ResERECTION – The Penis Implant: Profiles by VICE

ResERECTION – The Penis Implant: Profiles by VICE


My children joke that I’m never invited to Parents day you know at school because what am I going to talk about. And they definitely never look at my phone because there’s nothing but pictures of penises all over it. My name is Paul Perito. I’m a urologist in Miami, Florida. We specialize in sexual medicine Specifically the surgical treatment of erectile dysfunction. When it come to the surgical treatment of erectile dysfunction truly there’s only one operation that is both safe and efficacious and that’s the placement of a penile prosthesis. I think many men are embarrassed with ED and i think it takes them a long time to search out some sort of a solution to it. But keep in mind, most men don’t know this is a solution They think it’s the pills or a pump and that’s it. Impotence leads to a shot penis. You’re going to lose about an inch of your penis every year you’re impotent so the sooner you get to a definitive treatment, the better. Penile prosthesis are covered by many insurance plans, many. People sometimes go “Oh my god I can’t believe Medicare pays for a penile prosthesis” Well, you know it’s an organ and it has stopped functioning Breast implants are purely aesthetic; the penis is an organ. When it comes to cash pay, it’ll range anywhere from fifteen, thirty-five, forty thousand. This is the inflatable penile prosthesis Spanish people call it “La Bombita” Why they call it la bombita? Because this is the bomb; the little bomb that sits in your scrotum. The cylinders go in to your penis the pump goes in to the scrotum When you want to have sex all you do is you pump your third testicle; the one that doesn’t hurt. You just keep pumping it and like a bicycle pump, the harder that gets, the harder your penis gets so I teach guys, you’ve got to use two thumbs; get two thumbs on it so you can get it as hard as you possibly can. So once it’s fully inflated then it actually feels just like the penis used to. You have a penetrating, erect penis. So these are indestructible. If you polled boys the age of fifteen and asked them how many have hung a towel on their hard penis? I would say close to 100% and you’d be surprised the number of guys that, for them, that’s their benchmark that they’ve had a good result. Not necessarily the coitus that’s supposed to follow. Many of the patients that come for implants, they are older that have married younger women, you know that are twenty, twenty-five years younger than them. This is Rick, Paris And they come to the office and say, “Listen I’m going to lose my wife if you don’t fix me.” and we fix him and they’re very very happy. Good morning guys. Please my office is yours I told Paul “if you wanted me to; I would kill ten, six-year-old, blind girls for you” Okay, because that’s how much he has improved my life. Let’s tell them about “Truly blessed” That’s why she got that. I’ve been blessed to, you know, still be able to be with my partner; be with my significant other and still have a very great sex-life In her case, she has kind of been there and done that and she can basically tell you that this is a good thing. Okay it’s the real deal, you know. I know she will never go unsatisfied, won’t happen, can’t happen. Paul really is all that. He’s that good Oh I’ve been out with him a ton of times Oh yeah we’ve gotten in lots of trouble together, you know. We used to do South beach and we used to do this rave club downtown and you know Paul is still young and young at heart, you know and when I’m with him it’s a little bit contagious Paris: I wish we could fuck right here Rick: I know These patients become part of a club and it really is a club and you’ll see one guy bring in five of his friends and all five of those guys want to get done on the same day and we’re not treating, you know things that are sad we’re treating things that are, you know really end up with a very happy ending. Sounds bad but… It’s a fraternity of men, all ages, twenty-one to ninty-two, that come to this office smoke cigars on the patio. They get to drink, they get to smoke, they get to do whatever the fuck they want. It’s truly a fun environment. My training program started about six years ago You know right now we’re just trying to train as many guys as we can on how to do this safely and predictably and tonight you’ll meet the guys The guys that are going in to it are just, they’re young, crazy, wonderful, you know, smart. I was just crazy, not that smart. I had what my dad called ass power. I just sat down and worked harder than anybody. I laugh with patients, I call it “Chorizo” which means sausage and they love it I go “Sacalo su chorizo” That means take out your sausage. or I’ll go “Sacalo su monstro” it means take out your monster and they’ll go “Oh mi monstruito” meaning my little monster, you know because it has shrunk. [In Spanish] Poor little thing. I’m going to get a cocktail. We have cases tomorrow of Peyronie’s disease, meaning crooked penis. Somebody sits on it wrong and misses. They’re fully erect and they miss whatever hole they’re going for okay and then you can actually break the penis. It’s disastrous and actually I did a study while I was at Jackson 