CreatureCast - Rhizocephala
- a charmingly animated look at the lifecycle of rhizocephalan barnacles, one of the more horrifying
(non-charming) parasitic crustaceans
(likewise). NOT a practitioner of parasitic castration
but still disturbing: The bobbit worm
. Happy swimming!
On Sunday, April 13th, Tokyo illustrator Mao Sugiyama publicly seasoned and braised his own genitals
on a portable gas cartridge burner and then served them to five eager diners who each paid about $250 for the meal. Sugiyama self-identifies as asexual and appears to fall into the gender classification of male-to-eunuchs called "smoothies"
. (Warning: Consider all links in this post to be NSFW
) [more inside]
In response to an incest case
in which a man imprisoned, raped and fathered two children
with his own daughter, Poland's Lower House of Parliament has approved an amendment to their penal code which makes chemical castration
of pedophiles mandatory
in certain cases
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The Czech Republic offers surgical castration
as a "voluntary" option to sex offenders, whose rate of recidivism in some studies then drops precipitously. Officials at the Council of Europe
, calling the punishment "invasive, irreversible and mutilating." Atul Gawande noted 10 years ago
that, despite his reservations, castration works - at least against a subclass of offenders: the pedophiles and sadists.
Hijra, demi femmes du Pakistan
, the Hijras of Pakistan
, Eunuchs in Mumbai
, and the stories of Neela
: Various portraits of the third sex
in the third world. (some NSFW) [more]
"This right here beats everything I have ever seen."
Michael Mendez, Danny Reeves, and "Master Rick" Sciara were arrested
a month ago for castrating
at least six men in their sadomasochistic dungeon in Waynesville
. Inside the house were found a tin of used instruments
, an electric shock paddle, a Physician's Desk Reference
, an invoice for lidocaine
, and a pair of frozen human testicles.
Cruel and unusual punishment
from the state that raised me. It reminds me of eugenics
. I definitely don't condone rape, but this just seems wrong.
Castration extends life???
Not that I frequent this site, but the current Playboy reading list includes the Sex Lover's Book of Lists
by the authors of the "How to Succeed With Women" and "How ... Men" books. Note the factoid in the review, in the 2nd paragraph, "men live longer without testicles (13 years longer, on average...)". (involuntary crossing of legs here)
I've never heard that before, and I am not sure I believe it; I am only sure I don't want
to believe it.