Note to guys: If your penis is ever chopped off, never fear. You can get a new one—and it'll still work, MyHealthNewsDaily reports. The ideal solution, says a doctor, is to reattach the original equipment. But if it’s been, say, put through a garbage disposal, as the penis of Catherine Kieu Becker’s husband reportedly was, it can be replaced using a muscle graft, usually from the thigh or forearm. The graft is then covered with skin from elsewhere on the body.
The new penis might not “look like the real thing,” says a doctor, but it would still work: The man in question can still have an erection and even an orgasm, since the necessary nerves remain in place. Ejaculating, however, becomes impossible. Urinating is another matter. If the urethra—the tube linking the bladder and penis—has been cut, then doctors usually build a new one under the scrotum. That means peeing sitting down. (Read more penis stories.)