The Straits Times
Published on Oct 18, 2012

Doctors remove dildo from Chinese man's intestines


SHANGHAI (AFP) - A Chinese man had to seek medical help to remove a sex toy lodged in his intestines for five days, according to a state media report on Thursday that said such cases were on the rise amid increasingly liberal attitudes towards sex.

Doctors at Shanghai's Zhongshan Hospital removed the 23-cm dildo from the 30-year-old man's intestines using an endoscope, a hospital spokesman and a government-backed newspaper said.

"If we did not remove the dildo in time, the man could have gone into critical condition," said Dr Yao Liqing, quoted by the Shanghai Daily newspaper.

"Doctors were astonished to see such a big item taken out of the patient's body," he added.