In , a South Florida man who goes by the name Gelding was surgically castrated. In , he had his penis removed as well. He's a " nullo ": A cisgender man who removes his external genitalia completely as a form of body modification , and he recently agreed to answer our questions—from "why? Gelding is a nudist and describes himself as a submissive bear.
Surgery is the most common treatment for all stages of penile cancer. If the cancer is found when it's small and hasn't spread, the tumor can often be treated without having to remove part of the penis. If the cancer is found at a more advanced stage, part of or all of the penis might have to be removed with the tumor. Your cancer care team will talk with you about the treatment options that give you the best chance of curing the cancer while saving as much of your penis as possible.
Adam Curlykale, 32, from Kaliningrad in Russia, decided to start tattooing his body, including his eyeballs, with black ink after he was diagnosed with cancer 12 years ago. The year-old, who also has albinism, says he started tattooing himself because he felt depressed by his pale skin. He has now shared pictures with his fans on social media after having his penis, nipples and testicles removed. He eventually beat the cancer but while in recovery he had been left with a weakened immune system and was depressed by this and the fact that his skin looked sickly and pale. When doctors diagnosed him with albinism, he had started adding tattoos, and discovered a passion for the art once he saw the results.
Circumcision is a procedure in which the foreskin is surgically removed. The foreskin covers the head or glans of the penis and is often removed at birth for personal or religious reasons. This is also called a full circumcision. In many cases, only the topmost portion of the foreskin is removed, exposing the tip of the penis but leaving the bottom, or corona, of the penis head covered by the remaining foreskin tissue. Partial circumcision may be done instead of a full circumcision for various reasons.