Testicles Transplantation

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  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    I saw this question on the web where a man is inquiring about possible testicle transplantation from a donor.

    Now I'm really curious is it possible and what would happen then. Would transplanted testicle produce the sperm of the donor, or the guy who received the transplant?
     
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  3. superstring01 Moderator

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    The only two benefits could be: (a) hormone production and (b) aesthetics. Neither are significant enough because men get Testosterone from sources other than the testicles and there are always prosthetics to bring his ballsack back to the right proportions (I know a man who has a fake leftie, provided after the original one pulled inside his abdomen and died, becoming effectively a malignant tumor).

    The sperm produced would be from the donor, which would be great if the donor was of superior genetic stock.

    Though, I can't really see the benefit since the receiver would have to be subjected to a lifetime of immuno-suppressant drugs (to prevent tissue rejection) who's side effects are significantly more unsavory than the hormone imbalance caused by a lack of gonads or the possible physical imbalance caused by a missing nugget.

    This guy needs his head examined.

    ~String
     
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  5. Enmos Registered Senior Member

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    The testicles would produce the sperm of the donor.
    I agree with String that the guy needs to have his head examined..
     
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  7. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Yep, apparently kids would carry the genetic material of the donor.

    Allogenic transplantation (transplanting of tissue or organs from one person's body to another's) is questionable, mostly because of the tissue rejection problems.

    But it has been tried in the past:

    Anyway, I don't think it's a 'head problem'. Most of men want to be fathers and will seek for all possible ways.
    But, individuals who want to sell their testicles... Well, they're ready for a head check.

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  8. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Imagine fraternal twins - one from each.
     
  9. Enmos Registered Senior Member

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    Good point, that would work and wouldn't be quite as crazy.
     
  10. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    I could never see myself doing this, simply because I don't have the common "need to procreate", but I don't see why the guy needs to have his head examined.
    Why does it matter if it is "YOUR" sperm coming out of the little machine?

    Maybe the reason I don't understand is BECAUSE I don't have that need to procreate and have never been able to relate to the "fruit of my loins" bit. I've always wanted to adopt.
    From my perspective, anyone who goes through any great lengths to have their own kids, while they turn their backs on kids who are already here and being neglected may need to have their heads examined. I think if my body will not procreate, perhaps that means it shouldn't.

    At least it's the fruit of your wife's loins - does that count for something?
     
  11. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    If they don't want kids, and were planning on being neutered, anyway...
    Why not?
     
  12. superstring01 Moderator

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    The loss of testicles does not bode well for men. Lower testosterone levels in men result in numerous health problems. While the critical levels can be maintained by the pituitary gland, the higher levels come from the boys between your legs. There's also a reason why you have two kiwis: redundancy. It's natures little gift to you. And besides, who would want just one? You'd constantly be like that guy who needed a V8. . . always off balance!

    Plus. . . plus. . . I just like my gear where it's supposed to be. It's mine and--for better or worse--I've got a lot of my ego wrapped up in it remaining safely where it belongs. They can take my pieces-parts when I'm dead, but until then, the boys stay where they are.

    ~String
     
  13. ScaryMonster I’m the whispered word. Valued Senior Member

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    Do you realize just how common testicular cancer is? About 1 in every 500 men I heard.
     
  14. John99 Banned Banned

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    i would consider selling one.
     
  15. superstring01 Moderator

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    Yes. I had a tumor removed from one of mine when I was 28.

    ~String
     
  16. John Connellan Valued Senior Member

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    Nope, I don't see the benefit either :shrug:
     
  17. Norm Sauceman Registered Member

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    I would be willing to try it. Even if jus for Science sake...crazy or not...I am just beside myself with lack of energy that makes it difficult to even move...it is a hard pill to swallow. An accident literally destroyed my body after #1000 of steel fell on me. It broke my neck and back in 6 places, both of my shoulders, both of my arms and both of my hands and my left leg. It mashed off a finger but I got it put back on (minor)....I have 63 pieces of titanium in me after 29 surgeries so far ( have a 30th surgery coming in May) I had Prostate cancer and underwent an ill-advised radical prostatectomy in 2015.
    My testosterone level is ZERO....For some reason EVERY testosterone treatment therapy makes my blood thick. So much so it caused 2 strokes in 2006. My doctor even tried having me see a phlebotomists each week for a bloodletting of a pint every week...it did not work...so I quit everything on that end...
    I am sick and tired of feeling sick and tired....willing to try anything to have energy back again. I don't think I need my head examined.
     
  18. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    That really, really sucks. I hope you find something that helps you!
     

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