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Surgeons Remove Edible Sex Toy From Man's Anus

| by Karin Sun
Cassava root removed from man's anusCassava root removed from man's anus

Surgeons at San Juan de Dios Hospital in San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica, removed an 18-inch-long cassava root that had gotten stuck in a man's rectum after he used it as a sex toy. 

The unidentified man, 55, had carved the root into the shape of a phallus and inserted it into his anus, the Costa Rica Star reported April 6. However, he was rushed to the hospital when two latex condoms that he had placed on the root ripped inside him.

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Surgeons took about an hour to remove the plant, which was about three inches wide, from the man's anal cavity. They also had to do some reconstructive procedures to repair the damage to his anus and intestines.

Video footage of the surgery was filmed and posted online, according to the Daily Mail.

The man is now in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery. Doctors said he was lucky that he did not suffer a perforated rectum, which could have led to a dangerous infection.

The cassava, or yucca, plant is a starchy root that is commonly found in South America and from which tapioca is produced. The American Cancer Society warns that those with a latex rubber allergy may suffer a reaction from eating the plant, according to the Daily Mail.

In an interview with Costa Rican tabloid Diario Extra, renowned sexologist Mauro Fernandez said that sitophilia, or sex play using vegetables and other edible materials, is a common type of sex fetish, the Costa Rica Star reported. 

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Sources: Costa Rica Star, Daily Mail / Photo credit: Diario Extra/YouTube