100% of those people, somebody was high. Because you have to be high. From a reflexogenic [Sic] stand-point You move, you know if you going to miss but 100% we’re high, right When I did this with the cosmetic surgeons they were like “Yeah” You know they do 300,000 breast implants in the United States every year. We do 20,000 penile implants. I do 500, right. So if I’m doing 500, there’s something wrong Everybody should be able to do high-volume and take care of these twenty million men with erectile dysfunction in the United States So let’s get this number up let’s make penises like breasts, okay or dicks like tits, that works You guys, I’ll see you tomorrow My clients penis was amputated without really having appropriate medical clearance and without really seeking other less risky and less invasive ways to cure his erectile dysfunction sought the cure and treatment of a penile implant and at one point after a number of painful procedures he had to make a decision, whether it was going to literally be his penis of his life and he had to have his penis amputated so that the flesh eating bacteria didn’t spread to the rest of his body and it would have ultimately cost him his life. The loss of a penis to a men is probably the single worst thing that any man could have to experiance It has has profound physical, emotional and psychological effects. I’ve been trying medical malpractice cases across the country for over twenty years and even in the best hands people can die and that’s something that people need to understand. This is called plastic surgery or elective procedures, this is surgery so the chance of an infection, the chance of scarring, deformity or death is a realistic possibility. There’s two more of these. Today is a difficult case day. These guys have penises that actually go all the way back and point towards them. Their penis, when you feel it feels like there is marbles in it and we’re going to be demonstrating this technique that we do called “The scratch” where you disrupt the plaque from the inside. [Unintelligible]

Abou Diaby on his career, injuries, recoveries, Vieira and what might have been

Abou Diaby on his career, injuries, recoveries, Vieira and what might have been


Playing for Arsenal was a dream that came
true. I have no shame in saying that I wanted to be one of the best in the world. I haven’t done it because I had injuries – that’s my story. As we say in French… JA: Well Abou, it’s nice to see you back in London. How does it feel to be back in this beautiful
place? AD: I would say there are a lot of emotions, it is the place that I dreamed to play in. When I came here, I played alongside great
players. I remember my first game, I played with Thierry
Henry and Dennis Bergkamp on this pitch so for me it was incredible. I feel very emotional right now. JA: Let’s get back to how you started your career when you were a kid – did you always
dream of being a professional football player? AD: Yes, definitely, definitely. Everything starts with your dream and my dream
was to become a professional football player, but on top of that to play for one of the
biggest clubs. I have been fortunate to play for Arsenal,
it was a dream to play for this club. JA: I remember you because we both came from Clairefontaine so obviously when I heard you
were joining the club, I was happy. I remember watching that documentary, ‘A La
Clairefontaine’ – have you made up with Hatem Ben Arfa?! Are you good friends?! AD: Yes, of course – still, still, still! It happens, you know, when you’re young, when
you are kids, you fight with your mates and that is what happened back in the day but
we are still friends, we still meet each other and Clairefontaine is a very good memory you
know. JA: Then you started playing professional football at Auxerre… so when you joined
Arsenal from Auxerre did you feel any pressure? AD: Of course, definitely, because in football, as you know, we always have to prove. My objective was clear. I was conscious that the club will expect
from me, and when you come to this club obviously you play with big players and you have to
put yourself at the same level so it was an opportunity for me to work hard and improve
– and prove myself as well. JA: The Arsenal fans saw you come in, Patrick had left and they expected you to be the new
Patrick. Did you realise that pressure or did you just
want to prove yourself and make your own name? AD: First I have to admit that it was a pressure because Patrick Vieira is a monument here
and people have this tendency to look at the past all the time. It was a kind of pressure, but me, I just
wanted to be myself at the end of the day. JA: I know from my experience that I played behind Thierry, and for me to play, Thierry
had to be injured basically, which was tough! But in your case, Patrick had left the club
at that time when you arrived so at least you had that position and the opportunity
if you did well in training to get that starting 11 spot… AD: The thing is, obviously we have similarities but I thought we were different as well. At some stage, I thought, ‘I need to be myself’
and that is really the pressure I would say. JA: You started playing, doing well until that Sunderland game when everybody knows
