thanks to the easy availability of adult-oriented entertainment on the Internet
and elsewhere, it seems young Japanese are becoming initiated to sex from an
increasingly younger age. Some are wont to experiment and it is the nation's
urologists who are often summoned to the rescue when foreign objects become
lodged in one orifice or another.
Recently Dr. Matsushima published a report in a medical journal of his more
noteworthy experiences in extracting these objects.
"Patients are embarrassed and don't have anyone they can talk to," he tells
Shukan Jitsuwa. "Doctors are bound by medical ethics to maintain
confidentiality, so not much of what they see in the course of their work gets
disseminated to the public at large. But the fact is, quite a few people engage
in what could be described as foolhardy activities."
Accidents involving the male organ, for example, generally fall under one of
two possible categories. The first occurs when the penis is inserted into a
ring or hole from which it cannot be extracted. The other involves objects that
become jammed into the urethra.
"In either situation, if left untreated, it can cause the penis to putrefy,"
says Matsushima, who relates the case of one patient who came to him in agony
from a metal band bound tightly around his member.
"I couldn't get it off with an ordinary surgical tool," he relates. "So I wound
up using a diamond cutter used by fire department rescue teams. He was lucky; a
smaller clinic might not have had any recourse but to ...," he makes a cutting
gesture with an open hand.
So many mishaps have occurred due to experimental masturbation that Dr. Minoru
Ikeda, operator of a urology clinic in rural Kumamoto Prefecture posts advice
on his Web site to disseminate correct information about ED (erectile
dysfunction) and other matters related to sex.
"Thanks to adult videos, more people are getting their hands on vaginal
speculums to use as sex tools," says Ikeda. "There are also sites on the Web
that introduce self-stimulation by insertion of objects into the urethra. This
is highly unadvisable," he says, shaking his head.
Most jammed objects can be extracted by means of an endoscope and forceps, but
some require greater effort.
"Some men fasten things to the root of their penis to keep them erect, and doze
off to sleep with it still on. Some older men do the same thing to prevent
bedwetting, but this can really cause serious problems. And allowing foreign
objects to remain in the urethra can cause stones to form in the bladder. When
we go in for surgery to remove the stones, that's when the other objects turn
Another specialist recites to Shukan Jitsuwa a litany of objects he's removed
from people's apertures, including mini rotary vibrators, old used condoms,
light bulbs, phallic-shaped vegetables, eggs, cigarette filters and dry cell
"A vagina should be kept clean," he cautions. "If you start putting strange
things in it, they might stay put. And this can cause all kinds of grief."
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