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Conan! What Is Best In Life?

For some men? Just getting rid of the damned thing.

A particularly reasoned note in the comments section of the above link, by the post’s author Sean Philips:

…here are a few explanations I have heard over the years (none from this guy in particular).

-Wanting to make the ultimate commitment to being a gay bottom.
-Feeling they do not deserve sexual pleasure.
-A “simpler” means of achieving a more feminine form when compared to the cost and screening required for a proper sex change operation.
-Some men feel that without their penis their other parts become more sexually alive.

I am sure there are several other explanations as well if you were to ask around some. I find these motivations fascinating myself.

For further reference, investigate the terms Nullo or nullification in this context.

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  1. Ben Ben

    Huh well. I’ve been listening to chuck berry’s “my ding-a-ling” a lot this week, this is weirdly related.

    It looks neat but i for one am holding onto my ding a ling with both hands. In between typing that is.

  2. V. S. Ramachandran has data to suggest that the brain relies on bottom-up signals from the sensory periphery to distinguish things that are happening to you versus to someone else. When he touches his arm in sight of an amputee with no arm, the amputee feels the touch on the phantom arm. This, to my mind, suggests that watching porn with your junk off has got to be an unusually rewarding experience — which I’m sure the castrati are hiding from us because they’re afraid that the world will grind to a halt as a bunch of junkless men rot happily in their porn-lairs. (Ramachandran did not speculate on this topic; he’s a nice man.)

    Anyway, I don’t know if this is published yet, but the talk in which he mentioned it is here, and well worth viewing in its entirety:

  3. I don’t think I will ever understand that.

  4. James Bong James Bong

    Why?! Why God!? WHY?!

  5. A few years back, some dweeb on Slashdot took every opportunity to brag about getting his balls yanked, because it made him more transhuman or posthuman or readier for the Singularity or some-such.

  6. Rock Ripsnort Rock Ripsnort

    Either that pic was pixelated, or the operation’s a helluva lot more severe than it sounds.

  7. Seth Seth

    Can’t help but quote the line from Donnie Darko “You know, what’s the point of living if you don’t have a dick”. Ladies I’m pretty sure you feel the same way about your awesome parts. Why would someone do that?

  8. wow….I am really not too sure how I feel about that. I mean i find myself usually open minded enough to play devil’s advocate to just about anything…even when I don’t want to, but that…I got nothing….

  9. Richard C. Richard C.

    But how *does* he pee?

  10. G will do for now G will do for now

    . . .
    Damn, I am all for corporal mortification for recreational purposes (and run on sentences), a most delightful irony I know, but there are lines you just do not cross. This goes from fetishistic, to nihilistic rather quickly… obviously.
    I am with anyone who says that they will not understand this.

  11. Tadhg Tadhg

    ….Why?! WHY?!
    Despite my disgust Conan, don’t stop enlightening us to the strange habits of others.

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