what happened. Talk us through how you saw this challenge
by Dan Smith and how it impacted on your career… AD: It definitely had a big impact on my career because before that I never knew what these
muscular injuries were. This accident created more injuries after
that. At that time I was young, I was only 19 or
20, so you get injured and then you just think, ‘Okay, I’ll get my treatment and then
I’ll go back on the pitch.’ But after when I came back on to the pitch
I knew that something was different. When I was running, something was different,
you know? I lost a lot of flexibility in my ankle, I
was less quick I would say, and I knew that something had changed. That’s when I started to think that this
is a bit different. I started getting injured often and started
getting muscular injuries. JA: And do you think it’s all related to
that? AD: It’s definitely related to that, yeah. It’s definitely related because before that
I never knew what a muscular injury was, so when you’re young and you dream of being
one of the best players and you play for a great team, and suddenly you feel like it
will be difficult to achieve this goal because something is wrong with your health and with
your body, it does affect you mentally a little bit, yes. JA: So did you start thinking that guy, that
tackle and that incident might have completely changed your career? AD: To be honest, I never blamed him. As you know, football can be violent sometimes
and I did get this violence from football. I think even if he walked in here I wouldn’t
recognise him! If someone tells me it’s Dan Smith, I would
say, ‘Oh, how are you?’ because I don’t even remember his face. But I have to say I got a lot of support from
the club, from the manager and from the medical team – and I just want to say thank you to
them because it wasn’t easy. It wasn’t easy. JA: So just to lighten up the mood a little
bit, it wasn’t just all injuries. I remember I came back to the club in 2006
in July and that’s when we first started training and playing together, so how did
you feel that season when you got back from that injury and started to play again and
had some great games? AD: At that time I was coming back from a
big injury and a long period out of the field, and obviously I came back and we had a very
good campaign in the Carling Cup. We had a few games… I remember we played against Liverpool and
how many goals did you score? JA: I scored one, but Baptista scored four! AD: Exactly, it was an incredible game and
actually that game was my first when I came back from injury. JA: I couldn’t remember that was your first
game back! AD: It was a very good game and it was my
first game back. For me, it was very good memories because
we were playing very good football and when you play this kind of game and finish the
game you’re happy because you enjoyed playing football at the top level. It was unbelievable. I miss that to be honest. JA: I think about it a lot of the time as
well! I do miss it. AD: I do miss it. That was a great period I will never forget. JA: I left the club in 2007 but you guys were
obviously playing really well. Do you feel like that season [in 2007/08]
was the closest you’ve been to winning the Premier League? AD: Yeah, for sure. The runs we had during the season were
unbelievable and unfortunately the moment where you have to be consistent and you have
to win games, unfortunately we didn’t win those games. We missed the train when you have to take
it. One thing that I will keep is that we played
amazing football. I don’t know if there is any team that played
this kind of football, even today. That’s the thing that I will keep. AD: Maybe it was due to the pressure as well, because we were playing such football that
everybody was talking about it and sometimes it’s hard to keep the focus. Maybe we lost the focus at the end. We were many points ahead during December
and January but when we had to win games, unfortunately we lost and missed the title
at that time. That was the season, definitely, that we were
the closest to winning the title. JA: From that, obviously you started performing for the next couple of years after that. For two years you were just one of the best
players. AD: I just wanted to improve myself all the time. I remember at the time I worked a lot physically,
to be able to face those challenges that we were talking about. I had no choice for me to be honest. With my ankle, with the injury that I had,
I had to work really, really hard physically. It allowed me to play a full season and for
me it was great because I wanted to go to a different level. It did happen at that time. JA: Everybody that we spoke to at the time that played with you in that couple of seasons,
they all said that you were the best player in the team. Everybody was talking about how well you were
doing. Did you feel that? Did you feel that you were close to the top
players in the world? AD: Definitely gave me a lot of credit, I have to say, from my team-mates, from other
people in football as well. I have to say that year I felt like I was
getting closer to the best players. For me, it was a very good achievement because
I wanted to go to another level and it did happen in this season. When you play for a big club and you feel
