Having struggled to find any willing volunteers, surgeons in Taiwan have been researching the effects of electricity on penises by conducting the operations on their own willies.
The surgeons were determined to find out whether using a scalpel or electricity was the best way to cut tissue in any operations on a penis – such as circumcision, cutting off warts or moles, or removing hypospadias (an abnormal opening to the penis), news.com.au reported.
But the only way to tell the difference was to perform electrosurgery on a penis, and faced with a shortage of subjects, the surgeons used themselves as the guinea pigs.
They found that although using electro cutting could minimise damage to a bloke’s favourite private part, it should be used with extreme care.
“Injury to erectile tissue caused by electrosurgery on the penis cannot be underestimated,” said Dr Vincent Tsai.