are three testicles too many?

Regular readers may remember a couple of years ago I wrote about Serge Voronoff, the Russian-born emigre who transplanted monkey gonads into human recipients.

rebellious monkey

In 1920 Professor Frank Lydston was impressed enough to have scrotal surgery himself. He had a third testicle implanted between the two he already had. Not only did his extra ball supposedly grant him an increase in sexual power and vigourous prolonged erections, it also lowered blood pressure, staved off senility and halted arteriosclerosis in its tracks.

He also claimed, after performing the procedure on a 22 year old man, that it cured him of “writing incoherent rambling dissertations on architecture.”

 

charles

Lydston only used human testicles in his transplants while Voronoff used mainly chimpanzees and the occasional baboon. Baboons have much larger balls than chimps, so Voronoff divided these in two, giving his patients half each.

Another scientist who dallied with rejuvenating operations via the testicles was Steinach. Judge for yourself the successful change in his patient below

before and after

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  1. Wow, quite a different ball game.
    Myself being an Architect I know ‘writing incoherent rambling dissertations on architecture’ is a dreadful disease. Even speaking incoherent rambling dissertations on architecture is deadly ( for the listeners).
    Was wondering what if we use Rhino or Bison gonad ?

  2. Baboon’s balls? I’d rather eat them than wear them.

    • Are they tasty GB?

  3. Incoherent on rambling architecture writing dissertations? Of Charles job requirement was I thought it.

  4. What ho! Can you ever get in three batteries in a torch which is designed to hold only two cells? Buggers (Messers Voronoff, Lydston and the third)

    Wonder if chopping off the existing testicles would make a man a more prolific writer?

    • Can’t see too many volunteers for that proposition

  5. So Monkey balls grows hair on your chest. What kind removes hair on your butt.

  6. Monkeyballs, i like that word.

    • Use it sparingly kono. and not while your mother is in the room

  7. If we females want our sexual prowess increased, blood pressure lowered, etc., should we have a third ovary implanted, or one testicle? Enquiring minds want to know.

  8. Extra balls force you to wear zoot underwear?

  9. And then what happens if he were to do this to a Zoophile?

    That could have some bad results, don’t you think?

  10. You could always use the result as a pawnbroker’s sign …. or a pornbroker’s sign I suppose …..

  11. The changes were amazing.

  12. “He also claimed, after performing the procedure on a 22 year old man, that it cured him of “writing incoherent rambling dissertations on architecture.”

    i wonder if it would keep PhD Physicists from blowing smoke out of their assholes?

  13. Getting kicked in two balls hurts like a real bastard. Getting kicked in three balls must be excruciating.

    • Plus it would make a succesful tea bagging almost impossible…

      Ah yes, I think I’ve lowered the tone quite enough…

  14. those last 2 photees have to be an early example of Photoshop 😉 [I am back after huge PC issues]

  15. 70s! great to see you again darlin’

    • so good to be back too hun & on a PC that is not the speed of a snail 🙂

  16. Reminds me of the Cheech & Chong Movie “Still Smokin'” where Cheech Marin played an alien wearing a t-shirt with “UUU” on it. He was E.T., aka Eddie Torres, the Extra Testicle.

  17. I think a 3rd throws off the symmetry of it all. Don;t you think?

  18. Well I’m all for asymmetry but I think three testicles may be taking things a little too far

  19. “Well I’m all for asymmetry.” –Nurse Myra

    What a great quote.

    • thank you Bunksy 😉

  20. Funniest string I’ve read in awhile. Downright depraved. Where do I sign up?

  21. […] was the French surgeon Serge Voronoff. Here at the Gimcrack we love Voronoff so much he merits not one but two posts of his […]

  22. […] our favourite characters here at the Gimcrack is Dr Serge Voronoff who has been mentioned in not one, not two, but three posts before. Serge was responsible for transplanting bits of monkey testes […]

  23. […] our favourite characters here at the Gimcrack is Dr Serge Voronoff who has been mentioned in not one, not two, but three posts before. Serge was responsible for transplanting bits of monkey testes […]


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