Man Cuts Off Penis to Prove Fidelity

A Malaysian man cut off his penis to prove to his wife he was not having an affair.

A man who apparently severed his penis in an attempt to convince his wife that he was faithful to her was recovering after surgery to reattach the organ at a northern Malaysian hospital, a news report said Tuesday. The 41-year-old man, who was not identified, got into an argument last Friday with his wife, who found a text message on his mobile phone from another woman. The man was heard by his son shouting that he wanted to prove he was not having an affair, the New Straits Times reported. The assertion was followed by loud screams and the man emerged from his room bleeding profusely, his 14-year-old son quoted as saying. His wife rushed him to hospital.

There’s got to be a better way.

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  1. Bithead says:

    Imagine this from the perspective of the 14 year old. Think he’s going to have problems going forward?

  2. McGehee says:

    I think it might have been more persuasive if he’d done it before the accusation, but I’m new to this mode of argument.