We live in a world where people “enhance” their bodies all the time. Whether it’s getting rid of fine lines, or enlarging a particular body part about which we may have insecurities, our society accepts and embraces the desire to “improve” our appearance. However, there are instances where people go to extremes with these enhancements — for example, a 10-pound penis.
In these situations, I usually like to say, “to each his own,” but when the owner of the enhanced appendage seems somewhat disabled by it, it makes me wonder, what’s the point? Based on the interview a Vice reporter conducted with said owner of the infamous 10-pound penis, it appears I’m not the only one.
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Micha is a 45-year-old German man who lives in Berlin, and frequents sex clubs dressed in a black latex body suit, because it makes him feel more comfortable (although that’s hard to imagine considering what he’s packing). He told Vice the disguise helps him overcome his shy nature.
“You can offer up who you are and show yourself the way you want without having to think about what other people will think of you.” This notion justifies his penile enhancement in a way — it’s as if he built it a mask.
Micha began toying around with the idea of enlarging his penis 20 years ago when he got a penis pump as a present. I can only imagine getting the present in the first place would plant some serious insecurities, but I digress. He told Vice, “First, I tried it secretly for myself. But then it happened that I went out pumped up. And I realized that it was a good feeling.”
The fact that he felt better in public while larger made him obsessed with making the change more permanent.
He started with saline injections. A medical student friend helped him acquire the saline, and while the injections were painful, they did the job, at least for a short while. But the constant maintenance began to frustrate Micha, and eventually he was ready for something even more permanent — silicone.
Over the next four years, Micha had four silicone penile enhancement procedures performed. While the silicone felt foreign at first, over time he says it started to feel like part of his body. As a result, he sports a penis that is nine inches long, 3.5 inches wide and weighs around 9.5 pounds.
“I can’t say exactly how much it weighs, I just know that my kitchen scale, which shows up to 6.6 pounds hasn’t been enough for a while,” he told Vice.
While he is ultimately satisfied with the look of it, and how it makes him feel, Micha’s enhanced penis is often more a nuisance than anything else. He does everything he can to hide it when he goes about his daily life. He even feels compelled to sit down when he pees, because it’s so unwieldy.
But all that might be worth it if the enlargement significantly enhances his sex life, right? Well, unfortunately it creates issues there too. First off, just like enlarged breasts, Micha gets no added pleasure from silicone enhancement. In fact, it actually makes it impossible to see when he gets an erection, because it happens inside the silicone foreskin. Needless to say, it complicates sexual encounters, and makes certain positions pretty much impossible.
Micha also touches on an interesting issue that women with breast implants have faced for a long time now. He said he sometimes finds he’s reduced to “the bulge,” meaning people see him as a penis rather than a person. This idea of being objectified because of an enlarged body part is much less common for men than for women, so it’s helpful to finally hear that the male perspective on the subject is not that different.
Micha’s giant penis comes with a significant moral — you can hide your insecurities behind silicone all you want, but at the end of the day, it’s just a mask that’s a lot harder to take off than a latex suit.