that personally you reach another level, you get closer to the best players. JA: During that year where you were at the top of your form, you got to that 2010 World
Cup. How did it feel to play for France and how
did that World Cup go? We know that it didn’t go very well for
France but tell us a bit about it. AD: First of all I’ll say that playing for your country is a big, a huge honour. On top of that, for this to be a World Cup
was even more of an honour because not many players play in a World Cup. Everyone would like to play a World Cup. But unfortunately it didn’t go as we wanted. Things collapsed for different reasons. It’s a shame because we wanted to do well
but some problems happened and unfortunately it went wrong after that. I have to say that personally I got a lot
of credit from that, from the World Cup because I tried to give my best. I did my best but you’re not alone in the
team. It did not happen as I wanted personally. JA: After that World Cup, that’s when it all kind of went very difficult for you. You were in and out of the treatment room. That’s when you really started to pick up
a lot of injuries. AD: Yeah, it was a tough period for me. After the World Cup I came back but I got
injured three weeks after. I got a tackle from Robinson. JA: Yeah, I remember. Yeah. AD: And this one, I have to say that it killed my season really. Because I started feeling something strange
in my ankle, so I stayed for a couple of months with this unstable ankle and at the end of
the season [we] decided to have an operation. When I got the surgery, before that we realised
that one of my bones was broken. JA: Which you didn’t know at the time? AD: We didn’t know that at the time. So they had to remove the extra bone from
my ankle, and then my body had to adapt to my foot. It created other injuries, injuries that I
never had before, for example hamstrings. I spent two years that were really difficult. JA: At that time, did you think you’ll never go back to where you were before? Before the 2010 World Cup, when you had a
great season here. Did you realise that with those injuries you
wouldn’t get back to where you were? AD: No, I was still hoping that I could. The injuries themselves weren’t big injuries,
they were small injuries. But small injuries that were coming often. I was always trying to find the solution to
how I could avoid those injuries, but I have to say that in my last two years, it was difficult,
even to come into the stadium. You watched your team-mates play, you knew
you couldn’t play and you wanted to play. It’s hard, it’s really hard. JA: At that time, at that difficult period, were you aware of the press and people saying
you were injured too often and to think about retiring? AD: To be honest, not really. JA: You were really focused? AD: I was really focused, but I have to admit that this idea came into my mind, not because
of listening to people, but just myself. I was thinking ‘I’m young, but OK, I’m
getting injured, maybe it’s time to retire’. Those ideas maybe came through my mind, but
after that you just think about the love and passion of football, and you say ‘No, I
can’t retire, I’ve got to fight’. At least if it doesn’t happen, I won’t
have regrets. I just thought ‘I’ll do my best and if
it happens, it happens, and if it doesn’t happen, it’s OK, I’ll give everything’. JA: How did you manage your emotions, your frustration, during that tough period? How did you clear your mind and try to keep
positive? AD: Sometimes I have to say that I was leaving the training ground and some tears were coming,
because I was thinking that I wasn’t here for a good reason. I wasn’t here to get injured all the time,
I was here to play football and enjoy playing football. When you have these difficulties, you are
frustrated, but the most important is to be at peace with yourself. You know how football is – we’ve been playing
football since we were kids. When things go well, it’s very good. But on the other side, when things go wrong with you, it can really badly affect you. I did not want to fall into that, I did not
want to fall into this kind of depression. I thought ‘I love football, that’s my
passion, I enjoy playing football but I won’t let my passion break me’. That kept me going. JA: You had so much talent, were so gifted. Do you sometimes think about what your career
could have been if that Dan Smith tackle never happened? AD: I would say there are two things. The first is that obviously I wanted to reach
the top and see how far I could go. It created a frustration, knowing it would
be hard to know where my top was. But on the other side, in life you have done
or you do. That’s it. That will always be something in my mind. With ‘if’, you do nothing. I have learnt so many things out of it. In terms of football, I did not reach the
level that I wanted. But as a man, I’ve learnt so much. JA: What’s your reflection about your career? Even with injuries, you’ve played at the
top level, played a lot of games and had a good career… AD: To be honest, I just want to be thankful. We talk about injuries, problems and a lot
of stuff, but I still consider that I’ve been privileged. I really want to be thankful to all the people
I’ve met that have helped me to play football, which was my dream.