All of which sort of leads me on to the actual story.
The other week I went to see my Oncologist for my now four-monthly check up. I had my usual X-Rays, blood tests and physical examination, and while the Doctor was writing her notes, she looked up at me and asked me whether I'd thought about having a having a prosthetic testicle inserted to replace the one they'd removed - it had been mentioned while I was recovering, and I hadn't thought about it at all since then. I asked her whether there were any reasons why I should consider it - apparently, they're popular with men in the armed forces and similar careers (And I assume anyone else who uses a communal shower during the course of their work), because it gives the appearance of being 'symmetry'. :blink:
I could understand the reasoning, but didn't really buy it - it took me two years to get over my insecurities and be happy with who I was as a result of losing one in the first place - did I really want to undo all of that and give in to those insecurities just to look symmetrical? :huh:
I still thought I should at least hear her other points before I made up my mind, though - so I asked her if there were any other 'advantages' beside being symmetrical - would it do anything? No, was the answer. All they do I pop it into the scrotum and it just sits there. I wouldn't really feel it, so effectively I'd carry a tiny amount of dead weight just so that it could look nice when I took my boxers off - and it's hardly for my benefit, unless they're going to alter my memory so I didn't know it was effectively fake.
So I said I'd think about it, and left the hospital feeling confused - it wasn't for my benefit, so it must be for the benefit of whoever I have sex with. I know from being around here that a good majority of women wouldn't really care if I had one or two, and I doubt anyone who cared about it would be worth it in the first place.