PORT MORESBY – Papua New Guinea faces a national problem: failed penis enlargements. Men have foreign liquids injected into their members in an attempt to enlarge them, such as coconut, baby or kitchen oil or silicones.
A doctor in the capital, Port Moresby, told the Australian edition of The Guardian that in the last two years he has treated at least five hundred men who had malformations due to such injections. “And those are only those who dare to apply for treatment.”
The effects of the treatments are on the penis and sometimes also on the scrotum. Many men get ulcers, which can burst open. “It can cause terrible damage and in some cases it means that they can no longer have sex. It is frustrating that they do it to themselves. “