KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A Malaysian man who implanted 10 metal ball bearings in his penis to bolster his sexual abilities had to have the balls surgically removed when they started to rust.
The man, identified as Ramli, 44, told the Harian Metro newspaper he implanted the balls himself after a friend told him he had successfully used the method to increase his sexual stamina.
"My private part swelled up for three days but I endured the pain and didn't see a doctor," Ramli said of his self-surgery.
He said the wound healed and he found the method was effective in helping him satisfy his sexual partners, but a few months later he discovered he was unable to get an erection.
Ramli said a doctor recommended he have the metal balls removed or risk irreversible impotence. He said the balls were removed surgically and he discovered the trouble had come from them rusting inside his body.