Thailand is World's Number One
07/07/2004 11:01 - (SA) Bangkok - They have been boiled, fed to ducks, even attached to hot air balloons and cast into the night sky --- when it comes to permanently depriving a cheating lover of a recently severed penis, the imagination of the wronged Thai woman knows few bounds.I have several thoughts on this interesting report.
Thailand has become the world center of penis reattachment surgery, but then it has been forced to be. While not unique to the kingdom, penis severing has been honed here to its most devastating effect through a mixture of infidelity, assertive womanhood and a national cuisine that lends itself to a kitchen full of sharp knives.
The men are now fearful of a rash of Thailand's most notorious crime of passion, according to the surgeon who has stitched back many a male member for grateful patients. [Independent Online Asia]
One is that probably Thailand surgeons are the most competent in the world when it comes to penile reattachment surgery. Practice makes perfect, as they say.
Second is that doctors and angry wives are probably at odds with each other in Thailand. According to the same news account, "doctors had to keep up with increasingly inventive and angry wives and lovers who want to prevent the offending item from being reattached." In the Asian region, the phallus is often regarded as a symbol of power and fertility, and the wronged Thai women probably see that they can get sweet vengeance by destroying the "offending item."
Third is that I admire the creativity and inventiveness of the wronged Thai women. Consider what they do to the penises they sheared: they boil it, they feed it to ducks, they throw it to the night sky. Hahaha. In reattachment, the golden period is less than 24 hours. If it gets lost or worse, gets digested by the duck, the guys have to say goodbye forever to their lost members.
Last is that I think the whole thing can be solved if men just remain monogamous. The whole thing according to the news account stems from the "outlawed, but flourishing, Thai habit of keeping secret wives." The same thing happens here in the Philippines and probably in every Asian country. Here, it is not outlawed but flaunted arrogantly by some males, because again, it symbolizes virility and power.