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Tuesday 26 February
11:05pm - 12:05am
I've just seen a Benedictine monk's vagina. Truly Channel 4 has taken recent criticism of its failure to adhere to its original public-service remit to heart. Getting Reverend Brother Shawn Francis Benedict to kick up his heels and give us a bird's eye view of his unusually punctuated perineum ("That's my urethral relocation there") was certainly innovative. I feel informed, entertained and ever so slightly like I am about to have a stroke.
Brother Benedict, who now runs the Ray of Hope church for gays, lesbians, eunuchs, transgender people and enlightened heterosexuals in Elmira, New York, was in many ways the star turn of Eunuchs, a documentary focusing on four of the alleged thousands of men who wish to be permanently estranged from their testicles. He had his balls removed in 1998, two years after his ordination.
Brother Benedict is in fact admirably committed to the pleasures of the flesh. He now injects testosterone to maintain his sex life with his partner, another eunuch. Now called Christina, she takes oestrogen but doesn't have a vagina because she can't afford one yet. "It costs $40,000 to $60,000," says Brother Benedict, ruefully. Still, I wouldn't bet against a man of his indomitable spirit finding a way of funding it one day.
We also met Bill, who got fed up being at the mercy of a libido that forced him to spend hours masturbating or seeking out sex with random men and women - so went out and bought a burdizzo. For those of you who really want to know, a burdizzo is a big stainless-steel clamp designed to crush the spermatic cord and cut off the blood supply to the testicles, which are then gradually reabsorbed by the body over the years. Ideally, it is applied by trained professionals to the genitalia of animals. With the kind of pioneering spirit that made his country great, Bill applied it to himself, and posted the resulting pictures of his screaming scrotum on the net. They lent a whole new dimension to the word "discombobulating".
Bill is looking into proper surgical removal of his unwanted cojones and Brother Benedict and Christina are getting married. Oh, and advertising for a slave. "Must supply own vagina." I think I'm making that last bit up, but I can't be sure.
Brother Benedict and 'Christina' (on right).
Bill 'getting to grips' with the Burdizzo (don't worry about the quality of this shot - it's like that in the programme - taken from his website)
Before this show was broadcast a warning was put out - "This programme contains detailed descriptions and footage of castrations and medical operations"
I know it bought a tear to my eye:-O
STAFF PLEASE NOTE
This is a UK production and listed as UK by IMDB - http://imdb.com/title/tt1002530/
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